There are three classes in Year 2 – Dolphin Class, Panda Class and Tiger Class. Each class has 30 children.
The children in Year 2 are enthusiastic learners who are confident in exploring and using the entire learning environment to its full potential. They move between all 3 classes accessing the independent challenges with confidence. They also complete some fantastic learning in the outdoor learning environment, showing that they are confident in learning anywhere. The children have lots of good behaviours for learning embedded into their daily routines at Beddington Infants’ School and use their growing knowledge and their curiosity to lead them to produce thoughtful pieces of learning.
So far the children have been keen to produce excellent pieces of writing 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 across the Year. Normally, the curriculum includes trips to the beach, local places of worship and Hever Castle. There are also normally plenty of opportunities for families to join the children in their learning. In previous years families helped us to make ice cream, develop our writing skills, make bread, develop our reading skills, build space buggies and used saws to cut twigs and create dinosaur skeletons. All the children thoroughly enjoyed all of these learning experiences and having experienced them, they were able to use them to enhance their learning. Due to current restrictions and COVID-19 guidance, these activities are currently having to be modified or postponed to ensure we keep everyone safe.
We are sure that the children in Year 2 2020 – 2021 will have a fantastic time and will make the most of every learning opportunity.