Spring/Summer 2020

Castle project! - w.b 06.07.20 & 13.07.20
 
Mrs Drew and I were delighted to invite some of the Year 2 children back into school this week! Our last two weeks of learning are project based all about castles! We will be completing art, design and geography/history related activities around this theme. For maths, the Y1's are consolidating their knowledge on position and direction and the Y2's are focussing on different forms of measurement. 
Out of this world learning! - w.b 29.06.20
 
This week's English learning has been all about space! We have been making our own spaceship portholes, designed our own planets and had a think about what 10 items we would take to space in our rocket, amongst other activities. The Year 1 children have been recapping and consolidating their knowledge about money and the Year 2 children have explored mass and capacity at home. For topic, we have been wrapping up our Under the Sea topic by completing some crafty activities.
Trees and seasonal change! - w.b 22.06.20
 
This week we have been learning all about the changes through the seasons. Our English learning has been based on a short film about a little boy called Jimmy who moves from the countryside to the city, leaving his beloved tree house behind. We completed lots of fun activities around this theme, including designing our own tree houses! Our maths learning has consolidated place value to 100 in Year 1 and length and height in Year 2.
Clouds, clouds and more clouds! - w.b 15.06.20
 
This week's English learning is all about clouds. We have been inspired as writers by a video where a cloud maker and his apprentice grandson design a wand to blow clouds out of. We then completed activities such as cloud-watching and writing similes about clouds, writing instructions for how to make clouds and we investigated how important clouds are to the water cycle. For maths this week, Year 1 have been recapping multiplication and Year 2 have consolidated their knowledge of shape. Our topic learning is very much still focussed on Under the Sea. This week it had a musical focus and we made our own ocean compositions!
Listen to and watch Charlie's fabulous ocean composition!
Lily made lots of musical instruments for her ocean composition!
Rhys has enjoyed making his musical instruments this week!
Ida recreated the sound of water trickling from a river to the sea
World Ocean Day in Class 2! - w.b 08.06.20
 
This week we have celebrated World Ocean Day in Class 2! The children in school wore something blue on Monday to show their support for our oceans. We have completed lots of activities around this theme including designing our own beach clean invitation and writing our own acrostic poems to creating a piece of ocean art. We have had lots of fun!
Lily has been enjoying practicing her counting skills at home - watch how super speedily she can count in 10's up to 100 and back again!
Ida designed her own ocean in a bottle
First week back at school for some of us & more fabulous learning at home! - w.b 01.06.20
 
This week we have welcomed some of the Year 1 children back into school. We have all done similar learning whether we have been at school or at home and had lots of fun! For English, we have completed some activities around a picture inspired by the story of Noah's Ark. Some of us have explored measurement and some multiplication/division in maths. For our topic learning, we have learnt all about the life cycle of a sea turtle which we really enjoyed. Have a look at what we have been up to below!
It's nearly half term...! - w.b 18.05.20
 
This week the Class 2 children are being reflective of their time during lockdown. They are completing a time capsule activity for English, sharing how staying safe at home has made them feel and how they have filled their time. For maths, the Year 1 children are exploring length and height and the Year 2 children are looking at multiplication and times tables. For topic this week,  we will be learning all about the amazing Hope the Blue Whale at the Natural History Museum in London. We will listen to a scientist talking about the history of whales and note down the facts we find interesting! We will also be spreading a little bit of kindness this week by carrying out a random act of kindness! Watch this space for evidence of all of this fantastic learning.
Class 2 home learning - w.b 11.05.20
 
What another fantastic week of home learning! This week our learning has had a little bit of a 'revamp'. We will be completing some English based activities inspired by a funny picture of an octopus in a sink, completing daily activities for maths on Addition and Subtraction and finding out all about the basic parts of a plant for our Science learning activity. 
Grace trying out one of the Marvin and Milo science experiments
Ida explains to us how she divides her bakes between her and her family!
Class 2 home learning - w.b 04.05.20
 
I am still blown away each week about how the children in Class 2 are engaging and enjoying their home learning. This week we will finish writing our adventure stories inspired by Snail and the Whale, consolidate our knowledge on addition and subtraction and make our own junk under the sea creatures! Some of us may even try out a science experiment or two! Watch this space for pictures/videos of what were getting up to!
More fab home learning from Class 2! - w.b 27.04.20
 
Another week of great engagement with home learning in Class 2. This week we are carrying on with our English learning about Snail and the Whale, completing daily maths to consolidate our knowledge on Fractions and Measurement and creating our own graphic scores on an instrumental version of 'Under the Sea' from the Little Mermaid.
Molly tried out the foil boat experiment
Eliza and Grace made a fizzy pop can 'dance'
Welcome to our first online family collective worship. Stay safe and take care everyone. 
 
Class 2's fantastic home learning! - w.b 20.04.20
 
This week, the class 2 children will be familiarising and immersing themselves with the story of Snail and the Whale for their English home learning. They will then have the choice of completing a few activities; including designing their own front cover for the book, writing a blurb to summarise the story, writing a book review and writing either a character or setting description. In maths, Year 1 will be exploring measurement and Year 2 will be consolidating fractions and exploring measurement too! For our Under the Sea topic, we will focus on Geography. We will be putting our research hats on and finding out all about the 5 oceans and 7 continents of the world. 
Molly teaches us all about the 5 oceans!
Scarlett did some chalk drawings on slate of Under the Sea creatures
Ruby tried the Marvin and Milo 'spinning eggs' experiment. She tested the difference between spinning a soft and hard boiled egg to see whether they both spun on a surface!
A selection of home learning pictures so far...w.b 20.03.20-13.04.20
 
Please see below a selection of pictures of what the Class 2 children have been getting up to so far as part of their home learning. It looks like we all made the most of the sun! I'd also like to wish Charlie a very happy birthday, he turned 6 over the Easter holidays! Keep sending in lots of your lovely pictures.
Trip to Buckfast Abbey - 16.03.20
 
Class 2 really enjoyed a trip to Buckfast Abbey to explore the Easter Story by going on a giant easter egg hunt. We had to wander around the abbey grounds to search for giant easter eggs, which each contained an Easter themed activity. The activities included writing what made us feel 'joyful' on palm leaves, working together in teams to solve a jigsaw puzzle and planting our own 'seeds of life'. We were also able to have a look around the insides of the abbey. We had to be very quiet because it was so peaceful and beautiful. Have a look at some of the pictures below to see what we got up to on this gloriously sunny day!
 
Science Week - w.b 09.03.20
 
We have had a fantastic week in Class 2 celebrating Science Week. On Monday, Dartmoor Zoo visited us to carry out a Habitats workshop, which linked really nicely with our Living things and their habitats science topic. We got to hold a couple of cold-blooded reptiles! Wilf's dad also came in to share his Antarctic stories with us. This was very interesting and we were able to ask him lots of questions. We finished the week off making seed bombs and newspaper plant pots in our Matthew, Mark, Luke and John groups.
World Book Day 2020
 
We had a great day in school today celebrating World Book Day. We were able to come to school in pyjamas (or book character outfits) and then shared 'bedtime stories' with the Class 4 children. Have a look at our book sharing fun below!
Beebot fun! 25.02.20
 
This week in our computing lesson we learnt all about algorithms and programming. We first learnt what both of these words mean, before splitting off into groups and rotating 3 activities. In the first activity we had to work in pairs to write our own algorithm for brushing our teeth. The second activity involved further team work where we had to guide our blindfolded partner to find the treasure using only beebot style instructions. Finally we were able to explore with the beebots, programming them to move to specific squares on the mat and debugging them if they went wrong! We had lots of fun as you can see!
 
 
Hot chocolate in WWL! - w.b 10.02.20
 
We really enjoyed our last WWL session. We played a compass points game where Miss Foster shouted out a direction (e.g North) and we had to run to that point on the field. We imagined our compass was pointing North towards the bottom of the field. We then tested our team work skills to instruct and guide our partner to move in one of the compass point directions. This was more difficult than we expected because we were blindfolded! We then really enjoyed our treat at the end. We had hot chocolate and marshmallows whilst Miss Foster read us a small part of Samuel Pepys' diary. Thank you to Rosa for kindly bringing this in for our topic display. 
Geography, PE and maths in Class 2 (w.b 03.02.20)
 
We have had a very busy week again! As geographers, we worked in teams to locate the 4 countries and capital cities of the UK. We have also carried on exploring division and we’re becoming experts at this now. We finished off the week playing team games with Mr Tanner. Class 2 love PE! 
 
Also, a special mention goes to Ruby in Year 2 who won the Landscove courtesy cup last week for the school value of responsibility. Well done Ruby!
 
Another busy week in Class 2 (w.b 27.01.20)
 
This week in class 2 we have been artists as well as hunters! We explored mark-making in Art, using pencils to create light and dark tones. As artists, we took inspiration from pictures of burnt buildings from the Great Fire of London to recreate patterns in our own work. We also had a lovely trip down to wild woodland learning. We then read Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs before going on a hunt to fill his bucket back up! When exploring, we found lots of dinosaur eggs, toy dinosaurs and some suspicious footprints...
 
Mrs Drew has also displayed our kindness pledges on the board outside our classroom by the pegs so please take a look if you are passing!
Wellbeing/Kindness Week - w.b 20.01.20
 
We have really enjoyed celebrating kindness and wellbeing week in Class 2 this week. We have taken part in lots of activities to learn about our physical, social and emotional wellbeing. These include participating in three CAP UK workshops, writing our own kindness pledges, making our own habitats during WWL, book sharing with Class 1 and a mindfulness session too. Have a look at us in action below!
Numeracy - 13.01.20 - Making equal groups.
 
This week as mathematicians, we have started investigating multiplication. We began by making equal groups with cubes and counters. Some of us also wrote stem and number sentences to describe our groups. 
Science - 10.01.20 - What habitats are there around the world?
 
In today’s Science lesson, the Year 1 children worked as a team to sort animal pictures into main world habitats. We also discussed why animals are suited to their habitats and can survive in its climate.