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 where we set the groundwork with the basic skills the children will need to succeed through the rest of their academic lives.
During the course of the year we engage in three major topics, which each span a term. Over Michaelmas term, the children study ‘Amazing Animals’ where they look at animals both locally and across different continents of the world. Lent term’s topic is ‘Famous Faces’, which allows the children to study famous people from the past as well as those that are currently helping to shape our world. In the Trinity term the children study the topic of ‘Oceans & Seas’ where they dive deep under the water and investigate the strange world that exists there.
The highlight of 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. It is a much-loved rite–of-passage before joining our Prep school.
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.