Class 2 Blog

Class 2 Blog

  • 19
    Mar

    Topic launch

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    There was much excitement in Class 2 yesterday morning as the children discovered a jungle had sprung up in the classroom! Our new theme is Rainforests and comes form the whole school theme linked to the Nick Butterworth story"wonderful Earth. The children spent the day getting fully immersed in all things "jungly".
  • 19
    Mar

    Rainforest ready

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    The sessions yesterday were used to get us "Rainforest ready". We researched on the Internet a variety of frogs which live there and then made our own versions for our Jungle area but, watch out if you take a peek. The vibrant colours are a warning of danger however, even the camouflaged varieties can be poisonous!
  • 19
    Mar

    Pretty parrot!

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    The next inhabitants of our Rainforest were beautiful and individual macaws - made from hand prints. The children are so proud of their involvement in the creation of this area of the classroom and they have been making suggestions for improvements and bringing in extra bits and bobs from home. Well done Class 2 I am so pleased to see your dedication to our theme and your individual levels of involvement. Thank you.
  • 19
    Mar

    Traditional Tales

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    In our English session today the children were given pictorial clues to a traditional tale/ fairy story. They had to work out the story, sequence the pictures, decide how to retell the story and create a story map. Fantastic work with Goldilocks and the Three Bears Ewan, Evie-Mai and Harley - super drama used to share your retell to the class. The children went straight to "I stand out" on our learning ladder for such an inspirational re-enactment.
  • 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.