In Year 2 the children will be starting the term comparing the past and the present. The children have chosen to learn about transport from the past including; aeroplanes, cars and bicycles. The inventors we will focus on are the Wright brothers, Karl Benz, Pierre Lallement, Alexander Fleming, Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin. We will also be looking at influential people from the past such as Amelia Earhart and Mary Seacole and debating their impact on people’s lives.
This term the children will be thinking about their role in the world and the impact they can have on others. We will be talking about jobs in the local area and how these can differ from jobs in other countries. We will also be thinking about ways in which we can make our school, country and the world a better place to live. We will also be looking at influential people from the past who have made a positive impact on our lives today.
This term we are exploring the world of pirates. We will be trying to establish the facts from the fiction! We will be using a variety of texts including ‘On a pirate ship’ by Sarah Courtauld, ‘Pirates love underpants’ by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort and ‘Captain Abdul’s pirate school’ by Colin McNaughton, to help us develop an understanding of character, setting and plot working towards writing our own pirate adventure story. We will be learning about the 7 continents and the 5 Oceans in our world and will be exploring the effect that pollution has on our Oceans and the creatures that live under the sea. We be looking at how it is our responsibility to take care of our planet and how we can take steps to work towards it’s sustainability.
"The pupil premium funding and sports premium funding are used to good effect." Ofsted 2017
"Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are supported well and make good progress." Ofsted 2017
"Safeguarding is effective. Systems to keep pupils safe are robust" Ofsted 2017
"The curriculum provides good opportunities for pupils to learn across a range of subjects. British values are promoted effectively." Ofsted 2017
"Good teaching in Year 5 and Year 6 ensures that most pupils catch up and make expected progress in a range of subjects by the end of key stage 2." Ofsted 2017
"Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are good. Pupils behave well and have good manners. They demonstrate a strong understanding of tolerance and respect." Ofsted 2017
"Leaders, governors and the trust have a strong understanding of the school’s effectiveness. Their recent actions are ensuring that the school is improving quickly." Ofsted 2017
“Pupils speak highly about the quality of education they receive. They are very loyal to the Academy, each other and the staff. They appreciate the support they receive to do their best. Pupils’ conduct around the Academy and in class is excellent.”
“Teachers provide highly detailed and effective feedback on a regular basis so that pupils know what they need to do to improve. Pupils regularly respond to marking to ensure they improve upon their understanding. Pupils are now given more opportunities to complete their work fluently and at greater length. Good progress is strongly evident across the books surveyed.”
“Books are well presented and demonstrate that pupils take pride in their work. They contain a varied number of tasks and activities for pupils.”
“Systems to keep pupils safe are rigorous. They feel safer because behaviour has improved and there are good opportunities to learn how to keep themselves safe in different situations.”
“As a result of the senior leaders’ determination and attention to detail, the quality of education has improved, aspirations have been raised and staff morale is high.”