Whales - Year 2
Mrs Pinkos/Mrs Broadbent
ETA: Mrs Hall
Teaching and Learning in year 2
Take a look at our long term plan to see what we will be learning throughout the course of the year in year 2:
Our topics are: Jambo, Kenya, To Infinity and Beyond, Born to be Wild, A Blast from the Past and Local Landscapes.
You can find out more about these topics by clicking on the Medium Term Plan links below.
Medium Term Plans
Every year group in our school learns about a different country. By the end of year 6, the children have complied a Passport to the World containing the learning they have done about each country. In year 2, our class country is Kenya. We learn a lot about Kenya through our topics Jambo Kenya and Born to be Wild.
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economics education)
PSHE education in school is promoted through our wide and varied curriculum which is carefully planned to enhance the children’s personal, social, emotional and economic development.
At Golcar J, I & N School, we use the PSHE Association’s three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. These three themes form part of a developmental, spiral curriculum. This means that the same key principles are revisited each year but are taken a step further to build upon the children’s knowledge and understanding. They permeate school life and are discussed regularly in assemblies and lessons, forming part of our day to day vocabulary.
This half term's PSHE learning
Our PSHE theme for the summer term is health and wellbeing. During this half term (summer 2) the children will be learning about keeping safe and well. We will begin by looking at the importance of sleep and good dental care and will move on to learning about medicines. This will include discussing rules for keeping safe around medicines and other household products, whose job it is to keep us safe and how to get help in an emergency, including how to dial 999 and what to say.
Towards the end of the term, we will be learning about the human life cycle and this will include identifying and naming the main parts of the body including external genitalia (e.g. vulva, vagina, penis, testicles). These lessons are inline with the new statutory framework, Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and the Science curriculum and are an important aspect in helping to keep our children safe.
If you would like to take a look at the resources we will be using to teach these objectives, please click on the links below.
After looking at these, if you would like to discuss the lesson content further, please contact your child’s class teacher.
In case of self- isolation or class bubble closure, please find all of our remote learning lessons and resources on our Class Dojo pages. The timetable below is a suggestion of which lessons to do and when to mirror what the children would be learning if in school (this can also be found on the last page of the weekly plan on our Class Dojo page).
Newsletters 2020 - 21
Year group newsletters are written each half term and contain information about current learning, reminders, how to support your child's learning at home and key dates. The newsletters are sent out via School Ping, are uploaded to our Class Dojo pages and can be viewed by clicking the links below.
Summer 2 newsletter
Reminders / Key Dates
Whales – Tuesdays and Fridays
We hope to teach many of our PE lessons outside so an outdoor kit including a pair of trainers and a tracksuit top and bottoms is useful. Please make sure all kit is clearly labelled with your child's name. For safety reasons, if your child has pierced ears, please try and remove earrings on their PE days or ensure small studs are worn which can be taped over.
Book Changing Day: Monday
New books will then be sent home every Tuesday. Time is allocated in our timetable for Mrs Hall to change reading books so please can all books be handed in on a Monday unless children are absent from school.