Your class teacher is Miss Shepherd and also helping us in class is Mrs Cambidge. On a Thursday afternoon Class 2S will be taught by Mrs Green and Senora Pitcher.
Welcome to the final half term in Class 2S! This half term our topic is 'Amazing Animals'. We will be focusing on the story 'Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravett and we will look at non-fiction texts about animals. We are going to be learning about the different groups of animals and what an animal needs to survive. We are going on a trip to Blackpool Zoo where we will be focusing on habitats. Keep an eye out for updates on this exciting topic!
We had a fabulous time at Blackpool Zoo! We loved seeing lots of different animals. We were lucky enough to have an education session with a zookeeper. During this, we found out lots of information about the Rainforest and the animals that live there. Ask us questions about animals habitat and we should know the answer!
What a fantastic day at Clitheroe Castle! We kickstarted the day by learning how to slay a dragon and learning about the different types of dragons, even the Morecambe Bay dragon - ask us about these, we know lots! After that we looked insid the keep of the Castle and created our very own Motte and Bailey Castle out of sand.
Today we have had a fantastic day! In the morning we started off by learning about the Hindu festival of Holi and we created a piece of art to represent the festival of colour. Prags Birk came to visit us and brought lots of exciting activities! She talked to us about the festival of Diwali and Hinduism. After that, made our own symmetrical rangoli patterns and practised Indian dancing. We then had a henna design on our hands!
We compared India and the U.K. We looked at farming , food , population and landscape .
Today we have made our own moving vehicles. We worked out how to stop our wheels from falling off and showed lots of resilience when making them. We have had a great afternoon making our moving vehicles look like Cinderella's carriage.
Sikh Temple, Preston
Today, Class 2S went to the Sikh Temple in Preston. We had a fantastic time! We learnt about the 5K's, what a Gurudwara is like and what it is like in the daily life of a Sikh. We enjoyed trying the turbans on and learning lots of new things.
This week we have had a D&T Day. We began by looking at moving pictures and how the levers worked and were connected. We designed our moving pictures and made a list of the materials we would use. We made our Cinderella and Yeh Shen backgrounds using lots of different materials. Next we cut the slit in the background ready for the lever. We worked really had to put our moving pictures together! Take a look - they look great!
Yesterday Yeh Shen came to Torrisholme School. We had written questions to ask her. When she arrived we interviewed her to find out lots of information. We had great fun!
We are in the process of composing our own music for Cinderella's ball. We know that sound is created by a vibration. We have looked at the different types of instruments and their types of families. We know how an orchestra works and have enjoyed listening to them. We have made our own musical instruments and played them using a different pitch.
We have been learning how to write riddles and practising saying tongue twisters this week. Can you say the tongue twisters as quick as we can? Our class poem is the Ning Nang Nong! We know the poem off by heart and have produced some art work for this.
ROALD DAHL DAY
Today is Roald Dahl Day! We have been learning about Roald Dahl and his life. We made our own dream catchers from the BFG; lots of children showed resilience when they found it tricky! We also made our own dream bottles using different liquids. We designed our own chocolate bar wrappers for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We had lots of fun today!
This morning we all arrived at Torrisholme Primary School to find out that an intruder had been into the Year 2 classrooms. We weren't allowed into the classrooms until Mrs Penney had spoken to us. Mrs Penney asked if we could become detectives to find out who had been here. We found lots of interesting items, including: snozzcumber, dream net, frobscottle and many more. We discovered it was the BFG, he has been in Torrisholme catching dreams. Have you seen him?
Money, money, money!
This week we have been learning about money. We can order coins from the smallest to largest value and we have began to use coins to make an amount.
We used the description from the BFG to draw a portrait of him.
'Sophie caught a glimpse of an enormous long, pale wrinkly face with the most enormouse ears. The nose was as sharp as a knife, and above the nose there were two bright flashing eyes, and the eyes were staring straight at Sophie.'
We used charcoal and oil pastels on our portraits.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Today, we have been planning our own version of Jack and the Beanstalk. We have changed our characters and our magical item. We have used expanded noun phrases to describe these. We then planned our own story using pictures, ready to write tomorrow!
2S and 6S book buddies!
We have teamed up with Class 6S to become book buddies. We have had a lovely time this afternoon, sharing our favourite books and discussing them!
To begin our new half term, we started with Christianity Day. In Year 2, we focused on hope and the story where Jesus Calms the Storm. We discussed the meaning of hope and the children identified their own examples of this. We learnt the story and rehearsed it. We then made 'happy and sad' puppets and used these to identify how we would feel in the situation Jesus and his disciples were in during the storm. Finally, we used different materials to make our own boats.
We have been broadcasting the news about The Great Fire of London. Have a look at our videos to learn some facts.
This afternoon we have made our own Wattle and Daub. We followed a recipe to make this. It felt very sticky and slimy!
We also created our own pictures of The Great Fire of London with a silhouette. We used oil pastels to create the fire background then we made the silhouette houses out of black paper.
The Great Fire of London Day!
Today we have been learning about the history of the fire brigade. We started our day by recapping the events of The Great Fire of London and created a time line to show the chronological order of events. We then began to think about fire fighters. We found out that in 1666 there were no fire fighters and the Londoners had to fight the fire themselves with leather buckets, fire hooks and a wooden ladder. The Fire Office started in 1667 where people had to pay an insurance for The Fire Office otherwise they would not attend a fire. We then learnt that the London fire brigade began in 1866. In the afternoon, we pretended to put a fire out using the correct equipment. After that, we had a visit from the local fire brigade. They talked about their equipment and showed us the fire engine. It was fantastic!
We now know lots of information about the fire service and engines, feel free to ask us questions!
In Class 2S we are......artists!
We created our own drawings of London during The Great Fire of London. We focused on the detail of the Tudor houses. We used pencil and charcoal to draw our houses then we added tissue paper on to represent the fire.
The Great Fire of London
This afternoon we have learnt about the events within The Great Fire of London. We know that the fire started in a bakery on Pudding Lane and that it lasted for 5 days. We have working with our partners to put the events onto a timeline. We have also put years into chronological order. We know that The Great Fire of London happened in 1666.