Welcome to Key Stage Two! We are made up of two classes that are both mixed year group classes. Our staff team that support and guide the children through the school are made up of these wonderful adults:
We get up to a range of different learning experiences in Class 2R and 2M but here is a snapshot of what we have been doing so far this school year.
English – Poetry
We have looked at poetry in English, where we have explored the patterns in poems. We have read poems by others and looked at how they created rhythm and rhymes. We took inspiration from a poem called “Through the Jungle” and wrote our own versions. We then played with the performance of poetry and worked on our own. Some of us have already performed them in Sharing Assembly recently. We practised before in the classroom and here is a sneak peak!
Science – Sound
In Science last half term we were exploring the topic of sound. We have been doing a lot of practical activities to learn the process of an experiment, through asking questions, making predications and then observations. We have particularly enjoyed making cup telephones and going on a sound walk around school.
PE – Hockey
In PE we were working on our hockey skills. This has allowed us to develop our hand eye co-ordination and our approach to team games. We have all really enjoyed learning new skills and having the opportunity to be healthy through regular exercise.
We are all very excited by the school’s new playground equipment. We have plenty of opportunities to use the equipment before school, at break time and lunch time play, as well as some time at the end of PE. The swings are a favourite!
Fine and Gross Motor Skills – Games
The classes have a weekly session of one and half hours of Games led by Miss Blood, the School’s Occupational Therapist. The children complete a range of stations from building on their functional skills like dressing, opening and closing storage, to building core stability through balance based exercises. We all think it is a lot of fun playing games together.
Mr Pepper and Miss Duzsko, our Speech and Language Therapists, along with our Communication Leaders from each class are always teaching us new signs. Here are some signs that might be useful at home, don’t forget to say the words too!
At the end of the week we have timetabled into our day some time to enjoy play with our friends. As some of our pupils travel far to come to school, during the busy school week it can be hard to arrange play dates. we want to encourage our young people to build friendship with their peers. We like to do lots of things but our current favourite are board games, Speed Stack cups and puppets.
Social Development – Police Visit
Recently we had a visit from our local PCSO officers Kevin and Sarah, who brought with them a police car for us to explore. We were able to hear the siren, get inside and see how it is different from other cars, as well as try their police hats. We enjoyed spending time with the officers and felt comfortable to talk with them about what they do as a job
In Key Stage 2 we all have our snack together before break time. We enjoy spending this calm social time together before we go out for fresh air on the playground. It is an opportunity for us to practise good table manners and take on the responsibility for laying the tables and clearing away.
Some weeks rather than the adults in school leading the assembly it is the children instead. Class 2M led our recent assembly on Diwali. They all enjoyed acting out the story that this Hindu celebration centres around.
Key Stage 2 Afternoon Tea Party
We ended a successful half term with a delightful tea party for our young people, staff and invited guests. The children wrote their individual invitations to ask their guests to attend, followed instructions to work together to make treats that were served at the tea party and played the part of fantastic hosts on the day. We all had a great time.