Halton Holegate C of E Primary School

Learning and flourishing together within the love of God.

Halton Holegate C of E Primary School,
Station Road,
Halton Holegate,


01790 752575

Class 2

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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Why do we celebrate Halloween?










22nd October 2020 

Class 2 have been having a very spooky time this morning! We have learnt all about All Saints and All Souls day and why we celebrate Halloween. We have completed Halloween crafts, carved pumpkins and gone apple bobbing!



Class 2 certificates this week!

9/10/2020 Class 2 children enjoying learning their tables.


Yesterday afternoon, the children in Class 2 began to create sculptures of their favourite hero or villain using clay. We were all very sensible and didn't get too messy!


In PSHE, we completed an investigation using lots of glitter to show how important it is to clean our hands properly!


Class 2 retelling the story of Rama and Sita through role play.


Our topic focuses on heroes and villains this term. We have focused on the story 101 Dalmatians in topic. In DT, we selected materials and used tools to make a dalmatian puppet.


Today, Class 2 used imperative verbs to write instructions about how to make a jam or honey sandwich. First, we had to make and eat the sandwiches for ourselves. Yum


Class 2 have been investigating the functions of parts of a plant further this afternoon and made some beautiful collages too.


Today, Class 2 have been learning the names of different parts of a plant and their functions. We went outside and sketched different flowering plants before labelling their parts. We also dissected a plant and labelled their parts and discussed the function of each part.



Class 2 have had a fabulous first day back at school and have all been working extremely hard! We read a story about a little girl who had an aspiration to become an astronaut she worked hard and achieved her dream! We discussed and wrote about our dreams and aspirations for the future on special hot air balloons.



This week, the children in Class 2 received a letter from the legendary David Attenborough! We found the classroom awash with plastic on Wednesday morning! He was asking for their help with tackling plastic pollution in our rivers, lakes and oceans. We have been researching plastic pollution and writing different types of sentences about it. Next week, we will be writing letters to the Environmental committee at the county council to complain about the plastic we found polluting to the River Lud at Hubbards Hills and highlighting the importance of preventing plastic pollution.


Class 2 have been writing about stages of the water cycle in Geography. Today, we created a water cycle in a bag to represent the 4 stages of that water cycle - here are some examples of our work.



This afternoon, Class 2 have been classifying animals into groups. We learnt what vertebrates and invertebrates are and then classified vertebrates into mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds. We went on a vertebrate hunt around the school!


Class 2 had a lovely, sunny trip to Hubbards Hills today to investigate the River Lud. We drew field sketches of the river, investigated the width and depth of the river over it's course and measured the rate of the water's flow at different points. The children were extremely well behaved and we all had a fantastic time. Sorry for the very muddy wellies but we did have lots of fun!


Class 2 exploring equivalent fractions today by building fraction walls. 


Fraction fun in Class 2 today!


In English, Class 2 will be looking at the book 'Flotsam' by David Weisner. Today, Class 2 explored some items that belonged to different characters that had been washed up on the sea shore. We made some amazing inferences about who the unusual items may have belonged to.

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! 

Our Miss Markham on stage at Jack and the beanstalk
Our Miss Markham on stage at Jack and the beanstalk

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.