Mr Dean's Class
Meet the Team
Hello and a warm welcome from Mr Dean and Mrs Jupp. In Year 2, we enjoy working together in small groups, as a class and on our own. Mr Dean tries to make work fun and exciting and we enjoy learning when we can see how it is relevant to our own lives.
We have three lessons in the morning – phonics, maths and english. We set for each of these, so some children have different teachers in the mornings.
Children undertake guided reading tasks on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for 30 minutes. During these sessions, children also practice their handwriting.
On a Tuesday afternoon, the rest of the afternoon is dedicated to RE/PSHE.
Autumn RE/PSHE topics – Who am I?/ Taking responsibility
Spring RE/PSHE topics – Religious Celebrations/ Keeping safe and healthy
Summer RE/ PSHE topics – Visiting a Christian Church/ Growing and making choices.
Wednesday afternoons, children concentrate on our topic work. We run the subjects in topic over four weeks. Your child will do Geography, History or Art.
Autumn Topic – Lights Camera Action
Spring Term – Time Travellers
Summer Term –Jet Set Go!
On Thursday afternoons, we focus on Science.
Autumn science topics – Uses of everyday materials/ forces
Spring science topics – All living things, animals including humans.
Summer science topics – Plants/Habitat
On Friday we do a grammar and punctuation lesson and this is the day we have our spelling test. On Friday children look over their targets; this is time for the children to look over their targets Miss Hartley has set for them. Sometimes the children might need to answer a question or make some corrections. We have a target sheet at the front of our maths and English books so we can see how much we have achieved! We also have golden time.
Homework- Each child is set two pieces of homework every Monday. They are given one English and one Maths piece based on what they have learning throughout the week. They are asked to hand the homework in on a Friday. Each child is given a homework book to track the homework they have done.
Each child is given spellings to learn on a Friday and is tested on these spellings every Friday morning. The spellings given are based on what the child has been learning in phonics that week.
We have lots of exciting things happening in Year 2, throughout the year for example an Indian Workshop and the auditions for the Christmas play to name just a few!
Both Mr Dean and Mrs Jupp are always available to speak to before and after school if you have any concerns and wish to speak to us.