Class 2 Blog

Class 2 Blog

  • 07
    Mar

    World book day - Anthony Browne

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    The children started the day with hopping onto the lap tops to research our illustrator. They tracked down the answers to a range of questions finding out that he has written and illustrated 50 books! He grew up in a pub where he loved to tell customers stories and he played rugby at scrum half. We discussed and looked for his motif and themes such as bananas, gorillas and chimpanzees in a plethora of his books. Then in the afternoon session the children applied Anthony's skill of taking something perfectly ordinary and giving it a twist to make the audience look again or look harder. We were able to inject a sense of humor into our self portraits.
  • 05
    Mar

    Authors

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    Lots of hard work has gone into our Traction Man stories this week and the children are very proud of their efforts. There has been lots of imitation and innovation going on with the children demonstrating the process of clearly sequencing their ideas.
  • 03
    Mar

    Electrifying Alana!

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    Alana was keen to demonstrate her self taught keyboard skills at the end of last term. She entertained us with a rendition of Class 2's favourite track of the moment - "Baby Shark"! Well done Alana - it is great to see what a bit of determination and drive can achieve.
  • 01
    Mar

    Mini Marines

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    Scott had a great time being put through their paces by the mini marines at the end of last term. Lots of team work, enthusiasm and toasted marshmallows made for another great event!
  • 01
    Mar

    Dine and shine

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    Great to see the children enjoying the company of older and younger children, taking greater responsibility for each other and learning important life skills and all whilst eating their lunch! Even more rewarding to see that 5 of the 9 children recognised for being great role models at lunch were from Class 2! Well done Harley, Keira, Evie-Mai, Imogen and Olivia.
  • 01
    Mar

    Coding

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    This afternoon we were lucky to have computer whizz Mrs Runham in class to support our coding learning. The children built on the skills from Year 1 and set to work block coding sea creatures, bubbles and even becoming airport controllers; in charge of take off and landings! Not only did they set instructions to make objects complete various movements, actions e.g. move, up, down, left and right, they were also introduced to giving objects a sound. For some strange reason the classroom was filled with the sound of baaing bubbles as they popped! It was a great session and many thanks to Mrs Runham for her support.
  • 08
    Feb

    Time Travel Day

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    Class 2 went back in time to 1970s (a very good vintage year!). We found out about fashion from the '70s and helped Traction Man to feel that he could fit in too by designing and describing a 1970's outfit for him. We know how he likes a costume change from the stories we have read and made. Then we looked at all the wacky glasses Elton John wore through the time and designed and made our own. Brilliant fun and we worked out that we had covered - D.T., art, English and science learning!
  • 08
    Feb

    Glasses...

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    .... lots of construction skills used today.
  • 08
    Feb

    more glasses

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    ...not to miss these amazing designs out!
  • 08
    Feb

    Traction Man comes to life

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    A lot of the children have obviously been busy at home writing their own versions of Traction Man stories to share in class. Thank you. Heidi shared her version with the class, needing the help of a couple of friends to act out the story with props! It was great fun to watch and listen to.