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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?

 

 

May 2020

Take a look at Swallow classes stunning spring photos.

March 2020

World Book Week.

For world book week we have been reading The Pea and the Princess. This has inspired us to do some interesting cooking activities.

Pea and Banana cookies

We have also been learning how to write instructions using imperative verbs and different types of sentences.

We have written instructions on how to make a pea sandwich. can you spot some of the other ingredients we used?

February 2020

We have been learning to make arrays and the commutative law of multiplication. We also wrote the repeated addition for our multiplication number sentences.

January 2020

During cultural week Swallow class have visited Jamaica. We have learnt some Jamaican dancing, sang along with Bob Marley and discovered all about the banana.

 

Topic

We have been learning about the great fire of London. We compared the skyline of London in 1066 and London in 2020.

During the plague people thought smelling fresh herbs would protected them. So we used our sewing skills to make scented bags.

December 2019

 

In science we have been learning about healthy eating and exercise. This week we have made pizza.

November 2019

Science

In science we asked a question. Are the older children in year 2 the tallest?

 

 

So we investigated.

We sorted ourselves into small groups of similar ages and measured each other...

and we discovered that the oldest children were not always the tallest.

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

Maths

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

September 2019

Happy Art inspired by Romero Britto

Topic

We have been learning all about the explorer Christopher Columbus. 

Looking at maps and planing the route.

Building his ship.

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 also grew our own cress gardens.

Walk to school week.

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

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