Class 2 is a mixed-age class of Year 1 and 2 children, taught by Mrs Emma Barlow and supported by Mrs Sarah McLean, Mrs Susan Alabaster and Mrs Jackie Aghabi.
In Class 2 we believe in learning through experience. All our topics are designed to inspire and excite the children, enabling them to learn in a dynamic and fun way. We usually teach our History topics through drama and role play and use our extensive school grounds to support our teaching of Science.
English and Maths are taught in the morning and, wherever possible, links are made to other curriculum subjects and real-life situations. The teaching of phonics plays a very important part of each English lesson and the children are encouraged to read daily at home. Learning the number bonds within 10 is a skill that children in Class 2 spend a lot of time working on as these number bonds form the basis of the four mathematical operations.
We feel working alongside parents and carers is very important. Each term we invite parents and carers to our class learning cafés where we share stories, a key reading or maths skill, craft activities and lots of drinks and biscuits! Each year Class 2 share their learning through a class assembly where they happily show parents and carers what we have been learning in Class 2.