Welcome to Class 2!
Week Ending October 15th 2021
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This week in English class 2 have begun to explore their new poetry text ‘The lost words’. The children have really enjoyed exploring how the poetic devices along with the artwork and style of the pieces have embodied the purpose of the text. Year 3 and 4 were tasked with performing and remembering the poem ‘Fern’ and came up with some excellent representations for the poem.
In maths we have been finishing off our units for place value, ready to begin addition and subtraction next half term. It has been wonderful to see the children develop in confidence and work so hard on their learning during this unit.
In PE, for gymnastics, we have been perfecting our rolls and vaulting using equipment and also learnt how to do a headstand with assistance. The children all persevered to give the head stand a go which was fantastic as I know it can be a pretty tricky thing to try.
In science this week, years 3 and 4 were learning all about how compasses work and how the earth’s magnetic field influences the lives of living things (including humans) on earth. Year 5 and 6 created their own animals to live in hazardous conditions and learnt about the adaptations that would be necessary for their animal’s survival.
In geography, we learnt about how mountains and volcanoes are formed. We also learnt about the layers of the earth which linked to year 3 and 4’s learning in science. The children will be creating model volcanoes or models of the Earth’s layers for homework to help them to visualise their learning.
Week Ending 8th October 2021
On Tuesday we attended a webinar with Aisling Fowler for the release of her new book called ‘Fireborn’. The children created a character and a monster. It was a great experience for them to meet a real life author.
This Class 2 have been writing their own short stories inspired by ‘The book of Hopes’. The children have really enjoyed creating and writing their stories and I have been really impressed with their effort and dedication.
In maths, the children have been continuing with their learning in place value. Year 3 and 4 have been learning about ordering and comparing numbers. Year 5 and 6 have been learning about decimal numbers up to 3 d.p.
In science this week, year 3 and 4 categorized and sorted materials into magnetic and non-magnetic materials and also learnt about what makes a material magnetic. Year 5 and 6 learnt about how adaptation occurs in living things over millions of years and how these adaptations lead to animals surviving better in their habitats or environments.
In PE this week, in gymnastics, the children learnt about the different forms of travel and created their own short routine to include rolls from the previous lesson. With Mr Teague the children created maps of the school to locate different objects hidden by Mr Teague. The children also had to answer riddles.
The children have been working hard at their harvest festival preparations for Tuesday next week. The children are really looking forward to sharing their creations so please if you can make it please come along. The event is in the church and starts at 9:30am.
Tuesday 12th October – Rounders Competition
Don’t forget our first Federation competition at Cornwood after school, speak to Miss Coles for more information.
Week Ending 1st October 2021
This week class 2 have been focussing on the grammar elements of our text ‘The book of hopes’. With year 3 and 4 learning about direct speech and similes and year 5 and 6 looking at plot cohesion and using verbs and adverbials to build character. I am really looking forward to reading the children’s independent writing at the end of next week!
In maths this week, the children have been progressing with their unit on place value. Year 3 and 4 have been finding 1, 10, 100 or 1000 (Year 4) more than and less than a given number. Year 5 and 6 have been ordering and comparing numbers with up to 3 decimal places and problem solving.
In science this week, year 5 and 6 learnt about cloning and living things and inherited features. Year 3 and 4 began their learning on magnets, learning about magnetism and north and south poles of a magnet.
In geography, we dusted off our map skills to investigate Mount Snowdon and also used atlases to find the highest peaks in the UK. The children enjoyed discovering more about the UK’s highest peak and remembered lots of map skills from their special lesson with Mr Hall last year.
In PE, we focussed on rolls in gymnastics and the children learnt how to safely perform a forward roll. With Mr Teague the children have been developing their own games, thinking of their own rules and scoring systems. The children will continue to develop their games over the coming weeks.
Week Ending 24th September 2021
This week Class 2 have been working hard on their assessment papers. I have been very proud of the children’s hard work and dedication to these assessments.
In PE this week, the children were learning about jumps in gymnastics with me. Making shapes such as straddle, pike, tuck and star whilst jumping. With Mr Teague, the children played ‘capture the flag’ and had a great time practicing their teamwork and communication skills.
In science this week, year 3 and 4 conducted an experiment to assist their learning of gravity and friction. The children worked together to plan a fair test, ensuring that they controlled variables. Year 5 and 6 learnt about inheritance and how both genetic and environmental factors can affect a living thing’s appearance.
In geography, the children learnt all about Mount Everest. The children were fascinated by the subject and there were some great classroom discussions about their learning, which will feed into their homework this week.
In music, the children had a fantastic lesson with Mrs Boulton about dynamics tempo and pitch.
In art, we looked at how artists such as Picaso used cubism to create unique perspectives of landscapes and created our own collages of local tors.
Week Ending 17th September
This week in Class 2 we have really got stuck into our learning. In English the children have been exploring and analysing a range of short stories from ‘The book of hopes’ to inspire their own story ideas in a few weeks’ time.
In maths year 3 and 4 have been learning all about numbers, with year 3 looking at 3-digit-numbers and year 4 looking at 4-digit-numbers. Year 5 and 6 have been focussing on roman numerals to 1000 and have been code breaking, plus figuring out puzzles and using their problem solving and reasoning skills.
In science we began our units on evolution and inheritance (Year 5/6) and forces and magnets (Year 3/4) with elicitation tasks. I am excited to start these fascinating units with the children next week.
In geography we have begun our new unit on mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. Many of the children already have some brilliant knowledge and seem enthusiastic to learn more about how volcanoes, mountains and earthquakes are formed.
In art the children began their unit on cubism by making a double spread research page. The children were able to spot links between cubism and pointillism from last year.
In PE the children enjoyed their second lesson with Mr Teague in which they had to lead their blindfolded partner through an obstacle course! The children were very creative with their instructions, leading to some very amusing outcomes.
Well done for a fab week Class 2!
Week Ending 10th September 2021
What a great first week back at school in class 2! The children engaged in several back to school activities which helped to warm them back up ready for curriculum subjects to begin on Monday.
The children enjoyed playing musical chairs writing, where the children needed to move around the classroom to music and continue each other's stories. We had some very funny results thanks to the children’s creative ideas.
We also created self-portraits based on the children’s future ambitions and celebrated diversity by discussing how we can be inclusive to people with invisible disabilities such as ADHD, anxiety and autism. The children designed ‘safe spaces’ which we will work on putting together this term.
The children also prepared and performed an assembly on British Values which will be put on display in our assembly room.
The children also had their first PE lesson of the year with Mr Teague which was great fun. The children had to cross a piranha infested river using their teamwork and problem-solving skills.
I have been really impressed by the children’s enthusiasm in our new class reading challenge. Each week the top reader in the class will receive a small prize and a raffle ticket towards a larger prize at the end of term.
Week Ending 22nd July 2021 - End of Summer Term!
What an amazing final week of school it has been! The weather has been gloriously sunny and the children have enjoyed spending some extra time in the pool cooling off. We have also been learning lots this week in RSE and I have been very impressed with the children’s maturity and insightful questions.
This week has also been about celebrating our two year 6 children, who we are very sad to see go, but overjoyed that they are moving on to the next important stage in their lives. They are such an amazing pair and we know they will be just fabulous in secondary school. Good luck girls, we will miss you!
I also wanted to say a huge well done to all the children in class 2, this has been a challenging year and everyone has persevered tremendously well. I am very proud of all of you and cannot wait to welcome you back to school in September!
Have the most amazing holiday!
Class 2 Sleepover - Friday 19th July 2021
Week Ending 16th July 2021
hese are the amazing paintings produced over this half term by the children of Class 2. They have used their colour mixing skills and knowledge of Pointillism and paint textures to create these landscape paintings. These linked to their work in geography based on the river. Well done Class 2 artists. Mrs Goldsmith.
Week Ending 16th July 2021
What an exciting week of celebrations class 2 have had this week for our two year 6 girls! The children thoroughly enjoyed the pool party and thanks to the help of FOSPS everything went smoothly. Now the children are excitedly awaiting their disco and sleepover tonight.
In English this week, class 2 have been preparing a poem to end their English studies for the year and will be presenting their work on watercolour to take home to share with their parents and loved ones.
In maths this week, years 4, 5 and 6 completed their final tasks for position and direction and showed a fantastic increase in confident when working with coordinates. Years 3 continued to progress their understanding of the year 3 curriculum to give them the best start to year 4 next year.
In the afternoons this week the children have been practicing their leavers performance and swimming. They have had a great time and it’s been a wonderful wind down the school year.
Class 2 Pool Party - Thursday 15th July 2021
Week Ending 9th July 2021
What a fantastic week last week was for Class 2! I am very proud of the way the children conducted themselves during sports day and our trip to the beach and it was lovely to see the children having such great fun after a very challenging year.
In English this week, we have been looking at the poem ‘The Sea’ by James Reeves. The children enjoyed performing dramatic retellings of the poem and will be adapting and writing their own versions next week.
In maths the children in year 4, 5 and 6 have been learning about coordinates on a grid. They have learnt to identify, draw and translate coordinates with year 6 using this knowledge to do the same on 4 quadrant grids. Year 3 have been consolidating knowledge on place value and number facts ready to progress their learning for year 4.
In the afternoons this week the children have been working hard to prepare a leavers play for the parents. This play has been written and driven by the children with only a small amount of support from myself and Miss Hawke, so far it is looking amazingly funny!
Well done for a great week Class 2!
Week Ending 2nd July 2021
This week class 2 have been working hard on their summer assessment papers. I have been really impressed with their resilience and determination - well done class 2!
In science this week, year 3 and 4 brought together their learning on germination, pollination and seed dispersal to learn about the plant life cycle. The children then chose to display their learning through posters, powerpoints and even a video! Year 5 and 6 completed an elicitation task on electricity and explored some of our school resources to jog their memories of electricity in year 4. The children did a great job exploring the resources and discovering their purpose.
The children went swimming at Ivybridge leisure centre again this week and I was blown away by their progress and the difference in their abilities. The children worked really hard to develop their confidence in water to learn how to remain safe when swimming in the waters surrounding our local area.
In art this week, the children continued to develop their skills using collage and created some fantastic scenic collages inspired by our artists Paul Signac and George Seurat. The children’s use of colour theory really shone through and I was very impressed.
Week Ending Friday 25th June 2021
This week Class 2 had a week full of adventure, from bikeability out on the roads, to swimming at Ivybridge Leisure Centre. The children behaved wonderfully and represented Shaugh Prior amazingly!
Bikeability was a fantastic experience for the children. Pete (the instructor) did a fantastic job of educating all the children about safety on the road and the younger children had fun in the playground practising checking their blind spot and signalling to turn. The older children took these skills to the road and were brilliant!
In other areas of learning this week, the children have been working hard on their story writing based upon the text ‘The ice bear’ by Jackie Morris.
In art the children finished their paintings and some children had a go at doing some collaging. I have been really impressed to see the progression in the children’s skills over the last eight weeks.
In science the children in year 5 and 6 completed their unit on forces, by creating leaflets filled with their new knowledge, and year 3 and 4 learnt about different types of seed dispersal.
What a fantastic week Class 2!
Week Ending Friday 18th June 2021
This week in Class 2 we have been doing lots of lovely learning. In English the children have continued exploring our text ‘The ice bear’ ready to write their final pieces next week. In maths we have been finishing off our unit on decimals and percentages with year 3 subtracting money and giving change, year 4 dividing by ten into the tenths and hundredths, year 5 solving decimal problems to do with money and year 6 multiplying and dividing decimals.
In PE, the children have continued to enjoy our pool. We have so far learnt to float on our backs, play tunes with bubbles under the water and glide through the water (with a little bit of playtime thrown in).
In science this week year 3 and 4 assisted year 5 and 6 in finishing their learning on forces with a boat race. The children designed their boats using their knowledge of gravity, air resistance, water resistance and effort and attempted to make a boat that would float and travel the furthest when pushed. The children did a great job and all of their boats floated! It was a great way of combining our design and technology skills with our science knowledge.
In art this week, the children created scenic paintings inspired by the works of Paul Signac and George Suerat. The children combined the skills that they have been learning with Mrs Goldsmith including colour theory, creating shadows and light, pointillism, graffito and flarism to create fantastic pieces of art.
Class 2 Swimming Lessons - Week ending 18th June 2021
Week Ending 11th May 2021
This week in Class 2, we have had great fun immersing ourselves in our new text ‘The Ice Bear’ by Jackie Morris. The children were pleased to be studying another book by Jackie Morris after enjoying the poem ‘I am Cat’ in the autumn term, Jackie Morris is definitely becoming a class favourite! We have become increasingly interested in the character Raven, who controls the path of the story, reading, writing and performing as this character.
In maths, we have begun our learning surrounding decimals, percentages and money. Year 3 have learnt about tenths, comparing, ordering and identifying them. Year 4 have learnt similarly about hundredths and have also been looking at rounding. Year 5 have learnt about thousandths and are now able to find decimal equivalents to fractions. The year 6 children have consolidated their knowledge on tenths, hundredths and thousandths by multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 100. They also learnt to multiply decimal numbers using a place value chart.
In PE, the children enjoyed using our swimming pool for the first time in two years! When we were not able to use the pool on Monday, the children enjoyed a game of rounders and took to it immediately.
In science this week, year 3 and 4 learnt about the process of pollination, we were particularly fascinated by bee communication and how this helps flowers to reproduce. Year 5 and 6 learnt about water resistance and investigated how surface area affects the forces of gravity and water resistance using blue tack. The children are excited to test out their new knowledge in our own pool by looking at how they can float on top of the water.
Well done for a fantastic first week back Class 2!