Year Two

Miss Bishop is our Teacher and Mrs Shaw is the Class Teaching Assistant.  We are also joined two days a week by Mrs Towler. 

We have Literacy and Numeracy at least four times a week and enjoy learning about a wide variety of topics such as the Great Fire of London and Exploring the Wider World. 

In Literacy we are learning to think and write like authors and this is going to help us develop our writing skills throughout the year. We learn about many different styles of writing and write for a range of purposes. We are working hard to build on and apply the phonics we have learnt in Year 1, to help us become fantastic spellers!
 
In Numeracy, we become excellent problem solvers and develop our fluency in calculation. Our greater depth programme promotes higher order thinking and encourages the children to 'prove it' when answering questions. We enjoy learning how to apply the skills we learn all week in regular  investigations.
 
During our busy week we also have Science, RE, PE, Topic, and Music and are lucky enough to have expert coaches during the year. 
 
As you can see, Year 2 is a fun-packed, busy year with lots of exciting, new challenges that will stimulate your children and prepare them for the step up to Key Stage 2.
 
Hanbury School Values
Our six core Christian values are taught through SMSC/PSHE and RE and it is incorporated into all other areas of learning. Our values are: Friendship, Respect, Endurance, Forgiveness, Kindness & Compassion and Trust. 
 
Spring Term 2: Our focus value this half term is 'Forgiveness'
 
CLASS NEWS:  20th March 2023
 
Our Superstars are:
Max: For understanding others and being a kind friend to everyone. 
Flick: For having more and more confidence that she will achieve her goals.
Lilly M: For taking things one step at a time and never, ever giving up!
 
We had a wonderful time at Forest School… there was lots of mud and some great activities to try out!
 
In Maths we’ve been putting our squared paper to good use by learning how to do column addition.  We’ve been careful to keep our tens and ones in the right place and have even handled a tricky situation when our ones added up to more than ten!
 
We’ve also been super writers this week, using co-ordinated conjunctions to write sentences about the Great Fire of London.
 
Forest School
We are very lucky to have such beautiful, natural surroundings, and throughout the term we take our learning outside the classroom. We rediscover and connect with nature in sessions at our Forest School site or around the setting of our school. We often welcome Mrs Pincher, our forest school leader too. She teaches us all about respecting the natural world around us and plans activities using tools or equipment. We enjoy our sausage sandwiches and toasted marshmallows next to the fire! Sometimes we go over to Hanbury Hall, which is lovely.
 
If you've ever wondered how you can best support your child's learning, and share what they are doing at school, take a look at the "Working Together" leaflet which provides lots of interesting and useful ideas... click on the link below to download it!