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)
You can find your child's Forest School Timetable here.
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
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|
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.|
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.
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?
We have been learning about the great fire of London. We compared the skyline of London in 1066 and London in 2020.
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...
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.
We have been learning all about the explorer Christopher Columbus.
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.