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 Swift class are:
Ms Caroline Lee (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Marianne Cresswell (Teaching Assistant, Wednesday PM)
Miss Melissa Parfitt (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Heather Fox (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 updated Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) scheme. This edition of ‘Teaching RSE 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: 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.|
Draw With Rob!
We were lucky enough to join a live zoom session with author and illustrator, Rob Biddulph.
Rob explained how he came to be an illustrator, and then showed us how to draw one of the characters from his book, a schnauzer! We followed along and each created our own wonderful, individual drawing.
The session finished with a Q&A session with Rob. Take a look at some of our super illustrations!
World Book Day
On Thursday 5th March we celebrated World Book Day!
Throughout the week we dressed up as our favourite book characters and read our books in strange places!
We also attended a live zoom with children's author and illustrator Olaf Falafel. We listened to him read some of his books, then had a go at drawing one of the characters, it was great fun!
Great Fire of London Art!
On Friday 20th November, we had our Food WOW Day!
We had so much fun. In the morning we: Made pizzas, painted using fruits and vegetables, planted peas and tried lots of new foods!
In the afternoon were lucky enough to have a talk all about food packaging from a parent. Then we designed our own packaging and ate our own yummy pizza!
We spent the morning doing our learning outside.
We went onto the field for our maths lesson.
We practised regrouping numbers as tens and ones, using sticks to represent 10, and leaves to represent ones.
We also practised using the greater than and less than signs accurately. We made the signs using sticks!
Lastly, we practised halving. We collected leaves or sticks and then tried sharing them with a partner to see if they could be equally halved or if we would have a remainder!
We went onto the playground and used chalk to practise writing out words. We remembered to underline our digraphs!
In History we made our own Christopher Columbus boats!
We used cereal boxes and cut them into the shape of a boat. Then we wrapped the boat in masking tape so that we could paint it. We painted our boats brown, so that they looked like Columbus’ wooden ships.
Then we designed a sail and attached it to a mast!
We looked at the route Christopher Columbus took and mapped it out. We then followed simple directional language to go on our own expedition!
Your class teacher will update this page at least once per term with photos and information on recent events or activities.