LEARNING ADVENTURES IN YEAR 2
(SQUIRRELS, HEDGEHOGS AND FIELD MICE CLASS)
The school uses Read Write Inc and Letters and Sounds to teach Phonics.
We learn lots of interesting things and many different skills that help us learn in Year 2. Our GUIDES (teachers) and US plan many different LEARNING ADVENTURES about things we are interested in and things we want to learn about.
Please see the gallery of photos below to see some of the amazing adventures we have had so far.
If you come and visit you will find us working in small groups and learning in different ways. You will see us learning outside, in the classroom, on our own or with an adult.
In the first half-term we have the same kind of learning adventures as we did in Year 1. Our Guides also spend a lot of time watching what and how we learn, they also talk to us a lot and really listen to what we say. This helps they get to know us as individuals and know what we need to learn next.
In order for us to learn our Maths and English skills our Guides plan daily sessions so we can master different skills across the week. These skills are developed so we can then apply them in different ways and for different purposes. The range of activities across the week, include some that are specially designed for us to learn how to share our ideas with each other, work together, be resilient and solve problems, so we can try and be like our LEARNING ANIMALS.
In the afternoons we learn other skills that help us learn about our world around us, the past, how to be creative, make music and control our bodies. We also have daily reading time when our teacher shares a story and we talk about it.
In the Summer term we have the wonderful experience of visiting an activity centre for the day with our friends and our GUIDES. It is a wonderful opportunity to be brave and try out some activities we may not have tried before such as skiing and climbing. This trip helps us to further develop our teamwork skills and lets us try new fun sports and activities. This opportunity is one of many learning adventures at this time of the year that help us get ready for our move to the Junior school. It is also a nice way for us to end our final year at the Infant school and a chance to have a memorable experience before moving to the Junior School.
If you do visit then you will be very welcome and you will find a notice board outside SQUIRRELS and SQUIRRELS class giving you more information about how we learn in YEAR 2.