Class 2

Welcome back to Autumn 2

Our topic is called Bright lights, Big City!

Put on your best outfit because Class 2 have been invited to have tea with the Queen!  We will bake scones for A Royal Afternoon Tea as well as learn how to sing the National Anthem, curtsie/bow and make bunting.

This term we will explore the Geography of The United Kingdom including the capital cities.  We’ll focus on learning about London, its famous landmarks, transport and history.  We’ll step back in time and  discover what happened in the Great Fire of London. Where did it start? How did it end? We’ll create a model of the bakery on Pudding Lane plus use technology to write and send emails as well as create fact files.

Mrs Ward

Welcome to the Class 2 page

This term our topic is Towers, Tunnels and Turrets.  The children will learn all about castles, from early motte and bailey castles, to the later mighty concentric castles.   We will learn the technical vocabulary to describe the features of a castle whilst learning about what it would have been like to live in a castle.  We will read about Rapunzel who lives in a tall, tall tower and we will build our very own tall structures.  We will dig deep, deep down, making burrows and tunnels, just like the animals who live underground. We’ll learn about the Great Escape and reenact it in small groups and show this to our friends.  We will build strong bridges and make sure they are sturdy enough to take our weight and get us safely to the other side! Finally, we will meet three little pigs who will need our help to build a strong fortress.

Due to the new drop-off system we don’t always get to talk so if you need to speak to me about anything then please email the office with any messages

Mrs Ward

Beat Band Boogie

Left, right, left, right, here comes the marching band!

Class 2s topic begins as we watch our very own Year 4 Great Dalby Brass Ensemble who will perform for us in our school hall, conducted by Mr R!

This half term, we’ll be stepping in time to the beat and learning all about music. We’ll identify pulse, rhythm and pitch, and move in time to the music. Reading and following instructions will help us make percussion instruments and we’ll also design our own. We’ll learn nursery rhymes including The Grand Old Duke of York and read the story of The Little Tin Soldier. Our bodies will turn into instruments as we try to master the art of body percussion. We’ll learn lots of new songs and write lyrics and tunes of our own. We’ll listen carefully to different sounds outdoors, test our sense of hearing and find out how far different sounds can travel.

Happy New Year!

We’d like to wish you a warm welcome back to the new term and hope that you’ve all had a restful Christmas.

Our topic this term is called Splendid Skies.  We will start the term with a ‘nature’s treasures’ walk to search for seasonal signs. The children will make observations of trees, respond to questions such as ‘Can you see leaves? What colour are they?’  and investigate what the weather is like, looking upwards to the clouds to look at their shapes, sizes and colours. We will collect items to talk about back in the classroom such as buds, dried leaves, wildflowers, sticks, leaf litter, acorns, pine cones and other natural objects.

Amongst other things, we will be writing and presenting weather reports, making weather art, investigating clouds, making kites rain catchers and observing seasonal changes.

What a term we have in store!

Dear Parents and Children,

Welcome back to school!  We do hope you’ve all had a relaxing and restful summer holiday and we very much look forward to getting to know the children better over the coming term.We have lots of exciting things planned; including a trip to Beaumanor Hall. 

Our topic this term is Land Ahoy! Please have a look at our topic web to give you further information about all the learning we are planning to do this term.

Please make sure their PE kits are in school every day with Year 2s needing a swimming kit on Fridays. 

Please come in and chat to us if you need to; we’re here to help with anything we can.

Kind regards,

Mrs Nelmes and Mrs Ward

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