Class 2

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At the start of the Autumn Term, Miss Baxter and Class 2 received a very strange parcel. We opened it up to see what was in it, this is what we found…

The children in Class 2, were set a task to see what book might have a dog, duck, cat, pig, mouse and hen in. They came up with many ideas and then they noticed the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ which had these characters and wheat, flour and bread in too.

We read lots of different versions of the story and were really sad that the Little Red Hen’s friends wouldn’t help her make bread. Then one day, we received a letter. We were so excited to see what the letter said:

We were so excited to help. However, unfortunately Miss Baxter didn’t know how to make bread. Therefore, we decided to go home and find out so we could help both Miss Baxter and The Little Red Hen.

At school, the role play area turned into a puppet show where we loved retelling the story of the Little Red Hen using the puppets or sitting and watching our friends tell the story to us.

In maths, we helped her count grains of wheat and we even helped her turn wheat into flour.

We loved learning about the Little Red Hen in all areas of our learning. Our art is displayed in the hall for everyone to see.

We were sad when the term came to an end however, on the final week we got to make bread! It was great. We hope the Little Red Hen enjoyed what we made and we were really happy we could help her. 

After half term, Class 2 focused on developing a growth mindset and discussing our Learning Powers. We started by looking at the story of ‘The Dot’ by Peter. H. Reynolds. In this story, we meet the character Vashti who thought she couldn’t draw. But she kept trying and she made some amazing art using dots!

Class 2 were impressed by Vashti’s perseverance and it inspired them to keep going even when things get tricky. They all decided they wanted to make their own dots using different techniques. Here are some examples:

After this, we discussed the idea of how important it is to be kind, even when it might be difficult. Again, we used a book to help us understand the importance of kindness. ‘Have you filled a bucket today? ‘ explains how everyone has an invisible bucket they carry around with them. When you do something kind to someone, you fill their bucket and you also fill yours. However, when you do something unkind you take from others buckets as well as taking from your own. We all decided we wanted to have full buckets so we made a bucket each and wrote a kind note to a friend to put into their bucket. Everyone was so happy to recieve their note they all went home with full buckets!

We were now well into the Autumn term and we noticed the outside environment was changing. We decided to go on an Autumn walk to spot signs of Autumn. We noticed the leaves had changed colour and they were now falling off the trees. The children loved exploring the school grounds and picked a sign of Autumn that they described when they got back.

We loved learning about Autumn and we continued this learning in all areas of the classroom.

We also enjoyed listening to the story of Percy the Park Keeper: The Lost Acorns.

Then, the count down to Christmas began! We were so excited to hear we were going to be in the Nativity and be filmed to be on TV!! The children worked hard to learn the song and dance and did an amazing job. The pictures from this have been uploaded to Tapestry.

In preperation for Father Christmas children wrote their christmas lists and started work in santa’s grotto checking santas emails and wrapping presents!

They also started to consider why Christmas is an important time for Christians.

They loved doing lots of festive craft and have had a brilliant time getting ready for Santa. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year. 

This term, we are excited to start learning about new topics all together back in school! We started the term watching a short video called ‘The Whales Tale’ – the story is of “a whale who tries to help the other sea creatures who are struggling because of plastic waste.” When watching this video, we discussed many things:

  1. How was plastic ending up in the Ocean?
  2. Who is responsible for cleaning up this plastic?
  3. What affect does it have on the ocean, animals, and people around?

 

You may like to watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFPoIU5iiYQ 

Then, when we came to school in the morning we were shocked to see lots of rubbish all over our outside area! We realised, we needed a bin outside Year R to keep our environment clean and safe. 

We all wrote to Mrs Wyeth asking her for a bin. She very kindly wrote back and provided us with a bin too!

We wanted to make everyone aware of how important it was to put rubbish in the bin. Therefore, we made posters that will be put up around the school.

As well as this, we have also had great fun learning about the animals that live under the sea. One of the animals that has caught our attention the most was the Blue Whale. This is because, the Blue Whale is the biggest animal in the world! They are a huge 100ft long!

We started to think about the number 100 and on 30th of April the whole school took part in a Captain Tom 100 challenge to remember him on what would have been his 101th Birthday. In Class 2, we learnt how Captain Tom completed 100 laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. He did this just before his 100th Birthday. 

We wonder if an 100ft Blue whale would would fit in the classroom? We measured the classroom and realised it was much too small!

Then, we started wondering whether a Blue Whale would fit on the field. Full of excitement, we set off to find out. Slowly and carefully we started counting our steps across the field until we got to 100! Miss Oram stayed at the start line and we turned around to see how far we had travelled. We couldn’t believe how far we had been! Blue whales are HUGE! We all loved this challenge and had great fun outside.

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Class 2’s page. We hope you enjoy sharing our learning.

 

At the start of the Autumn Term, Miss Baxter and Class 2 received a very strange parcel. We opened it up to see what was in it, this is what we found…

The children in Class 2, were set a task to see what book might have a dog, duck, cat, pig, mouse and hen in. They came up with many ideas and then they noticed the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ which had these characters and wheat, flour and bread in too.

We read lots of different versions of the story and were really sad that the Little Red Hen’s friends wouldn’t help her make bread. Then one day, we received a letter. We were so excited to see what the letter said:

We were so excited to help. However, unfortunately Miss Baxter didn’t know how to make bread. Therefore, we decided to go home and find out so we could help both Miss Baxter and The Little Red Hen.

At school, the role play area turned into a puppet show where we loved retelling the story of the Little Red Hen using the puppets or sitting and watching our friends tell the story to us.

In maths, we helped her count grains of wheat and we even helped her turn wheat into flour.

We loved learning about the Little Red Hen in all areas of our learning. Our art is displayed in the hall for everyone to see.

We were sad when the term came to an end however, on the final week we got to make bread! It was great. We hope the Little Red Hen enjoyed what we made and we were really happy we could help her.