Italy – Year 2

Italy are one of two Year 2 classes in Ardley Hill Academy. We work closely with all of Key Stage 1 and even do the same exciting topics!

In Italy we are very independent and enjoy challenging ourselves. We also work in small guided groups to make sure that we are learning all the important information that we need!

We love learning and have lots of lovely resources to help us! Have a look at our pictures to see some of the different parts of Italy!

Class List

Ashlee – Faith, Cayden, Isabelle, Mollie, Rosie, Djamel, Callum, Sophie, Rio, Rosie, Eve, Lola, Mia, Jacob, Finley, Ethan, Logan, Poppy-Rose, Isabelle, Maggie-Mae, Christian, Myles, Tyler, Jade, Jack, Rohan, Oliver, Theo, Evie and Ellie.




Key Information


Your child will be given a reading book and a record to bring home. He/she will get the opportunity to change their reading book on a daily basis. Please listen to your child read as often as possible and record any comments in the reading record. Stickers are awarded for reading 4 times in a week which can be four different books or four different pages in the same book. Reading is also part of the Bingo homework! If any parents have a little bit of spare time and would like to help with reading in Italy Class, please speak to Mrs Read.
Homework is set every half term in the form of a ‘Homework Bingo.’ There are 30 activites to complete and range from reading and practising times tables to flying a kite. Please complete as many of the challenges during term time and ensure you return your book so we can share your hard work with the class and award lots of house points and Dojo points! There will also be a Topic homework set over a half term linked to what we have been learning in class or a different curriculum subject.

Education City homework is also set alongside the Bingo and is another activity to tick off. These English and Maths games are an interactive way of practising key skills such as times tables. Your child’s log in is in the front of their homework book and the results are automatically saved and sent to the Academy.

P.E. is on a Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning term . PE kits need to be in school all the time as sometimes extra sessions may be added in, particularly if the weather is nice! Earrings should either be removed before attending school or alternatively your child can remove it and put it away safely themselves before the lesson.

Your child will need a healthy snack to have during morning play outdoors, any pots must have names on if you wish them to be kept.

Your child will continue to need a named water bottle which will be kept in the classroom and refilled daily.

Show and Tell

After the Easter holidays we are changing the running of show and tell sessions for the Summer term. Each child will have a longer session to share their objects/ideas with the class and so have been given a date to bring in any item related to our new topic. The children will share this with you when they find out for themselves on the first day back to school! Therefore we are having a last whole class session open to all children to share any object from their Easter holidays on Friday 20th April. After this please see below for their allocated week.

Italy Class had a surprise visitor at the start of the Autumn Term – Brown Paper Bear came to find out all about different toys. The class have explored old and new toys, toys that use forces, made their own toys and carried out their own Science experiments. The children really enjoyed a trip to the British School’s Museum in Hitchin where they played with Victorian toys and even had a lesson by a Victorian teacher – it was a bit scary!
After all of this, the class also made pull along toys for the Pre-School children who really enjoyed playing with them!

Italy Class were sad to see Brown Paper Bear leave but he had a very special job to do – help Santa with all the information about toys that we had found out!

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Below are some of the questions we want to find the answers to. We can’t wait to find out more about knights and castles

Curriculum Overview for Parents-Turrets and Tiaras