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!