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 (see below) 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.
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24/2/2020 Class 2 being taught mindfulness and yoga through JBSport here re some of the positions tried today: Cat, Snail, Bat and Dove.
Wednesday 12th February
Class 2 have been investigating perimeter in Maths today! We have been designing enclosures to keep Professor Lockhart's dinosaurs in. It was very tricky to meet all of the dinosaur's special requirements.
Monday 10th February
In English, Class 2 have been writing some holiday adverts persuading customers to go on a holiday back in time to Ancient Greece. We filmed our adverts using imove on the iPads. Here are a few examples!
Thursday 6th February
We have been practising our outlining and shading skills in art this afternoon!
Monday 3rd February
We have been learning about forces and magnets this term. Today, we learnt that magnets have 2 different poles. We explored how magnets attract and repel each other depending on the pole they are facing. We then made a compass using a magnet.
Thursday 16th January 2019
To kick off our topic of Gods and Mortals, Class 2 had a history day to learn all about life in Ancient Greece. We learnt all about Ancient Greek clothing and made Laurel wreaths and wrote in the Greek alphabet. Then, we learnt all about Greek food. The Ancient Greeks drank wine with lots of their meals so we had a competition to see who could squeeze the most juice out of grapes with just their feet! Using our drama skills, we acted out Ancient Greek myths, We made and tried many different Greek foods and hosted a mini Olympics!
4th December 2019 P.E.this term is Gymnastics look here to see future Olympic competitors!
Class 2 had a very special delivery today! The children collected a special box which contained a little elf and a letter from Santa Claus! We are hoping the elf doesn't cause us too much trouble while he stays with us!
In Science, Class 2 have been learning about soil and rocks. Today, we made our very own mini compost bin with vegetable scraps, worms and paper.
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.