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1. Key Information for Swallow Class

 

In this section you will find a quick reference guide to your class including your Forest School rotation, letters and uniform requirements. There is also a copy of the welcome booklet for your class - please do refer to it throughout the year because it contains lots of useful information about what to expect in this class, how long homework should take each week, samples of age-appropriate handwriting and more. 

The teaching staff in Swallow class are:

 

Mrs Amanda Gough

Ms Marianne Cresswell

Mrs Sue Coleman (Teaching Assistant)

The Welcome Booklet for Swallow class is here:

Letters for Swallow class can be found here: https://www.bridgewater.herts.sch.uk/year-2-letters/

You can find your child's Forest School Timetable here.

Home Learning

 

Year 2

  • Reading
  • Spelling task
  • Maths or Literacy Task
  • **Creative Learning Tasks
  • Daily – 10 minutes
  • Daily practise
  • Up to 15 minutes weekly

Year 2 Spelling List

SRE Curriculum

This year we will continue to teach the children using materials from our new Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) scheme. This new edition of ‘Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools’ reflects the recent developments in SRE and the Science National Curriculum. This resource encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.

 

All the lessons have a clear structure and are age appropriate. The lesson plans have clear aims and learning outcomes with suggested additional activities and accompanying resources:

 

Year 2: Differences-

Differences: Boys and Girls

Differences: Male and Female

Naming the body parts

Uniform requirements

A full list of the school's uniform requirements is on the school website here. In Year 2, points to note are:

 

Core school uniform No special notes for this class
Bags

1. Book bag with shoulder strap 

2. Drawstring PE bag (school logo optional)

PE / games

Trainers not plimsolls. Football boots may be required for some activities. 

Team Bridgewater kit Pupils in this year group who represent the school in sports matches such as cross country, football or netball tournaments may wear "Team Bridgewater" kit (short sleeved t-shirts, hooded tops and showerproof jackets). This is all optional and available from our online supplier only. The school has a number of Team Bridgewater t-shirts available to those representing it at events.

 

 

What's going on in Swallow class in 2019/20?

 

 

November 2019

English

In English we have been looking at traditional tales. This week we have been retelling the story of Rapunzel and during our outdoor learning day we acted out the opening of the story. We used expanded nouns, conjunctions and lists sentences to make our story telling amazing.

October 2019

Christopher Columbus WOW day

Christopher Columbus WOW day 1
Christopher Columbus WOW day 2
Christopher Columbus WOW day 3
Christopher Columbus WOW day 4
Christopher Columbus WOW day 5

Maths

We have been using a number line to find the difference between two numbers

Picture 1
Picture 2

September 2019

Happy Art inspired by Romero Britto

Happy Art inspired  by Romero Britto 1
Happy Art inspired  by Romero Britto 2
Happy Art inspired  by Romero Britto 3
Happy Art inspired  by Romero Britto 4

Topic

We have been learning all about the explorer Christopher Columbus. 

Looking at maps and planing the route.

Looking at maps and planing the route. 1
Looking at maps and planing the route. 2

Building his ship.

Building his ship. 1
Building his ship. 2
Building his ship. 3
Building his ship. 4
Building his ship. 5

Science

In science we have been looking at plants.  We found out what plants need to service and thrive. We also discovered how they adapt to their environment.

We planted cress and put one in the window with light, one in the complete dark and one in the cold fridge. Can you tell which one is which?

We planted cress and put one in the window with light, one in the complete dark and one in the cold fridge. Can you tell which one is which? 1

We also grew our own cress gardens.

We also grew our own cress gardens. 1
We also grew our own cress gardens. 2

Walk to school week.

To celebrate walk to school week we wore funky footwear on Friday.

To celebrate walk to school week we wore funky footwear on Friday. 1
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