Year 2 - Dragons

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.

Our Daily Routine

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.
Key skills are important

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.
We believe in the power of a Growth mindset
Growth Mindset is very important to us in Year 2. We work hard to feel comfortable with making mistakes, and using these to further our learning. We also develop an understanding that we are responsible for our own learning.
Our Year Ahead

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.
How we keep our bodies and mind fit and healthy

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.