Welcome to Class 2's page
Well done to Class 2 for their first Class Collective worship of the year. The theme was 'Fair Trade'. The children described the journey of a banana from the farmers in a far away country to our lunch boxes. They explained that it is important that everyone gets paid a fair amount for the work they put in. Buying 'Fair Trade' products ensure that everyone gets a decent pay.
Class 2 made Christmas cards from fair trade products.
This half term Class two are going to be doing all sorts of exciting learning, based around our theme ‘Sweet ideas’. The Children will be learning about York’s confectionery and chocolate history. They will discover how famous York is for its sweet produce and who founded the famous companies. We will be reading ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl and deconstructing the Oompa Loompa song to create our own song and dance.
In Science the children will be exploring what materials are the most absorbent and then they will look at forces. We have begun our literacy lessons based around the book ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne and we will link this book to traditional tales, including ‘The Gingerbread Man’. In computing the children will learn about giving instructions to electronic devices, there will even be a visit from Miss Brown’s jam sandwich making robot!
With Christmas just around the corner we are all geared up to have a spectacular term. As a self-described drama queen I can’t wait to see what the children can do on the stage, when we come to put this year’s nativity together with Class 1.
Class 2 have had an exciting start to the year!
Our theme is fire and the children have been busy at work exploring fire safety and 'The Great Fire of London'.
Visit from Ripon Fire Crew
This term the children had an exciting visit from Mrs Helen Richardson, who is the fire safety officer for the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Community Safety Officer for the Harrogate and Ripon district. She came to the school and gave the children an important talk on fire safety.
She also brought with her the Ripon fire crew and their fire engine.
The children were informed that the fire service don't just put out fires; they save animals, help during floods, assist in traffic collisions and various other emergencies.
After the fire safety talk, the children were invited to have a go at using the fire hose. They loved this and were talking about it all day afterwards. We even invited Class 1 to join in on the fun.
The children had a great morning and Helen even gave them homework. She challenged them all to go home and make a safety plan for their homes. We hope to invite Helen back and show her the work the children have done relating to fire safety.
From all the children and myself we would like to say thank you to Helen and the Ripon fire service.
'The Great Fire of London'
The children have been learning about the events of the 'The Great Fire Of London' in 1666. They have been baking, creating art work and writing about the event.
The Children made the cakes that Samuel Pepys thought started the fire.
Chris made a Stuart style wig.
The children have made a fiery silhouette of 'The Great Fire' using tissue paper and black card.
The children have each written a recount of the events of the fire, as if they were there.