Year 2

An Inclusive School

It's an all inclusive, welcoming school. I've got three little boys who love it here and so do I.

Mrs Abbas

Parent

2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00

Mrs Abbas

Parent

It’s an all inclusive, welcoming school. I’ve got three little boys who love it here and so do I.

Positive Impact

I have chosen the best school for my child. This year we have seen many changes and there is a warm welcome for all parents. I am a hundred percent happy!

Mrs Jabbar

Parent

2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00

Mrs Jabbar

Parent

I have chosen the best school for my child. This year we have seen many changes and there is a warm welcome for all parents. I am a hundred percent happy!

An Outstanding Nursery

Children are given a wide range of engaging activities, rich in language, in a safe environment.
2017-02-25T16:09:04+00:00
Children are given a wide range of engaging activities, rich in language, in a safe environment.

Happy and well-ordered

Minet Nursery and Infant School is a happy and well-ordered place. Relationships between pupils and staff are good. Children settle into the caring atmosphere of the Nursery well.
2017-02-25T16:11:55+00:00
Minet Nursery and Infant School is a happy and well-ordered place. Relationships between pupils and staff are good. Children settle into the caring atmosphere of the Nursery well.

Relationships between pupils and teachers are strong.

Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ work ethic and behaviour and have developed a good climate in which children can learn.
2017-02-25T19:08:51+00:00
Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ work ethic and behaviour and have developed a good climate in which children can learn.

Minet Infant School is genuinely a warm, friendly education environment.

I am delighted with the progress that my daughters have made at Minet - you have nurtured them to achieve excellent progress in key learning areas such as reading and maths.

Mr Eldaw

2017-03-25T18:13:27+00:00

Mr Eldaw

I am delighted with the progress that my daughters have made at Minet – you have nurtured them to achieve excellent progress in key learning areas such as reading and maths.

In Year 2 we encourage greater independence from the children as we guide them through the final year of Key Stage 1. We continue to teach daily sessions of maths and literacy and provide phonics support for any children as appropriate.

We aim for all our children to be fluent in number bonds to 20 as well as knowing their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Through our Minet Maths approach we start with practical activities, moving to pictorial and recording in maths books. We provide a challenge within each activity to enable children to show or practice their conceptual understanding in an out of context situation.

A cross-curricular approach

Our coverage of Science, Art, Design Technology, History, Geography and IT is delivered through meaningful topics and introduced with a half termly question. ‘What makes London great?’ our autumn topic enables the children to understand the history of our capital city. They embark on a tour of London where they see the major sites and have lunch at Trafalgar Square. This immersive experience inspired the children’s learning and enabled them to produce some excellent writing.

During spring Year 2 considered ‘Fantastic Beasts and where to find them!’ Part of this learning involved understanding habitats and the children created diorama’s of specific habitats for their own fantastic beast – once they had created them and researched their needs!

We teach PSHE through circle time and also as appropriate, responding to questions from children, sometimes about World events.

Our PE focus in Year 2 is on catching, kicking and striking with greater ball control. Team games skills continue as the children learn net game skills through Basketball and Football.    Indoor PE develops gymnastic skills – exploring climbing, travelling and rolling – and apparatus. The dance module draws on cultural and topic influences and during the summer term Year 2 learn the skills of Carnival dance moves!

See our KS1 Sports Day 2017 montage here.

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