Cousteau Class (Year 2)

Cousteau class (Year 2)


Class Teacher: Miss G Blackwell

Teaching Assistant: Mrs S Bull

Welcome to Cousteau class! Our class is named after Jacque Cousteau who studied the sea and invented the aqua lung.

There are lots of exciting opportunities for learning in year 2, sometimes you won’t even realise you’re learning! In year 2 we ensure we cover the objectives set out in the National Curriculum in a creative, exciting way to stimulate learning. There are three incredibly engaging topics that we will explore throughout the year. Within these we will have many opportunities to apply our learning through educational visits, workshops and meeting experts.

In year 2, the learning environment sparks curiosity and you can immerse yourself in our topic at the time. Our reading corner entices you to settle down with a good book in a calm, quiet area of the classroom.

Building your stamina and love of learning is a priority in year 2 as we will be working towards passing the standard attainment tests towards the end of the year. We will be carrying out individualised interventions throughout the year to support with this alongside our everyday activities. Don’t forget to encourage learning at home as well!

We are very lucky to be able to work with our teachers in the secondary part of the academy.  As an academy, we work on a fortnightly timetable; Red Week and Blue Week. Every term starts on Red Week. Here is when we engage with our enrichment subjects;


PE –

Red Week: Monday and Thursday

Blue Week: Monday and Wednesday


Science –

Red Week: Tuesday

Blue Week: Tuesday


Modern Foreign Languages –

Red Week: Wednesday

Blue Week: Thursday


Drama –

Blue Week: Friday


Please make sure that your PE is in school every day for the whole term.  You can take it home to be washed at the end of each term.