Welcome to Sycamore!
Year 2 is an exciting and interactive year of learning. Children in Year 2 become more independent and explore a wide curriculum through topic based learning. We embrace an active curriculum throughout the year and the children take part in Forest school activities in a variety of curriculum areas including Literacy, Maths, Art and PE. Our aim is to enhance the children’s experiences and allow them to think and solve problems in different ways.
Each half term the children are introduced to a new topic through a WOW! start and this is always an exciting week with plenty of adventures and the odd opportunity to dress up! The curriculum continues to provide opportunities for our children to develop their Literacy and Numeracy skills as well as problem solve and work in small groups to present information to our school friends and parents during Innovation weeks. This will take place online and allow children to showcase their learning to family with the opportunity to receive feedback.
We encourage lots of class discussions and support our children in understanding and managing their feelings to ensure they feel happy, safe and ready to learn!
Our Current Topics are:
Muck, Mess and Mixtures
Towers, Turrets & Tunnels
Movers & Shakers
The Scented Garden
Wriggle and Crawl
At the end of a topic, a challenge is set based on all previous learning. Children then have the opportunity to showcase the skills they have developed and the knowledge they have gathered. In the past, this has included creating our own art galleries, dressing up to solve problems and singing sea shanties on the field. A fab finish is the best way to end a topic and celebrate the children’s achievements.
Year 2 children are given a piece of fruit daily, which they eat at playtime.
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