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Welcome to Year 2 - Beech, Cherry and Rowan Classes

Teachers:

Mrs Bruce
Mrs Bruce
Teacher: Beech Class
Hello! My name is name is Mrs Bruce and I have taught at Sandown Primary School for seven years. I have taught in Year 6 for most of that time and I am now teaching in Year 2. In my school holidays, I love going on adventures and visit new places in the world. In the last few years, I have been lucky enough to visit Peru, Mexico, Indonesia, China and Iceland. In the last summer holiday break, I went around the Scottish Highlands on my motorbike with my husband. I also love reading books, cooking and spending time growing vegetables and flowers in my garden. At home, I have a black and white cat called Bonnie.
Miss Clarke
Miss Clarke
Teacher: Cherry Class
Hello, my name is Miss Clarke and I am currently a Teacher in Year 2. This is my final year as Miss Clarke as I am due to get married this summer. I started my Sandown journey 7 years ago as a Teaching Assistant and after completing a BA Honours Degree in Primary Education, I am now a teacher. Away from work I am kept extremely busy caring for my horse Buzz. Together we enjoy jumping, hacks in the forest and beach rides. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family, exploring new places.
Mrs McIntyre
Mrs McIntyre
Teacher: Rowan Class
My name is Mrs MacIntyre and I love going on long muddy woodland walks with my family and my dog. I love Star Wars and I even had a Star Wars themed wedding. I can sometimes be found pretending to be Rey! When I'm not carrying out my Jedi training, I can be found gazing at the stars.
Miss Owen
Miss Owen
Teacher: Rowan Class
My name is Miss Owen and I have taught at Sandown Primary School for 12 years. I’m passionate about teaching and love to see the children gain confidence in their different subjects, especially with their reading. Out of school I love spending time with my family, including my two children and dog called Teddy. At the weekend we like to go on long walks in the countryside or take our bikes up to Bedgebury Pinetum. I have recently moved house so this year is all about decorating and keeping the garden looking as tidy as when we moved in.

TAs:

Mrs Bateman
Mrs Bateman
TA: Beech Class
Miss Starnes
Miss Starnes
TA: Cherry Class
Mrs Beadle
Mrs Beadle
TA: Rowan Class

As children work towards their SATS at the end of year 2, our main aim is to encourage them to be more independent, to be resilient learners and to enjoy their learning. The curriculum is taught in a variety of inspiring and engaging ways.

We also have some exciting events and visits taking place throughout the year:

  • Christmas singing concert
  • A visit from a Theatre Workshop during the topic of The Great Fire of London
  • Trip to Ashdown Forest
  • Ice Cream Parlour
  • Sports Day

Communication between home and school is crucial throughout your child’s time at school. You can contact us easily through notes in home-school link books, speaking to us in the mornings/afternoons when you drop off/pick up your child and through Class Dojo messages.

Our door is always open!