Welcome to Jupiter Class!
My name is Mr. Beresford, I'm in my fourth year at KPS and this will be my second in KS1. I will be ably supported by my colleague Mrs. Read 4 days a week.
Why Jupiter Class?
This year we've chosen to name our classes after the planets, running in order backward through the school. This means that Year 2 will be known as Jupiter Class, the 5th planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System.
Due to the school closures in the previous two years we will again be allowed to conduct additional phonics screenings in the Autumn term.
Formal assessments will return for the 2021/22 academic year, with SATS taking place early in the second half of the Summer Term. With this in mind we will begin to familiarise the children SATS papers early in the year and continue to develop their test craft through regular practice as the year progresses.
Further information on SATS preparation and sitting will be made available closer to the date of completion.
Curriculum Overview - Autumn Term
In the Autumn term our curriculum studies will focus around the concept of 'Amazing Places and Spaces' in which we will take a geographical look at the United Kindgom, Great Britain and the British Isles.
The children have previously studied the basic elements of this area of the curriculum however in Year 2 we will look to build on their existing knowledge to advance and deepen their understandings.
In Biology we will focus on living things, including their basic needs, habitats, and classifications. In Chemestry are studies will cover materials, their properties and how objects are made. Finally, our Physics studies will see the class conduct simple tests that demonstrate how light enables sight.
The document below is our curriculum overview for the first half term (Autumn 1). This should give you an idea about what the children will be learning in the coming weeks.