Just before our Christmas Show
Welcome to Class
Hello and welcome to Class 2. We are the Chimps (Year 2) and the older Dolphins (Year 1) and Miss Glover is our class teacher. We are lucky enough to have Mrs Leech and Mrs Howell (teaching assistants) throughout the week helping us with our learning.
Term 1 is a busy term, settling into a new class and working with new people. This term we have enjoyed finding out all about people who have helped us in the past, and those who help us today. we enjoyed a class visit from Martin our caretaker and worked out lots of ways we can help Martin. We are always going to try to keep our classroom clean and tidy! We have created a beautiful enchanted wood where we like to dress up and make our own props for role play, as well as make up our own stories!
We have been excitedly learning how to perform Indian dance moves. We have enjoyed this as part of our learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali. We have made Rangoli patterns, created Mendhi patterns on our hands and enjoyed some traditional Indian food. This term was particularly exciting as we welcomed Rama and Sita,our beautiful pet fish. We have a feeding and cleaning rota and we are really enjoying learning how to take care of living things.
As part of our learning this term, we have been finding out about the work of Vincent Van Gogh. We studied and fell in love with 'Starry Night.' Pop in to class two to see our interpretation of this beautiful work. We even added some twinkling lights to the night sky!
We love to work, play and laugh and always try our very best. The topic this term is Once Upon a Time and our thematic curriculum enables us to have a wide range of learning experiences including a fairy tale character dress-up and book day. Miss Glover enjoyed being Alice in Wonderland for the day and everyone had a great day celebrating books and reading fairy tales.
We have been to Sherwood Forest this term as we ran out of time last term.! And what a super day it was! we had the chance to work out in the environment, using naturally occurring materials from the forest, to make art work, patterns and sculptures.
We found out all about life in Sherwood Forest hundreds of years ago and visited the Major Oak, as well as the Minor Oak too.
Our science work has taken us outdoors again this term, recognising and recording signs of spring. We have also enjoyed finding out about plants and what they need in order to grow and thrive.
Just a few reminders please: Children should have their reading books and record books in their book bags everyday. We generally change our reading books on Monday and Thursday but this sometimes has to change depending on how busy we are. Homework is given out on a Friday and collected in by the following Thursday. Spelling test is on a Friday.
I hope you enjoy looking at what we get up to in Class 2.
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