Year 2 (Rose Class) is the final year of Key Stage 1. As in Year 1, the children still have time to choose their own activities as well as work with the teacher on a directed activity. They will also continue to have access to sand and water, role play, construction, and painting. Literacy and maths are taught every day and the school’s phonic programme, Ruth Miskin Literacy (RML) is taught in small groups three times a week.
Our curriculum, the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), is topic based. Year 2 topics have included Transport, Circuses and Celebrations. Our curriculum also includes Music, Science, Physical Education, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Religious Education and Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE). Whenever possible we enrich the curriculum by visiting museums, galleries, theatres and outdoor learning environments.
In Year 2 a strong emphasis is placed on playing and working collaboratively. As it is the last year in Key Stage 1, the children are encouraged to take on small roles of responsibility such as looking after the Infant Playground or being library monitors. Children are always expected to be kind to each other, to listen and work hard in their lessons.