Class 2 took an exciting trip to Shaldon Zoo to learn more information linked to our topic of Africa.
We got to observe and watch many different animals and even hold a number of creatures. We learnt a lot of facts from talks linked to conservation, something we feel very strongly about after learning about endangered animals.
We then took a trip to the beach where we enjoyed warm sun and each other’s company.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Shaldon zoo for welcoming us and allowing us to experience many opportunities and make unforgettable memories.
Estuary League of Friends.
The children of Class 2 got the wonderful opportunity to visit St Margaret’s Church. The Estuary League of Friends allowed the children to share in a Summer Songs of Praise.
The children’s voices sounded wonderful in the church and staff commented on how well behaved they were, showing beautiful manners.
Over the past term, children have been developing their music skills with Mr Moger Taylor. The children then got to show off their musical abilities to an audience of children at school.
We celebrated a number of different talents including musical instruments and singing. The children then shared all of the songs that they had learnt over the term.
”It was the best musical performance I’ve ever seen in school. It shows how hard Class 2 have been working” - Naomi Class 3.
The children were challenged with a number of different fraction challenge cards where they were asked to compare different fractions in a variety of ways.
The children demonstrated excellent team work and stretched their brains. They also showed a strong knowledge of fractions and used different ways to show their understanding.
Class 2 and Class 3 worked together this week and merged their topic learning together. We looked at sport in Africa and compared it to sport in England. In some places in Africa, rather than buying footballs, children had to make them due to poverty. African children normally made their footballs out on recycled materials. Children watched a video of an African village making footballs out of plastic bags, newspapers and string.
The children in Class 2 and 3 then made their own footballs, using these materials. They wrapped a number of plastic bags around some newspaper and then tied it very tightly with string. Children then tested out their designs in the school garden to see how strong they were and how they were different from the footballs children have in England.
Rockies Class Card School
The children in Class 2 want to improve their mental maths skills, so we have been learning card games.. In Pontoon, we used our mental addition and subtraction skills to try and get as near to 21 as we could.
During the first half of the Spring Term, the year 2's started to look at multiplication. We made 'equal groups' of objects we found around the classroom.
So far this term, we have been learning all about who the Romans were, when they lived and which countries they invaded. The children have also been spending lots of time designing and creating their own mosaics in a similar style to those created in Roman times.
We learnt that the Romans used just a few colours on their mosaics and often created patterns with these. They also tried to recreate challenging images using on their mosaics such as armour or animals. These are some of the mosaics that we produced!
Class 2 have been very lucky to have Mr Tyrell teaching them how to play handball on a Friday afternoon. Mr Tyrell taught Rockies Class a 4 week block of handball, where they learned lots of new skills such as attacking and defending, as well as basic throwing and catching skills. Mr Tyrell was so impressed with the children that they even got to play some whole class games against each other.
The class loved showing off all of their skills that they had learned and putting these into practise!
Dart's Farm Trip
Class 2 have been on a fantastic trip to Dart's Farm which was linked to our Food and Farming topic. When they were there they got to visit the fields where a lot of the fruits and vegetables grow. Nick showed the children how they were cut down and they each got to take something home for their dinner!
The chidlren also visited Al in the butchery at Dart's Farm. He showed them how to mince beef in order to make burgers. The chidlren even got to have a go at mincing their own beef, putting it through a machine and shaping their own burgers to take home.
From this, Class 2 each wrote a thank you letter to Becky, Al and Nick to thank them for a brilliant day out! The children really enjoyed sharing their burgers and vegetables with everyone at home!