Class 2 (Sparrows) 2020 - 2021

Mrs Gibson



      Mrs Gibson                                    Miss Hay

Welcome to Class 2

 We are the Sparrows.

'Noisy,sociable and gregarious, these cheerful birds have managed to colonise most of the world'.

RSPB description of a Sparrow

Below is some useful information relating to our year in Sparrows class and your child's learning. However if you have any further questions,worries or concerns please do not hesistate to contact me. 

Mrs Gibson


Our Christian values for this term are forgiveness and compassion.

God is prepared to forgive people. So God wants us in the same way to forgive others.

Without forgiveness the world will become more and more spoiled by brokenness. Offering forgiveness and saying story is one way to mend our world.

 Listen to the words that come from the Lord's Prayer:

Jesus said: Forgive us the things we do wrong, just as we forgive those who do wrong against us.


This term our topic is 'Where the Forest Meets the Sea', looking at the Daintree rainforest in Australia and Delamere Forest in our local area. As well as teacher directed learning there will be plenty of opportunities for the Sparrows to explore ,develop and consolidate their learning through continuous provision and our discovery curriculum. Alongside our academic learning ,there will be a focus on our well being and personal development.

Where the Forest Meets the Sea – Jeannie BakerBilly and the Minpins : Roald Dahl, : 9780141377506 : Blackwell's


As mathematicians, this term we will be looking at division and multiplication, measurement ,length and height,properties of shape and fractions. Year 1 will look at place value to 100 and Year 2 statistics.We will use a concrete,pictorial ,abstract approach with plenty of opportunities to develop our fluency,understanding and reasoning using the White Rose maths resources.


As writers and readers ,we will start the term looking at the break down of skills for each year group. We will have daily phonics,handwriting and guided reading sessions and as well as teacher led english using our focused texts: settings,poetry,newspaper reports,persuasive lettersnon-chronological reports,character descriptions and 'journey stories'.There will be opportunities for writing throughout our curricululm and writing area.


As scientists,we will be looking at plants: the children will be looking at a variety of common wild and garden plants,including trees, identifying and describing the structure of common plants and trees. We will use art and IT to examine and explore parts of plants, their similarities and differences using our focused artist Georgia O' Keefe as inspiration along with the work of Jane Colder, botanist. For the second half of the term we will investigate living things and their habitats, identifying and describing how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different animals of plants,and how they depend on each other and look at scientists Charles Darwin and Sylvia Earle. This will provide opportunities to use our local area and school grounds as we link with our geography topic and focused texts.


In RE we will explore the 'Big Story' and look at the Christian community. The children will understand what Christians mean when they use the word church and explore prayer using Understanding Christianity resources to support our learning. After half term we will look at Salvation and Resurrection and study the Easter story, discovering what happens in church at Easter and why the empty tomb was good news for Christians. We will continue to have our class daily worship and access online worship with NCK.


As bloggers ,we will look at using the internet-including using the internet safely and respectfully. The children will be able to create content for an online blog and log in,post and leave comments. IT will be used to suport our learning in science and art as we take photos to help us collect information on plant features that change through out the year. Opportunities to use IT will be available in our continuous provision.


As musicians, the children will; listen and respond to music, learn chants and songs, find the pulse in music and explore simple instruments, learn their names and handle them correctly exploring world music,Aboriginal music and folk music

Art and Design

As artists ,we will develop our use of line and tone by looking at lines and patterns in nature and exploring textures from outdoors.Our focused artist Georgia O' Keefe will help us link to our science topic as will the botanical drawings of Jane Colder. In the second half of the term we will look at printing and use Britta Teckentrup as our inspiration as well as researching Aboriginal art and artists.

As designers, we will design and create our own puppets using Australian wildlife as our inspriration.


Our topic this term has a geography focus but opportunities for building our historical skills developed in the autumn term will be availlable in our continuous provision.


As geographers,we will identify and compare the similarities and differences between Delamere Forest and Daintree Rainforest in Australia, understanding and explaining geographical similarities using basic geographical specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography.


We will continue to use My Happy Mind to create a positive mental wellbeing culture,building resilience,self-esteem and character. The children will also look at acceptance and celebration ,developing a respect for diversity and valuing our differences.


We are so lucky to have two PE experts in Mrs Sherlock and Miss Hay.  PE will be on a Wednesday afternoon,please ensure your child's kit is labelled and in school.

Homework will be given out on a Friday to be returned on Wednesday.

Reading books will be given out on a Monday and returned and changed on a Friday, which will allow us to quarantine. Your child will have a reading book in school too.

We look forward to working with you and your child and helping them to develop into the best they can be.

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