GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Our Schools

Year 2 - Seacole Class and Kahlo Class

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Seacole Class

Class teachers: Mrs Gill (Monday & Tuesday) and Mrs Ashforth-Smith (Wednesday-Friday)

Associate teacher: Miss Birchall

Learning Assistants: Miss Spencer

Kahlo Class

Class teacher: Miss Williams

Learning Assistants: Miss Magee

 

This term:

In Year 2, we deliver the National Curriculum as well as following the whole school STEAM curriculum.

STEAM

This term our STEAM focus is Engineering. We will be focusing on the question ‘Can I design and construct a product using my knowledge of the engineering process. We will be exploring the concept of flight, specifically focusing on the timeline of events including, the invention of the kite in China, the creation of the hot air balloon and propellered planes. We will be creating models of these three engineering marvels whilst exploring their history and the engineers behind the invention. The propellered planes will use rubber bands and propellers which we would have tested, designed, created and evaluated during our learning journey.

Maths

Our maths topics will allow us to explore the concept of multiplication. We will begin by focusing on representing equal groups, groups of 2 and commutativity. We will then move on to looking at groups of 10 and 5 and factors of 0 and 1 before refocusing on commutativity with doubling and halving. The children will be developing their knowledge of counting in steps of 2, 5 and ten from any number forwards and backwards. Year 2 will be investigating repeated addition within context and how to represent this within the multiplication equation, calculating the product within the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.

Writing

Our writing this term will orientate around the book ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker. This is a book without words, allowing for a great array of inference, interpretation and creativity. We will begin by writing a setting description about one of the illustrations in the book using expanded noun phrases, commas in a list, preposition and tense. Then, we will write a non-chronological report about transport which links really well with our STEAM topic! Finally, we will use our creative writing skills to write a narrative.

Computing

This term we will be looking at programming robot algorithms. This will include giving clear and concise instructions, programming simple sequences and exploring the effects of changing the instructions. Year 2 will then use logical reasoning to predict the outcome of a programme and explain that programming projects can have codes and artwork. Towards the end of term children will be given the opportunity to design an algorithm and debug a programme that they have written.

HRE

Within our HRE this term the children will be exploring 3 topics ‘families and close positive relationships’, ‘friendships’ and ‘managing hurtful behaviour and bullying’. As part of these topics we will spend time identifying who cares for us and who we should talk to if we are unhappy or worried. We will also explore simple strategies to positively resolve arguments with friends and how to recognise and support our friends who are lonely. Finally, we will discuss that bodies and feelings can be hurt by words and actions and that hurtful behaviour is unacceptable before recognising the importance of talking to a trusted adult.

Music

Our music this term is linked to a topic called ‘I wanna play in a band’. In this exciting topic we will be listening to the pulse, voices and instruments in the music. Then, we will clap rhythms, play instruments using up to 3 notes, sing, improvise and compose a simple melody before performing our final piece!

PE

Our outdoor PE sessions will be focused on ball control – we will be applying our skills to both hockey and football during the term. We will be learning how to move the ball on the floor while moving and dribbling the ball forward using a stick or our feet. Also, we will be learning how to push the ball towards a target and stopping the ball using my foot or a stick. During our inside PE sessions we will be exploring health and fitness with a focus on talking about how our bodies react when exercising, completing exercise for a sustained period of time as well as investigating healthy foods.

RE

For RE our big question will be ‘Are people really good or bad?’. We will be exploring symbolising and belief whilst focusing on Hinduism. We will be looking at what Hindus believe about God, identifying their symbols and explain their meaning and explaining what Hindus believe about humanity such a creation and rebirth.