👀Have a look at what is up for grabs at our Summer Fair on Saturday...


Just 6️⃣ days until the Summer Fair!!


The Hedgehog Nursery class have been looking after the growing area. We have been watering the flowers, peas and strawberry plants. We have also enjoyed picking and eating the strawberries, they were !


1️⃣6️⃣ Days to go until the Summer Fair ‼️Don’t forgt to bring back your grand raffle ticket stubbs & money to be in with a chance of winning the fantastic prizes 🥇Nintendo Switch & game 🥈Fitbit Alta 🥉£50 Richer Sounds voucher


On Thursday, we were very lucky to have a visit from athletes, Deji Tobais, Jazz Crawford and para-athlete Ryan Raghoo. The children had a great day taking part in workshop activities lead by these athletes and enjoyed hearing their inspirational stories during assembly.


A fantastic bronze in the triple jump for our Year 4 girls!! 🥉


Our medal winners so far!


A super silver in the 600m for our Year 6 girls!! 🥈 🏃🏼‍♀️


An amazing gold in 600m for our Year 6 boys!! 🥇 🏃🏻‍♂️


A fantastic bronze in long jump for our Year 4 boys!!


Our Year 4 relay girls have come second in their heat! Well done girls! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️


Years 4, 5 and 6 spectators are ready to go with their chants, flags and banners!


Bumblebees enjoyed having their parents in to read today! They were able to read some fun stories to their parents!


Year 1 have enjoyed being farmers for a day


The Hedgehog Nursery have really enjoyed our Pirate day! We have made treasure maps, been on a treasure hunt and have found pirate treasure! ? ?


Year Four have been using clay to make Ancient Egyptian cartouches. They are looking forward to painting them on Friday as part of their ‘Wow Day!’ 🖌👨🏾‍🎨👩🏽‍🎨🎨


Bumblebees have been learning to tell the time! They can use their own clocks to show us o’clock and half past ? ⏲️⏰


had these fantastic cakes at lunchtime to celebrate tomorrow’s Royal Wedding 🎩👰🏽


are having a wonderful afternoon picnic celebrating tomorrow’s Royal Wedding 🎩 👰🏼

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Year 2 - Curriculum Overview 2017/18

Class Teachers: Miss Ackerley, Miss McCombe and Miss Nicholson

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ellis

PE day: Tuesday

Home Learning: Your child’s home learning tasks will be set weekly on a Tuesday and will be due in by the following Monday. These will consist of an English and Maths activity.

Reading at home: It is expected that your child reads for 10 – 15 minutes every day. This must be recorded in their Reading Record books and initialed by an adult. It is an expectation that Reading Records are brought in to the academy each day so that teachers can monitor the reading happening at home.

Spelling Focus: Revise the spellings on the Year 1 spelling lists and practise the Year 2 spelling list words. In the Spring term, the Children should also be learning the personal spellings sent home each week in their Spelling Log.

Arithmetic Focus: Children should be practising their times tables (2x, 3x, 5x and 10x), as well as revising telling the time on an analogue clock to the nearest 5 minutes.

English overview:

This half term, the children will be learning about and writing in the style of both fiction and non-fiction texts. The children will have the opportunity to write instructions, recounts (diary entries) non-chronological information texts and poems. Grammar and spelling will be a focus throughout all lessons. Each week a new sound will be focused upon daily through Read Write Inc. and the children will have the opportunity to investigate this sound throughout the week. Guided Reading will be taught to develop prediction and inference skills. Children will be given the opportunity to practise supporting their predictions and inferences with evidence from the text. 

Maths overview:

This half term, the children will learn about place value, addition, subtraction, length, problem-solving and shape. Additionally, arithmetic skills including number bonds, times tables and rounding will be covered and the children will have the opportunity to apply these skills within a context.

Science overview:

This half term, the children will learning about materials. During this topic, the children will identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard. They will be encouraged to ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways. We will observe closely, using simple equipment. Our practical lessons will investigate why the houses burnt down so quickly during the Great Fire of London, what houses are made out of today, which materials will burn/ not burn and which materials are most suitable to create a house on a small scale. To develop their scientific enquiry, the children will report on findings from enquiries, using both oral and written explanations.

Art/DT overview:

This half term, the children will be following instructions to make bread and creating their own functional, appealing packaging using a range of materials. We will be reviewing current products and evaluating our own against a design criteria. They will have opportunities to draw, paint, sculpt and share their ideas. Across ART/DT, they will develop a wide range of techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Humanities overview:

Humanities this half term will have a History focus with The Great Fire of London but the children will also be exposed to the Geography of London when we make comparisons between London then and now. We will focus on the lives of significant people who have contributed to national and international achievements (e.g. Samuel Pepys/ Sir Christopher Wren). The children will identify when and why the Great Fire of London started, sequence the Great Fire of London using a time line and use diary extracts to gather information.

Computing overview:

Throughout the term, the children will be learning about online safety and how they can keep safe online. They will be taught to understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions. They will use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of a simple program, follow and give instructions using directional language and mark a position on a grid.

French overview:

This half term in French, the children will begin by learning how to greet each other and introduce themselves.  Following this the children will learn to name and identify numbers to 12 as well as giving and answering classroom instructions.

Music overview:

This half term in music, the children will be using their voices to speak expressively. They will create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music through playing tuned and untuned instruments musically, whilst describing sound in words and matching different sounds with instruments.

PE overview:

PE lessons this half term have a games focus. During these lessons, the children will be developing flexibility, strength, technique, and control when throwing and catching. They will apply these skills in game situations when we learn how to stop opponents and score points.

PSHE overview:

This half term, the children will be learning about rules and routines, the importance of collaboration, how to take care of others and fire safety. During PSHE lessons, the children will recognise what to do if there is a fire, know who to call and discuss how to prevent a fire.

RE overview:

This half term, we will focus on the religion of Hinduism. The children will be learning and exploring Hindu’s beliefs, how and where Hindus worship and learning about some Hindu celebrations and stories.



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