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Class 2 - Years 2 and 3

Autumn 2017

 

We have had lots of fun in Science this term learning all about humans. We explored our senses and had a great time testing to find out if our sense of taste worked using only our tongue! We also enjoyed measuring each other to find out ‘Do taller children have longer arms?’

A fantastic day this term was our visit to Menwith Hill Fire Station where we learnt all about fire safety. We had an amazing time learning about all of the equipment in in a fire engine (even getting to use some of it ourselves!) and being taught how to use a fire extinguisher and a hose - this was a definite highlight for lots of us! Some of us accidentally got a little bit wet!

Summer 2017

Curriculum Chronicle - click here to see what we are learning this term

In Design Technology we really enjoyed our bridge project. We learnt lots about different types of bridges. We then used our fantastic understanding to design and make our own. We tried to make them span 30cm and support 500g!

We had a really special afternoon where we had a go at playing the ocarina!

We were really excited to visit Nidderdale High School for a special athletics event. We enjoyed competing in lots of really fun activities and were really proud to find out that we won overall!

Spring 2017

We absolutely loved our trip to the King’s Hall theatre in Ilkley where we were lucky enough to see ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. For lots of us the most exciting part was when we got squirted with water!

We had a special science week learning all about plants and seeds. We went to Harlow Carr and learnt lots of interesting new things. Back in school, we enjoyed an investigation to find out ‘Do bigger fruits have bigger seeds?’

Another really special day was our Easter Craft day! We enjoyed trying out lots of different techniques and using different materials. We had lots of fun and were all really proud of everything we made.

Autumn Term 2016

In our history topic this term we have loved learning about The Victorians. We went on a fantastic visit to Ripon Workhouse Museum where we immersed ourselves in the daily routine of a Victorian child. Our activities included lots of cleaning chores, doing laundry, making a rag-rug and going to school – all just in the morning! Being in the schoolroom made us realise how lucky we are!

In Geography work, we went out into the village to find all of the Victorian parts of Birstwith that we had been learning about. We added features to our own maps and learnt lots more about the village!

Autumn Term 2015

Art

We are really enjoying our art activities so far this year. We had a great time investigating camouflaged animals and were really inspired to create some of our own camouflage pictures. We used oil pastels and different patterns to hide our carefully drawn animals. 

Can you spot them all?

Music

We have had lots of fun in music learning about pulse and rhythm.

We worked in groups to create a performance of '5 Fat Sausages'.  We each chose an instrument to play and each group had to make sure they had a clear pulse and rhythm being played, as well as singing the words - it was really tricky but we did a brilliant job! :)

In Science we have been busy learning all about plants.

We really enjoyed exploring what happens to a broad bean seed when it starts to germinate.

We 'planted' them in plastic bags so that we could observe them growing....

Science

Numeracy

We have been busy learning about 3D shapes.

We built models of 3D shapes using matchsticks for the edges and 'blu-tack' for the vertices...

We have had lots fun this half term learning about the world in our topic 'Passport to the World'.

We learnt the names of all the continents, what they looked like and where they were. We then put ourselves to the test with a continents jigsaw!

Here we are with our finished jigsaws :) ....

We also enjoyed using atlases to find countries and work out which continent they were in!

In Numeracy, we enjoyed the challenge of working together to build our own 100 square!

Spring Term 2013

Curriculum Chronicle

Autumn Term 2012

Curriculum Chronicle

Class 2 have been enjoying the Autumn sunshine doing lots of outdoor Maths.

We have been learning about our addresses and posted a letter to our Mums and Dads in the village post box.

We have also been out and about around the village finding out about ‘Where We Live’. We visited the Church and did a traffic count outside the school. We think 35 cars in 15 minutes is a lot!

Summer Term 2012

The children in class 2 have enjoyed finding out about ‘Food and Eating’ in their Science lessons. Their favourite investigation was when they found out ‘What do Snails like to eat?’

Each group had a garden snail and a selection of foods apple, orange, lettuce and carrot. They discussed how to make their investigation fair and how to record their observations. They arranged the foods around the snail and observed which one they slithered towards and recorded it on a tally chart.

They were surprised to find out that six out of twelve snails preferred carrot!