Welcome to Heron Class!
Our class teacher is Mrs Quarrell and our learning support assistants are Mrs Clasper and Mrs Andrews. This year we have a student teacher supporting our learning. She is called Miss Burrows.
In Year 2, in our Discovery Curriculum, we learn about The Great Fire of London, Habitats and Living things. We also explore our local area and compare it to different places like London. We then go on to compare London with Nairobi in Kenya. Please see our curriculum map for more details about our Discovery learning.
Whilst in Year 2, children take part in Forest school. Mrs Clasper leads Forest school and works with the children in groups across the year learning new skills, enjoying nature and being muddy outside!
We use Accelerated Reader and Bug Club to support our reading in school and at home. We take reading quizzes to help us deepen our comprehension.
While we are in Year 2, there is the opportunity to retake the phonics test for those who needed a little extra time learning their phonics. We all learn at our own pace and the small bespoke group work supports and develops our pupils learning in a positive way. We love to read in our class and spend quality time guided group sessions, reading in whole class situations and being heard read by our adults. We also love to partner read with our friends and we help each other improve in our decoding, fluency and expression.
In Year 2, we start to use the TTRS (Times Tables Rock stars) programme to improve our multiplication and counting skills: Year 2, is where we begin to practise the 2,5 and 10 times tables. We love to sing our times tables in a rap called Rolling Numbers.
During the summer term we take SATS (standard assessment tests) so that we can check our pupils are making good progress.
We use Class Dojo to support home/school communication. We post updates on the School and class story and parents can see their child’s portfolio and message their class teacher.
For the latest information please see our newsletter for this term.