Year 2 Wrens Blurb:
Welcome to Wrens Class.
Our class teacher is Miss Crooks.
Across both year 2 classes we have Mrs Reid supporting us in the morning and Mrs Everrit as our intervention support in the afternoons.
Mrs Holgate teaches Wrens class every other Tuesday.
We have PE on Tuesday afternoon which is taught by the Dellar Sports Coaches.
Every morning we have small PSHE sessions using a programme called Motional - it gives fun activities to develop skills that the children need to develop. At the moment we are currently working on Fear and Care which means that we are focusing on strategies to support us when we are feeling worried or anxious as well as activities to develop care for ourselves and others. Activities we have enjoyed so far have been; cuddling and caring for our school guinea-pigs, giving and receiving relaxing hand massages, drawing pictures on a partners back for them to guess what we have drawn and having discussions on books we have read which promote talking about emotion/feelings like; Ravi's Roar (dealing with anger), Ruby's Worry and the Huge Bag of Worries (managing anxiety) and Perfectly Norman (which promotes everyone being unique and perfectly them).
Our Topics this year:
Autumn: Adventurers, Explorers and Marvellous People
We are focusing on Ernest Shackleton, Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong, Amelia Earhart and Rosa Parks and the impact they have had on history over time.
We are also looking at the world around us, learning the continents, oceans, countries in the UK, their capital cities and compass directions.
Spring: Africa Alive
We will be concentrating on Kenya as a focus of study within Africa. We will be making comparisons between Kenya and Haverhill and we will look at the differences and similarities between the weather, climate, landscape and culture.
We will also use Africa as a stimulus for our Art and DT projects which will be inspired by life in Kenya.
Summer: Fire Fire!
We will be focusing on The Great Fire of London and how it started. We will delve into what life was like back then making comparisons between what life is like for us now. We are hoping to take a trip to the local fire station to learn more about Fire Fighters and how they help people.