Class Teacher - Mr McGarry Teaching Assistant - Mrs Hughes
What's happening this term?
What a busy first half of the Autumn term we have planned! Keep a look out for weekly class blogs where we will be showing off some of our work on:
|In Year 2 we will be deeping our understanding of some significant individuals in History. To begin with we will look at Queen Elizabeth II. In this unit, we will explore the unusual situation of how she became queen, significant events in her life and ways in which she has tried to modernise the monarchy. We will develop our vocabulary, understanding and using words such as democracy, government, monarch and decade and we will start to compare and contrast her reign with other British monarchs of the country and the commonwealth.|
PSHCE & RHE:
Our Learning Behaviours
These eight ‘secrets of success’ are taught and encouraged throughout our curriculum.
- Try new things
If children are willing to try new things, they may just find something they are good at. Even better than this, they may find something that they love doing. Most successful people love what they do.
- Work hard
Although it may seem attractive to design a curriculum that is fun for children, it is also important to plan activities that will make children work hard. No real success comes without hard work.
Successful people learn to give their full attention to whatever they are doing. Allowing children to focus on things that interest them, whilst at the same time learning all of the content that is required, is a great way to secure engagement.
- Push yourself
Successful people need to push themselves. A great curriculum needs to push children and teach them about the need to push themselves. Of course, it is much easier to push yourself if you see the point to what you are doing. That is why the curriculum needs to be engaging and relevant for children.
Successful people have ideas. They use their imagination and are prepared to be wrong. The curriculum needs lots of opportunities for children to use their imagination.
Real accomplishment does not come from doing something once and moving on. It comes from lots of tweaks and refinements. Successful people are always trying to improve what they do.
- Understand others
No one has experienced success by thinking about themselves. Successful people understand others. The curriculum needs to help children to realise that collaboration is what the real world is about,
- Don’t give up
The curriculum needs a certain degree of danger and risk if children are to experience the real world. They need opportunities to fail in a safe environment and learn to have another go.