Class 2 Review

Class Two has had an action-packed, eventful year, with many opportunities for extended learning.

Throughout the year we have said several goodbyes and hellos to new members of staff and children. We welcomed two new teaching assistants, Mrs Gemma Goodwin and Miss Susannah Lloyd. During the latter part of the Autumn Term, we were fortunate to welcome Mr Tom Leach, a final year teaching student, who quickly became well –loved by us all. We said our fond farewells to Maisie, Daniel and Nicole and have been blessed with two new arrivals, Theo and Mwelwa, who have settled happily into life in Class Two. It was with sorrow that we wished Susannah Lloyd ‘Bon Voyage’ as she embarked upon a trip to Peru and it will be with more sadness that we say goodbye to Inez and Luca in July.

We began the year by learning about the Great Fire of London and thoroughly enjoyed designing and making our own Tudor Houses. Within this topic we wrote eye witness accounts and letters and produced wonderful artwork of the burning skyline.

As Christmas approached all members of Year Two rose to the challenge of performing and sang, narrated, acted and danced beautifully for the key Stage One production. We all enjoyed the experience and know that many happy memories were created and parents and teachers felt suitably proud! We were then privileged to be able to see the pantomime, Aladdin at the Stag Theatre and see the professionals in action.

The Spring Term brought more exciting learning and our science topic of living things was greatly enriched by a trip to Ladyland Farm, where we had the opportunity of touching and feeding the chicks, calves, goats and lambs. Despite the rather chilly and wet weather, we thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Back in school we celebrated ‘Pancake Day’ with an exciting assembly, where Mrs Quirk, along with assistance from several teachers made some pancakes and held a flipping competition. Amidst all the excitement we were reminded of the significance of this Christian Festival and we were given time to reflect upon our behaviour during the season of Lent. Later we had enormous fun hunting for Easter eggs as the term came to a close.

The Summer Term began with us learning about nocturnal animals and we used the information that we had gathered to write some chronological reports. Meanwhile in art we made a variety of nocturnal animals using clay and created habitats for them to live in. Alongside this, we were busy learning about forces in science, which culminated in a trip to Holly Bush Park where we experienced pushing, pulling and friction at first hand.

Alongside the fun, we have all worked incredibly hard and have achieved many things, well done Year Two.