Welcome to Class 8 - Perfect Penguins!
We are very excited to start learning new things in Year 2. Our teacher is Miss Asquith. Mrs Elks and Mrs Robey also help us in our class.
Our first topic is called Me, Myself and I. We will be learning lots of things about ourselves and how we can stay healthy.
YEAR 2 SPA DAY
We had a brilliant time at our spa day. We made healthy fruit and savoury kebabs; had a face mask and enjoyed some relaxation time; did yoga and tai chi; relaxed with our feet in a foot spa; did some exercise and even had our nails painted! Here we are doing some of the activities...
This term we have done some amazing maths. We have been learning about place value including how many tens and ones are in 2 digit numbers and we have practised making these numbers in lots of different ways.
We also learned about 2D shapes. We practise naming them and describing their properties using mathematical vocabulary. Did you know that the word vertices means corners?
Our new topic for this half term is CHOCOLATE!! We are very excited about this one...
What maths can you do with a tube of smarties?
This was the question Miss Asquith asked us on the first day back after half term. We decided that we could do lots of maths with our smarties - we sorted them, made graphs, added and subtracted them, divided by putting them into groups, made shapes, measured with them and even wrote our own word problems!
In week 2 we were very lucky to have a visit from Kathy and Brendan. We all took part in a music workshop where we created adverts for chocolate bars using musical instruments. It was great fun!
In maths we learned all about 3D shapes and their properties. We investigated making our own 3D shapes using card and 2D shapes, polydron, multilink cubes and art straws.
Our trip to Cadbury World
On Monday 17th November we went on a trip to Cadbury World. We had an amazing day finding out about the history of chocolate, learning how Cadbury's started, discovering how chocolate bars are made, tasting chocolate and even writing our names with it! Here we are enjoying our day out...
READING WEEK 2018
In reading week we had a visit from a real author! Wes Magee has written loads of children's books and poetry. He taught us some simple poems with actions and helped us to write a class poem of our own.
We also had our annual visit from Primary Books. This year the theme was Africa and we heard a lovely African story, learned some songs and looked at some tradition African clothes.
For our Christmas homework we all made a Christmas decoration. We used them to decorate the classroom and our tree...it looks very colourful and festive!
SPRING 1 2019
Happy New Year!!
Our new topic for the spring term is The Great Fire of London.
We are looking forward to learning lots of new and interesting things about the great fire...
First we learned about what London is like now. We found out about all the different important landmarks, drew pictures of them and wrote postcards pretending we had been on a trip to London.
Then, we learned about what London was like in Tudor times. Did you know that there wasn't any electricity or cars? Also, people didn't have toilets in their homes so they threw their waste out of the windows into the street? That's disgusting!!
For our homework we made models or pictures of Tudor Houses from the time of the Great Fire and displayed them in the classroom. They look fantastic...
Spring 2 2019
This half term we are learning about our local community of Church Gresley and Swadlincote.
In PE we are learning how to do fencing and archery. We have learned lots of new skills and vocabulary. Did you know that the position fencers stand in is called 'en guarde' and the sword they use is called a 'foil'? We have learned to lunge, thrust and parry. Look at us standing in our en guarde positions and practising our new skills...
History Day 2019
On 19th March we had a special history day in school. We all came dressed as Victorians and had a fantastic day learning all about the Victorian era. We did reading, handwriting, times tables and sang nursery rhymes just like Victorian children would have done at school. We did 'drill' in the playground and Mrs Mansell even inspected our hands and fingernails to check we were clean! The teachers were very strict and we had to work very quietly. In Victorian times boys and girls were often separated so we had to sit on different sides of the classroom. Boys did technical drawing while girls learned about sewing and cookery.