Year 2 – Beech & Rowan Classes
Beech: Miss Mairead Greene
Rowan: Miss Nicole Joslin
Mrs Kerry Latham
Mrs Catherine Venables
Every Day - Read at home for at least 15 minutes every day and talk about what you have read. Books are changed on a Thursday (TBC).
Other Homework: TBC
Beech: TBC and Thursday
Rowan: TBC and Thursday
How We Learn:
As children transition from Early Years into Key Stage One their learning adventure continues. We continue to build upon the characteristics of effective learning and the children’s eagerness to be independent in their own learning.
At the start of each topic teachers plan key activities which meet National Curriculum objectives, but will also allow opportunities to follow the children’s interests and for collaborative work between children.
Children’s days are a carefully planned blend of teacher led sessions, small group work, independent practice tasks and time for children to demonstrate and deepen their learning by choosing how to access a range of opportunities both inside and outside.
Our Year Two classrooms are laid out in the same way as our Year 1 rooms and are dynamic, well resourced learning spaces. They also share their own large outside area, adjacent to Year 1, which children are able to access throughout the day.
Children continue to have opportunities to; experiment with scientific concepts, engage with computing, make artwork, experience the natural world, design and create structures and models, explore scenarios through role play and learn how to cook simple recipes. Resources to support and extend the children’s reading, writing and mathematical concepts are always available to use.
Children are encouraged to have a healthy snack e.g. fruit, vegetables, toast or breadsticks when they are hungry and they prepare and serve this themselves.