Week 15 Update

We had a fantastic school trip to the Mosque. We learnt all about the religion of Islam. We got to try some traditional clothes on and even had a go at following the wash routine that happens before prayer. In class, we have been working hard to retell the story of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt for storytelling week. Over the past few weeks we have been showing our adults how much we have learnt this year. Miss Aston has been very impressed with our attitude and progress that we have made.

 

Week 14 Update

We have been working very hard in Birch class. In Geography, we have been learning about erosion. We worked together to imitate erosion using sand and water. Our adults were very impressed with the vocabulary that we used t describe what was happening. Today, we had PCSO Chloe visit us to talk about the role of a policeman. We enjoyed answering lots of questions. We were very excited to try on some of the police uniform. In maths, we have been learning to measure the mass of objects in kilograms and grams. It has been a lot of fun using the weighing scales.

Week 13 Update

We have had a very busy first week back. In art we have started our new project called Flower Head. In our first lesson we reviewed what a sketch was and had a go at sketching some artificial flowers. In English we have been learning a story called Ocean Meets Sky. We have been learning all about the characters ready to write our own narrative. In Maths we have been impressing our adults with our multiplication and division skills. We are looking forward to starting our new DT project this week!

Week 12 Update

Wow! What a busy few days we’ve had! We have loved sharing our nativity with all our parents this week. Our adults were very impressed with how hard we have been working to learn our lines, songs and dances. We hope you all enjoyed it as well! In Birch class, we have enjoyed playing in the snow with Ash class. We created some snow angels and tried to build a snowman! Today we enjoyed our Christmas dinner. Our adults joined us for lunch and we got to pull some crackers! We have had a very busy and fun time in year 2 so far! We cannot wait to continue our learning in the new year!

Week 11 Update

What a fun week! This week we attended a Multi Skill Sports event with Ash class. We had lots of fun joining in with all the Christmas themed races. It was great to spend some more time with Ash class. All our adults were very impressed with our behaviour and teamwork skills. In science, we have been learning about how animals adapt to their habitat. We learnt all about how some animals camouflage themselves. We set up an investigation to see how effective camouflage is. Ash class helped us out by trying to find the camouflage moths we created. They only found 9 of the 16 that we hid! We worked as a class to analyse the results. This week we are continuing our rehearsals for our nativity production! We cannot wait to show you all our hard work!

Week 10 Update

Birch class have had another amazing week! In art, we have been learning to mix different shades of colours to match the ones used in famous still life paintings. We showed determination and resilience in this lesson. We had the local vicar Reverend Sarah Todd come and visit us for RE this week. She told us the Christmas story and explained why Christmas is important to Christians. She explained how churches get ready to celebrate Christmas and we were allowed to try on some of the clothing a vicar will wear in church. She was very impressed with our RE knowledge and loved listening to us sing one of our nativity songs! This week, we are looking forward to going to the Multi Skills events at Oxstalls Park!

Week 9 Update

Wow! We have had such a busy and fun week! Last week, we went on a trip to another school to listen to the author Philip Ardagh. He was very funny, and we loved getting up to get involved. We loved sending in our pictures of ourselves reading in wild places! In Science, we have been learning about food chains and have been impressing our adults with our ability to draw and label our own food chains. In English this week, we are going to be writing our instructions about how to catch Santa! We have had some great ideas and cannot wait to show our adults all our hard work.

 

Week 8 Update

In Birch class, we have had a very busy week! In Science, we learnt how to identify plants and animals using spotting sheets. Then we used the iPads to find out more information about the animals. We learnt about where they find shelter and what they eat. Today, we made a new healthy school meal. We worked together to prepare the vegetables and then cooked them to make a delicious vegetable casserole! We really enjoyed eating our meal, there was none left! We are looking forward to our trip to the Really Wild Reading Festival tomorrow!

Week 7 Update

This week we started our new art project called Still Life. We looked at a range of different still life artworks from lots of different artists and discussed what we could see. We then chose one of them and had a go at sketching it! It took a lot of concentration! We loved the construction workshop that we attended last week. We worked hard to build some cruise ships and octopuses! In Jigsaw we have been learning about what makes us special. We worked with our partners to discuss similarities! Next week we are looking forward to going to the Really Wild Reading Festival!

Week 6 Update

In Birch class, we have had a busy couple of days. In English and Maths we have been showing our adults what we have learnt so far in year 2. Our adults have been very impressed with our determination. On Monday we started our new science project called Habitats. We learnt what a habitat is and explored some woodland habitats using pictures. We had a great time in DT! We were learning all about recipes and how to follow them. We worked in groups to follow the recipe to create Eton Mess. They were delicious!

Week 5 Update

We have been very busy this week. On Friday we were very brave, and we performed our class poem to Ash class. We added actions and used our performance voices. All the adults were very proud of how much we remembered. In maths, we have been working hard to compare and sort 3D shapes. In English, we have started learning about biographies. We are going to be writing a biography all about Edward Jenner, so we worked in our table groups to gather all the information we knew about him. Thank you to the parents who came to visit our class yesterday!

Week 4 Update

We have had a great week in Birch this week. We have been working hard in Jigsaw and have been learning about rewards and consequences. We loved writing on the tables! In history we have been enjoying learning about historically significant individuals. Today we used the dates they were born to order them on a timeline! As a class we have really enjoyed learning about Rosa Parks, Neil Armstrong and Henry VIII. Our adults have been very impressed with all of us doing our homework!

Week 3 Update

We have been working very hard this week in Birch class. In our writing lessons we have started to write our version of the story ‘Voices in the Park.’ We have been working hard to use our best handwriting so we can hopefully start to join up soon. We can’t wait to share our final pieces of writing with you all next week. In music this week, we practised making a rhythm using body percussion and a range of different instruments. Our adults were very impressed with how well we shared the instruments and took turns with our partners.

Week 2 Update

Last week we went on our first school trip. We visited The House of the Tailor of Gloucester Musuem where we listened the Beatrix Potter story. We then went into the museum and had to hunt for the mice! I was so much fun! Afterwards we went to see Gloucester Cathedral. We bought some flowers to lay for Queen Elizabeth II. Our adults were very impressed with how respectful we were. As a class, we loved visiting the Gloucester Muesum. Our favourite part was the dinosaurs. Today we had a great time in DT learning about how to use different tools that we would find in the kitchen! We cannot wait to share more of our learning with you all! Don’t forget to sign up to class Dojo!

Week 1 Update

Wow! We have had an amazing start to the new school year. In Birch class, we have been learning a new story called ‘Voices in the Park’ and have been using it to help us learn about the characters.
We were very sad to hear about the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As a class, we decided to write poems about her, and Miss Aston added these to our jubilee display board. Our adults were very impressed with our writing!
In history, we have started learning about historically significant individuals. We enjoyed working with our partners to read information about them. We are all looking forward to our school trip on Thursday!