Poldark

Miss Wetherelt

Class Teacher

Miss Smitheram

Teaching Assistant

A Warm Welcome to Year 2 and Poldark class!
 

Miss Wetherelt and Miss Smitheram are very very excited to see you all and start learning after such a long break. For some of you it may have been a long time since you have been in school so we would like to reassure you that we are highly prepared for the safe and nurturing start this September. We have really missed seeing your smiling faces and please don't worry as we will be here to help if you have any problems or questions.

 
 
This term, we will learn how to read and make maps at a local, national and international level. We will take off on on a virtual world-wide adventure, exploring deep oceans, magnificent mountains and more... In Science, we will be focusing on the topic Animals Including Humans. Here we will learn about the different types of animals and investigate what all living things need in order to survive. We will be learning about the world faith Islam and ask questions about how Muslims live and what it is like to be a Muslim in Britain today. We are looking forward to producing beautiful pieces of art and design linked to this term's RE topic. We will be focusing on 'Me and My Relationships' in PSHE and will be sensitively making links to returning to school after lockdown. In Maths, we are going to be strengthening our number and place value knowledge whilst developing our measurement skills. During our PE lessons, we will be looking at using our bodies and apparatus to create sequences of movements and balances. As a school, we will be using the British value of democracy to elect our new school councillors. The first exciting narrative that we are going to be using as our base for writing is 'A Crow's Tale'  written by Frank Naomi Howorth. Lots of fantastic things for our first half term in Poldark Class.
 
Please check the website for updates with photographs and information relevant to Poldark Class.
 
 
PE
 
Our hall slot for PE will be on a Monday, however please ensure that your child's PE kit is in school all week as it may be needed for outdoor activities and extra PE lessons.

 

Homework
 
At St Uny Church of England Academy, we believe homework is anything children do outside of the normal school day that contributes to their learning, in response to guidance from the school. Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by teachers and parents/carers to support the children's learning. Please see the 'Chilli Challenge' homework grid attached to this page. The homework grid has a variety of exciting tasks and activities linked to our topic.
 
 
Reading
 
Reading should be enjoyed daily - please ensure that your child reads either independently or with somebody at home and that their reading is recorded in their reading record. The children are thoroughly enjoying working towards their next 'Reading Karate' bands, so please keep up with the fantastic support and excitement!
 
If you would like more information about why reading at home is so important please follow the link below or read the attached DFE study.
 
 

Building Learning Power

 Our new learning power for this half term is 'Empathy & Listening'and we will be supporting all of our children to consider others during activities undertaken throughout the school day.

 

Christian Values 

 Our Christian Value for this term is 'Respect'.