Year 2

Remote Learning Plans

Learning Links in the Yellow Panel

What we will be learning this term

English: Story writing, Letters, Poetry and Instructions

Maths: Revision of Addition and Subtraction, Time, Money, Multiplication and Division, Fractions and Shapes

Computing: Writing algorithms using Bee-Bots

Science: Animals Including Humans & Living Things and their Habitats

RE: Weddings across different religions, Easter symbols

History: Local study – The History of Deptford and finding out about famous local people including Grinling Gibbons the artist

Geography: Deptford – local area – including Map Skills

DT: Breads around the world

PHSE: New beginnings

PE: Dance / Breakdance

Music: Singing and playing instruments through the Charanga topics – ‘I wanna Play in a Band’ and ‘Zootime’

Art: Sculpture – pattern, texture and form

PE days – Year 2 have PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On these days, children should come to school wearing their PE kit.

PE uniform: Blue or black shorts or track suit bottoms, with a white T-shirt and plimsolls or black trainers. Please ensure that all kit has your child’s name on it.

Latest Year 2 News

Year 2 Staff

  • Laraine Staples
    Laraine Staples
    Teaching Assistant Year 2
  • Loreta Bibby
    Loreta Bibby
    Deputy Headteacher / Year 2 Class Teacher
Laraine Staples
Teaching Assistant Year 2

I have worked as a Teaching Assistant at Grinling Gibbons since 2010, but previously I was a volunteer here. I have been the Reception Teaching Assistant for six years and enjoy watching the children grow in confidence and mature throughout their educational journey. I am proud to be a member of staff at a great school, working with a great teaching team who have the children’s best interests at heart.

Loreta Bibby
Deputy Headteacher / Year 2 Class Teacher

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This is only my second year working at Grinling Gibbons, but already, it feels like I have been here for much longer. After teaching for nearly thirty years across a range of schools in London, I can honestly say, that this is a really special school, filled with enthusiastic, polite, hard-working children, who have a real love for learning, and who can’t wait to come to school every morning. The same could be said of all our teachers and support staff too!

This year I am teaching in Reception, and I am always amazed at the new learning I experience every day. I hope I will be here for many years to come.