Year 2

Welcome Back!

We hope you have all had a well-deserved summer break and are ready for the year ahead. We are excited to welcome the children to Year 2. We run an open door policy so please do not hesitate to come and speak to us if you have any questions or concerns.

Year 2 Teaching Team

  • Mrs Robertson – Teacher/Team Leader/KS1 Phase Leader (2R Class)
  • Ms Emmile – Schools Direct (2R Class)
  • Ms Jannifer – LSA
  • Ms Walters/Mr Wills – Teacher (2W Class)
  • Mrs Wendy  – Teaching Assistant (2W Class)

What we will be learning this term

Literacy: Spelling, grammar, punctuation, letters, postcards and science fiction.

Maths:  Money, place value, measuring, calculating, finding quarters and halves

Computing: basic skills

Science: Animals including humans

RE: Hinduism

History:  Significant People – Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong

Geography: Aerial View

DT:  Building Rockets

PHSE: New beginning and Values

PE:  Gym and Dance

PE uniform and lost property
Lucas Vales’ PE kit is now on sale from Whitehall Clothiers Lewisham Ltd, 244a Lewisham High Street, SE13 6JU.  Please write your child’s name on all of their clothing as they sometimes get lost or misplaced. Please note we are not responsible for any lost items of clothing, we teach children to take full responsibility of their possessions as it is not only a skill for school but a life skill. If for any reason clothing is lost, we endeavour to help locate it but will not replace it.  If any items of clothing are lost they are placed onto the lost property rail. PE kits can stay in school for the half term and will be sent home the week before each half term break.

Latest Year 2 News

Year 2 Staff

  • Cerez Emille
    Cerez Emille
    Year 2 Teacher Training
  • Michaela Walters
    Michaela Walters
    Year 2 Teacher
  • Wendy Jones
    Wendy Jones
    Year 2 Teaching Assistant
  • Matt Wills
    Matt Wills
    Assistant Head, Year 2
  • Opha Robertson
    Opha Robertson
    Year 2 Teacher
Cerez Emille
Year 2 Teacher Training
Michaela Walters
Year 2 Teacher

I have been teaching for 5 years now and despite being new to Lucas Vale as a teacher, I am not new to the wonderful opportunities that it has and still is providing in education. I attended Lucas Vale as a child myself and am delighted to be part of the school that contributed so greatly to my childhood.

I started off my career in teaching in EYFS because I feel that the foundation of a child’s education is paramount to their development and plays an integral role in their future.  I have decided to take my journey on to year 1 as I wanted to see what “life after early years” looked like with the intentions of nurturing their ability through a creative curriculum.

I greatly enjoy teaching, as no two children are the same and children continue to demonstrate their curiosity day to day. I believe children should be encouraged to investigate the world around them and never stop asking questions. I hope that as a teacher I will be able to guide my children to build resilience and develop greater independence, ready for the year ahead.

Wendy Jones
Year 2 Teaching Assistant
Matt Wills
Assistant Head, Year 2

Additional responsibilities

 

I have recently joined the Lucas Vale team but have worked in Lewisham schools for ten years and have been a teacher for sixteen years. The children here are amazing! They love to learn and they love their school community.

I believe children learn best when they are given a range of exciting experiences that enable them to explore the kind of learner they are and not spoon-fed tasks and activities that stops learning from being fun.

I’m excited to be a part of all that Lucas Vale stands for and look forward to all that lies ahead.

Opha Robertson
Year 2 Teacher

Additional Roles

 

My journey in the federation began 10 years ago at Grinling Gibbons where I was initially employed as a TA.  During my time there I learnt valuable lessons which laid the firm foundation that I am standing on today.  When I came to Lucas Vale in 2013, I loved seeing the love and care the children had for one another and the energy and commitment of the staff to all of the children.

Having worked in both Key Stage one and two, I have learnt so much about progression and the tools needed to excite the children into learning for pleasure.  Key to progression is getting to know the children as individuals so that the approach to learning is personalised. I work hard to make my classroom a hub of joy and wonder by capturing every child’s mind with the mysteries and wonders of the world.

Watching my own children progress as babies to young people inspired me to want to become a teacher. I loved seeing the many light bulb moments in them and now in the children I work with. Seeing them grow and mature makes me proud every single day.  All children are diamonds in my eyes and I will never stop ‘shining’ them until they have their own sparkle.