Our Year 2 classes are:
Whales and Dolphins
Whales: Mrs Pinkos / Mrs Stockdale
Dolphins: Mrs Ireland
ETA for both classes: 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
MTP Spring 2 - Blast from the Past
MTP Summer - Local Landscapes
Every year group in our school learns about a different country. By the end of Year 6, the children have compiled 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 Autumn term is Relationships.
In case of self- isolation, please find all of our remote learning lessons and resources on your child's Class Dojo portfolio. This mirrors what children will be learning in school.
Newsletters 2021 - 22
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 email, are uploaded to our Class Dojo class stories and can be viewed by clicking the links below.
Reminders / Key Dates
Please see the most recent newsletter.
Whales – Mondays and Fridays
Dolphins - Wednesdays 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:
New books will be sent home every Friday with old books being collected in on a Thursday. Time is allocated in our timetable for Mrs Hall to change reading books so please can all books be handed in on a Thursday or a Friday morning at the very latest unless children are absent from school.