Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Curriculum Overview 2020-2021

Term 4 Week 6 


Please follow our Sway link to view what we got up to during Science week: 



Year 2 Science week: Can you be the astronaut?

We decided to do some research!

Go to this Sway




Our text for the term is ‘The Fox and the Star’ written by Coralie Bickford-Smith. The children have bene using this fantastic book to create list poems and odes. They have been creating rich word lists to support all their writing, including written stories, persuasive letters, riddles and in oral story telling.  The text has also been a stimulus for note taking which has supported children's non-chronological report writing.



The children in Year 2 have begun the term reading and interpreting picture graphs. We have also revised counting up in 2s, 5s or 10s and calculating the difference using subtraction. Throughout the term the children will be solving a range of word problems which will require them to use their written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division confidently. Please continue to support your child in learning the times tables they are set each week as they need to rapidly recall these to solve mathematical problems throughout the year. They are required to be secure in their 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables to meet the expected standard at the end of Year 2. 


Our key question is - Why are forests an essential part of our eco-system? We have been researching and comparing forests around the world using atlas, information books and laptops. A focus will be exploring the different dangers to rainforests around the world and the impact this will have locally and globally. 


Throughout our history lessons, we have been exploring the life of Florence Nightingale. We have created a timeline of her life and researched the impact she had on the transformation of hospitals and life as a nurse. We have been comparing Florence’s life to that of fellow nursing pioneer Mary Seacole, we have been researching how the two nurses were similar and different.


Year 2 will be deepening their knowledge of animals and their habitats, learning about micro-habitats and food chains. We will be relating our learning to our text and the animals in it. 


The children have been thinking carefully about what happens in computer games and use logical reasoning to make predictions of what
a program will do. They will test these predictions and think critically about computer games and be aware of how to use games safely. 


This term Year 2 continue to learn about Christianity with a focus on the gospels. We will be studying stories from the Bible and recognising what these stories mean to Christians, how Christians show their beliefs and also exploring ways in which Christians use Bible stories and texts to guide their beliefs about prayer both in their church communities and their own lives.


Thank you for all your support with your children's learning, please continue to view the Home Learning Notebook File on Teams with the weekly spellings and Times Tables. Please continue to help your child to complete the weekly maths and English assignments and read with your child every day. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher. 


Our Year 2 Teaching Team

Left to right: Mrs S Allison, Miss A Towler, Mrs C Clements, Miss L Silcott, Mr W Levett, Mrs P Britton.

Our Year 2 Teaching Assistant Team

Left to right, back row: Mrs J Boulcott, Miss L Brewin, Mr G Bentley, Mrs V Webb, Miss E Garner

Left to right, front row: Miss M Storey, Miss C Bennett

A little message from Miss Silcott, Friday 10th July 2020:

Hello Norfolk 1! 

When I was younger my favourite thing to do was to play ‘teachers’. I had my own chalk board and I used to make my younger sister sit down for hours whilst I ‘taught’ her. When I was in Year 1 I had a fantastic teacher called Mrs Plunkett and she completely inspired me with her creativity and love of teaching. From then on I knew I wanted to be just like her!


I love being a Primary School Teacher because I enjoy learning about and discovering new things myself. I feel privileged to be able to nurture children and to help them grow and flourish. Every child is an individual and has their own unique personality. I love hearing about children’s own personal interests, so that, where possible, we can incorporate these into our classroom to make daily learning interesting and fun, to help all of us achieve things we may not even have considered before.


As your class teacher I will strive to ensure that everybody in the class is confident to speak about and share their ideas. We will all celebrate each other’s successes, and support each other where we can, to give everyone a sense of belonging, and to make everyone feel included in a caring and safe environment where we will create many happy memories together.


Outside of school I love spending time with my family exploring the countryside. I also enjoy going to London with my friends to visit new and interesting places. I love horses and was able to ride horses before I was able to walk! I also have a dog called Penny who is extremely mischievous.


I can’t wait to meet you all and for your Year 2 journey to begin – speak to you very soon! J


 Love Miss Silcott x 


Miss Silcott, the same age as you are now with her favourite teacher Mrs Plunkett

Miss Silcott when she was the same age as you are now, with her favourite teacher, Mrs Plunkett. smiley


Mrs Bentham and Miss Silcott smiley

Story Time with Miss Silcott - Paddington Bear by Michael Bond

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