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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Our Curriculum

Mr Young and Miss Watterson (2W) work together to plan engaging lessons for the children as well as challenging them accordingly, ensuring the necessary framework is covered and preparing them for their education in Key Stage 2.


Curriculum Overviews:

Autumn Term 1:

English Maths Topic

The Singing Mermaid (Fiction)

Welcome to the Circus (Non-Fiction)

Number and Place Value;


The Circus

inc. trip to Blackpool Circus


This half term we are focusing our English work on the Julia Donalson book; The Singing Mermaid.

During the story the mermaid is taken to the circus.. Which links in nicely with our Topic this half term, the circus!

We hope the children enjoy producing the various writing outcomes planned.

The children have just completed their first piece of independent writing in Year 2, writing a narrative based on the opening of The Singing Mermaid.  Mr Young and Miss Connor are extremely impressed with the hard work the children have put in to complete their writing.. Well done 2Y!

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Our second outcome for The Singing Mermaid was a wanted poster to help capture the missing Sam Sly, ringmaster of the circus in Silversands.

Year 2 have applied their recent learning of expanded noun phrases to describe Sam's appearance and character.  Well done everybody!

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