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Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane

Houghton-le-Spring

Tyne & Wear

DH5 8DA

Tel: 0191 5536523

 

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Please note: We have postponed the Sports Day and Summer Fayre to Friday 14th July. Hopefully this will give everyone the chance to rearrange so they can join us at these events.

Year 2

 

Curriculum Overview 2016 -17

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Autumn Term 2016

This term the Year 2 children will be studying the cross-curricular theme of The Great Fire of London.  We will be learning about the diary of Samuel Pepys and what it was like to live in London during that time. In the second half of the term there will be a Geography bias; “China”. We will look at the human and physical features of China.

In English the children will be studying a collection of traditional tales, including ‘Red Riding Hood’ and 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears’.  They will also be looking at non-fiction texts linked to our cross-curricular themes. In Maths they will be strengthening their understanding of partitioning numbers into tens and ones.  They will also be focussing on a range of problem solving, looking at the mathematics needed to find the solution and explaining what they have done.  Every child will be set specific targets, which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

In science the children will be studying  “Sound” and “Materials”.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays, so please ensure that your child has their full school P.E. kit on those days.

Autumn Term 2016

This term the class will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit.  

 

Thursday 22nd September (Miss Bushby)

Friday 23rd September (Mrs Stevenson)

Fire Station, Newcastle Quayside & Discovery Museum

 

Thursday 13th October (Mrs Stevenson)

Friday 14th October (Miss Bushby)

Metrocentre, Gateshead

 

Wednesday 9th November (Miss Bushby)

Wednesday 16th November (Mrs Stevenson)

Laing Art Gallery & China Town, Newcastle

Fire Station  - September 2016

Metro Centre - October 2016

Nativity stars - December 2016

Stowell Street, Newcastle, November 2016

Spring Term 2017

This term the children in Year 2 will be studying the themes of ‘Seaside Rescue’ and ‘World Kitchen’.  They will learn about coastlines, safety at sea and the story of Grace Darling.  They will also learn where food comes from and how climate affects food produce.  

In English they will be writing instructions, recounts and reading different “Lighthouse Keeper” stories by Ronda and David Armitage.

In Maths they will present solutions to puzzles and problems in an organised way; explain decisions, methods and results in pictorial, spoken or written form, using mathematical language and number sentences.  

In Science the children will be investigating ‘Forces’ and studying ‘Plants’.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays.

 

Spring Term 2017

This term the class will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit.  

 

Wednesday 25th January (Miss Bushby)

Thursday 19th January (Mrs Stevenson)

Roker, Sunderland

 

Wednesday 15th February (Miss Bushby)

Thursday 16th February (Mrs Stevenson)

Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh

 

Wednesday 22nd March (Mrs Stevenson)

Monday 27th March (Miss Bushby)

Discovery Museum & Sainsbury's

Roker Beach, Sunderland, January 2017

Bamburgh, February 2017

Summer Term 2017

This term the Year 2 children will be studying the themes of ‘Famous People’ and ‘Megastructures’.  They will learn about famous people from the past including Florence Nightingale and Louis Braille. They will also learn about different local buildings and bridges and will find about how they were made and their effectiveness. In English they will be writing narrative, instructions and recounts as well as reading our class text ‘The Secret Garden’ which was written by Susanna Davidson.

In Maths they will present solutions to two step problems in an organised way; find and compare fractions of numbers and amounts and solve missing number problems.  

In Science the children will be investigating ‘Habitats’ and identifying and classifying ‘Plants’.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays.

Summer Term 2017

This term the class will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit.  

 

Wednesday 3rd May (Mrs Stevenson)

Thursday 4th May (Miss Bushby)

The Secret Garden, Sunderland

 

Wednesday 14th June (Miss Bushby)

Wednesday 21st June (Mrs Stevenson)

Newcastle Quayside

 

Monday 26th June (Mrs Stevenson & Miss Bushby)

Sunderland Climbing Wall

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