Welcome to Year 2
Meet the Staff
Favourite subject to teach: I love teaching Maths! I also really enjoy Geography as I am interested in the world around us and love travelling to new places.
Favourite book: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Whilst I love all the Harry Potter books, this one is full of excitement with the Triwizard Tournament and all the different tasks the champions had to complete!
Favourite Author: My favourite children’s author is Roald Dahl. I loved every book I ever read by him as a child!
Favourite Song: I love a really wide variety of music and my favourites depend on what mood I am in! A really special song to me is ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’ by The Police, as my daughter was born when this song was playing.
Hobbies: I love to go on long walks with my family, especially if it’s a little bit chilly and I need to wrap up! Then afterwards I love to sit by a roaring fire with a hot drink to warm back up again. I also love to read, especially when I am on holiday.
Favourite subject: I love art! I love to draw and be creative.
Favourite book: I used to love reading the 'Five Minutes' Peace' stories by Jill Murphy to my children. I also like to read non-fiction things to learn new information such as books about gardening.
Interests: I love to go walking with my three border terrier dogs Ernie, Mini and Nala.
What I will help you with this year: I will be here this year to support you with your learning and make sure that you enjoy your time in Year 2!
Support Staff in Key Stage One
In Year 2 we have high standards for every learner. It is the final year of Key Stage One in which they will consolidate all of the learning they have done so far in preparation for the end of Key Stage One assessments, or SATs as they are also known. These assessments are an important marker in your child’s learning journey and will demonstrate their understanding in Maths, Reading and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG).
As a class, we have talked about the importance of trying hard in everything we do. It is so easy to put in the minimum effort when things get tricky or simply give up. I believe a lot in the importance of growth mindset. I hear “I can’t do it!” a lot – but really what we should be saying is “I can’t do it… yet!”
I want our classroom to be one where everyone is happy and feels safe in making mistakes. I want children to learn that these mistakes are proof that we are trying and that we can always learn from them. Throughout the year, children will have opportunities to learn both within the classroom and in our wonderful outdoor school environment.
Your child will continue to become independent learners in Year 2. They will be expected to do more for themselves and take on more responsibility in preparation for the expectations that Key Stage Two will bring. But we will also have lots of fun along the way!
I hope that children will have a memorable year with me in Year 2 this year.
Keep up to date with what we get up to on our class Twitter page: @DaneRoydY2.
What will we learn this year?
Our PE day is Friday!
Our class assembly is
Wednesday 1st March!
Our Designated Safeguarding Team consists of Miss Kelly, Mrs Kendall, Mrs Hemingway and Mr Lee. Our Mental Health Leads are Mrs Hemingway and Mrs Kendall. If you have any concerns about a child or family, please speak to one of these staff members. They can be contacted via the main school office, (01924 242917) or by email, to email@example.com (Please mark FAO: DSL/Safeguarding Concern)
Dane Royd Junior & Infant School