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Banks Road Primary School

We can do it!

Banks Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L19 8JZ

n.mcgee02@banksroad.liverpool.sch.uk

01514274360

Welcome to Year 2 - Class 2S (David Roberts Class)

 Spring term 1

The main adults who work in David Roberts Class this year are:

  • Mr. Savage - Assistant Headteacher - teaches each morning
  • Teacher TBC - teaches each afternoon
  • Miss. Connor - Teaching Assistant
  • Miss. Ward - Trainee Teacher

 

We are a very lucky class at Banks Road. We also have a range of adults working with us, sharing their expertise in teaching us different areas of the curriculum:

  • Mrs. Soulsby will deliver some exciting French lessons each week.
  • Mr. Hallsey will be teaching us recorders in Music.

Dates for Diaries

Tuesday 1st May 2018 - Friday 25th May 2018 - KS1 statutory end of key stage assessments (SATs)

Monday 11th June 2018 - Friday 15th June 2018 - Year 2 phonics screening checks

Wednesday 13th June 2018 - Class 2S trip to Pizza Express as part of our DT topic

This half term's spelling lists

Name
15. o sounding u.docDownload
16. or, ir, ear sounding ur.docDownload
17. homophones ai, a-e.docDownload
18. homophones ee, ea.docDownload
19. homophones silent k.docDownload
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Please look at our photographs below when the Community Support Officers came into school to give Year 2 a pre-Bonfire Night safety talk!

Last year when Year 2 were Year 1, we took part in a project with BBC Radio to star in episodes of the podcast Swashbuckle. Our episodes are now live on the BBC iPlayer! Please click below to listen to our exciting and hilarious episodes yourself...

Message from Mr Savage:

Spring term 1

What an exciting term we have ahead of us! The Spring term is upon us at Banks Road and I am really looking forward to continuing to work with all the children and parents at this small school with a big mission!

Our English work will involve us looking at a carefully selected range of poems that we will analyse and perform. We will imitate and become inspired by various authors as a result! Later in the half term we will dig deep into an extended chapter book, The Hodgeheg by one of Mr. Savage’s favourite authors!

In Maths, continuing on from last term we will be consolidating our work on money, reasoning and problem solving to ensure that we are working in greater depth! We will then move on to multiplication (starting off with repeated addition and arrays) and then division (as equal sharing). Lots of reasoning and problem solving again!

Our Topic work will be History where we will are studying the Wright Brothers and their flying machine, conducting many 'movement' experiments in our Science work and looking at special books from the different world religions.

Miss Ward, a trainee teacher, will also be working with Year 2S this next half term bring lots of fresh ideas and renewed enthusiasm to the classroom!

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch,

Warmest wishes,

Mr. Savage and the Year 2 team

Please note that there has been a change of days when we are doing PE - PE will be on Monday afternoons and Thursday afternoons.

Archived Curriculum Newsletters to Parents

Name
Curriculum Information Sheet Aut 1.pdfDownload
Curriculum Information Sheet Aut 2.pdfDownload
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As part of our Science work this Autumn, we went on a mini beast hunt in the school grounds. We found some mini habitats but not many. In class we discussed how we could encourage more insects and animals to make Banks Road their home. Look at the photographs below of our mini beast hunt...

This half term we worked with The Storybarn and The Reader Org enjoying some interactive storytelling, exploring, sharing and discovering our love of books!