Welcome to Pegasus Class
Phoenix class is the home to our wonderful Year 2 children. We are named after the mythical beast Pegasus- a winged horse.
We have an exciting curriculum which is detailed in the curriculum maps below. However, that is only the beginning; you will see our budding thespians performing in the annual Nativity play, performing dances from around the world, singing songs to deepen our learning about the Victorian era and much more.
In addition to the core subjects of Maths, English, Science and RE we are focusing on the following themes in the foundation subjects.
In History, during the Autumn Term, we will be looking at explorers through the years and will end with a focus on Arctic Explorers. The Summer Term will see us investigating change over a period of time and looking at life during Victorian England.
In Geography, in the Spring Term, we will be learning about the continents and oceans of the world. We will also be comparing a traditional village in England to that of one in East Africa.
Dance will be taught throughout the year and linked to class themes, class performances, such as the Nativity, or a significant school event. Team games, gymnastics, net and wall games, striking and fielding and athletics will be covered on a termly basis. Swimming is timetabled in Year 2 but is still dependent on the availability of local pools
The computing curriculum will encompass the key skills of simple programming, handling data, e-safety, multimedia and will look at technology in our lives.
Art and Design and Design Technology are very much linked to the other foundation subjects and most pieces will be of this cross curricular nature. However, the key skills and techniques in these subjects, such as colour, texture and pattern will be explored. As will the skills of designing, making and evaluating pieces.
Music is discretely taught and will also link with the foundation subjects.
We use the Jigsaw programme to deliver RSHE as well as enhancing the offer with relevant outside visitors.
French is taught each week and builds on previously taught vocabulary, listening and speaking skills.
Click on the Curriculum Map below to find out when our skills and techniques are going to be taught throughout the year.
Click on the Knowledge Organisers for details of those skills and techniques.