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,
PE23 5PB


01790 752575

Hello and welcome to Class 2!

Welcome to our class page. Our class teacher is Miss Burn and our teaching assistant is Mrs Martini.

We are very excited about the year ahead as there are lots of great topics, fun learning and special experiences to be had. 


  • We have PE every Wednesday morning so please make sure the children have their PE kit on a Wednesday.
  • Spellings will be set every Wednesday and tested on the following Wednesday.
  • Homework will be given on a Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday.
  • The children are encouraged to read at home to an adult at least three times per week.
  • The children are also encouraged to practise their Times Tables at home at least three times per week.

Come and check our class page regularly to see our school day adventures. 




This morning was very exciting! We had a 'Parent join in morning'. Our parents and carers came and joined us and we completed an activity together. Earlier this week, we started learning about mosaics so we created our own mosaics with our adults this morning using small squares of paper. We had so much fun. Thank you very for to all the adults who joined us this morning!


Today in Science we were comparing the 5 groups of vertebrates looking specifically at what makes them a particular type of vertebrate. We also looked at the similarities and differences between them. We had a fantastic discussion!

3/5/22 & 10/5/22

We have been planning to make a model of a World Famous Mountain. First, we worked in groups to choose our favourite mountain. Then, we sketched the mountain and discussed how we were going to make it. After that, we were ready to make our models. It was really tricky, but once the clay was warm we did a great job!


We have had a fantastic last day of term. Some of the children took part in an Easter bonnet competition and they did a fantastic job of their bonnets. The children also had great fun taking part in an Easter egg hunt and found lots of chocolate. Happy Easter everyone!


In Art we have been looking at work by Claude Monet. Today we looked at how he creates perspective in his work. We then had a go at sketching his piece 'Bridge in Argenteuil'. What a fantastic job we have done!


Today as part of our topic 'Flow', we went to Hubbard's Hills in Louth. We had a great time looking at features of the river and the surroundings.


Today in Art, we looked at some of Claude Monet's artwork and discussed how he got different shades. We then had a go at using some of the colours he used in his piece 'Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge' to experiment with different shades. We really enjoyed it and did a great job!


Today in RE, we went on the trim trail blindfolded with no guidance but with someone by our side in case we fell off. This was a bit frightening and made us feel worried and scared. Then we did it again but this time our partner guided us. This made us feel much more comfortable, supported and confident. After that, we discussed and applied the idea that God and the Bible guide a Christian through life. 


Happy World Book Day! Today, Class 2 made a fantastic effort for World Book Day and they had an afternoon of activities based around the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. They found out the truth behind the story! 


As part of their homework, some of Class 2 have designed and made a bridge. What a fantastic job they have done!


Today in Science, we have been learning about how and why drinking water is cleaned. We then had a go at one stage of cleaning water which was filtering. We separated large, medium and small stones. We put the large stones at the bottom of the funnel, then the medium stones and finally the small stones on the top. Then we poured dirty water onto the stones which was full of mud, leaves and sticks. After filtering through the stones, the water came out of the bottom of the funnel without big bits of mud, leaves and sticks. It was still cloudy and brown but we had filtered out all the big debris.  


We have been learning about renewable energy sources. Today, we made our own water wheels that used the energy of fast flowing water. Once we had made them, we tested them out. It was great fun!


Last week, we found out the names of the major world rivers, where they are and where their outflow is. This week, we have been researching and finding out interesting facts about those major world rivers to create a class PowerPoint. We used a range of sources such as books, the internet and the information we collated last week to create our slides. 


This week, we have started learning about fractions. We folded paper to compare the size of different fractions. This will also help us when we start learning about equivalent fractions. 

Class 2 opening the Christmas Service with Please Don't Buy Me....
Class 2 opening the Christmas Service with Please Don't Buy Me....


After designing our own Bell Beaker last week with geometric patterns, this week we brought our designs to life like the Beaker people would have done in the Bronze Age.


This term in Science we are learning about Rocks. Today, we did an experiment to find the properties of lots of different rocks. We worked out whether they were Sedimentary, Igneous or Metamorphic. Then in teams, we found out whether each rock was permeable or impermeable, durable or not durable, high density or low density and hard or soft. 


Today was so exciting!

The children had a virtual visit from Jacqueline Wilson who told them all about her new book 'The Primrose Railway Children'. We also got to watch the illustrator draw one of the main characters Phoebe step by step.

As well as telling us about her new book, Jacqueline Wilson also told us what it is like to be a writer and how she comes up with her ideas. We really enjoyed listening to a real life author!


As part of our topic, Class 2 have been learning about Stonehenge. They have learnt  what it is, when it was built and why it was build. They also learnt what each part of Stonehenge was called. They then created a silhouette of Stonehenge using watercolour paints for the background and ripped up black paper for the silhouette of Stonehenge in the foreground. They ripped up paper to show that the stones aren't all the same shape and they don't have straight edges. 


As part of our Science topic on Rocks we have been learning about the rock cycle so we did an experiment using Fruitella sweets to represent this.
First, we cut three Fruitella's into quarters. They acted as the sediments. Next, we compacted the sediments together into a ball to form a Sedimentary rock with layers. After that, we applied heat and pressure with our hands to the Sedimentary rock to form a Metamorphic rock. Then, we placed the Metamorphic rock in the microwave as if it was far underground to form the liquid Magma. Next, as the Magma came out of the microwave (underground) it started to cool and became an Igneous rock. Finally, weathering and erosion happens which breaks up the Igneous rock back into sediments which then start to form Sedimentary rocks meaning the rock cycle starts again.


Class 2 came to school looking extremely scary this morning! They have made an excellent effort with their Halloween costumes.

Happy Halloween!

14/10/2021 Y3 and Y4 took part in JBSports  Football Tournament. Great scoring and defending team Halton
14/10/2021 Y3 and Y4 took part in JBSports Football Tournament. Great scoring and defending team Halton


What a Scrumdiddlyumptious trip to Cadbury World!

Today, as part of our topic, we had a WOW day at Cadbury World. We learnt lots about where cocoa beans come from, the process of making chocolate (from cocoa bean to chocolate bar) and the history of Cadbury. We took part in the cooling process of chocolate and writing our names and drawing pictures in melted chocolate. We watched chocolatiers shape and decorate chocolate to sell in their gift shop (The World’s biggest Cadbury Shop) and to ship all over the world to sell. We even got to taste some melted chocolate and choose two toppings. It was delicious! We had a look at the way Cadbury advertise their products and how the packaging has changed over time. It was so interesting!

During art today (13.9.21), we were using watercolour paints to experiment with tones. Once we had finished experimenting, we drew an apple and had a go at applying our new skill. Look at what we achieved!

'Predator!' is this terms topic. Today ,(21/6/2021) in science we dissected owl pellets to see which animals were their prey. Class 2 found bones from shrews mice and voles in their pellets.

14th May 2014 Class 2 children exploring St Andrews Church with the new children's' booklet.
14th May 2014 Class 2 children exploring St Andrews Church with the new children's' booklet.

Thursday 6th May 2021 


Class 2 have been learning about Anglo Saxon arts and crafts. We created our own using clay and today painted them to make them appear as if they were made from metal or glass!

Thursday 22nd April 2021 


Class 2 have had a brilliant afternoon creating and sailing Viking longships.

Monday 19th April 2021 


There have been some strange things happening around school today...
Class 2 have been keeping a close watch!

Happy Easter from Class 2! 


We've been having a great last day of term, learning about the Easter story, completing Easter eggs and having an Easter egg hunt in the sunshine!

Friday 19th March 2021 


This week's certificates! Well done Class 2!

19/3/2021 Red Nose Day in Class 2
19/3/2021 Red Nose Day in Class 2

12th March 2021 

Happy Mother's day to all of our lovely mums!

8th March 2021 


In science, we investigated the amount of Carbon Dioxide in fizzy drinks.

8th March 2021 


Today, we have been exploring fractions. We were having lots of fun dividing cakes and sweets into halves and quarters.

Friday 4th December 2020 

Class 2 certificates this week! Well done everyone for working so hard!

Wednesday 2nd December 2020 

Merry Christmas from Class 2!

Monday 30th November 2020 


Some members of Class 2 getting into the festive spirit and decorating our lovely new Christmas tree ready for the 1st of December

Thursday 26th November 2020 

Today, Class 2 have been learning about how pulley mechanisms work and made their own drawbridge that would have been seen on Norman castle.

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Class 2 have been learning about the Bayeux tapestry in our Topic lessons. Today, we had a go at stitching - we practised a running and a cross stitch.

Thursday 19th November 2020 


This afternoon, Class 2 re-enacted The Battle of Hastings! We chose from a lucky dip whether we would be apart of the Norman or Saxon army and King Harold and William Duke of Normandy were also given their roles. We created flags inspired by images of flags from the Bayeux Tapestry. In DT, we have made replicas of Norman weapons - we used these in the battle! The armies ventured to the South of the playground, taunted the other army and then battled! King Harold was killed in battle and William was crowned the new King of Britain!

13th November 2020 

Lots of certificates in Class 2 this week!

11/11/2021 Our children went to St Andrew's Church to remember all the Halton Holegate Soldiers that died in World War 1 or 2 the children made beautiful poppies for everyone and Ethan read some meaningful words to the class after 2 minutes of silence at 11 O'clock on the 11/11/2020.

9th November 2020 

Yesterday, the children in Class 2 were learning about types of electricity and where electricity can be generated from. We learnt that there are different types of electricity. Static electricity is a natural form of electricity and can be made by rubbing a balloon on your head!

2nd November 2020 

Class 2 have had a fantastic first day back making catapults for our new topic of 1066. We used the catapults in science to investigate which sweetie would travel the furthest distance.

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.


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.

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