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Sherford Vale School and Nursery

Sherford ValeSchool and Nursery

Sherford ValeSchool and Nursery

Otter Class Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 Otter Class!

Welcome to Otter Class with Miss Brown, Mrs Baines and Mrs Bennett.


Summer 2022 - History

This term our topic is 'How do we know so much about where Sappho used to live?'

This investigation enables pupils to explore a number of key historical concepts, particularly the nature of evidence and cause and effect. It also introduces the pupils to the central paradigm of history – studying the past to understand the present better and to inform the future in a more enlightened manner. The destruction and reconstruction of the iconic city of Pompeii provides an ideal context for achieving this and this historical event is brought to life through the circumstances of one young person, to whom the pupils are able to relate easily. The enquiry also emphasises that the value of studying a specific event in history, such as the destruction of Pompeii, lies more in what the event tells us about the lives of ordinary people at the time rather than the specific and intricate details of the event itself. 

Otter Class information:

  • Homework (English and Maths) is sent home on a Wednesday and due the following Monday.
  • Weekly spelling tests are given on a Monday.
  • Mrs Baines (HLTA) will cover PPA every Wednesday afternoon.
  • PE is on Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons. Full PE kit (black PE top, shorts/trousers and trainers) is required for all PE lessons.