Year 2

Welcome back!

Welcome to the start of another school year. It has been really lovely to welcome your children back, and we are all looking forward to a fabulous term of learning. As you know, Year 2 is a very important year, as we have the KS1 SATs coming up in May. We will be working hard to make sure that your child is ready for these, but we cannot do this without your help. Thank you in advance for all your support – it is always greatly appreciated.

Year 2 Team

  • Mrs Aisha – Year 2 Class Teacher
  • Ms Bibby –  Year 2 Class Teacher
  • Miss Miatta – Year 2 TA
  • Miss Maria – Year 2 TA
  • Missa Kamoya – Year 2 TA

 

What we will be learning this term

Literacy: Anthony Browne books: narratives, poetry and non-fiction

Maths: Number – place value, addition and subtraction

Computing: Digital Literacy and Citizenship – e-safety

Science: Materials and their everyday uses

RE: ‘Who am I? – Belonging’ and ‘The Teachings of Jesus’

History: ‘The Great Fire of London’

Geography: Oceans and continents of the world – Antarctica

Art & DT: Drawing and Painting, and Building Houses linked to ‘The Great Fire of London’

PSHE: New beginnings, as well as our new Strengthening Minds programme – Life After Lockdown

PE: Fitness and Dance

Music: ‘Hands, Feet and Heart’ song and music on Charanga

PE days – Year 2 have PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On these days, children need to come to school wearing their PE kit, with their school uniform and shoes in a bag.

PE uniform: Blue or black shorts or tracksuit bottoms, with a white T-shirt and plimsolls or black trainers. Please ensure that all kit has your child’s name on it.

Latest Year 2 News

Year 2 Staff

  • Kamoya Allen
    Kamoya Allen
    Learning Support Assistant Year 1
  • Loreta Bibby
    Loreta Bibby
    Deputy Headteacher / Year 2 Class Teacher
  • Aisha Grant-Dafalla
    Aisha Grant-Dafalla
    Year 2 Class Teacher

Upcoming Year 2 Events

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Latest Year 2 Letters

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Kamoya Allen
Learning Support Assistant Year 1
Loreta Bibby
Deputy Headteacher / Year 2 Class Teacher

Loreta Bibby – Deputy Headteacher/Year 2 Teacher

Additional Responsibilities

• KS1 Lead
• English and Phonics Lead
• Curriculum Lead
• Music Lead
• Behaviour Lead
• Educational Visits Lead
• Designated Safeguarding Lead

I have been a teacher for over 34 years, teaching in many schools across Lewisham and Southwark, as well as working for a local authority as an English Adviser. My real passion is reading and I love sharing books with children. I also play the piano, guitar and recorder.
Since joining the Grinling Gibbons Primary School family 6 years ago, I can honestly say that this is a really special school, filled with enthusiastic, polite, hard-working children, who can’t wait to come to school every morning. The same could be said of our teachers and support staff too!
The best thing about my job, is that no two days are ever the same!

Aisha Grant-Dafalla
Year 2 Class Teacher

Aisha Grant-Dafalla – Year 2 Teacher

Additional Responsibilities:

• PSHE Subject Leader
There has never been a dull moment since I started Grinling Gibbons, in January 2020. I was warmly welcomed by the friendly staff and amazing children!
One of my favourite things about working at Grinling Gibbons is the diversity and inclusion that is embedded into the curriculum to not only represent the children of our school, but to embrace it and celebrate it – eg Windrush Day, The Phoenix Carnival, Eid and Afro Day, just to name a few.

My teaching career has spanned over many schools, both here in the UK, and overseas. Returning home to the UK, South East London, and teaching at Grinling Gibbons has been a blast, so far! The children here are incredible! They bring so much life to every lesson with their colourful personalities, humour and enthusiasm for learning. I am always blown away by their ideas which constantly put a smile on my face. To see their confidence develop, and their skills build over the academic year, is such a rewarding experience.

I have only recently been appointed the PSHE lead, however I am passionate about the subject and excited for all children to develop their skills in these areas and learn different strategies of expression.

I look forward to experiencing even more joy on my journey here at Grinling Gibbons and feel as though I am now officially a member of the GG family!