Welcome to Class 2
Our class teachers are Miss Smith and Mrs Donson. Our TA is Mrs Dibden.
This term our topic is Knights and Castles. Please find our parent planner at the bottom of this page. We will be learning about famous Kings and Queens and celebrating our topic with a ‘Kings and Queens’ dressing up day.
We have all thoroughly enjoyed our cricket lessons with coach Ed this term. We started by focusing on bowling and batting and then worked towards playing mini cricket matches with our friends. We definitely have some budding cricketers in our midst!
Stop Frame Animation
For our computing this term, we are learning how to create stories using stop frame animation. We have been very creative testing out different techniques. We have all made a mini film to show a house being built for our bears.
Our topic during the spring term is ‘Amazing Africa’. We have been busy learning about Africa’s location and climate, and even planning our own adventures to go exploring in Africa. In DT, we have made our own African style masks and in music we have enjoyed learning to play ‘djembe’ drums on the playground. We have also set up a pen pal exchange with the Miondoni Primary School in Kenya. Our first letters have been posted to our pen friends, and we are eagerly awaiting a reply from them.
Laverstock Down Walk
We went for a wet and windy walk along Laverstock Down. We have been preparing for our walk in Geography this term; making maps of Laverstock, learning about local farming and comparing it with farming in Kenya. On our walk we investigated the local fields to work our what is being grown around us, and spotted lots of ‘human’ and ‘physical’ geography features in our local area. We had a fantastic time and we were very proud to make it to the top of the hill!
PE Fundamentals Festival
We had the opportunity to visit Wyvern St Edmunds School for a PE festival. We enjoyed meeting children from other local schools and joined in with lots of different activities to help us develop our PE skills. We all represented St Andrews brilliantly and showed lots of resilience when trying new things.
We have enjoyed experimenting with the green screen to make our Christmas cards and calendars to take home as gifts. We learnt how to use the Do Ink app on our school iPads. Here are some of our creations!
The Great Fire of London
This term we have enjoyed being historians and learning all about The Great Fire of London. We investigated the ways houses were built in London in 1666 and discovered that the building materials and cramped conditions helped the fire to spread quickly. We then compared this with the safer houses we live in today, and wrote building rules for rebuilding London. We designed and made our own houses and put them together to make a big Pudding Lane. As you can see, we completed these on our pyjama day!
In our RE lessons we have been learning the Christian story of ‘Creation’, and discussing the question ‘Who made the world?’. One of the things we focused on was the 7th day, the day of rest. We combined this with our PSHE work and explored the importance of slowing down and resting and wrote our own recipes for a perfect day of rest. We made our own ‘calm cups’ to take home, filled with lavender and other natural things we collected on a mindfulness walk. They smelled amazing!
We have enjoyed exploring these websites as part of our Literacy, Maths and Topic work. You can enjoy them too.(Click the pictures to go to the website)