Welcome to Year 2 

Miss Lewis

What is your favourite book and why?

My favourite book is ‘Shadow of the Wind’ by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.  The book is set in Barcelona and centres around a small boy called Daniel.  Daniel is taken by his father to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and told to salvage a book which he must take stewardship over. He chooses a novel—or maybe it chose him—that touches him, stirs his desire for literature and connects him the author. I fell in love with how the language of the book described the city of Barcelona.

What is your favourite memory from school?

My favourite memory from school, is sitting in the canoe we had made for our Native American Indian project in Year 2. My tribe, The Crow, were paddling down the river and singing songs accompanied by Mrs Spark’s guitar.

What is your most inspirational quote?

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

Mrs Head

What is your favourite book and why? 

My favourite books are the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling because I love the escapism these books offer.  In the world of magic the author has limitless opportunities to wonder.  I remember always reserving the next instalment with eager anticipation and being the first in line to collect my reserved book!  I now have great joy in reading these books all over again with my sons, who share the same wonder and awe that I enjoyed that comes with great storytelling. 

 

What is your favourite memory from school? 

 My favourite memories from school are the educational trips I went on to France.  They were a great chance to broaden my experiences, with friends.  They also gave me lots of funny anecdotal stories to share for years to come! 

  

What is your most inspirational quote? 

There are many inspirational quotes that resonate with me, but I particularly like the following by Adam Osborne:  

             “The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from  

               being perfect.” 

This quote supports the many conversations I have with my pupils about the value in getting things wrong because when we make mistakes, this gives us the chance to learn!