Class 2 is the place where all children foster their love for their learning.
Class 2 is the place where all children foster their love for their learning through developing and enhancing their knowledge and understanding of the world around them with a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum. With reading being the fundamental life skill at the heart of all we do, we enhance our curriculum with rich texts to drive our learning to be the best it can be. Throughout our year children study and immerse themselves in a range of high quality texts such as Paddington Bear, The Owl who was afraid of the dark and Dolphin Boy.
We begin our year together embracing our vibrant capital city and immerse ourselves in the wonderful story of Paddington Bear, producing descriptive writing and becoming authors of our own story. This leads our learning to a geographical focus in which we conduct fieldwork in our local area to compare Thurgoland’s human features with London’s. As we reach the festive period our children aim high to become the stars of the show in our amazing nativity performing in the Holy Trinity Church to the local community.
Entering the New Year we give it a go at expanding our creative vision with a trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park to study sculptures and learn about local history of Fox Valley and the significance of Samuel Fox, before producing our own masterpiece sculpture. During the Spring term we brave the weather to become geographers to monitor and record the weather around Thurgoland.
Reading is a fundamental life skill at the heart of everything we do.
Our final term finds us travelling back in time to explore the significance of Florence Nightingale, Queen Victoria and Mary Seacole in an exploration to find who was made the most impact during the Victorians. We celebrate being our best selves all year with a Key Stage One trip to Filey where we learn to apply money to real life context to buy an ice cream and spend the day on the beach with our famous sand castle building competition.
We believe in Class 2 we should celebrate and show respect to all; therefore take great joy in participating in theme days and weeks such as Black History Month, anti-bullying and E-safety. We develop our pupils to be respectful, empathetic and understanding through learning how to express ourselves, keep ourselves and others safe and living together in the wider world.
Class 2 is where learning is memorable and where we all strive to show the best version of our self in all that we do.
Values that are at the heart of Thurgoland