Bishops Cannings CofE (Aided) Primary School

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Phoenix Class

Our Year 2 children are taught in Phoenix Class

The Phoenix was a magnificent, reddish-black firebird that was larger than an eagle, with a saffron chest, its head crested with scarlet, and its tail purple. You can read about a Phoenix in the book, 'The Magicians Nephew'. 

In Phoenix Class the children start to develop more independence. We build on the skills learnt in previous years as well as encouraging learning skills such as concentration and co-operation.

What the children say:

Autumn Term 1

  • Literacy

    In literacy we shall be reading and learning off by heart The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We shall be taking a visit to the Troll’s bridge, finding out what he eats (don’t worry it isn’t small children!) We will be writing about aspects of the story from a different point of view. We shall write instructions about what he eats and how he cooks. Through the term and for the rest of the year we will be learning how to edit and improve our work.

  • Numeracy

    Numeracy will follow the national strategy. We will be building on our counting skills and applying them further into adding/subtracting.  We shall also be looking at shape and space. When we make Troll’s soup! We will learn capacity and measure. There is an emphasis upon mental and practical maths in the classroom.

  • Science

    In science will will be looking at forces and friction.

  • R.E

    RE will be based around the nativity and the christmas story.

  • Geography/History

    Will we be using the local area as an inspiration for te Troll's bridge.

  • ICT

    We shall be learning about a new spelling programme. We shall continue to look at programming and e- safety

  • Art/DT

    Art will be led by Mrs Amey. The children will explore different painting tecniques. All art work will be based around the topic of traditional tales.

  • P.E

    .PE will be on a Thursday. We shall be focusing upon ball skills this term. We shall eventually play football games outside so the children will need their warm PE clothing and if your child has long hair they will need a hair band.