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