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A very warm welcome to 1/2 Red's Class Page!

Here you will find out about the exciting things our class have been doing!

 

As you will notice, we have two teachers in our class. Mrs Johnson teaches in the first half of the week and Mrs Benson teaches in the second half of the week.

 

Keep checking our page to find out what we have been up to!

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Healthy Schools Week

Have a look at the photos to see all the exciting activities we have been involved in!

Monday Madness - Squash, Scavenger hunt and emotions!

Tasty Tuesday - We had great fun using a 'smoothie bike' with our cook Jane to make refreshing, healthy drinks!

Learning all about our teeth

Making and tasting ... diplicious!!

Lotherton Hall Trip

We had a fantastic time on our school trip to Lotherton Hall. We took part in a workshop where we talked about the different habitats around the world and the animals you would find there. We even got the opportunity to touch a stick insect and millipede and found out why they are suited to the rainforest habitat. We really enjoyed watching the penguins feed and seeing all the other animals there at wildlife world. After lunch we went on a mini-beast hunt but due to the warm weather, there wasn't many damp places to find them. Have a look at out pictures to see all the fun we had!

Summer Term 1

 

Wow the Summer term is here already! We have lots of exciting activities and hard work in store over the next couple of months.

 

Congratulations to this half term's peer mentors. It is the second time for some of these children who have consistently display a positive attitude to learning and behaviour. Well done to Luke, Niamh, Henry, Bobby, Luna, Alex, Harry and Shay!

 

We have started the term with our Science topic learning about the seasonal changes in Spring - hoping that more sunshine will arrive soon! In computing we have edited a document about Spring and learnt how to use a mouse. We have also created some Springtime poems and followed instructions to make a hatching chick craft. Have a look at the photos below to see a 'step by step' for how we made our chicks. Maybe you could make your own at home!

The wonderful world of Eric Carle

 

For the next few weeks we are sharing the stories of Eric Carle. In music we watched an Eric Carle animation titled 'I see a song' and created our own artwork while listening to Stravinsky's 'Firebird'. We explored line, shape and colour to represent the sounds we heard.

Spring Term 2

 

Another half term has flown by and we are now well into the second half of Spring Term 2. Once again it is another busy one, where we have been sharing the stories of David McKee and writing our own.

More children have been awarded peer mentor badges so that they can show examples of fantastic behaviour. Well done to Luke, Imogen, Jess, Ryan, Eva, Lily G, Jack, Theo and both of our Grace C's for wearing those badges proudly this half term!

Last week of term - What a busy week we've had!

We started the week with sports relief (check out the photos on Y1/2 home page!).

Then we had an egg rolling competition. Matthew was the champion egg roller from our class.

We finished the week making some yummy Easter nests.

Elmer's Experiments

 

Today we shared another David McKee story - Elmer the Elephant! We were so inspired by his patchwork skin that we decided to conduct some science colour investigations. We carefully followed instructions and worked on our prediction skills to see what would happen to skittles when warm water is added to a dish with them in. We also created colour wheels and discussed why the colours appear white when they are spun. Have a look in the hall to see our work on display later in the week.

World Book Day

 

We have celebrated an extremely busy but magical World Book Day today! Our costumes were spectacular so well done to everyone for making the effort to come to school dressed as magical characters. We have continued the Mr Benn theme taken from our David McKee author study and have been inspired by Mr Benn's wizardry adventure. We made wands and hats then used them to perform our own magic tricks. This was then followed by writing our own spells ensuring that we used lots of adjectives and imaginative ingredients. Have a look at our photographs to see all the wizardry fun! 

Spring Term

 

Happy New Year and welcome back!

 

We have lots of exciting things planned this half term. We are planning lots of mini topics rather than one long topic. We have already covered a week discussing respect and the different ways we  show respect to others. We have also been learning all about Winter. The whole school will be learning all about the Netherlands too!

 

Congratulations to our new peer mentors who are excellent role model to the class showing fantastic learning behaviour. Well done Charlie, Thomas, Matthew, Heidi, Florence, Sienna, Connie and Harvey!

Having fun making coconut squares for Eid

Love is .....

We created our own winter hat designs using a wax resist method with wax crayons and watercolour paints. Look out around school as we are hoping to create a display with them.

Autumn Term 2

 

Welcome back after the half term break. We hope you had a lovely rest and enjoyed lots of Halloween and Bonfire night fun! We have a busy half term lined up with a new topic titled 'Toys and Games'. We will also be busy rehearsing for our Christmas play 'Gnome Alone'. 

We now have our new Peer Mentors for this half term who are fantastic role models to the rest of the class. A big well done to Bethannie, Lily C, Imogen, Henry, Lily G, Grace D and Alex who are proudly wearing their new badges!

Other changes that you may notice is that we have new learning partners and may be reading on different days with either Mrs Hardy, Mrs Benson or Mrs Johnson.

Our new topic is......Totally Terrific Toys.

We had lots of fun playing with different types of toys and games for an afternoon to launch our new topic. Afterwards we thought of questions that we would like to find out the answer to as we learn more about toys.

Abbey House Museum Trip

We had a wonderful visit to Leeds to learn more about toys from the past. We explored the toys exhibition and played with the different toys on display. The highlight of the trip was the workshop where we found out about children's bedrooms in Victorian times and the toys they had. We were surprised to find out that the children didn't have many toys to play with and that most were made out of wood and were hand made. We also found out about the Christmas presents Victorian children might have received, if they had been well behaved. Take a look at some of out photographs to see what fun we had!

Andy from York City came in to talk to us about eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep and exercise. We even got a pedometer which we had lots of fun with!

Our Special Toys

We all brought in a special toy to share with the class. We explained why they were special and answered questions about them.

Signs of Autumn Scavenger Hunt

After learning about all the Seasons, we wrapped up warm and put on our wellies to go on an Autumn walk around school. We collected lots of Autumnal objects to add to our class 'Autumn Discovery Jar'. What do you think we found?
Inspired by our Autumn walk, we used Autumnal colours to recreated trees. Which ones do you like best? Can you work out how we made them?

Autumn Term 1

 

A big congratulations goes out to Niamh, Jess, Thomas, Eva, Sienna, Luna, Grace Ca, Jack, Harvey and Shay for being our first set of peer mentors. They have already demonstrated fantastic behaviour and are rising to the challenge of setting an excellent example to the rest of the school. Keep it up!

Perfect Place Value. Mrs Benson and Mrs Johnson's maths group have been working hard understanding place value. The year 2's have become experts at representing numbers using tens and ones. Keep up the good work everyone!

Materials materials everywhere. In science we have been learning all about the types of materials around us. We labelled the materials we see in the classroom and became material detectives in the school garden.

Superheroes

 

We have made a fantastic start to our superhero topic. Have a look at the photos to see some of the things we have been up to.

Photos for our superhero art work

Drama workshop

We were very lucky to have a drama workshop this week. The children had a taster into what drama is and had a go at a lot of different fun activities.