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Year 2

Year 2 is the final year in Pre-Prep before the children move up to Prep school. We continue to focus on English and Mathematics as well as topic based learning to cover subjects in the curriculum. During the course of the year we have three main termly topics. Over the Michaelmas term, the children study the lives of famous people, the Lent term topic is Oceans and Seas, and in the Trinity term the children study the topic of Weather. The highlight for the Year 2 calendar is our trip to Stubbers Activity and Adventure Centre. Here the children sleep overnight in tents and participate in a wide range of activities such as canoeing, climbing, archery, bell-boating, grass sledging and team challenges.

Mathematics in Year 2 continues to reinforce and extend the concepts already learnt in the earlier years. Your children will develop their confidence with the number system, shape and space, reasoning, problem solving, measure and data handling. We strive to encourage curiosity and enjoyment of Mathematics. Your child will experience a range of practical activities to support their learning in this subject.

A love of telling, reading, and writing stories is fundamental to our English curriculum. A focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar will develop your child’s technical skills. Creativity is enhanced using drama and visiting authors to inspire each and every child.

Discovering the natural world is key to our Science teaching. We build on all our previous learning using our fantastic 90 acres of grounds to discover and explore. From our rare, wild orchids and spotted woodpeckers to our giant Roman snails we embrace the diversity of our environment.