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1. Key Information for Swift 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 Swift class are:

 

Miss Riches

Ms Caroline Lee (Teaching Assistant)

The Welcome Booklet for Swift class is here:

Meet the Teacher presentation September 2020

Letters for Swift 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 practice
  • 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 is going on in Swift class 2020/21?

WOW Day!

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!

 

Outdoor Learning!

 

We spent the morning doing our learning outside.

 

Maths

 

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!

 

Spelling

 

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!

 

Christopher Columbus!

 

We looked at the route Christopher Columbus took and mapped it out. We then followed simple directional language to go on our own expedition!

2. What is going on in Swift class 2019/20?

 

Your class teacher will update this page at least once per term with photos and information on recent events or activities. 

Some maths challenges this week!

Brilliant boats for DT!

Art this week 🙂

Spring photo competition

World Book Day- we read The Snail and the Whale then made snail trails, whale sun catchers and wrote acrostic poems.

Swift's act of kindness with Partridge

Outdoor learning day - we did a Science experiment on which materials are waterproof!

We loved Cultural Diversity week, learning all about Jamaica! We baked, presented the weather, made clay bananas, sketched and painted! What a busy week!

Pizza making in Science!

Outdoor learning day! The children learnt new words such as clockwise and anticlockwise, 1/4 turn and 1/2 turn, then gave directions to their blindfolded partner!

Outdoor learning day! The children made their own shops and sold things they found in the playground to each other - paying with coins and giving change!

Our wonderful WOW day!

Funk footwear to celebrate the end of our walking to school week!

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