Hello and welcome to Class 2!
Mrs Wadsworth is our teacher along with our teaching assistant Miss Harris. We also have Mrs Murphy for R.E. and Mr Howard for P.E.
Our termly letter for the Spring term can be found at the bottom of this page. Please have a look if you would like to know more about what we are studying this term.
During this Spring term, our theme is all about explorers. We have discussed what it means to be an explorer and we have thought about the different equipment that explorers may need during their expeditions. Over the next few weeks, we are going to be finding out all about some famous explorers including Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong and Amy Johnson. We are looking forward to visiting Jodrell Bank at the start of February to find out more about missions to Space.
To link with our theme, in our English lessons we are reading Bob and Barry’s Lunar Adventures by Simon Bartram. We will use this book to help us to write our own stories about exploring space. We will also be having an RE theme week at the end of this half term during which we will be focusing on Sikhism.
Don’t forget to check the gallery for photographs from our upcoming trip and to find out more about our RE theme week.
During the second autumn half term, our theme has been ‘Fighting Fit’. We have been learning all about how to stay healthy. To stay healthy, we now know that we must eat sensibly, have enough sleep, exercise regularly and keep ourselves clean. We have looked at the ‘Eatwell Plate’ to find out more about the types of food we should be eating. Did you know that you should have a balanced diet made up of carbohydrates, protein, fruit and vegetables, dairy as well as some fats? Using this information, we created our own healthy, balanced lunch. We also made posters to inform people how to lead a healthy lifestyle. In addition to this, we discussed how we should keep ourselves clean. We decided that washing our hands is very important to keep away germs. Linked with this, we were lucky enough to visit an old soap factory on a trip to Catalyst Science Museum. During our trip, we learnt about how soap was made, we even got to make our own bars of soap to take home. Please have a look at the gallery to see some photographs of our trip, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
In English, we have been looking at Jack and the Baked Beanstalk which is a traditional tale with a twist. We used the structure of this book to help us to write our own traditional tales with a twist. We have also looked at poetry. We learned ‘Please Mrs Butler’ off by heart and performed this, with actions, in our family worship. Using our poetry skills, we wrote some brilliant poems on the theme of school and, later in the term, we wrote some festive Christmas poems which went on display outside our classroom.
Don’t forget to check our class page again soon to find out what else we have been up to in Class 2!