Year 2 (Caribbean)
Year 2 (Caribbean) is the top Infant class and while much of the initial learning and daily structure builds on what has gone before in Year 1, as the year progresses the children are being prepared for the more formal learning that takes place in the Juniors.
The children still read to an adult as often as possible in the classroom, and there is a phonics session daily from 9.15 to 9.30. Mornings are given over largely to English and Maths, with IPC learning and specialist subjects taking place in the afternoons. Reading and writing activities are linked as closely as possible to the topic that we are studying, although if spontaneous learning opportunites arise we try to integrate these into the children’s learning as much as possible.
The children have weekly swimming lessons and also learn outdoor skills through Forest School.
In April, we had a visit from the Coton Morris Dancers, who performed some exciting dances for us.
Caribbean Class learnt some Morris Dance moves and performed their own version!