Class 2 - Mrs Shaw - Years 2 & 3
A big welcome from me, Mrs. Shaw, class teacher and from Mrs. Towse, Miss Riding & Mrs Causley, our Teaching Assistants. Class 2 is taught in one of the newer classrooms and has access to a small outdoor area leading to the school garden. The classroom has been carefully designed to provide a great learning environment. There are plentiful resources to support all of our learners and displays reflect what we are learning and showcase the work done by the children. We have a well stocked book corner to promote reading for pleasure as well as purpose.
Our learning follows the National Curriculum requirements for Years 2 & 3, plus additional activities often initiated by the children. Class 2 provides a transition from key stage 1 to key stage 2 and whilst much learning is done through practical activities, there is a subtle move towards a more 'formal' style of learning. We have maths and English lessons in the mornings and the foundation subjects such as history, science and geography are taught as topics in the afternoons. To keep us fit and healthy, we have PE twice a week, one of those sessions is with Simon Carson Sports. Everyone has the opportunity to go swimming for one term. On the days we do not have P.E. we will do a 'Fit in 15' session. This is where everyone (including staff) walk, jog or run for about 15 minutes. There are regular 'Circle Time' lessons, both planned and as need dictates, to explore aspects of the P.S.H.E & C. curriculum.
We try to use our local area as much as possible to enhance our learning. We attend church services at both St. Wilfrid's and St. Mary's for Harvest, Christmas and Easter. Each class participates in these services. We also enjoy welcoming visitors into class to help with our learning and going to museums, events or local places of interest each term too.
Homework to encourage learning beyond the classroom and to help parents/carers to be involved in their child's learning will be provided. This is usually reading, learning spellings and times tables as these can be easily done at home and fitted in around busy family schedules.
Everyone is expected to be involved in everything we do in Class 2, as we believe we are a team, and as a team we will learn more, support each other and do the best we can. We very much follow the values laid out in our Mission Statement.
Come in for a chat if you have any questions at all, you are always welcome.
We are passionate about reading in class 2. Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. Even after children learn to read by themselves, it's still important for you to read aloud together to develop understanding and for enjoyment and pleasure.
Please support your child by reading to them and listening to them read to you.
Maths in Class 2
There are many great maths games to play on this website
Everyday we get together to explore our faith through stories, drama, singing and prayers. Once a week class 1 and 2 gather together to share stories and ideas that are more suitable to younger children. We call this our Sunshine Assembly. Occasionally we welcome visitors to our Worship and recently our new curate, Gill and some helpers dramatized the story of the Creation though an initiative called the Open Book. Not only was is great fun, but the children became more familiar with the story of the creation from the Bible.
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