Welcome to the Trailblazers’ Class Page.
Class teacher – Mrs A Murphy
Teaching Assistants – Miss E Roberts (Every morning) and Miss E Ettridge (Every Friday afternoon)
Mrs Emma Robert will assist with learning in the class.
The children will continue to develop the learning journey as they follow the National Curriculum. A major focus of Year 2 curriculum is developing children's reading skills so that they can apply these skills to read a range of fiction and non fiction texts, including poetry. They will develop their comprehension skills so that they can extract meaning of the texts they are presented with.
In May 2020 the children will take part in formal tests set by the government. The results of these will be used by the class teacher to assess the children's attainment. Any child who did not pass the Phonics Test in Year 1, will take a Phonics test in June 2020. This test is set by the Government.
We wholeheartedly follow the Bexley Agreed Syllabus as this reflects that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions presented in Great Britain. This agreed syllabus expects schools as a minimum to provide opportunities for pupils to be taught about Christianity and the five recognised world faiths and also explore the secular world view. We support this inclusive approach. Read about the Year Two RE curriculum here.
The Innovators stained glass window
We love reading
Pupils in Year 2 continue to build on the Phonics skills developed in their first two years of learning at Hope Community School to read a broader range of texts.
In the autumn term the class started their new year by reading a range of books including "The Giraffe, Pelly and Me", by Roald Dahl to support the children's wellbeing. In addition to this our class books are
Flotsam by David Weisner; Samson’s Titanic Journey by Lauren Graham;
George’s Marvellous Medicine, Fantastic Mr Fox, Esio Trot and The Giraffe, Pelly and Me all by Roald Dahl,
Stowaway (based on Sir Francis Drake). Here is a poem inspired by this book.
We expect all children to read to an adult at home for at least 15 -20 minutes a day. These sessions should be recorded in the child’s Reading Record, with a comment and brought into school daily for verification of the time spent on reading.
PiXL strategies and resources are used to support children develop their understanding and comprehension of a range of different types of texts.
Natural History Museum 2019
On Thursday 26th September 2019, the Innovators will be visiting the Natural History Museum in London as part of their learning linked to Geography and Science.
Innovators visit the Cinema
On Friday 15th November the Innovators visited the cinema to watch “Angry Birds”. The children said that the film was “cool”, “funny”, that they liked the Mighty Eagle who showed that he could be really strong. (They then went on to tell me why he became strong, however, this could be a plot spoiler, so I will not share that information with you now). The class thanked Mrs Murphy for taking them to the cinema and she explained that they had been a credit to her and the school.