Welcome to Year 2
Welcome to Year 2 with Mr Allington and Mrs Slater-Davison! Being in Upper KS1 is an exciting and important time as the children are the oldest in the infants and so have a responsibility to show the younger children how to behave and enjoy school life. Following on from Year 1, we use a very creative and fun curriculum to help the children develop and improve their skills in all areas of learning. We enjoy having our own bank of laptops in the classroom and access to the Foundation garden where we can take our learning outdoors. Learning to 'have a go' and trying our best is crucial to Yeat 2 and we explore ways to improve our confidence and self-esteem, to make ourselves the best learners that we can be. Keep an eye on this page to see what exciting activities we have been getting up to!
Chinese New Year
This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year. We read the story of the great race, discovered which animal year we were born in and tasted some yummy Chinese food. We were especially lucky to have a visit from one of our parents who read a dual language...
Up, Up and Away!
This week we have been learning about things that float in the air. Today we took balloons outside....some filled with air, some with water and others with half water and half air. We discussed what we thought would happen....some children thought that the balloons full of water would...
When we came into our classroom today we were very excited to find lots of chameleons hiding! We talked about how they were camouflaged and went on a chameleon hunt to see what colours they had changed into.
Under the sea dancing
Last week we were really lucky to have a special visitor that taught us a wonderful under the sea dance. We watched a clip from the little mermaid and spoke about the creatures that we could see. We then moved around the room as the different animals and put movements...
After a very interesting shine assembly the F2 children were keen to find out about volcanoes. We watched a video of a volcano erupting and spoke about what caused them to erupt and what they were made of. We then carefully followed a set of instructions about how to make...
As part of Trekking Tuesday and our topic "Ourselves", the Foundation Stage Unit explored outside gathering natural materials. We found lots of twigs, leaves and acorns and the children worked together to make their faces. We made sure we included our eyes, nose and mouth and some children even used...
Journeys and Transport
The children in Foundation have been enjoying their topic on 'Journeys and Transport'. They have learnt about boats, helicopters, trains, cars, planes, maps and hot air balloons. They loved our 'Wheels Day' and next week will be making thier very own boats and testing if they float or sink...
A huge thank-you to the ladies at Ravenshead Library who put on a fabulous seaside art and craft morning for our Foundation children!
The World Around Us
This half term, the children in Foundation have been learning all about the world around them. Last week, there was a VERY exciting event! 3 chicks hatched and we have been caring for them ever since. All of the children in F2 were able to watch the magical moment that one...
Foundation love reading!
The children in Foundation have been so lucky this week! We have started a grandparent story session on Wednesdays at 3pm, starting this week.It was a HUGE success. A reading dog called 'Max' has also popped in to see us and will be coming every Friday morning to hear...