Welcome to Dragons!
Hello, I’m Mrs Gradwell and I’m very happy to be the teacher of Dragon Class. We are very lucky to have the fabulous Mrs Woodward who supports us with our learning. Year 2 is all about enthusiasm for learning and developing independence. In Year 2 we put 100% effort into our learning and have lots of fun while doing so. We have the same 3 rules throughout the school which makes it easy for us to follow them. They are: Keep safe, Use your Values and Be the best that you can be” We learn about and practice these rules every day.
Every day in Year 2 we have maths, English and spelling lessons, as well as daily reading and mental maths
activities. Every afternoon we have Guided Reading, where we read in groups, and enjoy discussing what we have read. We also get to play Boggle during Guided Reading to improve our spelling! We learn about other subjects such as Geography and PE. On Tuesday afternoons we have Art and Design Technology with Mrs Webster. At the end of every day we talk about our feelings and how to keep each other safe.
In Year 2 we work on our key skills every day, through daily reading, spelling and mental maths lessons.
We also use these skills in other subjects such as History, reading information etc.
In May, Year 2 take part in SATs, these consist of two maths tests and two reading tests. The children’s final assessments are based on their learning throughout the whole year, not just the SATs.
Each week we have two PE lessons during which we learn lots of different skills, as well as how to keep our bodies healthy through diet and exercise. We take part in a daily fitness session, either outside on in our classroom. Sometimes we link our fitness to maths, counting while we exercise! Every day after lunch we have mindfulness time, this help us to relax ready for the afternoon lessons.