Welcome to Beech Class!
A very warm welcome to the Year 2 class page!
We hope you enjoy reading our Connected Curriculum overview for the term, including exploring our home learning activities which are inspired by our Topic.
In Year 2, we love to ‘Fly High and Soar like Eagles’ and we strive to be brave change-makers to make a difference to the world we live in. We enjoy making connections with one another, within our partnership with St Mary’s (Yate), with our past as we learn from those that have gone before us, with our local community and across different subjects to fully immerse ourselves in our learning.
We focus on developing the skills and confidence to speak out as in the words of Greta Thunberg ‘No one is too small to make a difference’.
Our values are at the core of what we do every day and we enjoy talking and learning about these during collective worship.
Miss Hurd - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Mrs Boffin - Thursday and Friday
Mrs Woolford - (Mon - Wed)
Mrs Oakey - (Thurs and Fri AM)
Mrs Sunderland (1:1 Tues, Thurs, Fri)
Mrs Novak (1:1 Mon - Tues and Wed AM)
Mrs Thompson (1:1 Wed AM, Thurs - Fri)
Summer Term Learning
During the Summer Term, the children will be exploring the Big Question of ‘How can human’s negative behaviour impact the environment?’ whilst our Global Theme is Sustainable Environmental Development. The children will explore positive and negative impacts of people’s actions (including own personal choices) on others and the environment, including how people can damage or improve the environment. Throughout this topic, our brave change-maker skills are ‘Self-awareness and reflection’ and ‘Cooperation and conflict resolution’. This means the children will focus on being able to recognise effects of own behaviour on others and use this to help make choices. The children will be learning to identify matters that are important to self and others and learn from mistakes, including giving feedback. The children will also focus on being able to play and work cooperatively by helping to ensure that everyone in own group is included.
Term 5 Learning Questions:
- When/how/who invented plastic?
- What is plastic used for? How does it change overtime?
- What is the impact on the environment?
Term 6 Learning Questions:
- How has the local area changed over the last 30 years?
- Why has Bristol Zoo chosen to relocate to The Wild Place?
- How do we ensure the animals are moving to a sustainable environment? How can we make the environment at The Wild Place much more environmentally friendly?
- How can we raise awareness of environmental change and make a difference?
As our maxi product outcome at the end of Term 6, the children will engage with a sponsored walk to raise money for a charity e.g. Green Spaces/Deforestation. Prior to this, the children will develop a video to raise awareness and encourage donations.
Summer Term Connected Curriculum Overview
Please click on the link below to find out all about the great things that we will be looking at this term in line with our Connected Curriculum.
Please click on the links below to see our home learning menu and spellings.