Class 2 is located downstairs in the main part of the school building and houses years 3 and 4. They are taught by Miss Village. We provide the children with a range of learning experiences, encompassing learning through discovery and experience, and moving on to more formal practising of key skills. The emphasis in Class 2 is on fun and a love of learning. Visit our blog to find out more and register your email address to get updates direct to your inbox.
At Grindleford we have a Creative Curriculum and teach many subjects through Topic work. Please visit our Class 2 Blog to see our current Topic work.
It is imperative that the children read at home regularly as part of their weekly homework. It is recommended that they read to an adult for 10 minutes a day at least 4 times a week. Adults can help by asking the children questions about the book and talking about the story to support understanding. More fluent readers can be asked more detailed questions. Please write in the child’s Reading Record so that they are able to swap their book in school. Children will be heard read in school once or twice a week depending on their fluency. When the children are successfully reading independently they may not be heard read as often within school.
Homework is linked to Topic work, Science, Literacy or Maths to reinforce current learning. It is set on a Friday and the Homework Book needs to be handed in on Thursday the following week. Homework set in Class 2 is an activity that should be done with the child to help their learning. The activities usually take about 20 minutes to half an hour. If it is particularly tricky or onerous for your child, then don’t panic; just write in the homework diary that they have done twenty minutes and they will be rewarded for their effort. Occasionally, homework will not be set and we would like you to focus particularly on reading for that week.
The timetable often changes from term to term, taking into account the specific needs of the children, scheduling of support staff, extra-curricular opportunities and whole school considerations.
- PE is on Wednesday
- Homework is due in on a Thursday
- Homework is given out on a Friday
- Times table tests are on a Friday
- Forest Schools sessions will take place on a Monday afternoon during Autumn 2 and Summer 5
Due to the mixed-aged class, we follow a two-year cycle of teaching. It is constantly under review and altered to suit the children, external factors, curriculum changes and other influences relevant to learning and enhancing opportunities.
See the latest Curriculum Policy under policies on the Governance page.