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NEWTON FERRERS

Church of England Primary School

Class 2

2016-2017

We are a year 1 and 2 class.

Teacher: Miss Foster

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Godfrey and Mrs Harvey

Spring Term

Welcome back! This term our topic is Our Local Area and in science we are learning all about Materials.

Gymnastics

Five Little Senses All In A Row Poem

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We have been learning different poems and this week we will be writing our own sense poem about school.

Making a map of our school

Autumn Term

Our Topic is Roald Dahl and in science we are learning about Plants.

Moving crocodile puppets

Fresh air Friday

The Prodigal Son-RE and Drama

If You Should Meet a Crocodile Poem

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Class 2 learnt and performed this poem with actions to each other.
At Carswell Farm we learnt about which month is the best for which vegetables. We then made vegetable soup and picked apples and made apple juice and dried apple rings. We also helped out around the farm. We cleaned the barns, cleaned out the chickens, fed the horses and searched for eggs. For lunch we went to the wood and tried our soup.

Week of inspirational maths

2015-2016

 

Hello and welcome to Class 2. We are a straight Year 2 class.

Teacher- Miss Foster

Teaching Assistant- Mrs Godfrey

Summer Term 2016

For the second half of term we have changed our topic to 'Dinosaurs'.

We have been learning all about the different kinds, we have written dinosaur stories and we have been outside measuring how long they all were:

 

Measuring Dinosaurs

Summer term 2016

 

This term our topic is Weather Experts.

In Science we are learning about Plants and Animals including Humans.

So far this term we have learnt about the seasons then written and performed our own weather forecasts.

 

In DT we have created our own wind vane and then took it outside to check they worked.

                  

 

After we learnt about the different types of clouds we then did some observational drawings. Have a look at the clouds we saw and some of our sketches.

                 

 

 

 

 

Spring Term

 

Our topic is The Great Fire of London!

Have a look at our classroom. 

 

 

Some of our learning so far: we have looked at what London looks like in the present day and we have sketched famous landmarks.

 

                                                           

We have written out own sense poem as if we were there. Here are two examples of poems written by a member of Class 2:

 

The Great Fire of London

I can see men pulling down houses.

I can hear crackling flames in the air.

I can smell burnt, stinking, smelly bread from the oven.

I can feel hot flames.

I can taste burning fire in my mouth.

 

The Great Fire of London

I can see scavenging flames, people pulling down houses and burning houses.

I can taste burning wood, black smoke, thick ash and burning hay.

I can hear furniture being thrown into the water.

I can feel hot, sweaty animals running.

I can smell black and grey smoke.  

 

In gym we are practicing holding our balances for 3 seconds without wobbling. We will then put these together in a sequence. Have a look at some of our balances: 

 

 

 

London's Burning

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Our own version of London's Burning

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Balances in gym

Gym performance

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Our visit to the aquarium

Autumn Term

 

Our topic is 'Oceans and Seas'.

 

Have a look at our learning and our classroom so far.

We enjoy daily maths and literacy lessons. As part of literacy this term we are studying 'The Snail and the Whale'. We have written our own adventure for the snail and whale and in art we are making a paper mache whale... 

 

We love being creative in Class 2 and having a chance to express ourselves (particularly with singing, art and dancing!)

 

In science this term we are exploring living things and their habitats so we went into our school grounds to have a look at the different minibeasts and their habitats.

 

 

 

We have been trying to make our sentences really interesting and detailed. We then read our best sentence to the class. Here are some examples. 

The happy seal was sitting on a rock.

Eva

 

My friendly turtle saved a toddler from drowning in the turquoise sea.

Molly

 

The mean shark was trying to eat the seahorse.

Leo

 

The mean sea snail jumped on the whale’s face.

Oscar

 

Last night I saw a friendly, unusual fish eating.

Will

2014-2015

 

Welcome to Class 2!

 

Teacher: Miss Foster

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Godfrey, Mrs Harvey and Miss Rogers

 

Summer Term 2015

This term our topic is 'Emergencies and Healthy Bodies'.

So far we have had many children visiting the Class 2 hospital with broken arms and sore heads. Luckily they have all felt much better after the expert care of Class 2's doctors and nurses.

 

We have been learning about the body and what all the different parts are called.

 

Listen to our own version of 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' below.

 

We are also very excited to try and get our Green Flag. The area of the school we are going to look after is the pond and we have big plans!

We have also had a visit from the Co-op and we have learnt all about what fairtrade means.

 

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The children created their own version of 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes'. Here is an example of their work.

Spring Term 2015

This term our topic is Africa.

 

We have thought about what we already know and what we want to learn more about.

We have designed our own African print:

 

In Literacy we have been looking at poems. We have learnt poems and written our own poetry.

 

Have a look at our performances.

 

Elephant poems

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Elephant poem

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Elephant poem

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Elephant poem

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Elephant poem

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Autumn Term 2014

During our Learning Life skills sessions this term, we have split the class into two groups. One group is engaged in Forest Schools activities at Brookings Down Wood and the other group is learning how to cook.

The Forest schools group have been making potions, building dens, learning how to know rope so that they can make swings and creating forest animals with clay.

 

Learning Life skills- Forest schools

 

For maths we enjoy a range of practical activities to help our learning:

 

 

  

  

 

 

In Literacy so far we have we told stories, practiced our sentences, explored different punctuation and written stories:

   

 

Look at our Writing Windows:

 

 

 

As our topic this term is Food and Farming here is some of our learning:

 

 

 

 

Academic Year 2013-2014

Read all about the exciting learning opportunities and curriculum that Class 2 experienced last year.

My teachers are called Mrs Dixon and Mrs Caunter. Mrs Dixon is kind and Mrs Caunter is the head teacher. There are 28 children. The groups are year two and year one. My friends are William, Oscar, Zac and Zeb. My lessons are Phonics, Maths, Literacy, Leap into Life and French. My favourite is Leap into Life. We are learning about Ancient Egypt. I like hieroglyphics.

 

by Isaac

 

 

In Class 2 there are 28 children. There are boys and girls but I don't know how many of each. The teachers are called Mrs Dixon and Mrs Caunter. They are kind teachers and Mrs Dixon tells funny jokes.

We had an amazing trip and we went to watch 'The Little Red Hen' at the Theatre Royal. I liked it when the Little Red Hen had a sharp saw and I loved it at the end.

We do Literacy and Phonics everyday. My favourite is Literacy because I loved reading about Cinderella.

 

by Sienna

Class displays

Class displays 1 Ancient Egypt
Class displays 2 Materials and their properties

Examples of our work

We have been creating riddles based on items and objects found in Ancient Egypt. We have been learning how to include similes and alliteration in our poems.

Can you guess what we have written our riddles about?

 

What am I?

I have a long tail.

I can be slimy.

I can live in the desert.

I am as long as a thick stick.

I slither around the desert.

I live in Egypt.

What am I?

 

By Zac W

 

What am I?

I live in the water.

I am very fast.

I am as green as a leaf.

I can be brown.

You find me in the River Nile.

What am I?

 

By Isaac

 

What am I?

I curl up in a spiral.

I hiss.

I spray venom.

What am I?

 

By Oliver

 

What am I?

You find me in the Egyptian sands.

I sound as if I am hissing like a cat.

I have a very, very big mouth!

I feel like a soft, smooth, slithery frog.

What am I?

 

By Tara

 

 

What am I?

I am bigger than a lorry.

I have a human's face and a lion's body.

It's where the Pharaoh puts his gold.

I am a statue.

What am I?

 

By William

 

 

 

 

 

In class we watched a video clip about what it would have been like to have built the pyramids in Ancient Egypt. You can watch the clip by clicking the link below. Then we wrote a postcard to our Mums and Dads to tell them about our experiences.

In the Summer Term our learning is based upon Heroes and Villians. We are all really enjoying reading 'Traction Man' by Mini Grey.

We have been writing reviews and summaries about the book. Do you think you would like to read this book?

 

Book Review

Traction Man by Mini Grey

 

Summary of the story

Traction Man as a great toy for the child. He goes on adventures in the sink. He found Scrubbing Brush as a pet. Traction Man is part of the family now as he got a present. He got.......and a bonnet.

 

My favourite part was when Scrubbing Brush was taken by the toes. Traction Man saved him because he tickled the toes.

 

I liked it because the dog ate Scrubbing Brush's medal.

 

By Oscar

 

Book Review

Traction Man by Mini Grey

 

Summary of the story

The story was about a boy who got a toy for Christmas. The boy set up little adventures for his Traction Man. On one part of the story Traction man found a side kick called Scrubbing Brush.

 

My favourite part was when Traction Man tickled the toes to get his side kick back.

 

I liked it because Traction Man had adventures.

 

By Zac

 

Traction Man by Mini Grey

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After reading the trilogy of Traction Man stories, we have written our own new adventures for Traction Man. We hope you enjoy reading some of the stories. We have also tried to create a comic of one part of our adventures which included speech and thought bubbles. There are  examples of our learning in our classroom for you to enjoy. Come and have a look!

Music Day with Kip

On Thursday 3rd July Kip, our music teacher, was helping us decide what was going to happen in our music assembly for next week. My favoutrite part was when we got to sing The Bunglaow Song and when we got to make the music family.

By Jessica Y

 

On Thursday 3rd July, Kip came to school and taught our class some music. We were in groups but Sarah was by herself. My favourite bit was when we got to sing at the end.

By Poppy

 

On Thursday Kip taught us how to make music and how to use instruments. When we started we had to practice making a pattern. All of the music we made was very different. The instruments all made different sounds. I was playing the guitar and the conductor made a sign when it was our turn to play.

By Ella

 

Yesterday I had fun because I was playing the ukelele. I got to sing.

By Jessie W

 

Music Day with Kip

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