Mrs N. Robinson
Mrs. S. Jeffers
In Year 2 we feel it is vital for children to develop their independence in all areas especially academic and social in preparation for their transition into Key Stage 2. This is encouraged through children taking more responsibility for their belongings, communications and peer interactions. In the classroom we support this by teaching in whole class groups, where children are expected to listen to instructions and complete activities, with a growing level of independence.
Our lessons are engaging, meaningful and fun and we endeavour to provide many hands on experiences with the right balance of challenge and support. Children are actively involved in a range of memorable learning experiences which promote creativity, independence and enjoyment. This includes the use of the woodland area within our school grounds.
Although our timetable consists of daily maths, English, phonics and guided reading lessons we feel that other subjects such as science, history, R.E, I.C.T, geography, Art/DT and music hold equal prominence to the success of our children and is reflected in our timetable.
Reading books can be changed daily which encourages children to read every night. We also have a vast selection of books in our reading corner that the children have regular access to as we believe that reading enhances vocabulary and stimulates imagination and curiosity. We believe it is vital for learning to be fun and engaging, therefore we regularly play fun, if not a little competitive, times tables games to inspire a love of learning.
Our PE session is on a Tuesday morning, however, we have been very lucky to have additional team building sessions this term which has developed the children’s resilience, confidence and independence even further.
We send out curriculum letters and key dates each half term and encourage an open door policy so that parents can speak to us at the start and end of the day with any concerns. If you require further information please contact the school office and in the meantime, keep an eye on our page for regular pictures following our journey through Year 2!
Mrs Robinson and Mrs Jeffers
Formby Beach Visit
Year 2 went on their school trip to Formby Beach. Our topic in science has been living things and their habitats so Formby was a perfect place to go considering it has more varieties of wildlife species concentrated in one area than anywhere else in the UK! Whilst we were there we went on a wildlife walk through the dune grasslands where we saw rabbits, goats, mini beasts and birds and then we walked through the asparagus fields towards the woodland. Whilst in the woodland we explored dens and made our own woodland creature habitats using foraged items from the forest floor such as twigs, leaves and pine cones. Following this we tiptoed quietly (well, as quietly as 26 children can be) through the squirrel reserve where we were lucky enough to see two red squirrels!