The Creation Story

This term we are looking at the story of the Creation, at St Nicholas we use a scheme of work called Understanding Christianity. We have this lovely Frieze displayed in each classroom, today we have been looking at the part of the frieze that depicts the creation, this picture stimulated some amazing conversations amongst the children and further questions for us to explore.

I wonder what you can see in the picture? The children discussed what might be in the closed tins!

Here is some of our work looking at the Creation and what God made on each day.

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Beginning Our Great Fire of London Topic

This Term we are immersing ourselves in the Great Fire of London

On September 1st 2023 just a few days before we started back at school the topic made national headlines

Great Fire of London: Man who first raised alarm identified

How fantastic to study a topic that is still making the headlines!

We began our DT project by building some Tudor houses, we wanted to identify if they were stable, and how we could improve them when we build our own Tudor houses later in the term. The children were fantastic at cutting out the templates and worked hard together to create the 3D shapes.

The Dot

During our first week of school we were lead through our Worship to look at what makes a Community.

This is our value that we will be focusing on all term, we talked about the wider community around New Romney, other communities we might be part of like clubs or teams and then we looked at our School Community. We talked about people who encourage us and how we can work together as a Class Community to be the best that we can be.

In this week we also read the story called The Dot

We loved how Vashti’s teacher inspired her to become an artist, just by asking her to sign her first picture.

We looked at this Dot song based on the story too!

The children across Year 2 created some artwork based on the dot, we loved how each piece was so unique.

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Useful Information about Year 2

PE this year is on Mondays and Wednesday afternoons, we will be inside and outside during these sessions.

PE kit for all children: Navy Shorts and white T-shirt, plimsolls/ trainers. A navy-blue tracksuit for colder weather – further details can be found on the school website by following this link – School Uniform

The classrooms can be very warm with everyone busy learning, so please ensure your child has a clearly labelled water bottle with them in school each day to keep them hydrated and able to learn.

As a reminder, the school day starts at 8.30 am and ends at 3.15 pm.  Please aim to arrive at school at 8.30am, as important Start Of Day Activities (SODA) take place during the time before worship and we would like all children to benefit from the maximum amount of learning time.

In Fox Class we have Mr Hooper and Miss Carswell

In Hare Class we have Miss Kay and Mrs Newman

In Rabbit Class we have Mrs Dunton (on Monday and Tuesday) Miss McHaffie (on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) and Miss Howes

Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to Year Two, the home of Fox, Hare and Rabbit classes

This is where you will find a summary of our learning, photos of our hard work and some helpful links and documents to help support your child.

Here is our curriculum map for Term 1

Term 1 curriculum map

Here you will find our Key Instant Recall Facts


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