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Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Suffolk

Curiculum Overview 2020-2021

Term 1 Week 4

Year 2 have been incredibly busy this week. We have settled in to our routines and our children are fully entwined in the learning journey so far this term.

 

In English we have been using our empathy skills to try and understand the feelings of our main character ‘Leaf’. We asked ourselves: ‘Why is he feeling so isolated?’, ‘What is causing the other animals to be so hostile towards him’ and ‘How might this affect him?’. We discussed synonyms for the word ‘sad’, expanding our vocabulary. Words such as heartbroken, blue and melancholy began to fill our pages.

 

“He much be feeling very emotional, he is crying”, Albie C, Suffolk 2.  

 

 

In Maths this week we have been furthering our understanding of number and place value. We have been using our tens and ones to split numbers in different ways.

 

“I have found 5 ways to split the number 59 so far, I bet there are more”, Isobel M, Suffolk 2

 

We have been representing numbers with a variety of things such as place value charts, tens and ones, numberlines and part-part wholes. Our teachers think we are using our new Maths kits incredibly well! Here is an example of a problem we have been solving:

 

 

In Science we have been testing the suitability of different materials to make a car windscreen, proving why certain properties are non-negotiable. We certainly have some budding Scientists of the future!

 

“It has to be transparent, it can’t be opaque or you won’t be able to see through it!” Ava H, Yorkshire 2.

 

We have continued our practice of keyboard skills in Computing and have begun to look at debugging algorithms, making sure we have a set of clear instructions for a robot to follow when making a sandwich. These programming skills form the base for our work using ‘Scratch’ later this term.

 

“Don’t forget to tell the robot to spread just a little butter on the bread – not the entire block, that won’t work well!” Abigail C, Norfolk 2.

 

We just can’t wait to see what exciting learning this week brings!

Thank you as always for your ongoing support and enthusiasm.

 

Year 2

 

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 Towler, Friday 10th July 2020:

Hello Suffolk 1,

On 22nd April 1999, I decided I wanted to be a teacher. At 7 my teacher was just wonderful, everything I aim to be one day. 16 years later I taught my first class and it was everything I wanted it to be and more.

 

Children, you are the most pure, kindhearted, forgiving bundles of energy that I could possibly have the privilege to spend my days with.  I strive to teach in a way that children will remember, building their confidence, even if that does mean I sing and dance my way through the day. If you hear Disney music playing loudly down the corridor, or a song involving llamas, it is most likely me!

 

I cannot wait to begin a new year with you Suffolk! I imagine there are many talents, achievements and successes you will experience, hurdles you will conquer and memories we will share. It won’t always be easy, but that’s half the fun of it!

 

So pack your voices, dancing shoes and imagination, and welcome to Year 2…

 

Love Miss Towler x 

 

Story Time with Miss Towler - The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson

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