Year 2 - Blwyddyn Dau

My name is Mrs Ceri Emanuel and I am the Year Two teacher. Our aim is to create a structured, stimulating and calm learning environment which promotes active learning where the children are encouraged to be positive in their approach to their learning and we motivate the children to “Be all they can be” which is our school motto. I am very proud to say that I have a professional team of staff within my class who create a very caring and happy environment for all children.

We make full use of our outdoor space which includes our woodland area, nature garden and log circle with our story telling chair. The children have access to many outdoor activities such as an adventure playground, running track with exercise stations, a climbing wall and quiet areas.This enables us to promote and instil a healthy attitude to physical activity. Class Two spend four days each autumn and summer term at Forest School, as I am one of the Forest School Leaders here at Tavernspite School. We travel to the site in Lampeter Velfrey in our school minibus. Activities include shelter building, making fires, preparing and cooking lunch, plant identification, singing, telling stories and we tend to end the day toasting marshmallows around the log circle. The children benefit from a very whole-heartedly, natural, physical and outdoor experience where they develop and build skills for life.
Children in the wood

The Year Two class environment is a very warm, welcoming and light class with very good facilities, including three standalone computers and an interactive whiteboard accessible to all pupils. The classroom has a good carpet area and space for large group circle time sessions and for key lesson introductions. The classroom boasts a great view of our nature garden and the extensive field area at the north of the school building.

All tasks in the afternoon have literacy and numeracy skills included. We encourage the children to use as much incidental Welsh as they can.

Our aim is to encourage good habits and we ask the children to read regularly at home, to learn their tables, to practise occasional spellings and handwriting. Children have a learning log project to complete once every half term. This is an opportunity to extend in-school learning, and to work with parents at home to create a project which complements our termly topic.

Fruit can be bought in our fruit tuck shop daily. We ask the children to bring 30p per day to pay for their fruit.

All children need a P.E. kit comprising of shorts, royal blue t-shirt which is available from suppliers, trainers or daps. PE is timetabled weekly and we ask the children to keep their kits in school as we often run around our running track when the weather is fine. The children take their kits home to be washed at the end of every half term.

We endeavour to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum and develop the skills needed for the children’s next step into the juniors.

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