Hello and welcome to Class 2.
In our class, we have the wonderful children from Year 3 and Year 4. Miss Markham is our class teacher and Mrs Kirk is our teaching assistant.
We are very excited about the year ahead as there are lots of great topics, fun learning and special experiences to be had.
On a Wednesday afternoon, we have PE. Children must remember their PE kits every Wednesday. Multiplication tables homework will be given out on a Monday and tested the following Friday. The children are encouraged to use the 'Timestable Rockstars' app at home - each child has a login for this app. Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday. The children also be given a fun homework project to complete every 2 weeks.
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Click the following link to have a look at our Class Scratch page. We are learning how to design games and short programmes.
You can do this at home via: https://scratch.mit.edu/
Class 2 have been learning about the importance of Diwali to Hindus. Here we are trying on some traditional Indian clothing worn by Hindus during this special celebration.
Class 2 became archaeologists today! We had an archaeological dig to uncover artefacts and fossils from the Stone Age. We dusted the dirty artefacts down and recorded our findings.
Today, we investigated which rocks are durable, dense, permeable and hard or soft.
In Science, we are studying rocks this term. We have learnt there are 3 main types of rock: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. We have represented these rock types by making our own rock cycle using starburst sweets!
Yesterday, Mr Morris from Fenwold vets came to talk to us about what life is like being a vet! We learnt about how to care for animals and what training it takes to become a vet. Also, Sarah came from the Brownies to discuss what it is like to be a Brownies and Guides leader. It sounded like great fun!
Over the term, Class 2 have been designing their own chocolates! We have designed and made prototypes of the packaging, made, tasted and reviewed the chocolates.
A Zoo Keeper from Wolds Wildlife Park, Horncastle came in to talk to class 2 about what it is like to be a zoo keeper. She talked about education you need, keenness by volunteering to see if being a keeper is for you and all the animals and work you have to do and people you work with. Children asked very in depth questions which the zoo keeper was delighted to answer.
A fantastic visit from Spilsby Fire Service to begin our aspirations week. We all had an amazing time. We found out about the role of a firefighter, learnt about fire safety and climbed aboard the fire engine. It was amazing!
Class 2 have been learning how to add 3 and 4 digit numbers in Maths over the past week using column addition. Here we are playing a game with cards practising these new skills!
In Science, Class 2 have been learning all about teeth. On Monday, we used marshmallows to create mouths and shaped the different teeth correctly. We then labelled them and made an informative presentation about their functions.
We have been baking lots this week! We have made chocolate crispy cakes and chocolate fairy cakes. In English, we will be writing instructions about how we made them.
In Science, we have been learning about teeth. This week, we investigated which drinks cause the most tooth decay. We placed eggs in different liquids to investigate how the liquids reacted with the egg shells. We will be tracking the results and comparing them over the next week.
20/09/2019 An early start for Halton Holegate Class 2 children to visit Cadburys World as part of their topic to find out the history of the Cocoa bean to chocolate bar. The Children all had a wonderful time with drawing with chocolate, tempering chocolate, history and advertising, a talk about where cocoa beans come from and how to change them into our delightful chocolate. To finish the children had a fantastic 4D ride through a chocolate experience. The children all said, "It was the best WOW day ever!"
This afternoon, Class 2 had a very messy time creating their own human digestive system!
Class 2 had great fun learning archery , which is this terms extracurricular activity.
First day back and a wonderful start the children in Class 2 are making fruit kebabs and talking about countries and air miles the fruit has travelled. Our nearest fruit was our very own home grown tomatoes (red ,yellow and black ones).
This term, we have been learning all about predators. In science, we dissected owl pellets to investigate what they eat! We found the bones of shrews, mice and rabbits!
We have been learning about capacity in Maths. Here we are learning to measure in milliliters while we made a magical potion!
We have been learning about mass in Maths this week. Here are some of the Class 2 children weighing ingredients in grams to make delicious cupcakes!
It was moving up day on Tuesday! The Year 2 and 3 children had a lovely day telling Miss Markham and Mrs Kirk about their favourite stories, investigating in Maths and creating BFG dream jars.
In Maths, Class 2 have been learning about 3D shapes. Here we are making some using some unusual modelling materials!
In Science, Class 2 have been learning about the names of the different bones in a human skeleton. We made our own skeleton and named the bones, using pasta!
Due to a very wet floor, assembly was cancelled! The Class 2 children practised their beautiful singing instead!
This morning, some of the Class 2 children were learning about obtuse, acute and right angles. Here we are identifying them.
This afternoon, Class 2 have been having a debate about whether zoos should be banned. Here we are in action!
04/06/2019 Class 2's Last WOW day of the year, learning about wildlife and of course their topic Predators! A fantastic day was spent with Jess, a keeper, from the Lincolnshire WildLife Park. The children gained a fountain of knowledge through in depth questioning. The children had a tour of the park, followed by making enhancement treats for the meerkats and finishing with the handling of reptiles. See our face book page for other photos.
20th May 2019
Class 2 have made their own Anglo Saxon charms by crafting beads out of clay!
13th May 2019
We read the children's story 'We're going on a bear hunt' and noticed it had lots of prepositions in! We have rewritten the story with our own characters. We have published our stories in a book and we are so proud of our work! Titles include: We're going on a unicorn hunt, we're going on a three headed dragon hunt and we're going on an elephant hunt!
May 2019 The children have been enjoying Healthy Lifestyles with JBSports on a Friday afternoon. Class 2 have been learning about the body and making better choices. Here they are updating their balancing skills.
Thursday 2nd May 2019 - Anglo Saxon settlements
As part of their Traders and Raiders topic, Class 2 have created an Anglo Saxon village. They worked hard in their teams to create models of Anglo Saxon huts.
May 1st 2019 - The Holy Communion
In RE, Class 2 have been learning about the importance of the Holy Communion to Christians. Here we are reenacting the Last Supper drinking wine (blackcurrant!) and eating bread.
May 1st 2019 Class 2 children entertain the residents at the Old Hall Halton Holegate with their Maypole dancing.
Monday 29th April 2019
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: DRAGON SIGHTED ON SCHOOL'S CCTV
Monday 29th April 2019
Breaking News, as the children enter school!
What has happened in the playground, more evidence was found in the library what had left a huge egg was it real would it hatch were some of the investigated journalists questions. Scratch marks in the infant playground and many other strange things seemed to have happened evidence had been found. The Class 2 children questioned local governor Mr G Cole who had come in to try and help solve the mysteries.
Viking WOW Day
This afternoon, Class 2 reenacted a Viking feast. We enjoyed the Viking flatbread we baked this morning and tried goats cheese and apples - just like the Vikings would have done! Then, we had a competition to see who could create the best Viking long ship using only paper. We even tested them to see which would float.
Class 2 have had such a brilliant Viking WOW day to launch us into our exciting new topic! This morning, we made Viking helmets, Viking brooches, carved our names using runic inscriptions into clay, painted and made a collage of Viking long ships, carved amber beads out of soap and baked Viking flat bread.
2/4/2019 Eleven children went up to the Old Hall, Halton Holegate, for instruction on May Pole Dancing by JBSports.
Early in the new term the children will be performing to the residents and school.
Class 2 doing a wonderful job in their potions class assembly this morning. We hope you all enjoyed hearing about our learning!
We have been grocery shopping in Maths today! Combining different coins to total different amounts of money.
Today, Class 2 have been learning all about the water cycle. We made our own water cycles in zip-lock bags. The water will evaporate and try and escape from the bag. The zip will stop it and it will form water droplets. This represents water evaporating, condensating and precipitating in the water cycle. We are excited to see our water cycles come to life!
This week, Class 2 tasted Bertie Bott's every flavoured jelly beans and then wrote persuasive adverts selling them. Some of them tasted delicious and some of them not so delicious! We invited Mr Leeman to try some too. Can you guess if we liked them from our reactions?
19th March 2019 Children from class 2 went to take part in the JBsports Hockey Tournament at Horncastle. There was excellent reffing from QWEGs young sports leaders and Halton came a respectable second. Well done Team!
We enjoyed a potions filled science afternoon to celebrate British Science week!
Happy World Book Day!
This week, we have been learning how to calculate fractions of amounts. Here we are calculating the fraction of different colours in a tube of smarties!
We hope Class 2 had a wonderful half term. We have been learning about how materials can change state, this afternoon. Here we are investigating which temperature is best to melt chocolate from a solid into a liquid.
We have received some wonderful homework projects for our potions topic. Here are just a few!
Some of Class 2’s amazing dragon eye artwork
Some of the Class 2 children making fractions number lines in Maths.
Continuing with our work on fractions, some of the Class 2 children finding half of different quantities in maths.
In Science, we have been learning about the properties of gases. We found out that the bubbles in fizzy drinks is made out of carbon dioxide. Next, we investigated which drink was the fizziest.
Last week, Class 2 completed several pieces of artwork based on dragon’s eyes. Here we are making our designs out of clay.
Our team at the Dodgeball tournament on the 29th January ⛹
Viscosity of liquids
Class 2 investigating the viscosity of liquids in Science. We dropped marbles into cups of different liquids and timed how long it took for the marble to travel through them. We found that chocolate spread was the most viscous and water was the least!
For our first lesson on fractions, we divided cupcakes into halves, quarters, thirds and sixths! We got to eat them afterwards. They were delicious!
The Sorting Hat
Class 2 have received a very special letter inviting them to study at Hogwarts! Today, we held a Sorting Hat ceremony where we were all sorted into houses! We will be writing adventure stories about this in a English. We are excited to see which house will earn the most house points by then end of the week!
States of matter
Investigating if custard is a liquid in Science.
Class 2 have been learning how to measure in cm, mm and meters this week. Today, we measured the length of the playground and some other items around school. It was lots of fun.
Are all liquids runny?
As part of our potions topic, Class 2 have been investigating how runny some liquids are compared to others. Luckily, we were very sensible and didn't get too messy!
After being inspired on our trip to Warner Brothers Studios we created our own magic wands! We used the glue gun, beads and paint to make them. We even made posters advertising them to persuade others to buy them. Here we are using them to cast some spells!
It's all about sound in science this term and on the 3rd December we made telephones.
Wow Day 1066 Children made swords, axes and shields which were very useful for the reenactment in the afternoon.
New Topic 1066
Excitement in the first week as Class 2 children make catapults, that would be taken in to battle field to defeat the enemy. Then in science our investigation was which sweet would be catapulted the furthest and which sweet would make the wall fall down, out of Marshmallows, toffees, Smarties, Skittles, Dolly Mixtures and Haribos?
Can you make a circuit out of play dough?
For our last electricity investigation, Class 2 made circuits out of play dough! We found that certain types of play dough can actually conduct electricity.
Where has Cruella taken the puppies?
Evil villain Cruella De Vil has stolen the 101 dalmatian puppies! The children in Class 2 have been using an atlas to find the locations she has taken them to and track the puppies down.
Armed Forces Day
On Armed Forces day, Class 2 created their own special medals for special achievements such as kindness and courage. We made them out of clay, painted them with metallic paints and added a ribbon.
This term, Class 2 have been practising their archery skills. We will be as good as Robin Hood soon!
British Values Week - Democracy
As part of British Values week, Class 2 have been learning about democracy and how in Britain we have equal rights and the right to choose how we are treated. We had a very interesting class debate & vote about whether games (like Minecraft) should be banned, as some people believe they are not educational. The children had some very strong opinions on this. Here we are in action!
The children in Class 2 have been producing some absolutely wonderful homework projects for our Heroes & Villains topic. Here are just a few of our marvelous creations.
Monday 25th September
Today, Class 2 have been playing Maths games. We practised finding 1, 10, 100 & 1000 more and less than lots of numbers. Some of used the Maths equipment to help us with our calculations. We had lots of fun!
Monday 17th September
In our DT lesson, we have been creating Robin Hood arrows! After, we wrote instructions based on how to make them. We included lots of imperative verbs and time conjunctions. Be sure to ask us about them.
Wednesday 5th September
This week, Class 2 ventured to Sherwood Forest to learn about the life of the legendary Robin Hood. We walked through the magical woods, listened to myths and legends and even acted some of the stories out ourselves. We have some fantastic actors and actresses! In the afternoon, we built shelters out of natural materials. Take a look at our magnificent creations below.