Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Curriculum Overview 2020-2021

'Lights, Camel, Action' Year 2 Song Words

Term 2 Week 4

Sequins and sparkles at the ready! Christmas is certainly coming to Year 2 and we are now in full swing rehearsing for our Christmas production 'Lights, Camel, Action'. Don't forget to practise your class songs! We can't wait for the dazzling dance show that celebrates the birth of Jesus.


Our Composer of the week is: Annie Lennox 

This is one of the most famous songs from her time in Eurythmics.
The song became a worldwide success and it features a harmonica solo from none other than the famous musician Stevie Wonder.


In English we have continued to read our key text this term 'The Secret Sky Garden'. We have been introduced to a new character called Zoo. Zoo spotted the area from an aeroplane as he returned from a trip visiting his father. We have been looking at the features of a letter, ensuring that we included our grammar focus this week; commas in a list. We have thought carefully about the imagery and scene below using our descriptive writing skills. What are the images that come in to your head? What does this remind you of? How can Zoo convince his father that he must visit this wonderful landscape?



This week in Maths we have been learning how to subtract a 1-digit number (e.g. 8) from a 2-digit number (e.g. 14), crossing 10s. We have used both jumps on a numberline and the part whole method to help us (please refer to video on Class Notebook for a recap of the method). 

In art we have developed our brush strokes and colour mixing skills in the style of Van Gough. We have been exploring tone. 



In PE we have continued to build on our skills in Handball. We have focussing on moving in to space and we are starting tot talk about marking an opponent.  We have been continuing with our Active Mile and we have had some brilliant results in the Change For Life Challenge. Results of this are in the newsletter this week. 


Thank you as always for your ongoing support and enthusiasm. We can't wait to see what next week brings! 


The Year 2 Team 



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 Mrs Britton and Mrs Allison,

Friday 10th July 2020:

Hello Yorkshire 1! 


As a Primary School Teacher I always find it an incredible privilege to have a part to play in your lives.  I am thrilled to have this opportunity to encourage and inspire all of you in Yorkshire 2 to have the confidence to maximize your own educational potential and personal growth.


I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you. You are all amazingly talented and I can’t wait to find out what motivates each and every one of you.


Get ready for a happy, fun-filled approach to learning that celebrates each and every positive step on our exciting journey.


I love to get creative with painting, carrying out scientific experiments with sourdough and practicing songs on my piano accordion so we can sing and dance our way through the year. I can’t wait!


Love Mrs Britton x


I love being a teacher because the children consistently deliver smiles and laughter through their small triumphs, amazing achievements and hilarious, insightful comments each and every day. The buzz of the whole class discussing a new topic; sharing what they already know and what they want to find out is awesome. However, the best moments come from children’s pride, excitement and increased confidence when they achieve something that they thought they couldn’t do. That is wonderful!


I am really looking forward to getting to know Yorkshire better ( I already know them a little from RWI and teaching the class next door); understanding what interests and inspires them and will help them to grow as learners.


I always expect the children in my class to do the best they can but this will be in an environment of everyone supporting each other; sharing our successes, helping each other when learning is tricky and laughing a lot.


Out of school I have a great family which includes my super husband, two lovely teenage daughters and our cute dog Nula. As a family we love cooking but my personal passion is cakes – making and eating them! To deal with the cake consumption I also spend a lot of time on long dog walks.


Love Mrs Allison x

Story Time with Mrs Britton and Mrs Allison - On the Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan

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