Welcome to Year 2
Hello, I am Miss Jones and I teach the 29 children that are our wonderful and lively Year 2 class. We have help every day from our brilliant teaching assistant, Mrs Shaw. She has a wealth of experience in Year 2 and is going to help us with all the exciting learning that is going to take place this year!
We have Literacy and Numeracy at least four times a week. On a Friday we enjoy a challenge with the BIG Maths BEAT THAT. We try to answer as many mental maths questions as we can in a short amount of time and we are getting very good!
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 Year 2 we have daily phonics and GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) sessions to help make our writing even better.
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 weekly investigations.
During our busy week we also have Science, RE/PSHE, PE, Topic, Computing and Music. PE is on Wednesday afternoons and we have outdoor games on a Friday morning.
In Year 2, we are going to be learning about important people and events in history. Our historical topics are: The Great Fire of London (Autumn Term) and Rosa Parks (Summer Term). In the Spring Term, we are going to be learning about 'Our Wonderful World'. We will have the opportunity to think about, discuss and create work based on geographical locations; climates; wildlife and their habitats.
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.
We are very lucky to have such beautiful, natural surroundings, and every half term we take our learning outside the classroom. We rediscover and connect with nature in sessions at our Forest School site, which is only a short walk away. We often have Mrs. Wilkes, our forest school leader, to come with us. She teaches us all about respecting the natural world around us and wonderful wildlife. We enjoy our sausage sandwiches and toasted marshmallows next to the fire! Sometimes we go over to Hanbury Hall, which is lovely.
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.
Autumn Term 1: Our focus value this half term is 'Friendship'