Swallows 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year Two Swallows Class
My name is Miss Gillam, I am the class teacher and Mrs Elson is our classroom assistant.
Miss Gillam Mrs Elson
We love working together in Swallows class. The running theme across the year is that of 'Help'.
During the Autumn Term we will embark on our whole school topic ‘All Together Now’ where we will share our experiences, worries and achievements from the Covid 19 pandemic and lockdown. We will also celebrate being back together as a school community. During the second half of the Autumn Term, we will be using our enquiry based approach to investigate this in all areas of our learning. We will become detectives and learn about the Titanic disaster and explore how the trial and error of plane design helped produce the machines we see and use today and how this helped create space travel. We will then think about how we can care for our school environment as secret conservationists linking to the beautiful story Grandad’s Secret Giant. We will consider how some small actions can impact people’s lives and the environment in a positive way.
This year is particularly exciting as we are embarking on a project called Adrift which focuses on the lives of refugees.
We are exploring the following fabulous texts in our writing lessons this year: Look up, Troll Swap, The Owl Who was Afraid of The Dark, Dragon Machine, Major Glad Major Dizzy, The Last Wolf and Grandad's Secret Giant. Our Autumn texts are Look Up, Troll Swap and Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark.
Swallows class also endeavour to become competent in our 2,5,10 and 3 times tables as well as knowing and using the associated division facts. We will be continuing to use our Power Maths books this year. We will begin the Autumn term with a focus on Place Value. We will read, write and order numbers to 100 and become able to identify how many hundreds, tens and ones are in a given number.
Mrs Elson and I are looking forward to a busy, fun filled year of new learning opportunities.