Hello and welcome to Class 2!
Class 2 is taught by Mrs Rigby on Monday and Tuesday and by Mrs Marshall on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs. Holroyd, who works with us every day.
We have lots of fun activities planned to help us learn through enjoyment! We want every child to be happy. That's our mission!
We are thoroughly enjoying teaching Class 2 and we've had a tremendously busy term so far.
Year 1 will have sports coaching at lunchtime on Tuesdays and Year 2 will have it on Wednesdays. These will also be Class 2 PE days. PE kits with trainers need to be kept in school. Please make sure that every item of clothing and shoes are labelled clearly.
It would also be helpful if you could provide a painting apron or an old shirt for art activities to be kept at school.
Please bring in some different shaped and coloured leaves for collage work that we'll be doing in class. We will look at the Leaf Man book and have a go at leaf collages like Lois Ehlert.
In Science lessons we have been investigating our senses.
The children all enjoyed a senses scavenger hunt around the school grounds. We found things we could eat in the school garden and enjoyed looking for different smells and textures everywhere. We also used our eyes and our ears to spot things we needed to find.
We all did a smelly quiz- it was really tricky. Coffee and garlic were the easiest to recognise.
The children did group experiments about crisp flavours. We had to be blindfolded do we couldn't see and then had to pinch our noses so that we couldn''t smell. When we tasted the different flavour crisps, it was really difficult to tell the flavour without smelling too. Only half of us correctly guessed the flavour without our sense of smell or being able to see the packets! We also tried this out with different flavoured jelly beans. These were even harder to guess.
Try the experiment again at home! You'll be amazed!
The link below gives more information about the senses.
Last week we tasted and evaluated a range of dips and dippers in our D & T lessons. We've been collecting ideas for when we make our own. Why not have a go at home ?
Click on the links for some simple recipes.
We will be learning to make dips and dippers in D & T lessons.
If you have a favourite recipe , please send it in. Or even better, make it and then send it in for us to taste in class.
Year 2 went to Westholme School to listen to Clare Balding talking about the inspiration for her books.
Archie asked her about her pets and she said she had a cat called Buttons and a dog called Archie!
This week we have been particularly busy in Class 2.
On Monday we all helped make five different vegetable soups. We had a lot of peeling and chopping to do. Jacob H wasn't keen on chopping onions as it made him cry! Afterwards we got to taste and evaluate each soup.
Our favourite by far was our tomato , onion and basil soup. Mrs Holroyd invented a new recipe called 3 P soup. It had pear, parsnip and parsley and it actually tasted very sweet.
Please have a go at making soup with your children again at home as they all enjoyed it so much and had lots of ideas for recipes.
What a fantastic visit we had to Osbar Farm- despite the driving rain!
We have written recounts about our visit and letters of thanks to Farmer Chris. last week we made posters to advertise the farm and we have been busy writing leaflets too.
We also learnt all about life cycles and the the milking process.
Here are some photos to enjoy.
It's Book Week on 4-8 March and we have lots of activities planned for you.
Please bring your favourite book to share on Wednesday with Class 1. Dress up as a book character on Thursday.
We're also tasting different soups on Monday and making pancakes on Tuesday with Mrs Whalley.
What strange weather we've been having!
Last week we wandered around school looking for signs of Spring. We were surprised to find some ladybirds!
In our Science lessons, we set up an experiment to see what conditions seeds needed to germinate and then grow into seedlings. We got some surprising results. Even the seeds without water grew a little bit because the soil had water in it.
The seeds in the dark grew long white shoots with tiny yellow flowers.
The seeds that grew best had light, warmth and water.
Look after your sunflower very carefully at home. What will the seed need?
You can keep it warm by covering the pot with half an empty plastic bottle.
Bring your seedling back to school when it has grown.
The following website links have interesting activities to do at home.
All about natural history
Science and D & T creations to make at home.
Various topics with interactive games.
Short films making it fun and easy for parents and children to do science experiments with common objects. It also gives an explanation of the science behind each activity.
Online games, learn about nature, have a wild story-time and take part in some fantastic competitions!