Year 2 2021 - 2022
Autumn 1 2021
I am so excited to begin our new, academic year with the children. They have all settled back into school routine with ease and have a great enthusiasm about our curriculum topics. I look forward to seeing the children grow and develop academically, emotionally and socially across this (hopefully ‘normal') school year!
Mrs Currie will be working alongside me, supporting in your children’s learning and development. We are also lucky to have a class volunteer on a Monday and a Friday, Mrs Fairbrother, who is also our Vice Chair of Governors.
Our topic for the first half term is ‘The place where we live' where we will be looking at stories in familiar settings, with a focus on the Katie Morag series by Mairi Hedderwick as well as homes and houses in our local area. Our topic will also enable the children to look at the Geography of the UK in detail, focusing on the features of Hesketh bank and comparing the children’s lives here, to those who live on the Isle of Coll. The children will be using ‘digimaps’ to explore how both Hesketh Bank and Coll have changed over the past 100 years, tying in with our school’s 150 year anniversary. In the second half term, our topic is ‘Fighting fit’ where we will study the life and work of Florence Nightingale.
The children will have many exciting, hands on and creative learning opportunities throughout this term across the curriculum and I can’t wait to get stuck in!