Treat for Everyone!
To say a big well done to year Two for working so hard during SATs, phonics and at sports day, everyone had a little treat. It was very welcome in today’s lovely sunshine.
Sports Day 2022
This week, Maple Class and Cedar Class have participated in a magnificent Sports Day. There were lots of exciting and fun races and the teachers very much enjoyed watching the grown-ups participate in their races. Thank you to everyone who came and helped to make the afternoon so special.
All week we have been carrying out work relating to the queen’s platinum jubilee. We have created art work, made traditional desserts, solved maths problems and lots more! We have had a great week and are ready to continue the celebrations next week!
Easter Nest Cakes
We have all had a go at making Easter nest cakes. We had to crunch up Shredded Wheat, melt chocolate and mix it all together. Once the ‘nests’ were built, we placed chocolate eggs in them. Yummy!
We are looking forward to welcoming our parents to our Easter service, which is being led by Rev. Ruth. We will all be looking splendid in our Easter hats!
Road Safety Workshop
Martin came to talk to us today about how to stay safe on the roads. We learnt the green cross code and what different types of crossings there are. Martin also reminded us about how important it is to wear a helmet whilst riding our bikes, even if we are really good cyclists already.
Maple Class have celebrated Comic Relief today by dressing up as superheroes. Mrs Harrison and Mrs Rendell have been extremely impressed with everyone’s contributions and involvement in our Comic Relief activities.
Today, we made the most of the sunshine and took part in some phonics activities.
This week, we have been celebrating World Book Day. Pupils in Maple Class came in fantastic costumes which were chosen based on their favourite book characters. We have been reading lots of different stories this week and focused on Mrs Harrison's favourite picture book, 'Not Now, Bernard' in our literacy lessons. In the afternoon, the children spent time with Miss Wright participating in some exciting role-play activities based on the story 'The Day The Crayons Quit'. We have been amazed by all of the fantastic costumes. We would like to thank you for making our World Book Day so special.
This week, the pupils in Year 2 have been taking part in their Healthy Futures lesson. Both classes have been participating in a wide variety of activities, which have been designed to promote exercise and healthy lifestyle choices. Pupils discussed the importance of regular exercise and the benefits that exercise can have on your health and well being. We really enjoyed meeting Mr Kenaard who will be working with both classes for the duration of the Spring term.
Today is Shrove Tuesday. We have learnt why Christians eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and we solved some pancake related word problems in maths. The best bit, however, was making and eating our own pancakes. Yum!
This week is Children's Mental Health Week. The children in Maple Class have been thinking about their different feelings and emotions. We have created some emotion clouds which contain ways in which we manage each of our emotions. Our clouds are currently being proudly displayed in our classroom.
Using Technology Purposefully
We have created and saved our own media using Chrome Music Lab. Have a listen to some of our creations.
In our maths lessons this week, we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. Pupils in Maple class have been looking at the different properties of each shape. We have also been practicing the names of each shape and playing a matching game to help test ourselves on how well we have remembered each name.
This week in Maple class we have been learning all about life cycles. First, we discussed the life cycle of a frog and created a written explanation text which included a glossary of scientific terminology. We have also created a life cycle display which includes moving froglets and frogs!
Growing From a Baby
Year 2 have started learning about how all babies grow up to become adults and the changes that babies go through from birth. Mrs Harrison brought her son in to visit us. Ted is 1 year old. We talked about what he is able to do already, what he is learning to do and what will change as he gets older.
Rev. Ruth’s Christmas Service
Thanks to Rev. Ruth who came to visit us to lead our Christmas service. She talked to us about the importance of sharing at Christmas and to think of those less fortunate than ourselves. Some of our children read the story of the very first Christmas, and they did a very good job. Wishing all of our children and their families a wonderful Christmas.
Christmas preparations are in full swing! We have made melting snowman biscuits as a little Christmas treat. They were quite sticky to make, but we all enjoyed the task…and eating them later!
Year Two Wish You All A Merry Christmas
We have all enjoyed performing our nativity play to an audience. We worked so hard to learn our words and learn all of the songs. We hope you enjoyed the show and would like to wish you all a lovely, peaceful Christmas.
Today we were very lucky to receive a visit from Marie at Animals 2U South West. She taught us about different animals and their habitats and brought some animals to show us. We met a bearded dragon, some leaf insects, a ball snake and two mice. We got to hold each animal and get a really close look at them. We were all very sensible and enjoyed our visit very much. Big thanks to Marie for bringing her animals to us all the way from Exeter. Thanks, also, to the PTA for funding this amazing experience.
On Friday, the children in Maple Class dressed up for Children in Need. We were very excited to see lots of colourful Pudsey ears in our classroom. In the afternoon, we learnt about the history of Children in Need and the many different ways in which the charity helps children around the UK. In total our school raised an impressive £464.30!
This week, Maple class have been learning all about money. We have been looking at the different ways in which we can use coins to make totals. We have also been calculating how to give the correct change from a one pound coin. Pupils have been using lots of different resources to help with their learning.
To celebrate Outdoor Learning day, Maple Class and Cedar Class have been busy creating some miniature gardens. Working in small groups, the children gathered a variety of items from the school field to create some lovely gardens. All of the teachers were extremely impressed with how well the pupils worked together in their groups.
As the winter days draw in, Maple Class have been busy creating some winter silhouettes for our new art display. The children have been experimenting with tones and mixing to help create the perfect skyline. We are very much looking forward to displaying the finished artworks.
Marcia, from Network Rail, came to visit us today to teach us about how we can keep ourselves safe at train stations and level crossings. We learnt that a train can travel at up to 125mph and takes the length of 20 football pitches to stop. She taught us the rules about using level crossings and why we should keep behind the yellow lines at the stations.
Maple Class came in to school on Friday looking fabulous in their yellow clothes in celebration of World Mental Health Day. It was wonderful to see the children participate and show their support for such a worthy cause.
This week, the children in Maple Class have been making their own lighthouses. We have learning about Mr and Mrs Grinling from the story, The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch. The children have enjoyed writing their own endings to the story as well as making their fantastic lighthouses. We have proudly displayed everyone's lighthouses in our classroom.
This week, pupils in Maple Class have been helping to create a school art project in celebration of Arts Week. With the help of Miss Roy, Maple class have been getting their hands a little messy. We hope you like the finished result!
This week Maple Class have been making the most of the sunny days. We have been enjoying lots of P.E. on our school field before the cold weather takes hold. We have enjoyed experimenting with different ways in which to travel around a space. We have also been learning some new warm up games too.
This week, we have been practising our place value and counting. Maple class have had lots of fun grouping objects together into groups of ten. Making groups of ten has helped us to count larger two-digit numbers.
Welcome to our Maple Class home page. Here is the place where you will find lots of information about what we have been up to. We hope you have a fantastic year with us!
Mrs Harrison and Mrs Brimble