Welcome to Class 2!
Miss Parkin is your child’s teacher again this year.
The school day starts at 8:50am with the classroom doors opening at 8:45am. The children are warmly welcomed into the classroom at the start of every day with the choice of a hug, handshake or high-five. Registration is at 9:00am and learning starts immediately after. The school day ends at 3:00pm and children will need to be collected by an adult from the main reception.
Our learning so far
So far, Year 2 have learned all about food; how it is made, where it comes from and which foods are good and bad for us. They absolutely loved making their own loaf of bread with a lady from Warburtons who came to visit us. Another highlight of our Scrumdiddlyumptious topic was visiting Toby Carvery. The children were able to try a variety of different fruits and vegetables before eating a delicious carvery lunch.
They loved reading the traditional tales; The Gingerbread Man, Hansel and Gretel and The Enormous Turnip. The children worked extremely hard to create their own houses made of sweets inspired by the one in the story of Hansel and Gretel.
Our current topic is What lies beneath? Before the Half-Term holiday the children were fascinated by the vast amount of life living in lakes, rivers and oceans around the world. They really enjoyed using books and technology to research a sea creature of their choice before writing a non-chronological report about it.
Now our learning has shifted to pirates and the children have been thrilled by stories such as; The Pirates Next Door, The Pirate Cruncher and The Night Pirates. They loved using a range of materials to create a collage of their very own pirate.
What’s coming up next?
After the Easter break our topic will be On a Safari and we will be learning about animals and their habitats. We will also learn about Africa through the story of Handa’s Surprise and will explore how Africa is different to England. The children are already very excited for our upcoming trip to The Yorkshire Wildlife Park in June.