Year 2 is a wonderful environment of learning. The bright and lively classroom is flooded with light, colour and laughter, where our focus is on continuing to develop the girls’ confidence, individuality and enthusiasm for school. This commitment to each individual, combined with excellent teaching and a broad, exciting and challenging curriculum, ensures that each girl excels and makes excellent progress.
The main educational emphasis is still on developing reading, writing and number work. Pupils’ understanding of the world around them is developed further through stimulating cross-curricular topic work in Science, Geography and History and is enhanced with Art work, use of the school grounds and educational visits. The girls are encouraged to explore and ask questions. Specialist teaching in Computers, Drama, French, Music, P.E. and Games, Art and D.T. is included in the curriculum.
School assemblies are an important part of learning about beliefs and other cultures and there is a structured R.E. programme that teaches our pupils about different faiths and festivals. The teaching and curriculum, whilst maintaining certain valuable traditions, incorporates many recent educational ideas. Whilst we follow the requirements of the National Curriculum, we are working at levels well above the national requirements.
Personal and social skills are honed in a friendly, positive and caring atmosphere, strengthening confidence and self-esteem. Social understanding is developed through co-operation with and respect for one another. One of our most enduring and valued traditions is the programme of Granville festivals. These are whole school occasions which celebrate various events throughout the year through music, drama, poetry and dance.