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In maths, we have started to explore 3D shapes. We found quite a few around the classroom!

We created some colourful hyacinths from paper when the real ones had wilted!

We created some colourful hyacinths from paper when the real ones had wilted! 1
We created some colourful hyacinths from paper when the real ones had wilted! 2
We created some colourful hyacinths from paper when the real ones had wilted! 3
We created some colourful hyacinths from paper when the real ones had wilted! 4
In Art, we have been dipping into our maths learning. Using our knowledge of symmetry we created symmetrical faces and patterns.

This afternoon, we gave our Grassheads a hair cut! We were amazed how tall the grass had become!

This afternoon, we gave our Grassheads a hair cut! We were amazed how tall the grass had become! 1
This afternoon, we gave our Grassheads a hair cut! We were amazed how tall the grass had become! 2
This afternoon, we gave our Grassheads a hair cut! We were amazed how tall the grass had become! 3
This afternoon, we gave our Grassheads a hair cut! We were amazed how tall the grass had become! 4
This afternoon, we gave our Grassheads a hair cut! We were amazed how tall the grass had become! 5
This afternoon, we gave our Grassheads a hair cut! We were amazed how tall the grass had become! 6
In Science, we are continuing to explore plants and seeds. In rotation we have been observing and recording the growth of our seeds that we planted last week, sequencing the growth of a fruit plant, identifying parts of a flower and using our beautiful spring flowers for inspiration; doing some mindful colouring.
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This morning, Class 2 had a surprise visit from one of our chicks from Year 1. How big she has grown!
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Spring terms 4 & 5 Topic Web

In Science, we are looking at seeds and growth. This afternoon, we planted our own 'Grass Heads'.

In Science, we are looking at seeds and growth. This afternoon, we planted our own 'Grass Heads'. 1
In Science, we are looking at seeds and growth. This afternoon, we planted our own 'Grass Heads'. 2
In Science, we are looking at seeds and growth. This afternoon, we planted our own 'Grass Heads'. 3
In Science, we are looking at seeds and growth. This afternoon, we planted our own 'Grass Heads'. 4
In Science, we are looking at seeds and growth. This afternoon, we planted our own 'Grass Heads'. 5
In Science, we are looking at seeds and growth. This afternoon, we planted our own 'Grass Heads'. 6

This morning, we travelled back in time to 1666 and re-enacted The Great Fire of London guided by Jethro Knuckleskull!

We took full advantage of the early spring sunshine to..... run a mile or enjoy a book.

We took full advantage of the early spring sunshine to..... run a mile or enjoy a book. 1
We took full advantage of the early spring sunshine to..... run a mile or enjoy a book. 2
We took full advantage of the early spring sunshine to..... run a mile or enjoy a book. 3
We took full advantage of the early spring sunshine to..... run a mile or enjoy a book. 4

We also took our shape learning outside for a final shape activity carousel.

As part of this term's topic: The Great Fire of London, Class 2 have been creating their own period houses.

Class 2 were joined by some special visitors for our Open morning to help with our 2D shape activities.

PE Kit reminder

Our PE lessons are on a Monday and Tuesday.

Some of our children do not have a full PE kit in school. Please ensure your child has shorts, t-shirt, spare socks & daps. Trainers can be worn for PE outside.

 

 

Well done Class 2. Your performance was amazing!

Well done Class 2. Your performance was amazing! 1
Well done Class 2. Your performance was amazing! 2

We're all very excited for our Dance Their Socks Off performance tonight.

We're all very excited for our Dance Their Socks Off performance tonight. 1
We're all very excited for our Dance Their Socks Off performance tonight. 2

Important information for tomorrow

 

A letter will be coming home tonight, but please see below the timings for Dance Their Socks Off tomorrow.

 

Registration as usual.

9.30 am: Coach departs from Churchill Primary.

Your child will need a coat (for walking from the coach to the Playhouse) a snack, a packed lunch and sealed drink to have whilst at the Playhouse.

12.50 pm: Coach departs from the Playhouse to return to Churchill Primary.

3.30 pm: Pick up time as normal from Class 2’s door.

 

5.45 pm: Children need to be back at the Playhouse, in their costumes and handed over only to a member of the Churchill staff team via the backdoor where they will be signed in. Also, please bring a colourful pair of socks for the finale.

 

6.30-7.30 pm: Performance!

 

7.35 pm: (ish!) Pick up from the back door. We will release the children when we see you.

World Book Day 2019. What fabulous costumes we have!

World Book Day 2019. What fabulous costumes we have! 1

In Art, we created a picture using the rubbings we made outdoors last week.

In Art, we created a picture using the rubbings we made outdoors last week. 1
In Art, we created a picture using the rubbings we made outdoors last week. 2
In Art, we created a picture using the rubbings we made outdoors last week. 3
In Art, we created a picture using the rubbings we made outdoors last week. 4
In Art, we created a picture using the rubbings we made outdoors last week. 5
In Art, we created a picture using the rubbings we made outdoors last week. 6

Our trip to Lower Stock Farm

 

Yesterday Class 2 visited Lower Stock Farm to learn about seeds and growth. After a bumpy tractor ride to the farm, we gathered on a circle of logs in the woods to listen to the story 'The Tiny Seed'. We then played a game which involved identifying all the elements a seed needed to grow and planted onion sets in Farmer Nicks garden. After a picnic lunch and a lovely run around in the sunshine, we learned all about trees, leaves and their seeds. Please enjoy a few of our photos.

In Science, Class 2 have been investigating and observing flowering plants.

In Art, we have been finding different textures outside and making rubbings of them.

In Art, we have been finding different textures outside and making rubbings of them. 1
In Art, we have been finding different textures outside and making rubbings of them. 2
In Art, we have been finding different textures outside and making rubbings of them. 3
In Art, we have been finding different textures outside and making rubbings of them. 4
In Art, we have been finding different textures outside and making rubbings of them. 5
In Art, we have been finding different textures outside and making rubbings of them. 6
Our final ports of call on our journey around the worlds continents were to Asia and Europe. The class coloured Indian mandalas, completed a wordsearch about China, put together jigsaw maps of Europe, used an atlas to identify Asian countries and identified European flags.
Moving swiftly around the world on our continental journey, this afternoon, we have been exploring the American continent. The class have been making Lego models of North American landmarks, drawing pictures of South American landmarks, finding out where animals live in the rainforest, using an atlas to identify countries in South America and creating South American animal food chains.

In Art this week, we made pull toys with a flying theme. More photos to follow!

In Art this week, we made pull toys with a flying theme. More photos to follow! 1
A huge thank you to Captain Ebrey, a pilot for Easyjet,  who came to visit the class as part of our Up, Up and Away topic. She talked to the class about flying and explained what being a pilot involved. We watched some exciting videos of take off and landing as seen from the cockpit and learned about how Captain Ebrey became a commercial airline pilot. The children were engaged and inspired!
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In our journey to recognise, name and learn about the continents of the world, class 2 have explored the continent of Africa. The class made Lego safari animals, completed a Kenyan safari wordsearch, played African animal top trumps, used an atlas to identify African countries and used a jigsaw and globe to find interesting facts. We will continue our journey next week.......
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This afternoon, we have been exploring the continent of Antarctica. Where will we go tomorrow?

Today we made an exciting expedition into the Science Explorer Dome. We learned all about different regions of the earth.

Today we made an exciting expedition into the Science Explorer Dome. We learned all about different regions of the earth. 1
Today we made an exciting expedition into the Science Explorer Dome. We learned all about different regions of the earth. 2
Today we made an exciting expedition into the Science Explorer Dome. We learned all about different regions of the earth. 3
Today we made an exciting expedition into the Science Explorer Dome. We learned all about different regions of the earth. 4
In Art, we have continued to explore block printing. This week, we made a block relief using matchsticks. Using primary paint colours we then made prints using our new blocks and the cardboard blocks made last week.

Making block prints using matchsticks.

Making block prints using matchsticks. 1
Making block prints using matchsticks. 2
Making block prints using matchsticks. 3
Making block prints using matchsticks. 4
Making block prints using matchsticks. 5
Making block prints using matchsticks. 6

Printing using both our matchstick and cardboard blocks.

Printing using both our matchstick and cardboard blocks. 1
Printing using both our matchstick and cardboard blocks. 2
Printing using both our matchstick and cardboard blocks. 3
Printing using both our matchstick and cardboard blocks. 4

Some of our finished prints.

Some of our finished prints. 1
Some of our finished prints. 2
Some of our finished prints. 3
Some of our finished prints. 4

In maths, we are learning about multiplication. Today, we have been finding and recording different arrays.

In Topic, we have been learning, sharing and recording facts about the american aviator Amelia Earhart.

In Topic, we have been learning, sharing and recording facts about the american aviator Amelia Earhart. 1
In Topic, we have been learning, sharing and recording facts about the american aviator Amelia Earhart. 2
In Topic, we have been learning, sharing and recording facts about the american aviator Amelia Earhart. 3
In Topic, we have been learning, sharing and recording facts about the american aviator Amelia Earhart. 4

We have been having fun with Miss Green practising our DTSO dance. Our dance sequence is finished: we now need to perfect it!

In Maths, we have been working on time. We have recapped o'clock and half past and are learning quarter past and quarter to the hour.

In Maths, we have been working on time. We have recapped o'clock and half past and are learning quarter past and quarter to the hour. 1
In Maths, we have been working on time. We have recapped o'clock and half past and are learning quarter past and quarter to the hour. 2
In Maths, we have been working on time. We have recapped o'clock and half past and are learning quarter past and quarter to the hour. 3
In Maths, we have been working on time. We have recapped o'clock and half past and are learning quarter past and quarter to the hour. 4

This afternoon, we have been making bird feeders using lard, seeds, nuts and cereal.

This afternoon, we have been making bird feeders using lard, seeds, nuts and cereal. 1
This afternoon, we have been making bird feeders using lard, seeds, nuts and cereal. 2
This afternoon, we have been making bird feeders using lard, seeds, nuts and cereal. 3
This afternoon, we have been making bird feeders using lard, seeds, nuts and cereal. 4

Dance Their Socks Off 11

A letter will be coming home shortly but we wanted to let you know that Class 2 will be appearing in the annual Dance Their Socks Off show at the Playhouse in Weston on Tuesday 12th March. Tickets are now on sale (£9 per adult, £7 per child) and can be purchased via www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/playhouse-theatre or by calling 01934 645544. From previous year's experience, it is advisable to obtain tickets as early as possible.

 

In Art, we are exploring printing techniques. This week we created relief blocks using card

then used them to create a repeating pattern.

As part of this term's topic 'Up, up and away' we have started to explore flying objects by making our own paper aeroplanes. We had great fun testing the aerodynamics of our planes in the playground. Everyone's flight distances were recorded and Oscar's plane flew the furthest!

Making our paper aeroplanes.

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Making our paper aeroplanes. 3

Testing our aeroplanes.

Testing our aeroplanes. 1
Testing our aeroplanes. 2
Testing our aeroplanes. 3

Recording the distance of our final flights.

Recording the distance of our final flights. 1
Recording the distance of our final flights. 2
Recording the distance of our final flights. 3

Up, Up and Away Spring Term 3 Topic web

 

We wish you all a merry Christmas and wonderful new year!

 

Thank you for all the support you have given us this term. We really appreciate your contributions at home and in school.

We hope you all have a restful and enjoyable Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

 

The Year 2 Team.

Class 2 have been enjoying some end of term Christmas activities.

DT Project

 

As part of this term's project, the Class have designed and created their own Lighthouse Keeper's lunch dioramas. So that our dioramas were 3D and mobile, we learned about axles, levers, winders and winding mechanisms plus different ways of attaching objects to our shoe boxes. We hope you enjoy a few photos from our design journey.

Didn't Class 2 look great in their Christmas jumpers?

Didn't Class 2 look great in their Christmas jumpers? 1

In Art, we have been looking at Pop Art and the technique used by Andy Warhol. Here we are creating our own Pop Art pictures.

In Art, we have been looking at Pop Art and the technique used by Andy Warhol. Here we are creating our own Pop Art pictures. 1
In Art, we have been looking at Pop Art and the technique used by Andy Warhol. Here we are creating our own Pop Art pictures. 2
In Art, we have been looking at Pop Art and the technique used by Andy Warhol. Here we are creating our own Pop Art pictures. 3
In Art, we have been looking at Pop Art and the technique used by Andy Warhol. Here we are creating our own Pop Art pictures. 4

On Friday, we had a visit from the Mad Science Workshop. As chemists, the children explored chemical reactions.

In Art this week, we have been looking at the work of Amber Locke. Amber is a 'vegan artitst' who creates geometric designs from fruit, vegetables, leaves, flowers and herbs. We created out own designs using pieces of fruit and vegetables.
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Yesterday, class 2 had Money Mania Day! To finish off last term's learning all about money, the children took part in a range of practical and creative money related activities. We started off with a money based orienteering challenge, followed by filling large chalk sea shapes with money, to creating their own money pictures. The children later sorted and counted the money and we made a grand total of £33.70! The money will go towards supporting their maths learning in class in a way of their choosing. Thank you all for your support in making the day so successful.

Maths money challenge.

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Maths money challenge. 4

Filling sea shapes with coins.

Filling sea shapes with coins. 1
Filling sea shapes with coins. 2
Filling sea shapes with coins. 3
Filling sea shapes with coins. 4
Filling sea shapes with coins. 5
Filling sea shapes with coins. 6
Filling sea shapes with coins. 7
Filling sea shapes with coins. 8

Some of our finished shapes.

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Some of our finished shapes. 3
Some of our finished shapes. 4

Finally... counting our coins.

Finally... counting our coins. 1
Finally... counting our coins. 2
Finally... counting our coins. 3

In Science, we have been thinking about healthy eating. We took part in activities to recognise and sort healthy food.

In Science, we have been thinking about healthy eating. We took part in activities to recognise and sort healthy food. 1
In Science, we have been thinking about healthy eating. We took part in activities to recognise and sort healthy food. 2
In Science, we have been thinking about healthy eating. We took part in activities to recognise and sort healthy food. 3
In Science, we have been thinking about healthy eating. We took part in activities to recognise and sort healthy food. 4
To finish off this terms topic, class 2 had a creative ocean themed afternoon. The children had the choice of making paper fishing rods, creating a sea scene with chalk in the playground, researching sea creatures using books or ipads, painting their own ocean scene or building lego submarines. We are looking forward to our new topic this term: The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.
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In Maths, we have been revisiting number bonds to 10 and using our knowledge to make number bonds to 20.

In Maths, we have been revisiting number bonds to 10 and using our knowledge to make number bonds to 20. 1
In Maths, we have been revisiting number bonds to 10 and using our knowledge to make number bonds to 20. 2
In Maths, we have been revisiting number bonds to 10 and using our knowledge to make number bonds to 20. 3
In Maths, we have been revisiting number bonds to 10 and using our knowledge to make number bonds to 20. 4
In Maths, we have been revisiting number bonds to 10 and using our knowledge to make number bonds to 20. 5
In Maths, we have been revisiting number bonds to 10 and using our knowledge to make number bonds to 20. 6
As part of this terms topic: Commotion in the ocean, we have been thinking about the affect of pollution on our seas. Armed with plastic bags and rubber gloves, we went on a litter pick around the school and used the rubbish collected to create a dirty version of Hoskusai's wave. Here are a few photos from our work in progress...
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In Art, we have been creating a wave of poppies for Remembrance Day.

In Art, we have been creating a wave of poppies for Remembrance Day. 1
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In Art, we have been creating a wave of poppies for Remembrance Day. 3
In Art, we have been creating a wave of poppies for Remembrance Day. 4
In Art, we have been creating a wave of poppies for Remembrance Day. 5
In Art, we have been creating a wave of poppies for Remembrance Day. 6

In Science, we have been investigating the waterproof properties of different materials.

We visited Class 1 to look at the squashes and gourds we planted last year.

We visited Class 1 to look at the squashes and gourds we planted last year. 1
We visited Class 1 to look at the squashes and gourds we planted last year. 2
We visited Class 1 to look at the squashes and gourds we planted last year. 3

In Art, we have been recreating 'The Great Wave' by Katsushika Hokusai

In Science, we have been investigating different types of materials and where they come from.

In Art, we painted our 'Under the sea' scenes using the pointillism style.

In Art, we painted our 'Under the sea' scenes using the pointillism style. 1
In Art, we painted our 'Under the sea' scenes using the pointillism style. 2
In Art, we painted our 'Under the sea' scenes using the pointillism style. 3
In Art, we painted our 'Under the sea' scenes using the pointillism style. 4
In Art, we painted our 'Under the sea' scenes using the pointillism style. 5
In Art, we painted our 'Under the sea' scenes using the pointillism style. 6

As part of our topic, we created an ocean scene of our sea creatures in the playground.

As part of our topic, we created an ocean scene of our sea creatures in the playground. 1
As part of our topic, we created an ocean scene of our sea creatures in the playground. 2
As part of our topic, we created an ocean scene of our sea creatures in the playground. 3
As part of our topic, we created an ocean scene of our sea creatures in the playground. 4
As part of our topic, we created an ocean scene of our sea creatures in the playground. 5
As part of our topic, we created an ocean scene of our sea creatures in the playground. 6

Taking a break to stretch and revitalise our brains!

Taking a break to stretch and revitalise our brains! 1
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Taking a break to stretch and revitalise our brains! 3
Taking a break to stretch and revitalise our brains! 4

We have been practising representing numbers using different manipulatives.

We have been practising representing numbers using different manipulatives. 1
We have been practising representing numbers using different manipulatives. 2
We have been practising representing numbers using different manipulatives. 3
We have been practising representing numbers using different manipulatives. 4
We have been practising representing numbers using different manipulatives. 5
We have been practising representing numbers using different manipulatives. 6

In maths, we have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones.

In  maths, we have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones. 1
In  maths, we have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones. 2
In  maths, we have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones. 3

Please remember...

 

  • In Term 1, homework is sent home on a Tuesday to be returned the following Monday.

 

  • Children have the opportunity to change their reading books, if they have finished their previous one, on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

If you have any queries, please pop in and speak to one of the team.

 

 

This week, in Maths, we have been using money to practise counting...

This week, in Maths, we have been using money to practise counting... 1
This week, in Maths, we have been using money to practise counting... 2
This week, in Maths, we have been using money to practise counting... 3
This week, in Maths, we have been using money to practise counting... 4
This week, in Maths, we have been using money to practise counting... 5
This week, in Maths, we have been using money to practise counting... 6

In SPaG, we practised reading and writing common exception words...

In SPaG, we practised reading and writing common exception words... 1
In SPaG, we practised reading and writing common exception words... 2
In SPaG, we practised reading and writing common exception words... 3
In SPaG, we practised reading and writing common exception words... 4

Tips and ideas for helping your child learn spelling.

Class 2 Weekly Timetable

In Art, we looked at the style of pointillism, particularly the work of George Seurat who developed the technique in 1886.

We practised pointillism by decorating our names. Next week, we will be create our own pointillism picture.

 

 

Using the technique of pointillism to decorate our names.

Using the technique of pointillism to decorate our names. 1
Using the technique of pointillism to decorate our names. 2
Using the technique of pointillism to decorate our names. 3
Using the technique of pointillism to decorate our names. 4
Using the technique of pointillism to decorate our names. 5
Using the technique of pointillism to decorate our names. 6

Some of our finished work.

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Some of our finished work. 6
As part of our topic: Commotion in the Ocean, Class 2 have been sharing the book 'Only One You' by Linda Kranz. We created our own colourful shoal of fish by painting our designs onto pebbles.  

We also decorated our doorstop!

We also decorated our doorstop! 1

This afternoon, we ran a mile around the playground.

This afternoon, we ran a mile around the playground. 1
This afternoon, we ran a mile around the playground. 2
This afternoon, we ran a mile around the playground. 3
This afternoon, we ran a mile around the playground. 4

Watching the Tour of Britain bike race.

Getting to know you....

Getting to know you.... 1 Passing the clap.
Getting to know you.... 2 Passing the clap.
Getting to know you.... 3 Beat the Ball.
Getting to know you.... 4 Pass the beanbag.
Getting to know you.... 5 Passing a hoop round the circle holding hands.
Getting to know you.... 6

Welcome 2018/2019!

 

What a busy first day we have had. We started by playing some 'getting to know you games', found our way around our new classroom, had an exciting PE lesson with Future stars and.... watched the Tour of Britain bicycle race.

 

In Year 2, we will have PE on Monday & Tuesday: please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school so that they can take part.

 

This term homework will be set on a Tuesday and be due in the following Monday. If you have any queries at all about your child's homework, please pop in and have a chat.

 

Finally, children will have the opportunity to change their own reading books on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

 

We look forward to a fun filled year!

 

See below for more information on the 2017 - 2018 School Year

Thank you to everyone

 

What a busy year we've had! It's hard to believe we are at the end of another school year. A huge thank you to you all for your continued support, best wishes and gifts. If you have a moment over the holiday, can we recommend spending some time reviewing our class page on the school website with your child - it is a lovely memory of all the things they have done. We wish you all a very happy, enjoyable and relaxing summer holiday.

The Class 2 Team

Our final PE session with Future Stars today.

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Our final PE session with Future Stars today. 3
Our final PE session with Future Stars today. 4
Our final PE session with Future Stars today. 5
Our final PE session with Future Stars today. 6

Australian hand puppets

 

Using the story of Tiddalick as our inspiration, we have designed and created our own hand puppets. We used felt and practised our cutting and sewing to make our puppets.

 

Once complete, in groups, the children made up stories using their puppets and performed their story to the rest of the class.

 

Please enjoy some photos of our learning journey.

Developing our stories.

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Developing our stories. 3

Making our props.

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Making our props. 3
Making our props. 4

Performing our stories.

Performing our stories. 1
Performing our stories. 2
Performing our stories. 3
Performing our stories. 4
Performing our stories. 5
Performing our stories. 6

Our finished puppets.

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Our finished puppets. 2
Our finished puppets. 3

Monday 9th July

 

Unbelievably, we have almost reached the end of the year! Our last reading book change for Year 2 will be Thursday 12th July.

All reading books will be collected in on Monday 16th July.

 

 

 

 

Fruit tasting

This term we have been reading 'Handa's surprise'. As part of our work around the story, we have been tasting fruit that was in Handa's basket. Before tasting, we used our senses to look at, feel and smell. We tried orange, banana, pineapple, mango, passion fruit and avocado. Whilst mango proved to be the most popular, all the children tried a piece of each fruit with some discovering new tastes.

Playground Challenge

Taking advantage of the continued sunshine on Friday, Class 2 enjoyed  an orienteering style 'Playground Challenge'. Working with a partner, each pair had to be detectives and find objects in the playground from a photograph. They then had to tell an adult what the object was and where it was found. There were 22 items in total to search for.

Hansel & Gretel

 

Today we had fun and games with a group of year 12 students from Churchill Academy. As part of their dance and drama final piece they are running a series of workshops exploring the senses. They are using the story of Hansel and Gretel as a theme. Today we were 'Looking' focusing on colour and shape. This was the first of what promises to be four enjoyable sessions.

Yesterday morning, we had fun with Year 6 who had prepared a range of activities to warm us up for Sports Day!

Practising passing skills for football with Future Stars today.

Practising passing skills for football with Future Stars today. 1
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Practising passing skills for football with Future Stars today. 3
Practising passing skills for football with Future Stars today. 4

Our theme for this term's Home Teams is African Masks. Here we are creating our team designs....

Future Stars

 

We were very lucky enough today to have a PE lesson with Dave from Future Stars. We played Chaos Tag and practised ball handling skills. These sessions will continue every Tuesday afternoon until the end of term, so please ensure that your child has a full PE kit with daps in school so that they can participate and benefit from Futures Stars' input.

Future Stars

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Enjoying the afternoon sun after a busy morning.

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Enjoying the afternoon sun after a busy morning. 3
Enjoying the afternoon sun after a busy morning. 4
Enjoying the afternoon sun after a busy morning. 5
Enjoying the afternoon sun after a busy morning. 6

In Maths, we have been looking at and reading scales.

In Maths, we have been looking at and reading scales. 1
In Maths, we have been looking at and reading scales. 2
In Maths, we have been looking at and reading scales. 3
In Maths, we have been looking at and reading scales. 4
In Maths, we have been looking at and reading scales. 5
In Maths, we have been looking at and reading scales. 6

In Art, we are busy sewing 'Australian' hand puppets.

In Art, we are busy sewing 'Australian' hand puppets. 1
In Art, we are busy sewing 'Australian' hand puppets. 2
In Art, we are busy sewing 'Australian' hand puppets. 3
In Art, we are busy sewing 'Australian' hand puppets. 4

Sorting containers by capacity: equal to, greater than & less than one litre.

We have also been planting up our flower tub outside the school entrance...

We have also been planting up our flower tub outside the school entrance... 1
We have also been planting up our flower tub outside the school entrance... 2
We have also been planting up our flower tub outside the school entrance... 3
We have also been planting up our flower tub outside the school entrance... 4
We have also been planting up our flower tub outside the school entrance... 5
We have also been planting up our flower tub outside the school entrance... 6

In Science, Class 2 have been investigating the question 'What do seeds need to grow?'

In Science, Class 2 have been investigating the question 'What do seeds need to grow?' 1
In Science, Class 2 have been investigating the question 'What do seeds need to grow?' 2
In Science, Class 2 have been investigating the question 'What do seeds need to grow?' 3
In Science, Class 2 have been investigating the question 'What do seeds need to grow?' 4
In Science, Class 2 have been investigating the question 'What do seeds need to grow?' 5
In Science, Class 2 have been investigating the question 'What do seeds need to grow?' 6

Class 2 have been enjoying the sunshine today completing a maths 'Time Challenge'.

In Art, based around our initials, we have been using aboriginal symbols and colours to create our own aboriginal painting.

In Art, based around our initials, we have been using aboriginal symbols and colours to create our own aboriginal painting. 1
In Art, based around our initials, we have been using aboriginal symbols and colours to create our own aboriginal painting. 2
In Art, based around our initials, we have been using aboriginal symbols and colours to create our own aboriginal painting. 3
In Art, based around our initials, we have been using aboriginal symbols and colours to create our own aboriginal painting. 4
In Art, based around our initials, we have been using aboriginal symbols and colours to create our own aboriginal painting. 5
In Art, based around our initials, we have been using aboriginal symbols and colours to create our own aboriginal painting. 6
In Art, based around our initials, we have been using aboriginal symbols and colours to create our own aboriginal painting. 7
In Art, based around our initials, we have been using aboriginal symbols and colours to create our own aboriginal painting. 8

Please meet our new Home Teams for Term 5.

Creating our Aboriginal art for our Home Team mascot.

Creating our Aboriginal art for our Home Team mascot. 1
Creating our Aboriginal art for our Home Team mascot. 2
Creating our Aboriginal art for our Home Team mascot. 3
Creating our Aboriginal art for our Home Team mascot. 4
Creating our Aboriginal art for our Home Team mascot. 5
Creating our Aboriginal art for our Home Team mascot. 6
Creating our Aboriginal art for our Home Team mascot. 7
Creating our Aboriginal art for our Home Team mascot. 8

In ICT, we used Education City to practise what we have learned about homophones and compound words.

In ICT, we used Education City to practise what we have learned about homophones and compound words. 1
In ICT, we used Education City to practise what we have learned about homophones and compound words. 2
In ICT, we used Education City to practise what we have learned about homophones and compound words. 3
In ICT, we used Education City to practise what we have learned about homophones and compound words. 4
In Maths, we have been practising telling the time by o'clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past by using different points around the classroom. We are now learning to tell the time in 5 minute intervals.
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On Friday, we travelled back in time to 1666 and re-enacted The Great Fire of London aided by Jethro Knuckleskull!

On Thursday we dressed up as our favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day.

On Thursday we dressed up as our favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day. 1

Seeing double!

Seeing double! 1

On Wednesday we added our flowers to our Easter cross.

On Wednesday we added our flowers to our Easter cross. 1

Visit to Lower Stock Farm

 

Yesterday, we spent a lovely, sunny day at Lower Stock farm. After a tractor & trailer ride to the farm, we spent the day spotting and learning about different habitats. We searched in the cow barn, the pond area (where we were lucky enough to see a small vole), the woodland and in the nearby fields. Using what they had learned, the class ended their visit by building their own habitat for a teddy in the woodland. Please enjoy a small selection of the many photos taken and don't forget to ask the children all about it; they are always inspired by Farmer Nick's and Liz's stories and knowledge.

Learning about Habitats at Lower Stock Farm

What an exciting morning we have had at the Playhouse this morning! Here is a sneak preview...

Week commencing Monday 12th March

 

As we have quite a  busy week next week, we thought it would be useful to post a reminder of the relevant events:

 

Monday 12th March: Dance Their Socks Off rehearsal at Weston Playhouse.

Please ensure your child has their costume and a packed lunch for the day.

Performance in the evening. Please arrive at the Playhouse no earlier than 5.45pm. There will be no adult supervision prior to this time.

 

Tuesday 13th March: Trip to Lower Stock Farm. Again, please ensure your child has a packed lunch and is dressed appropriately as outlined in the letter.

 

Thursday 15th March: Dress up as your favourite book character for World Book day.

 

Friday 16th March: Dress up as a person from 1666 for our historical visitor.

 

Copies of all letters can be found online.

 

If you have any questions, please speak to one of the team.

As part of our Great Fire of London topic, we have started the process of building our Stuart houses.......

As part of our Great Fire of London topic, we have started the process of building our Stuart houses....... 1
As part of our Great Fire of London topic, we have started the process of building our Stuart houses....... 2
As part of our Great Fire of London topic, we have started the process of building our Stuart houses....... 3
As part of our Great Fire of London topic, we have started the process of building our Stuart houses....... 4
In Art this afternoon, Class 2 have made their own 'pull toy' using just card, string and straws. The children made a rubbing of their owl tile to decorate their toy before creating the mechanism to make it move. Please enjoy a few photos from our activity.

Making pull toys.

Making pull toys. 1
Making pull toys. 2
Making pull toys. 3
Making pull toys. 4
Making pull toys. 5
Making pull toys. 6

In Maths, we have been sequencing units of time and matching activities to time.

In Maths, we have been sequencing units of time and matching activities to time. 1
In Maths, we have been sequencing units of time and matching activities to time. 2
In Maths, we have been sequencing units of time and matching activities to time. 3
In Maths, we have been sequencing units of time and matching activities to time. 4

Captain Ebrey's visit

 

As part of our Up, Up and Away topic, on the final day of last term we had a very special visitor. Captain Ebrey, a pilot for Easyjet, came to talk to the class about flying. She talked to the class about all the aspects of being a pilot and showed us some exciting videos of take off and landing as seen from the cockpit. It was also very interesting learning about how Captain Ebrey became a commercial airline pilot. As you can see from the photo, the children were very inpsired!

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Fractions Party!

To use what we have learned about fractions, we had a 'Fractions Party'! We made sandwiches and fruit kebabs and found fractions of sausages, strawberry laces, smarties and cups of squash. We investigated halves, thirds, quarters and three quarters. At the end of the day we were able to eat what we had made. Our fraction food was very yummy.

Our Fractions Party.

In Art, we made card relief blocks in the image of an owl then used them to print a repeating pattern.

In Art, we made card relief blocks in the image of an owl then used them to print a repeating pattern. 1
In Art, we made card relief blocks in the image of an owl then used them to print a repeating pattern. 2
In Art, we made card relief blocks in the image of an owl then used them to print a repeating pattern. 3
In Art, we made card relief blocks in the image of an owl then used them to print a repeating pattern. 4
In Art, we made card relief blocks in the image of an owl then used them to print a repeating pattern. 5
In Art, we made card relief blocks in the image of an owl then used them to print a repeating pattern. 6
In Art, we made card relief blocks in the image of an owl then used them to print a repeating pattern. 7
In Art, we made card relief blocks in the image of an owl then used them to print a repeating pattern. 8

Hector's World

 

In ICT, we have been learning about staying safe online. In pairs, the children shared the first three episodes of Hector's World which were about keeping personal details safe online. We then shared our learning together. If you would like to share these stories with your child at home, they can be accessed via: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld or type 'Hector's World' into the search bar.

 

Sharing stories from Hector's World.

Sharing stories from Hector's World. 1
Sharing stories from Hector's World. 2
Sharing stories from Hector's World. 3
Sharing stories from Hector's World. 4

In Science, we have been investigating food chains.

We created some interesting images using negative and positive stencils.

We created some interesting images using negative and positive stencils. 1
We created some interesting images using negative and positive stencils. 2
We created some interesting images using negative and positive stencils. 3
We created some interesting images using negative and positive stencils. 4

In PE, we have started to practise our Dance Their Socks Off dance. Our theme is the 'Wild West'.

In PE, we have started to practise our Dance Their Socks Off dance. Our theme is the 'Wild West'. 1
In PE, we have started to practise our Dance Their Socks Off dance. Our theme is the 'Wild West'. 2
In PE, we have started to practise our Dance Their Socks Off dance. Our theme is the 'Wild West'. 3
In PE, we have started to practise our Dance Their Socks Off dance. Our theme is the 'Wild West'. 4

In Art, we painted our Kandinsky pictures using only the colours red, blue & yellow.

In Art, we painted our Kandinsky pictures using only the colours red, blue & yellow. 1
In Art, we painted our Kandinsky pictures using only the colours red, blue & yellow. 2
In Art, we painted our Kandinsky pictures using only the colours red, blue & yellow. 3
In Art, we painted our Kandinsky pictures using only the colours red, blue & yellow. 4

We put our knowledge of algorithms to the test creating routes for Bee-Bots.

We put our knowledge of algorithms to the test creating routes for Bee-Bots. 1
We put our knowledge of algorithms to the test creating routes for Bee-Bots. 2
We put our knowledge of algorithms to the test creating routes for Bee-Bots. 3
We put our knowledge of algorithms to the test creating routes for Bee-Bots. 4

Our Home teams for Term 3 are....

Thank you!

 

Thank you all for the beautiful cards and gifts you have kindly given us. We are really touched.

 

Thank you also for all your support this term; the children have been ‘awesome’!

 

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

 

The Year 2 Team.

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumper Day 1

We have been practising hard for our Christmas play; Baubles!

We have been practising hard for our Christmas play; Baubles! 1
We have been practising hard for our Christmas play; Baubles! 2
We have been practising hard for our Christmas play; Baubles! 3
We have been practising hard for our Christmas play; Baubles! 4
We have been practising hard for our Christmas play; Baubles! 5
We have been practising hard for our Christmas play; Baubles! 6

In ICT, we have been writing and testing algorithms for Bee-Bots

In ICT, we have been writing and testing algorithms for Bee-Bots 1
In ICT, we have been writing and testing algorithms for Bee-Bots 2
In ICT, we have been writing and testing algorithms for Bee-Bots 3
In ICT, we have been writing and testing algorithms for Bee-Bots 4

In Science, using our knowledge of fish, we have been designing our own fish with some amazing results!

In Science, using our knowledge of fish, we have been designing our own fish with some amazing results! 1
In Science, using our knowledge of fish, we have been designing our own fish with some amazing results! 2
In Science, using our knowledge of fish, we have been designing our own fish with some amazing results! 3
In Science, using our knowledge of fish, we have been designing our own fish with some amazing results! 4
In Science, using our knowledge of fish, we have been designing our own fish with some amazing results! 5
In Science, using our knowledge of fish, we have been designing our own fish with some amazing results! 6

In Maths we have been partitioning and adding multiples of 10.

In Maths we have been partitioning and adding multiples of 10. 1
In Maths we have been partitioning and adding multiples of 10. 2
In Maths we have been partitioning and adding multiples of 10. 3
In Maths we have been partitioning and adding multiples of 10. 4

In ICT we have been creating algorithms to move Bee-Bots, which some of us found tricky!

In ICT we have been creating algorithms to move Bee-Bots, which some of us found tricky! 1
In ICT we have been creating algorithms to move Bee-Bots, which some of us found tricky! 2
In ICT we have been creating algorithms to move Bee-Bots, which some of us found tricky! 3
In ICT we have been creating algorithms to move Bee-Bots, which some of us found tricky! 4

Please meet the new Home Teams for Term 2

Please meet the new Home Teams for Term 2 1 Shooting Stars
Please meet the new Home Teams for Term 2 2 Roaring Rockets
Please meet the new Home Teams for Term 2 3 Colourful Caboom
Please meet the new Home Teams for Term 2 4 Soaring Sparklers
Please meet the new Home Teams for Term 2 5 Sizzling Swirls

Enterprise Day

What a busy and exciting day we had in Class 2 on Monday. For Enterprise Day, Class 2 spent the morning making gifts and sweet treats to sell to parents later in the afternoon. We made a huge variety of sea related items, linking in with our current topic. We also completed our 'Coin challenge' with all the small change bought in by children. 

 

Class 2 proved to be a very enterprising group and after counting up today, we have made over £50! The children will decide themselves what they would like to spend their money on.

 

A huge thank you must go to all our parents without whose support this day would not have been possible.

Preparing our 'goodies'.

Preparing our 'goodies'. 1
Preparing our 'goodies'. 2
Preparing our 'goodies'. 3
Preparing our 'goodies'. 4
Preparing our 'goodies'. 5
Preparing our 'goodies'. 6

Filling our sea creature scene with coins.

Filling our sea creature scene with coins. 1
Filling our sea creature scene with coins. 2
Filling our sea creature scene with coins. 3
Filling our sea creature scene with coins. 4
Filling our sea creature scene with coins. 5

Super sales teams ready and waiting!

Super sales teams ready and waiting! 1
Super sales teams ready and waiting! 2
Super sales teams ready and waiting! 3
Super sales teams ready and waiting! 4

Finally.... counting up.

Finally.... counting up. 1
Finally.... counting up. 2
Finally.... counting up. 3
Finally.... counting up. 4

In Art, this afternoon, we have been card wrapping in preparation for Enterprise Day.

In Art, this afternoon,  we have been card wrapping in preparation for Enterprise Day. 1
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Farmlink Harvest Tour

 

Yesterday Class 2 enjoyed a day in the company of Farmer Nick and Liz at Lower Stock Farm learning about harvest. As well finding foods to harvest, we also discovered different ways of storing our harvest for later use. We explored the grain store, looking at the different types of grain and what they are used for. We ventured into the fields to have a snack where we met some young heifers  and a very large bull! As a surprise, a journalist from Radio 4's Farming programme came to listen in and record what we were learning. After lunch, we had some time to build dens in the woodland before we explored Farmer Nicks vegetable patch and poly tunnel. Bethany discovered a runner bean 'bean' was the same colour as her jacket & we also tasted some of Farmer Nicks delicious tomatoes! We all had an interesting and informative day.

In Art, we put the finishing touches to our paintings of Hokusai's wave.

In Art, we put the finishing touches to our paintings of Hokusai's wave. 1
In Art, we put the finishing touches to our paintings of Hokusai's wave. 2
In Art, we put the finishing touches to our paintings of Hokusai's wave. 3
In Art, we put the finishing touches to our paintings of Hokusai's wave. 4
In Art, we put the finishing touches to our paintings of Hokusai's wave. 5
In Art, we put the finishing touches to our paintings of Hokusai's wave. 6

In ICT, now that we are experts in Revelation Natural Art, we have been learning to save our work.

In ICT, now that we are experts in Revelation Natural Art, we have been learning to save our work. 1
In ICT, now that we are experts in Revelation Natural Art, we have been learning to save our work. 2
In ICT, now that we are experts in Revelation Natural Art, we have been learning to save our work. 3

A visitor from The Dog's Trust came to talk to us and we learned how to say hello correctly to a dog.

A visitor from The Dog's Trust came to talk to us and we learned how to say hello correctly to a dog. 1
A visitor from The Dog's Trust came to talk to us and we learned how to say hello correctly to a dog. 2

In Writing, we listened to 'Sam's Sandwich' and spotted the adjectives used to describe the ingredients.

In Writing, we listened to 'Sam's Sandwich' and spotted the adjectives used to describe the ingredients. 1
In Writing, we listened to 'Sam's Sandwich' and spotted the adjectives used to describe the ingredients. 2

In Maths we have been partitioning whole numbers using a range of equipment including people!

In Art, we are recreating Hokusai's wave. Here are some examples of our first draft....

In Art, we are recreating Hokusai's wave. Here are some examples of our first draft.... 1
In Art, we are recreating Hokusai's wave. Here are some examples of our first draft.... 2
In Art, we are recreating Hokusai's wave. Here are some examples of our first draft.... 3
In Art, we are recreating Hokusai's wave. Here are some examples of our first draft.... 4

Homework Term 1

Homework will be set on a Friday and due in the following Thursday.

Spellings are tested on Monday.

 

School reading books are changed on Monday and Thursday.

 

(The Reading part of homework can be on any book of your child's choice. It does not have to be taken from their school reading book)

If you have any questions, please pop in and have a chat.

 

 

In Science, we have been identifying and sorting living and non-living objects into groups.

In Science, we have been identifying and sorting living and non-living objects into groups. 1
In Science, we have been identifying and sorting living and non-living objects into groups. 2
In Science, we have been identifying and sorting living and non-living objects into groups. 3
In Science, we have been identifying and sorting living and non-living objects into groups. 4

In Maths, we have been ordering numbers from smallest to largest.

In Maths, we have been ordering numbers from smallest to largest. 1
In Maths, we have been ordering numbers from smallest to largest. 2
In Maths, we have been ordering numbers from smallest to largest. 3
In Maths, we have been ordering numbers from smallest to largest. 4

In Writing, we have been producing and reading aloud our own poems based on 'Please Mrs Butler...'

In Writing, we have been producing and reading aloud our own poems based on 'Please Mrs Butler...' 1
In Writing, we have been producing and reading aloud our own poems based on 'Please Mrs Butler...' 2
In Writing, we have been producing and reading aloud our own poems based on 'Please Mrs Butler...' 3
In Writing, we have been producing and reading aloud our own poems based on 'Please Mrs Butler...' 4

In Class 2 this week, we have been...playing 'Beat the Ball' in PE

In Class 2 this week, we have been...playing 'Beat the Ball' in PE 1
In Class 2 this week, we have been...playing 'Beat the Ball' in PE 2
In Class 2 this week, we have been...playing 'Beat the Ball' in PE 3
In Class 2 this week, we have been...playing 'Beat the Ball' in PE 4

Exchanging money in Maths...

Exchanging money in Maths... 1
Exchanging money in Maths... 2
Exchanging money in Maths... 3
Exchanging money in Maths... 4

Using the technique of Pointillism to create a sea scene...

Using the technique of  Pointillism to create a sea scene... 1
Using the technique of  Pointillism to create a sea scene... 2
Using the technique of  Pointillism to create a sea scene... 3
Using the technique of  Pointillism to create a sea scene... 4
Using the technique of  Pointillism to create a sea scene... 5
Using the technique of  Pointillism to create a sea scene... 6

Year 2 Term 1 Curriculum overview - Commotion on the ocean

Home Teams Term 1

Meeting Bracken

Meeting Bracken 1
Meeting Bracken 2
Meeting Bracken 3
Meeting Bracken 4

2017/2018 Welcome!

Welcome to Year 2 2017/2018. We have had a busy week so far getting to know the children, our school puppy, Bracken and revisiting skills learned last year. We have also sorted ourselves into Home Teams for this term following our fishy topic theme; Commotion in the Ocean (please see photos below). Homework will be coming home with the children today; if you have any questions, please speak to a member of the team. Please could you also make sure your child has a PE kit in school for our PE lessons on Monday and Friday. We have many activities planned and look forward to a very exciting year.

Thank you to everyone

 

It's hard to believe we are at the end of our school year. The children have grown so much both physically and in their learning. A huge thank you to you all for your continued support, kind comments, best wishes and gifts. If you have a moment over the holiday, can we recommend spending some time reviewing our class page on the school website with your child - it is a lovely memory of all the things they have done. We wish you all a very happy, enjoyable and relaxing summer holiday.

The Class 2 Team

 

 

 

Thank you to Year 6 for a fun morning of sporting activities.

Sharing our Farm stories

 

This term the children have been working very hard planning, drafting and publishing their own farm stories based on their visits to Holt Farm, Lower Stock Farm and the Apple Tree Farm books. They also designed a front cover and  a 'blurb' for the back. It's been great fun and very inspiring. The books will be available to read in our school library at the start of next year. Thank you to everyone who came into class to share stories with their children. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed producing them.

In our last Art session in Year 2, we had great fun experimenting with dip dying techniques.

In our last Art session in Year 2, we had great fun experimenting with dip dying techniques. 1
In our last Art session in Year 2, we had great fun experimenting with dip dying techniques. 2
In our last Art session in Year 2, we had great fun experimenting with dip dying techniques. 3
In our last Art session in Year 2, we had great fun experimenting with dip dying techniques. 4

Hector's World

 

In ICT, we have been learning about staying safe online. In pairs, the children shared the first three episodes of Hector's World which were about keeping personal details safe online. We then shared what we had learned together as a class. If you would like to share these stories with your child at home, they can be accessed via: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld or simply type Hector's World into the search bar.

 

 

Sharing stories from Hector's World.

Sharing stories from Hector's World. 1
Sharing stories from Hector's World. 2
Sharing stories from Hector's World. 3
Sharing stories from Hector's World. 4

Spellings for week 5 term 6 (7th-13th July)

Orienteering challenge with Year R

Orienteering challenge with Year R 1
Orienteering challenge with Year R 2
Orienteering challenge with Year R 3
Orienteering challenge with Year R 4

Spellings for week 4 term 6 (30th June-6th July)

We had a great time at our Summer Singing Festival last week. More photos are outside the classroom.

We had a great time at our Summer Singing Festival last week. More photos are outside the classroom. 1
We had a great time at our Summer Singing Festival last week. More photos are outside the classroom. 2

Spellings for week 3 term 6 (23rd-29th June)

Words for Singing Festival on Thursday.

Making rubbings from nature with Year R.

Making rubbings from nature with Year R. 1
Making rubbings from nature with Year R. 2
Making rubbings from nature with Year R. 3
Making rubbings from nature with Year R. 4

Trip to Yeo Valley at Holt Farm

 

Yesterday, courtesy of Farmlink, Class 2 enjoyed an informative and fun day out to Yeo Valley at Holt Farm in Blagdon. After a quick snack, we were told a little about the history of the farm and how Mr & Mrs Mead, who established the farm, came to produce yogurt.  We then discussed types of animals that live on a farm and what they produce, other crops grown on a farm and how they are used and how to dress when working on a farm. We visited the cow barn and cow 'kitchen' and learnt first hand about a cow's diet; what goes into their food, how it smells and feels! We viewed the milking parlour and discovered that this is not always an easy or clean process! After lunch, we had the opportunity to stretch our legs on Mrs Mead's fabulous lawn, followed by a tour of the organic garden, to which we would recommend a visit. We took over 90 photos! Please take some time, to look through a few...

 

 

Thinking about farm animals and crops.

Thinking about farm animals and crops. 1
Thinking about farm animals and crops. 2
Thinking about farm animals and crops. 3
Thinking about farm animals and crops. 4

Learning about cow feed in the barn and cow kitchen.

Learning about cow feed in the barn and cow kitchen. 1
Learning about cow feed in the barn and cow kitchen. 2
Learning about cow feed in the barn and cow kitchen. 3
Learning about cow feed in the barn and cow kitchen. 4
Learning about cow feed in the barn and cow kitchen. 5
Learning about cow feed in the barn and cow kitchen. 6

Playing on the lawn and taking time to listen.