Watergate

Watergate, a milestone stage in your child’s education, marks the end a wonderful journey through KS1 and prepares your child for a smooth transition into the juniors

Year 2 is an important stage of your child’s education because in the summer term, Watergate will take the KS1 SATs assessments.

The talented team in Watergate are dedicated to preparing your child academically and emotionally for these assessments. Through a rich and varied curriculum we focus on the development of the whole child.

Watergate start every half term with an exciting stimulus, inspired by an inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework. Watergate are challenged to think for themselves and take a conscientious approach to their learning, as we explore subjects topically and facilitate opportunities for the application of knowledge and skills in real-life contexts.

In addition, your child will embark on their first residential experience-a memorable adventure not to be missed.

Watergate’s PE sessions are on Monday and Tuesday.

Homework and Spelling quiz is due/ handed out on Tuesday.

A typical day in Watergate:

Morning Challenge

Morning Challenge offers a valuable start to your child’s school day. Morning Challenge activities are designed to consolidate or extend your child’s learning and encourage peer interaction.
This time also accommodates for pastoral and targeted academic intervention, ensuring your child eases into their morning purposefully and are ready to access their school day.

Phonics, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Building on the success of the PSC and looking forward to the expectation of Year 2 SATs, your child will be take part in discrete phonics and SPAG lessons every morning.
These sessions empower your child with a broad understanding and skill set, which supports the development of their independent reading and writing.

Mathematics

Allowing for the real-life application of arithmetic skills and reasoning, Maths is taught topically. Your child will become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, in line with the National Curriculum Y2 expectations, whilst developing conceptual understanding and reasoning in inquiry based, practical lessons.

Literacy

Literacy lessons reflect the importance of spoken and written language in your child’s development across the whole curriculum – cognitively, socially and linguistically.
Watergate explore a multitude of genres before internalising key features of these text types, through drama and practical activities.

Topic

Guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, your child will explore a range of topics aimed to develop their conceptual understandings, strengthening their knowledge and skills across and beyond subject areas to encourage a life long love of learning.