Year Two

Welcome to Team Two.

We have two classes in our year group: Team Ahlberg (22 children) and Team Potter (22 children).

Who’s Who in Team Two?

Team Ahlberg – Mrs Hall and Miss Hopps are the class teachers of Team Ahlberg. Mrs Hall teaches the class Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Miss Hopps teaches on Thursday and Friday. Team Ahlberg are also supported by three teaching assistants at different points in the day – Mrs Stephenson, Mrs Boynton and Mrs Langdale.

Team Potter – Mrs Mylie teaches Team Potter and the teaching assistant in this class is Mrs Thompson.

Miss Charlton and Mrs Drennon also teach the classes during the teachers planning, preparation and assessment time, one afternoon per week.

What do we do in Team Two?

Throughout Year Two, we aim to provide all children with high quality, challenging and engaging experiences that extend their learning and development. We encourage our children to be independent and resilient learners who challenge themselves. We support our children as they develop their social skills. In Team Two, we teach many of our lessons through engaging and child friendly topics. In these topics, the children develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of ways to suit all learning styles. In mathematics, we are focussing on progressing through concrete (equipment), pictorial and abstract (mental maths) methods, as well as developing our fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills.

Spring One – Wriggle and Crawl.

We will be grabbing our coats and pooters so that we can go out and about on a minibeast hunt! We will be lifting logs, digging deep and rolling over rocks to see who’s home.

We will create our own habitats that are suitable for different minibeasts. We will learn about bees, worms and butterflies. We will complete life cycles and food chains.

We will plan, script and create a film to show how our favourites bug transforms from one form to another, perhaps a caterpillar to a butterfly or a maggot to a fly…urgh!

On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl!

Spring Two – Street Detectives.

This way or that way? Where should we go? Up to the local shops or down to the playing fields? We will learn about our local community, looking at houses old and new and finding out how our streets have changed since our mums and dads were young. Perhaps our grandparents went to our school or maybe they worked in a local shop?

We will make maps and plans of the streets around us, planning our routes. What can we see? What can we find? Whereabouts do we live? Do we know our addresses?

When the Lord Mayor writes and asks us to make our street a better place, it’s time to get our thinking caps on and paint brushes at the ready!

Ready to roll, Street Detectives? Let’s get our clipboards and cameras…it’s time to start investigating!

Summer One – Scented Garden

In this topic, Team Two will tiptoe through the tulips and let our senses discover the blooming foliage and enchanting fragrances of flowers and herbs. Round and round the mulberry bush we go, planting bulbs and seeds, and then watching them grow beneath sunshine and showers.

We will explore the astounding world of the scented garden, but be careful Team Two! There are some wild and dangerous plants out there that do astonishing things – just don’t touch!

We will use the marvellous properties of plants, flowers and herbs to make an exceptional gift for somebody special.

Everything is coming up roses! Why not grow our own?

Summer Two – Land Ahoy!

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Arrr…me hearties – it’s a sailor’s life for me!

In this topic we will put on our sea legs, as it’s time to sail the salty seas! We will navigate, investigate and explore the world – just like Captain Cook.

We will be making a boat, sinking a ship and flying a pirate flag! We will speak like a pirate, write like a poet, then weigh and measure a pirate’s booty!

How do rescues happen at sea? We will be finding out about brave volunteers and young Miss Darling, rowing her boat across stormy seas.

Team Two will sing a sea shanty whilst cleaning the poop deck then we’ll search the school grounds for Captain Longbeard’s hidden treasure.

Thar’s land ahead, me buckos! Let’s get t’ship t’port!