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:

  • Literacy

    In literacy we shall be reading the book ‘Jim and the Beanstalk’. The children will use the book to write in a variety of styles.

  • Numeracy

    In maths we shall be following the curriculum with a focus upon fractions, money and time. In calculations we will focus upon division using associated multiplication facts.

  • Science

    In science we shall learn about plants growing. This includes seed dispersal, pollination and flowers.

  • R.E

    RE will see the children studying Judaism and there will be a trip to a synagogue. A letter about the trip will be sent home shortly.

  • Geography/History
  • ICT

    We shall continue to look at programming and e- safety and using Spellodrome.

  • 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 'Growing.'

  • P.E

    In PE we start to go swimming on a Friday. I have talked to the children about having nerves and we all agreed that it was something we would go through as a class. They really will love it by the end of the term. They will need a swimming hat as they are not allowed in the pool without one. If you haven’t got one they can be purchased from the office.