Introduction - September 2017 - Mrs Perkin
Welcome to Year 2, the last year of Key Stage 1. During this year the children will be stars of the show in the Christmas production, take part in the Walton Pyramid Concert and be introduced informally to the GANAS projects. In the Summer term the children will take part in the Year 2 SAT's, which are completed on an informal basis. It comprises of 2 maths papers, 2 reading papers, 1 spelling paper and 1 grammar paper.
Key Stage 1 comprises of Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Geography, Hstory, ICT, R.E., P.E., Art, D&T and Music. During the staggered drop off in the morning the children will come in to complete morning maths or Literacy activities which are differentiated to meet the children’s abilities.
Our curriculum enables the children to make more meaningful links between all their learning. They will be taught Literacy and Numeracy skills in the morning but they will also be given opportunity to apply these in other subjects. Geography, History, RE, Science are taught under the heading Knowledge and Understanding of the World. The curriculum also comprises of ICT, P.E., Art, D&T and Music, with cross curricular links being made where applicable. Grouping areas of learning helps the children to explore the world around them in a meaningful way. We also encourage the children to talk about their learning with you outside of school as this reinforces their learning experiences.
If you wish to speak to Mrs Perkin please do not hesitate to do so either by coming to the school office before the day begins at 8:45 or after the day has ended, or leave a note in their learning journal as these are looked at weekly.
P.E. will take place on Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon and children will need the following:
- School P.E. shorts
- School P.E. T–shirt
- Black pumps and/or trainers
- Jogging bottoms and jumper for outdoor activities during winter
Please ensure that your child's P.E. kit is always available in school
School P.E. shirts and T–shirts can be purchased from the school office
At morning break the children will still have the opportunity to eat a piece of fruit however they also have the opportunity if they want to purchase items such as toast, milk and teacakes from the tuck shop. A price list will follow in September.
Since 2005 it has been a legal requirement that all teaching staff receive 10% Planning Preparation and Assessment time in a week (PPA). We have also seen this as a real positive and an opportunity for staff development as well as ensuring the children receive a quality learning experience. This year PPA will be on a Thursday morning when Mrs Holland will be teaching the children Art and D and T.
Your child will have weekly phonics to learn and we always encourage as much reading as possible at home. The children may also have home learning with suggested activities linked to topical areas of study. Home Learning will be set on a Thursday to be completed and returned by the following Tuesday.
We are all really proud of the way our children look in school. The vast majority of children wear their uniform with great pride and this is often commented upon when our children are out of school on trips and visits. Please can you continue to support our school uniform policy as not only does it look smart but it gives our school a real identity.