🌈This week is . This year's theme is about connecting with nature to support your mental health. Watch this space for more information about how to get involved 💚


In science this week, year 6 have been learning about the parts of an eye and how we are able to see with. They have also been experimenting to see what objects light is able to pass through 💡


🚨 A reminder to all of our parents and pupils 🚨 Today is the last day of term and the children have staggered early finish times. Please see those times below ⬇️


In maths, year 6 have been learning how to represent data in pie charts. They have used protractors to construct a pie chart 📊


In art this half term, Year 6 have been studying graffiti artists; Banksy, C215 and Shamsia Hassani. They have created their own stencils of political, social or environmental issues that mean something to them 🎨


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's challenge: how long can you stand on one leg for? Give it a go and time yourself!


Year 6 have been learning about Anderson Shelter's as part of their WWII topic in history. They made some models today to represent them. They have also used key historical vocabulary to describe how and why they were made


Thank you to all of ours pupils and staff for wearing something to make us smile for Comic Relief, and for raising some money for such a fantastic cause 🌟


Ms Bowern is definitely making us all smile this morning! 😁


A reminder to all of our parents and pupils: To celebrate Red Nose Day today, you can come into school dressed to make someone laugh or smile 😊 We can't wait to have lots of smiles put on our faces!


Year 6 have been exploring different molecules in science today. They had a go at creating some models using spaghetti and marshmallows 🔬


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's challenge is an exciting one: can you design your own class mascot? We can't wait to see what you come up with!


This Friday, to celebrate Comic Relief, we will be dressing to make someone smile or laugh. This could be a bright top, a funny accessory, an interesting hair style, or simply a red nose! If you wish, there is an optional donation of £1 🌈


Our Nursery class made some beautiful Mother's Day cards with daffodil paintings on them. We hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day 🌸


Well done to everyone who entered our Potato Book Character competition for World Book Day 📚 We were so impressed with all of the entries but here are our winners! Can you work out who each potato is representing? 🌟


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's challenge: create a positivity poster highlighting all the positive things in your life (family, friendships, hobbies etc). We can't wait to see your posters!


It has been so lovely to welcome all of our pupils back to school this morning and it is amazing how well everyone has settled back in. All the staff are so proud of you all! 🌈


We are so pleased to be welcoming back all of our pupils today! 🌈 Please see below a reminder of the new start and end times for each year group


Miss Field, Mr Griffin and Miss Simmons cannot wait to welcome their year 6 classes back to school Monday! Here is a special message from them 🌈


Mrs Prior and Miss Sayer are so excited to welcome all of you back on Monday. They have some special messages for you 🌈

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Year 2

Please note - This is the usual offer for our children when the academy is fully open, and describes the teaching for last term

Welcome to Year 2:
Mae Jemison & George W. Gibbs Jnr. Class

Miss Campbell will be teaching Mae Jemison class and Mrs Souissi will be teaching George W. Gibbs Jnr. Class.


Welcome to year 2! We hope you find the information below useful. This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times


Due to our catch-up curriculum, which aims to support children in their return to school, we will be setting Music and DT as home learning. Children will access their music curriculum on and their DT on Purple Mash


Mae Jemison class will have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. George W Gibbs class will have PE on Mondays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child wears their PE kit to school on these days.


Due to current circumstances we are limiting trips and external visitors but will work to provide enrichment opportunities.

Key Times

For Year 2, the school day will begin at 8.30, and end at 3.10. Please stick to these timings as each year group has their own start and end time to ensure social distancing. If you are collecting an older sibling in years 3 – 6 please come at the later pickup time.


What are we learning?


In literacy we will begin by focusing on the books Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman and My name is not Refugee by Kate Milner. We will be learning how to write effective descriptions of settings, persuasive letters and haikus. We are also running a second daily phonics session in order to support any missed learning.


In maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and division, time, fractions, problem solving and geometry. We will also be doing catch-up sessions in order to support with areas taught during lockdown.


We will continue with our work on plants this half term in science and will be exploring the similarities and difference between plants that grow from seeds and plants that grow from bulbs.


In geography we will continue our work on continents and oceans, exploring key features and climates of different continents. We will be developing our map and atlas work this half term. 


In History, we will be learning about life during the Stuart period with a focus on The Gunpower Plot. We will explore the reasons the plot developed and what life was like for people alive at the time.


In RE this half term we be exploring our key question ‘Why did God give Jesus to the world?’. Through this we will discuss Jesus’ significance and what we can learn from his teachings.  


In computing this half term we will be learning the importance of e-safety, exploring the steps we must take to stay safe online.  


Our focus artist in art this half term will be Andy Goldsworthy and we will be exploring how we can use natural materials to create beautiful collages.


Our key focus in PSHE this half term will be relationships. We will discuss how to have healthy and positive relationships with other both inside and outside school and how to keep ourselves safe when forming new relationships.


In PE we will be doing football


On Charanga, children will be exploring a Christmas song called ‘Ho ho ho’. This song is by Joanna Mangona and Jane Sebba and combines traditional Christmas-style music with freestyle and rap.


In DT we will learning how to design and make our own bird feeders.   


How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 10 - minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Practicing times tables frequently is vital, and children should be confident in their times tables by the end of year 4. Year 2s focus tables are 2, 5 and 10.

Children have logins for Mathletics, Literacy Planet and Purple Mash– please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts.

If you have any questions, please talk to Miss Campbell or Mrs Souissi, or you can arrange a meeting via Zoom.


Miss Campbell and Mrs Souissi