There are three classes in Year 2 – Dolphin Class, Panda Class and Tiger Class. Each class has 30 children.
The children have settled quickly into Year 2 and shown that they are very enthusiastic learners and have been confident in exploring and using the entire learning environment to its full potential. They have moved between all 3 classes accessing the independent challenges with confidence. They have also completed fantastic learning in the outdoor learning environment, showing that they are confident in learning anywhere. The children have settled straight back into the routines that they are used to at Beddington Infants’ School and have used their growing knowledge and their curiosity to lead them to produce thoughtful pieces of learning. So far the children have produced excellent pieces of writing describing their summer break and describing seaside scenes and they are remembering all the important lessons they had learned about writing in Year One. e.g. using the correct punctuation in a sentence and adding conjunctions, such as and, but or because to extend their sentences. The children have also been showing how much they know about the value of numbers and have demonstrated different ways to make these numbers using a range of different methods. All of this learning has been continued in both indoor and outdoor independent challenges.
The children in Year 2 have a lot of excellent learning experiences to look forward to. During the last academic year there were trips to the beach, local places of worship and Hever Castle. There were also plenty of opportunities for families to join the children in their learning. Families helped us to make ice cream, bread, space buggies and used saws to cut twigs and create dinosaur skeletons. All children thoroughly enjoyed all of these learning experiences and having experienced them, they were able to use them to enhance their learning.
The children also took part in several different assemblies, showcasing their talents and their resilience. We are sure that the children in Year 2 2019 – 2020 will have a fantastic time and will make the most of every learning opportunity.