Welcome to Class 2’s Page
Visiting Places of Worship
Class 2 have had an amazing day visiting the United Hebrew Congregation and the Islamic Centre Central Jamia Mosque in Leeds! We have learned so much about different places of worship as part of this half term’s Religious Education topic: ‘Sacred Places’. A big thank you to our parent helpers – we are so grateful that you came with us!
Visiting a Church
As part of this half term’s Sacred Places topic, we visited St Mary’s Church in Roecliffe and learned about the features of a church. We also talked about why Churches are a special place for Christians and for everyone in the community (people of faith and no faith).
We had a brilliant morning at the Sports competition at Staveley Primary School. We practised our athletics skills in both track and field events! We were running, jumping, hurdling, throwing and completing obstacle courses!
This half term in Geography we have been learning all about London! As part of our History we looked at the Great Fire of London and researched how the fire spread and how it started so quickly, then we wrote a newspaper report including key facts! We found out that the fire started in a bakery, so we baked bread to bring our learning to life!
The children came to school in their pyjamas and brought their favourite bedtime stories to share! We had ‘informal book chat’ where we talked to our friends about our favourite books and gave them recommendations!
To commemorate the Platinum Jubilee we planted red, white and blue flowers in our class planter!
We had the pleasure of attending the Key Stage 1 Multisports competition at Boroughbridge Primary School. The children had a fantastic morning practising a range of running, jumping, throwing, catching and dribbling skills! 3 children were chosen to win the Sportsmanship award for encouragement, respect and determination – well done!
A Letter from the Queen!
Last half term, Class 2 were learning about the Queen’s coronation and wrote letters to her to congratulate her on her platinum jubilee. This week we got a reply! It was so exciting!
World Book Day
On World Book Day each class based their activities on an Anthony Browne book. Class 2 enjoyed looking at ‘Into The Forest’ by Anthony Browne.
We enjoyed dressing up as our favourite characters from books! We shared our favourite books and inspired others to read them!
We had a visit from a lovely librarian who encouraged us to read poetry and told us about the importance of words! We are now really excited to visit the library!
When we looked at the illustrations in the book Into The Forest by Anthony Browne, we noticed that most of the pictures were in black and white, with only one figure in colour. We decided to have a go at this ourselves! We sketched a forest then added one figure in colour to make it stand out.
As part of our History Topic we learned about a significant event in British History. We chose to learn about the Queen’s Coronation, which is especially relevant at the moment with the 70 year Platinum Jubilee being this year. We researched the Coronation, watched videos, gathered information then wrote letters to the Queen to congratulate her on her long reign. We posted them to her and we are really hoping to receive a reply!
We performed our Christmas Nativity at Minskip Farm Shop in the barn! It was very atmospheric!
As we were preparing for Christmas, we thought about the significance of the Angel in The Christmas Story. We used watercolour paints to design images of Angels.
During Advent we made Christingles and discussed what the different parts represent.
For Remembrance day we painted pictures of poppies and learned a poem.
As part of our topic we researched animals, wrote information texts about them, then used the app ‘Chatterpix’ on the iPad to record ourselves reading our writing.
At the end of our English topic of Pumpkin Soup we had a pumpkin themed morning where explored the anatomy of a pumpkin, and did lots of pumpkin crafts!
In English we have been reading Pumpkin Soup, so we made pumpkins out of saltdough! We then wrote the instructions for how to make them so that we would be able to recreate them at home.
We grouped the everyday materials based on their properties.
In Science our topic is Materials. We wrapped a tomato in different materials and dropped them to investigate which material protected the tomato the best!
In the first week we did some Pointillism art for the wall in our Reflection Area! We thought about what we found beautiful in nature and designed sunrises using cotton buds and paint.