Language + Questioning = Communication
These three words sit at the heart of our curriculum.
Children need to have:
We achieve this by using the principles of Philosophy for Children to become: critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers; this will allow our children to become good communicators which is an essential life skill.
Autumn term - Reading Stimulus
Year 2 will be reading a range of books by Mairi Hedderwick about a girl called Katie Morag. Katie Morag lives on the island of Sturay. Whether she's posting parcels to the wrong addresses, helping Grannie Island with a winning sheep, having problems with a troublesome ted or dealing with her naughty big boy cousins, Katie Morag is always up to something.
This term we are using a range of books by the author Julia Donaldson as the stimulus for our English. These include ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’, ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on a Broom. These books all contain memorable rhymes and contain animals.
Year 2 have enjoyed finding out about the seaside.
In English and Geography we studied a girl called Katie Morag and compared her island home of Struay to Wednesbury.
In History we found out about a "Heroine" called Grace Darling who helped her father to rescue nine people when the SS Forfarshire steamship crashed into the rocks. Grace was so brave she received a silver medal from Queen Victoria.
In Design and Technology, we have created lighthouse where Mr Grinling lived and made a mechanism to send his lunch to him. We planned, created and evaluated our own work.
The Tear Thief by Carol Ann Duffy - Each night, in the hours between supper and bedtime, the tear thief carries her waterproof, silvery sack over her shoulder as she soundlessly steals the tears of every child who cries. But what does she do with all of those tears?
The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy - When a wicked witch devises a plan to steal all the happy endings to bedtime stories, it is up to Jub--the keeper of the happy endings--to save the day and ensure sweet dreams everywhere
We will use these texts to develop our use of descriptive language and feelings.
Welcome Back Spring Term 2021
We are continuing to study books by Julia Donaldson including Zog, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child and the Smartest Giant in Town. We will be looking at what is similar and different about these stories all from the same author. Can you identify see similarities just by looking at the front covers of these books?