Located on the first floor of the main Pre-Prep building, on either side of the gallery landing, the Year 2 classrooms are spacious, colourful and inviting.
With the emphasis remaining on enjoyment, the children continue to be supported as individuals, progressing at their own pace, with differentiated activities aimed at reinforcing, developing and challenging their thinking, whilst still encouraging independence, imagination and a passion for learning.
Literacy and Numeracy concepts continue to be strengthened and extended, with frequent opportunities for the pursuit of creative and topic based learning. Topic themes such as ‘Explorers’, ‘The Rainforest’ and ‘Back to the Future’ are explored each term and enable children to further develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in Science, R.S., History and Geography.
Benefitting from a broad based curriculum, the children continue to be taught by specialist tutors for Drama, Computing, P.E., Games, Music and French. A good variety of enrichment opportunities are also provided through trips to venues such as theatres, the SnowDome and Cadbury World. Visitors are regularly welcomed into Year 2 and include outside speakers from charities such as the NSPCC and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
In addition to tennis and ballet, extra-curricular activities in Year 2 extend to include Year Two Choir and Ocarina Club.
As the oldest children in Pre-Prep, School Council is introduced in Year 2. Representatives from each class are elected by their peers and attend termly meetings.
In Year 2, nurturing children’s confidence, their self-belief, and a consideration for others in a positive and supportive environment remains central to the teaching and learning, as children continue their learning journey through to the end of Pre-Prep and into the Prep School at Year 3.
In Year 2 we have awarded our first set of pen licences. These children are able to write using neat, joined, consistently sized letters and their work is beautiful. We have awarded these pen licences earlier than usual and this shows how brilliantly the children are doing with their handwriting. Huge congratulations to them all!