Topaz Class (Year 2)
Welcome to Topaz Class!
Topaz Class Teacher: Mr Ricketts
Dear Parents and Guardians
Welcome to the new year at St Mary Cray Primary and to Year 2.
I am looking forward to working with your children and providing them with a wealth of experiences and learning opportunities.
In Year 2 this year, the children will receive comprehensive experience in the core subjects: English, Maths and Science. Our foundation subjects are like the building blocks of your child's education. They cover a variety of interesting topics, helping your child develop different skills and learn about the world around them.
In Year 2, we offer phonics to all children to build their reading skills and as the year progresses, they will start to have Guided Reading lessons where they will be introduced to comprehension skills necessary for experiencing books on a deeper level. We will cover many books in English including: Lila and the Secret of Rain, The Dark, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Story Machine.
In Maths, children cover topics including Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Shape, Multiplication and Division, Fractions and various forms of Measurements.
In Science, we cover topics including Animals including Humans, Everyday Materials, Living Things and their Habitats and Plants.
In Year 2, foundation subjects include Art, PE, Geography, Computing RE, History, PSHE, DT and Music. We will cover a range of topics in the foundation subjects. Particular highlights include printing in Art, swimming and dance in PE, Oceans and Seas in Geography, algorithms in Computing, as well as ongoing support in E-Safety. Additionally, we will explore "The Great Fire of London" in History and introduce the students to playing pBuzz in Music.
Outdoor Learning forms an integral part of our pupils' learning at St Mary Cray Primary Academy. Children have access to a trim trail, large grassy field and Forest School.
I am looking forward to the year ahead and all the experiences the class will have. I look forward to working with you all.
Please feel welcome to get in contact if you have any queries.