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Class Two Chatter

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Geography Work

14-12-2023

The children used images of Brisbane, Australia and Formby to discuss similarities and differences between these two locations.

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Arrays

16-12-2023

We used arrays this morning to understand commutativity.

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Stop Animation

18-12-2023

We worked creatively this morning to create a stop motion animation film!! The children worked together to design a setting and characters before making the animation!

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A Special Visitor

20-12-2023

A big thank you to this parent this afternoon who delighted and informed the class about life as a Muslim! The children contributed with such knowledge and showed great respect!

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A Special Visitor

20-12-2023

We had a very special visitor in school on party day, every class had the opportunity to visit the grotto and they left with some gifts.

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Diversity Day – I Have A Dream

08-01-2024

Such rich discussions this morning during Diversity Day! We thought about the impact of Martin Luther King’s life and speech, then formulated a question for the class!!

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Class 2 return to yoga!

10-01-2024

A lovely start to the new term this week as the children started their yoga sessions again! Thank you Georgia, good to have you back!

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Yoga wind down!

10-01-2024

Class 2 took the opportunity to relax at the end of their yoga session!

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English Hook

11-01-2024

The class were introduced to objects relating to their new English book today. They had some wonderful ideas, predictions and questions!!

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Gymnastics stars!

12-01-2024

Class started their new PE topic for the half term by practising different ways of travelling before demonstrating a range of balances!

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Wheels and axles

16-01-2024

The class began their DT topic this half term by researching wheels and axles, using Lego to make vehicles!! There were some wonderful examples!

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Listen and Appraise music

16-01-2024

We loved Little Richard’s fantastic piano playing during our first music appraisal of the half term!!

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Maths – finding equal groups

17-01-2024

The children enjoyed a practical activity this morning, finding equal groups as they begin their division topic in Maths.

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Collective worship

17-01-2024

The class listened attentively to the importance of Martin Luther King Jnr today, in a week where his inspirational life was remembered in the USA.

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Listen and Appraise

19-01-2024

The children were familiar with the ‘Fab Four’ from Year 1 and they loved listening to ‘Help’, particularly enjoying the music clip of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

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DT skills in the classroom

19-01-2024

The children worked well this afternoon to assemble their wheels and axles onto their vehicle body, even trying them out on the classroom floor!

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Scratch Jnr

22-01-2024

The children enjoyed creating a city setting this afternoon, giving a car instructions to drive through the scene!

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HMD – Collective Worship

24-01-2024

As Holocaust Memorial Day approaches this week, the children of Class 2 listened attentively as they learned about this time in history and the theme of discrimination.

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Listen and Appraise

26-01-2024

The children enjoyed listening to singer songwriter and musician Joan Baez this afternoon, enjoying the acoustic guitar playing!!

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PE – gymnastics

26-01-2024

The children were excited to use the school apparatus this morning, practising balances, rolls and climbing skills!

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DT – making our designs

29-01-2024

The children worked diligently as they began using their designs to make their vehicles for our wheels and axles topic!!

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Festivals – RE

31-01-2024

The children began their topic today, thinking about celebrations which are important before looking at the important Christian festival Easter and retelling the story.

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LLP reading event

01-02-2024

The class enjoyed listening to author Lucy Farfort this morning, after enjoying her book ‘In our Hands’ – a book about hope, unity and positivity! They also drew characters who would transform the world! The book links in well with the upcoming Mental Health and Wellbeing Week.

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Working on our vehicles – DT

02-02-2024

As the class began to assemble their vehicles, the children displayed great sawing skills as they cut their axles!

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Listen and Appraise

02-02-2024

Lots of memories brought back (for the adults at least!) as the class listened to Lynn Anderson’s country hit ‘Rose Garden’. One girl in particular loved this style of music!

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DT – skills in action!

05-02-2024

The children worked hard again this afternoon, using a hacksaw to cut dowels to the correct length – these would act as axles on their vehicles!

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Safer internet day

06-02-2024

The children discussed the importance of being safe online this afternoon and the need to make common sense decisions and always speak to a trusted adult.

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Your voice matters

07-02-2024

The children learned that their voice matters – by expressing their feelings and understanding their rights, children can improve their mental health.

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What matters most?

07-02-2024

As part of their topic on festivals across faiths, the children discussed what matters most to believers at Easter.

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Listen and Appraise

09-02-2024

The children ended the half term listening to ELO’s ‘Mr Blue Sky’ enjoying its happy, bright tune and the animation too!!

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Diversity Day Spring 2

19-02-2024

Using Tom Percival’s ‘Meesha Makes Friends’ as a stimulus, the children produced some excellent instructions of how to make friends before completing a P4C session with the question ‘Should there be rules for making friends? Would rules make it easier?’

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Art research

20-02-2024

The children were excited to start their Art topic this afternoon, looking at different types of cameras and discussing their uses.

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Science – Checking our pulse

22-02-2024

Today in science we learnt about our heart rate and if we do exercise our heart rate will be faster. We went out to the playground to test this.

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Art research

23-02-2024

Thank you to Ms Kurs today, who spoke to the class about photography!

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Music – Listen and Appraise

23-02-2024

The children enjoyed the pulsing sound of Survivor’s ‘Eye of the Tiger’ this afternoon. It was certainly familiar and had the children using their air guitars!

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Photography walk

26-02-2024

The children enjoyed a fantastic afternoon taking photographs of objects, patterns and places of interest, as part of their Art topic.

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Festivals – RE

29-02-2024

The children ended their topic about how and why people celebrate special and sacred times, by comparing the festivals of Easter, Passover and Eid. They then completed a quiz, which was lots of fun!!

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City Photography

29-02-2024

The children took some wonderful photographs this week for their Art topic, looking at landmarks, objects or patterns around the city centre before choosing and editing their final choices.

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Listen and Appraise

01-03-2024

The children listened to two legends this afternoon, as Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney sang ‘Ebony and Ivory’. They enjoyed the song and discussed its message.

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Music

06-03-2024

In class 2 we learnt some new songs.

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PSHE – Worries

06-03-2024

The children discussed strategies on how to deal with worries this afternoon – why sharing worries is important and which adults can be trusted to speak to. The class also watched a 1Decision clip before choosing the best action.

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World Book Day

07-03-2024

The children wore some wonderful costumes and outfits today, as they celebrated World Book Day in style. There were superheroes in class, along with wizards and princesses! The children were also excited to take home their free book.

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Listen and Appraise

08-03-2024

The children loved the rock sounds of Guns’n Roses this afternoon with their classic ‘Sweet Child ‘O Mine’ – there were some fantastic air guitars!

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Collective Worship

08-03-2024

The children listened attentively to how women in the past fought for equality and talked about inspirational women – as Class 2 learned about International Women’s Day.

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Listen and Appraise

15-03-2024

The children enjoyed the acoustic sounds of Oasis this afternoon, with their single ‘Don’t look back in anger’. They enjoyed the guitar sounds especially!!??

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Blue for Bobby

15-03-2024

The children remembered Bobby Colleran today and listened to the importance of crossing the road safely and cars obeying the speed limit.

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Exploring emotions

23-03-2024

Our PSHE lessons have been focusing on the emotions of worry and anger this half term.

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Listen and Appraise

24-03-2024

Class 2 enjoyed the acoustic sounds of Tracy Chapman in our latest Listen and Appraise session, with children commenting on her distinctive voice.

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Learning musical notes

27-03-2024

The children were practised their musical notes with Mrs Grindley and impressed with their knowledge and application.

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Spanish vocabulary

27-03-2024

A fun lesson with Mrs Grindley, the children learning the names of farm animals in Spanish!

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Class 2 Presenting Data

15-04-2024

This Morning Class 2 has been exploring Databases. To begin we had a class discussion about the different types of information you can have and what private information is. Children then moved onto look at the type of information you can have and what an ‘online’ and ‘offline’ database is, we listed some different examples. As a class we then created an offline database about Class 2 and children explored and collected information from an online database.

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Diversity Day

15-04-2024

Well done to all the children today, completing our Diversity Day work using the book ‘Specs for Rex’. The children discussed how it is ok to be different and everybody has something unique about themselves. In the story, Rex was worried about wearing new glasses, but he soon found they had positive effects!!

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DT – Chairs

16-04-2024

After researching different types of chair and their features, the children tried constructing their own using Lego sets!

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PSHE – Sharing images online

17-04-2024

The children thought carefully this afternoon about the things that should and shouldn’t be shared online. They made a common sense decision using the 1Decision clip!

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DT – developing skills

17-04-2024

The class used a variety of ‘attachment techniques’ this afternoon, practising the skills required to construct their chairs!!

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Number mastery

19-04-2024

The children demonstrated excellent maths skills this morning, knowing how to split numbers to reach ten to help with subtractions.

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Listen and Appraise

19-04-2024

The children loved the energy and tempo of ‘Hey ya!’ by OutKast this afternoon!

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Yoga

19-04-2024

The children welcomed Georgia back this half term for their yoga sessions – excellent poses Class 2!!

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P.E. – tennis

19-04-2024

Amazing skills from the children this morning as they practised tennis skills, balancing the ball, hitting and throwing. Well done everyone!!

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Computing – modifying text

22-04-2024

The children began their new computing unit by discussing the features of a keyboard, identifying some important keys.

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DT – making chairs

23-04-2024

The class started making their chairs this afternoon, using cardboard, tape and lots of hard work!

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Conscience Alley

24-04-2024

The children did brilliantly today, giving reasons for and against banning the dark!

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Yoga

24-04-2024

Such magical tree poses this afternoon!

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Collective Worship

24-04-2024

The children discussed the five ways of well-being this afternoon, then looked at what the word community means and how we can give to others.

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DT – Chairs

25-04-2024

The children made the finishing touches to their chairs this afternoon – there were some wonderful designs and plenty of hard work too!

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Tennis

26-04-2024

The children practised forehand and backhand skills this morning in P.E.

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Listen and Appraise

26-04-2024

Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it off’ was certainly the most popular song for some time in our Listen and Appraise session. The children loved it!

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The King who banned the dark

26-04-2024

Wonderful examples of work on our washing line, as the children immersed themselves in our new Literacy Counts unit.

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Computing

29-04-2024

The children worked hard this morning to create a database of animals! They looked at things like height, weight and life expectancy.

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Year 2 Sorting and Presenting Data

29-04-2024

This morning Year 2 have been continuing with their presenting data topic, by creating top trump cards about different animals. Children conducted research and gathered records and fields  about 4 animals of their own choice. Using excel we then inputted the data to create a digital version of a top trump card. 

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Music

30-04-2024

In Class 2 we are learning about musical elements. We learnt a song called ‘Rhythm in the way we walk’.

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Y2 English

30-04-2024

The class looked at writer knowledge using our sample text.

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Spanish

01-05-2024

Today Class 2 wrote sentences for the first time!

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Healthy eating

01-05-2024

In PSHE today, the children recapped the benefits of healthy eating and choosing the right foods for a sensible diet. They watched a 1Decision video before making the correct choice for the character.

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Yoga

08-05-2024

Breathing exercises were a great way to begin the yoga session this afternoon.

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RE – Why should we care about others?

08-05-2024

The children began their RE topic by discussing what it means to care for others and why it is important. They watched the story of the Good Samaritan and thought about what it means to be a good neighbour. Some of the children acted as the injured old man receiving help!

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Listen and Appraise

10-05-2024

The children loved the distinctive sound of Pink this afternoon, listening to ‘What about us?’. They were surprised to know she is playing part of her tour in Liverpool this summer!

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Tennis stars

10-05-2024

The children enjoyed practising their tennis skills this morning in P.E. – using forehand and backhand!

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History – Cathedral visit

13-05-2024

As part of their History topic ‘Changes in our city’ the children visited Liverpool Cathedral today to learn more about this famous landmark and its history.

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Spine Building visit

13-05-2024
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The King who banned the dark

16-05-2024
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Recognising fractions

16-05-2024

The children enjoyed putting the equal parts together to recognise halves, thirds and quarters.

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Listen and Appraise

17-05-2024

The children loved the familiar sound of Alicia Keys this afternoon, singing along to her hit ‘This girl is on fire’. Very popular indeed!

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Computing

20-05-2024
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Fractions work

20-05-2024

The children practised recognising fractions today and their written notation! Well done Class 2!

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Music

21-05-2024

Today we practiced pitch lines.

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Finding 1/3

21-05-2024

Today in maths we learnt how to find 1/3 of a number.

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Spanish

22-05-2024

We recapped everything we have learnt this half term. We also enjoyed some of our favourite Spanish songs.

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Collective Worship

22-05-2024

The children listened to important safety messages today about Rail Safety and how to stay alert when near rail lines.

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R.E

22-05-2024

We watched a video about the creation story and then we drew pictures to match what happened on each day. The children thought about how powerful God must be and the importance of looking after the Earth.

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English writing

23-05-2024

Here are a couple of examples of our writing contributions this half term, based on ‘The King who banned the Dark’

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Science

23-05-2024

Class 2 planted some bulbs today and when we come back from half term we will see how much they have grown.

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Barnstondale residential

03-06-2024

After arriving safely, the children began building shelters in the woods!

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Rock climbing

03-06-2024

The groups enjoyed rock climbing and abseiling this afternoon – a great demonstration of bravery, skills and resilience!

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Archery

03-06-2024

Excellent target skills this afternoon, taking careful aim for the bullseye!

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Free time!

03-06-2024

After a fun afternoon of activities, the children enjoyed some of the play equipment in Barnstondale.

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Breakfast time!

04-06-2024

After a good night’s sleep on their first night, the children enjoyed a lovely breakfast in preparation for another day of activities!

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Woodlands teamwork

04-06-2024

The children worked really well together to complete the canon run and then supported each other in a rope walk!

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River crossing

04-06-2024

Another example of teamwork this morning as this group completed a harnessed river crossing!!

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Obstacle run

04-06-2024

These children enjoyed navigating this tricky obstacle course!

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Shooting range

04-06-2024

The children practised their shooting skills this afternoon, using a rifle to aim at a target.

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Evening campfire

04-06-2024

A lovely end to another day at our Barnstondale residential, a campfire with marshmallows, songs and stories!

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Collective worship

06-06-2024

The class listened carefully this morning in collective worship, learning about the events of D-Day on the 80th anniversary of this significant event.

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Goodbye Barnstondale!

06-06-2024

Thank you to everybody at Barnstondale who made our residential such a memorable time!

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PE – throwing and catching

07-06-2024

The children began their new topic by practising their throwing and catching skills!

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Listen and Appraise

07-06-2024

Class 2 listened to a song from Somalia. The children really enjoyed the song and the music video.

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Computing

11-06-2024

Today we spoke about how to be safe on the Internet. We used a traffic light to determine if a website was safe or not.

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Music

11-06-2024

Today we listened to some classical music and used egg shakers to follow along with the beat.

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Spanish

12-06-2024

Today in class 2 we learnt how to say how old we are.

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Minibeasts

13-06-2024

Today in science we looked in some plant pots to find some creepy crawlies. We found some woodlouse and a slug!

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Art – sculptures

14-06-2024

The children produced some amazing sculptures this week as the class ended their art topic!

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Listen and Appraise

14-06-2024

Listening to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Lego House’ this afternoon, the children enjoyed the gentle ballad, while one member of the class recognised the actor who appeared in the music video.

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Geography – Pre-task map skills

17-06-2024

The children spent the afternoon completing their pre-task – using an atlas to find countries within continents.

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Rhythm

18-06-2024

In music we practiced rhythm with our egg shakers.

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Water Safety

18-06-2024

Thank you to our visitors teaching us the importance of staying safe in and around water. We learnt techniques how to keep ourselves safe and what to do if we see anyone in need of help.

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R.E.

20-06-2024

We ended our topic with a quiz, but before this we thought about how Muslims and Jewish people care for the world and others.

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P.E. – cricket

21-06-2024

The class practised their cricket skills this morning, using throwing skills, aiming for the stumps and acting as a back stop.

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Computing

24-06-2024
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Geography

24-06-2024

The children marked continents on a world map this afternoon before discussing places in the world they had visited and using Google Earth to explore!

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PSHE

26-06-2024

We have been learning about body language and different emotions this afternoon.

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English – Conscience Alley

01-07-2024

Today in class 2 we did conscience alley trying to persuade Jack to either go up the Beanstalk or not!

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Computing

01-07-2024

The class modified images they’d saved onto iPads, by cropping or adding filters, resulting in some eye-catching effects!

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Forest School Club

02-07-2024

Each week in Forest School Club the children enjoy an activity of their choice, this weeks task was a “Bug Hunt”. We had so much fun exploring the Early Years outdoors looking for different insects.

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Collective Worship

03-07-2024

In class we spoke about what it means to be an Olympian. The children said it takes resilience and a great attitude to be an amazing Athlete.

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Class 2 Apple Pencils & Digital Art

04-07-2024

Class 2 spent their computing lesson using Apple pencils & iPads to create a digital piece of art. Children have been looking at the artist Henri Matisse, they created a design on a piece of paper and then using Sketchpad and apple pencils recreated it to be a digital piece of work.

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Spanish Olympics

08-07-2024

Today class 2 had the opportunity to be apart of the Spanish Olympics. Some class 5 pupils lead different activities that involved class 2 showing off their Spanish skills.

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Collective worship

09-07-2024

It was fantastic to see Year 2 listening and speaking about politics this afternoon!! The children learned about voting and choice, and had lots of questions to ask!

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Collective Worship

10-07-2024

In class 2 we looked at the effects of loneliness and how we can help others.

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PSHE

10-07-2024

The children watched a video about bullying this afternoon before making a decision! The class thought about the effects of bullying and how we can stop bullying.

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