Welcome to Skylarks Class!
Skylarks is one our year 2 class, taught by Mrs Rowland and supported by Miss Nicolaou and Mrs Winn.
We enjoy a creative and thematic approach to our curriculum, linking many different areas of the curriculum together through termly topics which are enhanced by the outdoors.
Throughout the course of one academic year, we cover three different themes (one per term) and lessons are differentiated to support and extend all of the children in the class. Our topic for Autumn term is ‘Map It Out’ which explores different countries through the adventures of Felix! We are exploring different countries, cultures, landmarks and maps, whilst creating our own maps both inside and outside the classroom. If you have anything you would like to share with us regarding this topic, please let us know.
Throughout the year, we learn through high quality classroom based activities, which cater for all learning styles. Where possible, lessons are enhanced by trips, visitors and outside learning.
Please see below for key information to be aware of.
Important information for Year 2:
Forest School – Forest School sessions take place on a Wednesday afternoon – please make sure children have wellington boots, waterproofs and a waterproof coat or jacket. These are part of the everyday school uniform and may be needed for additional outdoor learning sessions at any time, so please make sure your child is fully equipped in school.
PE – Children have PE on a Tuesday afternoon – please make sure children have the correct PE kit in schools at all times.
Spellings – Spellings will be sent home on Friday and are due in on the following Thursday. Spellings will be tested every Friday. Please ensure your child practices at much as possible during the week.
Reading Books – Every child has been sent home a reading book and reading record. Please write the book your child has read, the number of pages and a short comment to support reading in school. Written inside your child’s reading book is their reading day. Please ensure your child’s reading book and record is in school on this day to ensure they can be heard read.
Homework – Homework will be set termly. Children can choose an activity from the grid each week to complete. Please take a photo of practical homework or encourage your child to write a short paragraph about their weekly homework in the Learning Journals.
COVID Catch Up
If your child is self isolating due to Covid and feels well enough, please see below for activities to ensure they are catching up on missed learning.