Welcome to Class 2!

Class 2 is a mixed class of Year 2 and Year 3 children. We are an incredibly hard working and friendly group!
 
Our class teacher is Mr Millington and our assistant teachers are Mrs Patience and Mrs Bollon. We are always available and more than happy to help with anything we can.
 
Our topic this term is 'The Seaside'. Take a look below at our overview to see exactly what we are learning about!

Summer Term!

If you have taken a look at our overview then you will know what we have been learning about so far and the exciting things we have to look forward to! Take a look at our photos below to see what we were doing during the first half term.

Visit to the Living Seas Centre!

In geography, we have been learning all about the coast. With class one and our friends in class one and two at Sledmere, we went for an educational visit to the beach at Flamborough Head with the Living Seas Centre.
We had such as great day and did so much! We did a beach clean where we saw just how much litter gets washed up onto our beaches. As well, we had a sea shore safari! we found all sorts of different things such as different seaweeds and mermaid's purses!
Our final activity was rockpooling. We found so many amazing sea creatures such as a baby lobster, crabs, limpits, dog whelks, beadlet anemones and loads more!

RE!

In RE we have been looking at worship and festivals. We have been learning all about how different religions worship in a variety of ways and the festivals they celebrate.
To see how Christians worship, we visited our village church. We met with the church warden who gave us a tour and discussed the features of the church with us, as well as a demonstration of the organ. We also checked just how much we knew by labelling the features. We got most of them correct!

DT!

In DT we have been making lighthouses! We looked at different lighthouses, including Mr and Mrs Grinling's. We evaluated products that had already been made and then designed our own.
We used different items for the main structure including kitchen roll tubes, pringles tubes and plastic bottles. We covered these in Mod Roc which we eventually painted once it had set. For the base, we glued stones to paper plates creating the cliffs and rocks. To finish with, we used clear yoghurt pots to place ontop with electric tealights for the light. Don't they look brillitant!

Science!

In science this half term, we have been looking at the topic 'healthy me'. We have focused on mental health, balanced diets, keeping ourselves healthy with exercise and hygiene.
When looking at balanced diets, we organised a variety of drinks based on the sugar content we estimated they contained. We then measured out the sugar content for each one and invited parents, carers and governors in to see the results. We were all very surprised!
To see the effects of exercise on our bodies, we tried a variety of activities and recorded out heart and pulse rates, seeing how they changed for each activity.
As Mrs Patience was a nurse for almost 30 years, she knows a lot about hygiene. She taught us how to wash our hands properly and why this is so important to do.

Spring Term!

Below is a selection of just some of the different activities from the Spring term. We hope you enjoy looking through them as much as we enjoyed doing them!

Eductional Visit to Sledmere House

To link in with our science topic habitats, we went to Sledmere House and Estate for the day. We met up with some of our friends from Sledmere school there.
We explored the grounds and looked for signs of wild animal habitats. We found birds nests, rabbit holes and more. We also looked around the gardens and in the green houses to see the differences in habitats for the needs of different plants from around the world.
Later on, we went over to see the farm yard animals. We saw the horses, pigs and sheep.

Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side and we got both very wet and very cold! We did enjoy ourselves, but didn't get to see everything we would have liked due to sheltering from the heavy rain and strong winds! We are hoping to return in the Summer for our science topic of plants and spend the day in the sunshine.

DT and Music!

In DT, we have been looking at musical instruments with an African origin. We explored the materials used to create them and looked at how they had been designed and created.
We used this knowledge to design and make our own African inspired instruments!

In music, we have been learning how to play some of these instruments together, as well as various other percussion intruments. We have worked together to perform different pieces of music.

Science!

In science, were looking at materials. We also needed to draw on our previous learning of forces.
We started off by looking at different properties of materials, including elasticity. 
We also looked at strengths of materials by seeing which would be best for a bridge. Our aim was to see which material could hold the most weights before collapsing. We were very surprised by the results. Cardboard held 2840g and plastic held 3340g! We also tested the strengths of different papers by attaching a plastic wallet to the materials and filling them with weights. Card held a huge 1.15kg!
Finally, we made bridges with paper. We needed to make them strong and sturdy enough to hold a toy car. The teamwork we used to complete this project was excellent.

Religious Education

During the Spring term in RE, we were looking at places that are special to us and things that are precious to us. We came up with some lovely ideas and found that between us we had a wide range of different places that mean something to us as individuals. We discussed that it is not just objects that are precious to us, but people, places and memories as well.

We also looked at the creation stories from different religions and discussing their similarities and differences.

On Tuesdays, we are lucky enough to have the wonderful people from Open the Book come into school and lead our collective worship. Some of us have even been invited to join them in acting out bible stories. Here are a few pictures of some of us joining in rebuilding Jerusalem with the Israelites. This tied in beautifully with our Christian value of perseverance this half term.

Autumn Term!

Below is a selection of just some of the different activities from the Autumn term. We hope you enjoy looking through them as much as we enjoyed doing them!

Science!

In science, our first term was all about magnets and forces. We carried out a variety of different experiments to see how we could test them.
We looked at friction and tested how well cars moved on different materials.
 
We certainly did a lot with magnets! We carried out experiments to see how strong they were by testing how many paperclips they could attract and whether they could still attract magnetic objects through different barriers.
 
We also explored how the different poles on magnets can attract and repel each other. We tested this by attaching one magnet to a toy car and using another magnet to move the car forwards and backwards. The different poles on the magnets allowed us to attract the cars forward and repel them back.

Maths

Our Autumn maths units included geometry, multiplication and division, and measure.

In geometry we were investigating different shapes and their properties. We created our own 2D and 3D shapes using a variety of materials. We also looked at angles and rotation. To explore angles in the real world, we created our own right angle finders and went on a right angle hunt!

In multiplication and division, we used a range of concrete resources to represent our times tables. We used our multiplication and division skills to work out all sorts of practical, pictoral and abstract problems.

In measure we were investigating all the different things we can measure, the units we need to use and the appropriate equipment to do this with.

Religious Education

In RE we have been looking at Christianity and how God teaches us to be good people.
We have also been looking at Hinduism and comparing how the Hindu faith teaches people how to be good citizens. We explored the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan. The festival is all about brotherhood, friendship and love. Hindus give out bracelets called rakhis as gifts to one another to celebrate their relationship. We created our own to give to someone we care about.