Year 2 2019 - 2020
Beaver Road First
Start Day: 8:50am
Breaktime: 10:45am - 11:00am
Lunchtime: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
End Day: 3:20pm
In Year 2, we believe that the best learning takes place when children are actively involved, taking part and enjoying themselves. Therefore, Kagan structures are at the core of all of our teaching and learning. Through these structures, children learn lifelong skills to work collaboratively, articulate their ideas and communicate effectively with their peers. This leads to children gaining confidence.
Lessons in Year 2 are taught through a variety of whole class teaching and small group work. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum. Through this thematic approach, pupils are able to make links between areas of learning and consolidate their knowledge whilst building on the skills they have learned in Year1 and Reception.
We teach children to embrace a growth mind-set and take appropriate risks, whilst supporting them to be independent, resilient learners who can develop their own lines of enquiry, as well as finding their own answers. This allows children to gain a deeper understanding and a real purpose for learning.
Our Learning Environment contributes greatly in enabling children to be independent learners. Interactive displays, high frequency words, technical and ambitious vocabulary, WAGOLLS (what a good one looks like), top tips, common misconceptions, text features, book corners and easily accessible resources all contribute towards pupil progress.