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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.