Year 2 - Blwyddyn Dau

My name is Mr Kieron Davies and I am the Year Two teacher and I am truly excited at the prospect of working with your children at Tavernspite CP School. I believe that it is a privileged position to be in and I am excited to have this opportunity.   It is of great importance that we work together to allow our children to be happy, confident learners who thrive and most importantly love coming to school.

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. Throughout the year the children will have opportunities to take part in our outdoor Forest School curriculum.  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.

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 weekly 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.

Please could you provide your child with a healthy snack such a piece of fruit or cheese and crackers. The children will be allowed to take their snack outside when it is their break time. Please can you provide you child with a bottle of water for each day. Bottles will be sent home at the end of every day. Cups are provided for children if they have forgotten to bring a drink.

Our whole class PE session is on Friday mornings. We would kindly request that your child comes to school wearing a suitable PE kit on Friday’s (leggings/joggers/shorts, t-shirt, sweatshirt, socks and trainers appropriate for outdoor wear) – many thanks. The children spend time outdoors each day during learning activities, break and lunch times. It is important they have suitable shoes and a coat for outdoor learning and play, especially for colder and wet month as we will be outside. Please ensure that all of your child’s clothes are clearly labelled with their name – diolch!

In line with the New Curriculum in Wales, the tasks and learning activities embrace the Four Core Purposes. The aim is to help all of the children to become ‘Ambitious, Capable Learners’, ‘Enterprising, Creative Contributors’, ‘Healthy, Confident Individuals’ and ‘Ethical, Informed Citizens’. As a school, we have designed and created our own characters to help the children become more aware and understand the Four Core Purposes and their aims. The characters are; Ambitious Andy, Capable Clara, Enterprising Ethan, Creative Celyn, Healthy Holly, Confident Cruz, Ethical Ellie and Informed Ifan.

 

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"Pupils at Tavernspite School achieve excellent standards".

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