Year 2

Welcome Back!

We hope that you have all had a restful break and are ready for all of the excitement that happens this term. Can you believe we only have one more term left? How time flies! 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 (Dyson Class)
  • Ms Stirling – Teacher (Latimer Class)
  • Ms Karen N – Teaching Assistant (Dyson Class)
  • Ms Katrina – Teaching Assistant (Latimer Class)
  • Miss Aisha – LSA

What we will be learning this term

Literacy: Spelling, grammar, punctuation, recounts, non-chronological reports, instructions

Maths: Fractions, measurement, data handling, odd and even numbers, multiplication, division, reasoning, mental strategies and arithmetic.

Computing: Algorithms

Science: Plants/ Living things and their habitats

RE: The life and teachings of Jesus

History: Holidays in the past, present and future/Grace Darling

Geography: World Continents and Oceans

PHSE: Looking after our bodies

PHSE: SRE -The difference between boys and girls

PE: Tennis/Athletics

PE uniform and lost property
Lucas Vales’ PE kit is now on sale at 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 is lost they are placed into lost property which is located outside the main office under the shelter.

Latest Year 2 News

Year 2 Staff

  • Katrina Philbert
    Katrina Philbert
    Year 2 Teaching Assistant
  • Aisha Adeola
    Aisha Adeola
    Year 2 LSA
  • Karen Sawyer
    Karen Sawyer
    Year 2 Teaching Assistant
  • Carol Sterling
    Carol Sterling
    Year 2 Teacher
  • Opha Robertson
    Opha Robertson
    Year 2 Teacher
Katrina Philbert
Year 2 Teaching Assistant
Aisha Adeola
Year 2 LSA
Karen Sawyer
Year 2 Teaching Assistant
Carol Sterling
Year 2 Teacher

I became interested in teaching when my daughter was very little. I taught her to read using the Peter and Jane reading books hence by the time she started nursery she could read, write and spell her name. This inspired me to become a teacher.

I gained my degree in Primary education and Early Years at Roehampton University in 2005 and started teaching straight after.

I believe that teaching is like a journey and on this journey there are many different vehicles. Some are going fast and some are going slowly. It’s the same with learning. Some children will speed ahead while others will crawl but at the end the destination is all the same. It’s not how we get there but that we get there. Therefore I try my best to make teaching as enjoyable as possible for children so that it’s a memorable experience that will inspire them to learn and keep on learning.

Further I enjoy teaching because I find it delightful when I see children actually learning and putting into practise what they have learnt. Teaching at Lucas Vale has been an interesting journey for me, one that I am still finding pleasure in.

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.