Contact email: ShepherdsBush@connectedlearningmat.co.uk
Welcome to year 2 Shepherd's Bush!
Class teachers: Mrs Hounslow and Miss Carragher
LSA - Miss Robins
Interesting facts about Shepherd's Bush Station
- Shepherd' Bush station opened on 30th July 1900, making the station over 122 years old!
- The original station building was a terracotta-clad ticket hall with its entrance on Uxbridge Road facing Shepherd's Bush Green.
- Like all CLR stations, the station building was designed by Harry Ball Measures.
- In 1938, the platforms were lengthened along with those of the other existing Central line stations to accommodate eight cars instead of the previous seven.
Class teachers and LSA
Hi I'm Mrs Hounslow. I am super pleased to be your teacher! Although I have been teaching for a long time, you will be my first ever year 2 class so I am extremely excited for this year! I cannot wait to watch you all develop as individuals as you prepare for your transition into being a junior. We have lots of learning to do but I am confident you will all rise to the challenges of a year 2 classroom.
My favourite subject to teach is Maths and my favourite part of a Power Maths lesson is the share - I love hearing all the different methods, ideas and representations for reaching an answer. Having studied English at college and then university, this is also a subject I am really passionate about and am thoroughly looking forward to teaching in year 2.
In my spare time I mostly enjoy catching up with friends and family and walking my boxer dog Reggie. I also love travelling and have visited many different countries including several months spent in Asia. I began my journey in Thailand, travelled through Cambodia and then journeyed from the South to the North of Vietnam. Finally I flew over to Hong Kong. On returning to England, I began my teacher training the very next day!! Can you spot any of the countries I have mentioned on the world map below?
HINT: They are close to China!
Hi, I'm Miss Robins and I'm so excited to be in Year 2 supporting your learning journey and helping you to achieve your best!
A little about me - I've worked within the MAT for around 8 years, previously working elsewhere within Essex. I have been teaching and supporting within schools for around 17 years and enjoy my job enormously. I love reading and sharing a good book, please give me suggestions for books to read at the end of the day and I'll see if I have it in my vast collection.
As well as reading I love gardening and travelling. I have a 1975 VW camper called Picnic that I regularly holiday in around the UK. Our trip in the Summer was to Scotland! It was amazing. I have family that live in Canada and try and visit as often as I can. See if you can find Canada on Mrs Hounslow's world map!
PE - PE sessions are on a Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure that the correct PE kits are brought into school every Monday so that your child can participate in the sessions. PE kits will be sent home on a Friday so that they can be washed and then returned to school for Monday. Earrings must be removed on PE days. Staff are not permitted to remove these for the children.
Water bottles- Children should bring in their school water bottle every day. They should not be using water bottles other than one purchased from school.
Reading books - Every week the children will bring home a colour banded book that is matched to their reading ability as well as a reading for pleasure book from the library. Please try to read with your child every day. When you do read with them, kindly make a note of the date and title in their reading records.
Reading records and books must be brought to school every day.
Homework - On a Friday, the children will receive either an English or Maths piece of work to complete at home. Homework should be returned to school for the following Thursday.
In maths this half term we will be learning about measure - including centimetres, metres and comparing results. We will also be learning to tell the time and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times. We will also look at time to the nearest 5 minutes. We will finish the half term by using mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise)
Throughout our English work this term we will be continuing to build on their phonic knowledge and application. Reading is still a priority area this term and we will be ensuring that this aspect of their English is developed. We also be focusing on building their comprehension skills through dedicated comprehension lessons. Children will be supported to incorporate all the grammar, punctuation and spelling that we are learning into sustained pieces of writing.
This half term in Science we will be looking at the uses of materials. Children will carry out investigations to learn about the properties of different materials and how they can be shaped. We will link properties to uses and objects and why certain materials are used to make objects.
In geography, we will learn about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including detailed explorations of different coastal towns. In Art we will be learning about the visual elements of flowers, including shape, texture, colour, pattern and form. We will also explore various artistic methods, including drawing, printmaking and 3-D forms, using paper and clay. In PE, our focus is yoga.