Curriculum: Year 2
Mrs Healy is the class teacher for 2 Cedar.
Miss Coburn is the class teacher for 2 Blossom.
Welcome back to Ruislip Gardens School, Year Two! Miss Coburn, Mrs Healy and Mrs Cummings are looking forward to seeing you all again, we have heard such great things about you from your last teachers and have been busy planning fun things for you all. We hope that you enjoyed your summer holiday and were able to spend more time with family and friends, in the sun and the rain! We were lucky to be able to do that, as well as visit some of the beautiful places in England, many of which we will learn more about in Year 2.
We have an exciting curriculum in Year Two, with content that will engage and inspire you all. From things close to home, such as London; both present day and events that shaped its future such as the Great Fire. To the fascinating world of space travel, the moon landing and looking to the future as the world prepares a mission to Mars. As we learn about the lives of some significant people in history, we hope to inspire the next generation of engineers, artists or explorers as we study Brunel, Lowry and Christopher Columbus. It’s important to compare our daily lives to others around the world and some of our texts include life in countries in Africa, including the use of plastic in our world and its effects. In the final term we will become ‘Explorers’ as we travel the world through books, role play, animal habitats and much more. Each topic offers the opportunity to immerse in cross curricular activities.
In the Autumn term we will focus on our capital city, London, through our creative curriculum. We will read class texts such as ‘Paddington’ and ‘Katie in London’ and share information texts too about the famous landmarks and fascinating history. Our Maths focus for the Autumn term is number and place value, addition and subtraction, money, multiplication and division where we will learn to reason and apply our knowledge in real life contexts. In Science, we will investigate the growth, health and life cycle of different animals and humans. We will carry out a set of exciting investigations to test our enquiries.
Your child will continue to bring reading books home to share with you and we will both record their reading in our Google classroom, more information will follow on this.
Ruislip Gardens school focuses on 4 core values and Year Two will learn about and discuss responsibility in the Autumn term, including finding out why responsibility is essential for personal growth and its use in the wider community. Please make sure your child has their forest school kit in school ready for us to regularly make the most of our wonderful school grounds and take the learning outside too.
PE days in Year 2 will be Wednesday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor).
Pupils can wear PE kit on the days that they have PE but it has to be the following:
- White T-shirt
- Black shorts for inside
- Black (plain) jogging bottoms for outside
- Black plimsolls for inside
- Trainers for outside use
We are very excited to begin to use Google classroom. One of the things it will be used for is homework which will be uploaded directly to reduce paper and children will upload their homework on to the platform as well.
As Headteacher I would like to welcome you all to our school. Ruislip Gardens Primary School is a very special place. Visitors comment positively about the school, from the children’s behaviour and their enthusiasm to the staffs ongoing commitment and dedication. We understand the power of education and take very seriously our duty to give your children the best start in life. I am personally very proud to be a member of this community.
The school recognises the value and uniqueness of each individual child and adult at Ruislip Gardens. We celebrate the talents and gifts of each child and enable them to develop to their full potential spiritually, morally, academically, socially and physically.
Our shared vision “Growing and Achieving Together” underpins all we believe in. Our core values
- Providing a safe and nurturing environment
- Establishing lifelong values
- Developing confident and independent learners
- Inspiring excellence
- Enabling everyone to succeed
show how Ruislip Gardens is dedicated to ensuring we help all our children become successful and happy young people. Their learning and personal development are our driving force.
With support and advice from all our stakeholders we were able to develop Ruislip Gardens 4 Life-long Values:
Each value has a definition, which you can read in the vision and values
section of the website.
I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit our school if you have
not already, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome. Finally I would
like to thank you for your continued support and for trusting us with the
privilege of educating your precious children.