Welcome to our class webpage where you can find out about our exciting learning journey. You will find information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit the page often as we hope to update our page regularly.
Please find below the plans that were attached in your child's home learning pack.
Please find the information for the second week of home learning below.
In term 4 we will be reading Roald Dahl's classic 'Charlie and The Chocolate Factory'. We will be exploring the factory through reading the book as a class and watching extracts from the film. Using this inspiration, we will then write our own chapter of the book, creating a brand new room in the factory itself.
At the beginning of Lent we decided to create a foodbank in Apple class that we were going to take to a local foodbank at the end of Lent. However, in the current climate, we thought we would take what we already had to Resound foodbank to those that needed it right now.
Thank you to Mrs Western for taking it all for us and thank you to everyone that contributed!
We were lucky enough to have CSET provide an excellent yoga lesson this week. After a warm up we were then doing stretches as different animals in the jungle; it was great fun and we are very grateful.
Thank you CSET!
We were very lucky in Apple class to have such a wide range of characters. In assembly we saw what all the other classes were wearing; who knew there were so many different characters!?
...Can you spot Wally below?...
On our visit today we were lucky enough that Kipper came to visit us. Everyone was very excited and extremely grateful. Thank you Kingswood library for treating us to such a lovely afternoon.
Thank you to Mrs Morris from CSET who came into school and taught us how we can be easily inspired by what is around us. Here are a few pictures from our star inspired dance.
In term 3 we will be looking at Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett. This tells the story of Sunny, a meerkat who lives with his huge family and is looking for greener pastures. However, everywhere he goes he is unhappy, it takes him a while, but in the end he realises it is family that makes home.
We will be trying to help Sunny choose somewhere for his next holiday, creating travel brochures to persuade him and his family to visit Madagascar.
During the last week of term 3 we had our Feast Day where we were part of a beautiful mass in the church. In the spirit of the mass we then had a full day of activities ahead of us.
We are lucky enough to have our own raised bed to nurture. We spent the day planting these beds and creating some excellent decorations for our new garden. We also made seed bombs, which are seeds covered with shredded paper, ready to plant at home.
At the end of the day we were exhausted from being in the garden all day, but a wonderful day all round!
In term 3 we explored how we can protect and provide for our environment. We studied this in our Maths by looking at statistics of modes of transport and recycling through the class, reflecting on scripture where we can think about ways we can keep our planet safe and various artist's work.
We were lucky enough to take part in 'Earth Day' were we were mindful not to use any electricity in the classroom. This was especially tricky when the sun decided to hide from us, but it helped us reflect on what we can do at home and school.
Thank you to the school governors who provided us with a bible each! We have spent a lot of our free reading time exploring them.
In term 3 we were lucky enough to visit We The Curious in Bristol. As a class we took part in an 'Walking with Minibeasts' workshop where we used our detective skills to identify insects. After, we explored the whole building where we all had a wonderful time and absorbed as much information as we can.
Thank you to all the adults that gave up their time to help with our fantastic trip!
In term 2, we will be using 'The Hodgeheg' by Dick King-Smith to inspire our writing. This is a story about a baby hedgehog called Max who is in search for a safe way to cross the road. On his travels he has a bump to the head which causes him to mix his words up.
This excellent book is going to allow us to explore questioning, information reports, instructions to cross the road and give us the opportunity to make some effective hedgehog houses for families like Max's.
We had an excellent time rehearsing for our Nativity this year. Thank you to everyone that helped put it together. We wouldn't have been able to learn all those lines, songs or dance moves without the help of our families.
In RE this term we have been learning about baptism. We were very fortunate to be invited for a mock baptism at the church by Father Jim. He explained to us what happens when someone is baptised and how they are then part of God's family. He even baptised our classroom doll (Steve) to show us exactly what happens. Thank you Father Jim!
This week, we tried something brand new in Year 2. Indo-boarding! We had some professional indo-boarders in to help us to do it safely and sensibly whilst still having fun. It took some excellent balancing and teamwork but Apple class proved triumphant. We all had an enjoyable session and developed some skills we did not know we had.
As November is the time for remembrance, we reflected the sacrifices others have made and remembering those we have lost. We each wrote names of those who have lost their lives in wars or who we have lost in our own lives on poppies and created a display that we reflected on as a class.
Lest we forget.
To begin Year 2, we will be exploring the disappearance of a bright red hat! This will lead to some exciting hat designs in design technology and creating some interesting writing inspired by 'I Want My Hat Back' by Jon Klassen.
We had a wonderful music week in Year 2! We explored music in a variety of ways; learning how to count notes and what they mean, how music can inspire art work and dance. We also learnt how to do the Hakka, through this we discussed how music can built different emotions in people.
We were very lucky to have lots of visitors as well; thank you Mrs Carter for bringing in your guitar for us to play, Mr Gill for treating us to some excellent piano playing and students from Saint Gregory's school who taught us some traditional Irish music.
European Day of Languages
On the 26th September it was the European day of languages; we celebrated this by dressing in the colours of a European flag and partaking in some exciting activities.
We started off the day greeting each other in Polish, the afternoon in Spanish and then learning some French words. It was a wonderful opportunity for the class to share their own experiences with each other and our love for the whole world!