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Camelsdale Primary

A Flying Start to a Learning Life

welcome to Year 2

The Turtles are our year 2 class.

Their class teacher is Mrs Thickpenny and the teaching assistant is Mr Joyce.

Our autumn term focuses on the Great Fire of London with a fantastic trip to London where we visit St Paul’s Cathedral. This exciting topic provides opportunities for creative writing, investigation and art. Pupils will be using the Great Fire of London stimulus to create pastel and printed artwork to display in our classroom. The term finale is our reconstruction of the Great Fire, where we burn cardboard houses made by the class. We will also have outdoor fun at Wild School.

In the spring, our learning journey transports us to China. During this term, we learn what it is like to live in China for children, including similarities and differences in schools. We will be exploring the huge variety of landscapes and climates that are present in China along with the diverse wildlife. Children conduct their own research, using books and laptops. We will also visit the Good Earth restaurant to experience traditional Chinese food.

Year 2 is an exciting and fun packed year where pupils are encouraged to take more responsibility for their learning

In the summer term, the pupils step back in time to learn about the Victorians. This topic will involve a number of exciting trips to Victorian houses and museums. We will learn all about the Victorian era, including how people lived, what school was like and transport of the time. Pupils will learn about famous artists and study their work to create our very own masterpieces.

Throughout the year, we will continue to build on our maths skills through individual and group work. The timetable will include self-initiated maths, which allows pupils to lead their own learning with support from adults. Pupils will have the opportunity to read in groups and individually to an adult to build on word recognition and decoding skills. Peripatetic teachers and coaches teach music and Spanish. Year 2 is an exciting and fun packed year where pupils are encouraged to take more responsibility for their learning and to prepare them for becoming a junior in Year 3.