Welcome to Class 2
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Local history workshop
The children in Class 2 enjoying learning about the Prince Bishop’s and Pollard’s Boar.
No pen, No problem!
Class 2 had a day of lessons without the need to pick up a pen on Wednesday 4th October 2017. The day was to allow the children to use their creative skills and language when completing a task. Class 2 braved the rain and mud to collect natural objects outside, which they used to express numbers and make shapes as well as symmetrical patterns. The children had a great day.
Sssshhhh, don’t wake the baby!
Class 2 had an extra special show and tell on Friday 6th October 2017, we had the beautiful Amelia come to visit us. The children asked questions about what she eats, whether she likes to play with anything yet and also how much she sleeps. She was extremely well-behaved and everyone from Class 2 thought it would be a good idea if she came and visited us every week!
Fundamental movements in PE
Class 2 practised a range of fundamental movement skills during their PE lesson this week. The children completed a variety of tasks and all commented that the ball-dribble was the activity they enjoyed the most.
Class 2 had a fun day at Durham Cathedral learning about St. Cuthbert on Wednesday 18th October 2017. The knowledge the children have gained during the day will be used for our RE topic next term, which is all about the life of St. Cuthbert.
‘I liked the big castle!’ Thomas.
‘The cushions that looked like rocks were really soft’ Harvey.
‘St Cuthbert was a special man’ Joseph.
Using adjectives in our writing
Class 2 have been busy trying to improve their writing this week. The children were given the task of describing different sweets with adjectives. By using their senses the children had to describe the sweets, of course, this included tasting the sweets! The children then had to use the exciting words and ideas in a piece of writing. The completed stories were based on a fictional place called Haribo Land and were full of rich and varied language.
This term Class 2 are looking at things that are Alive, No longer alive and Never alive. So far they have discussed ways to prove they are living, by describing all of the things they can do. The children also sorted a variety of objects into the three categories and we discussed any misconceptions that the class had.
Class 2 spent some time outside this week and collected a variety of different shaped and coloured leaves. The children observed the leaves and re-created them using coloured pencils. They also used leaves to decorate an autumn hedgehog. The leaves are so detailed, it is difficult to see the real leaves from their drawings.
Class 2 completed a piece of non-fiction writing this week. They had to write a set of instructions for making a hot chocolate. The children wrote what you needed for a hot chocolate in a list and then completed some detailed sentences on how to make it. Afterwards, the children drank their hot chocolate!
‘It was really delicious!’ Jude
‘It was scrumptious!’ Sophie
‘It was fun to make the hot chocolate,’ Isabelle
‘We were doing instructions and had to write them down. We learnt to make hot chocolate!’ Miylee.
Class 2 took part in a gymnastics festival at Spennymoor Leisure Centre on Tuesday 28th November 2017. The children completed an amazing routine with the support of Mrs Callan and Mr Plews. The children then completed the routine back at school in fronts of parents, who were very impressed!
Class 2 designed a puppet in DT and had to write about all of the materials they would need and how they would make it. The children then created their own sock puppet and gave it a name. We discussed what exciting adventures our puppets might have!
Class 2 created their own Christmas star bauble this week. The children filled their bauble with glitter, pom poms & also wrote a Christmas wish for other children around the world.
Art in the style of Paul Klee
In Art this week the children have been mixing secondary colours by using the primary colours red, yellow and blue. The children then completed some large scale artwork in the style of Paul Klee, the children had to create a water colour background. Once the backgrounds are dry, the children will be adding images.