Welcome to Class 2
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Auckland Castle visit Class 2
Monday 30th September 2019 was an exciting day for Class 2, the children took part in Auckland Castle’s pop-up museum! The children were able to experience sitting on the throne and handling artefacts. Class 2 enjoyed the myth of Pollard and the Boar and used drama to re-tell the story. During the day the children completed art activities including creating their own boar and also observational drawings of the artefacts.
Now Press Play
The class had a fantastic afternoon in the hall this week, when they experienced Now Press Play for the first time. Every child was given a pair of wireless headphones and we started an ‘Artic experience‘. We were immersed in sound and the children became the main character in a story. It was very exciting building an igloo, rescuing their family from the ice cave and riding through the ice. It engaged the children in their geography topic which has been all about ‘our wonderful world’.
Rapid Recall in Maths
Class 2 enjoyed using their new resource in math’s today. They worked with a partner on a variety of questions and used their problem solving and reasoning skills to work through the questions. Our magic number today was 10!
Boccia and Curling
On Tuesday 5th November Stuart from Enterprise Education came into school to show the children how to play Boccia and Curling. The children will be using these skills at a festival next week. They really enjoyed both activities. Boccia is about trying to get the balls closest to the white ball called a ‘Jack’ and Curling is trying to get the ‘curl’ closest to the red stop.
Adjectives using sweets
The children had a fun writing afternoon in class this week, they had to use their senses to describe different types of sweets. They had marshmallows, jelly beans, jelly babies and smarties and after all of the adjectives were written in their books, they got to eat the sweets!
Is it alive?
The children have been looking at proving things are alive in science this term, we started the lesson with lots of different images. The children had to decide whether the object was ‘alive, dead or never alive’. We discussed lots of different reasons we thought something was alive, including being able to move or make a noise.
Class 2 had a brilliant day at Durham Cathedral, learning all about the life of St Cuthbert. During the day the children had a tour of Durham Cathedral, dressed up as St Cuthbert at different stages in his life and then retold some stories that demonstrate how special St Cuthbert was. The visit links with our local history topic this year as well as RE.
Boccia and Curling Festival
The children from Class 2 had a fantastic time at the Boccia and Curling Festival which was held at Bishop Barrington this week. The children used their skills learnt in school and tried their best to collect as many points as they could for their team. One of our teams actually came first! Well done Class 2.
Class 2’s assembly on the Life of St Cuthbert.
Class 2 did a fantastic job in front of their peers, teachers, parents and friends of school this week, when they performed an assembly all about the Life of St Cuthbert. The assembly linked to our visit to Durham Cathedral. Class 2 retold St Cuthbert’s life story and also retold some of the famous stories that happened during his life. To bring the stories to life, some children acted out parts including ‘St Cuthbert, the Eagle and the Boy, as well as St Cuthbert and the helpful Otters’. The chidlren spoken confidently and clearly, well done Class 2!
Art in the style of Ricardo Chavez Mendez
The children in Class 2 had a fantastic afternoon with an artist from Bishop Auckland College (who happened to be one of the children’s mum). The children completed some amazing art work using shaving foam, food colouring, paper, water and oil based paints. The artwork linked to Mexican artist Ricardo Chavez Mendez, who created artwork using a style named ‘Curvismo’. The children were able to take home some fantastic marbling effect pieces.
The Colour Monster
Class 2 really enjoyed reading the story ‘The Colour Monster’ and creating a new colourful class display. The story is based upon a sweet little monster who wants help from his friend to understand the feelings he experiences. The story allowed the children to talk about feelings and emotions connected to different colours; black, yellow, red and green.
You can view our archived class work and galleries on our website.