Class 2


Science Investigation

We planned an investigation. We predicted that the taller the person the longer their reach. 

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Posted by Mrs Astley on 17 January 2017

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Aboriginal Painting

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Posted by Mrs Astley on 8 December 2016

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Rabbits

Click on the link to find the rabbit simulation. 

http://www.abpischools.org.uk/page/modules/population_growth/index.cfm

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Year 3 Spelling Game

http://nohandsup.co.uk/spelling/year-3-4-spelling-games/y3-y4-spelling-u-spelt-ou/

Click on the link to go to the spelling game.

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Simulations

 http://www.parkfieldict.co.uk/parking/

http://www-tc.pbskids.org/dragonflytv/games/aerial_v4.swf

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Endurance Mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the playground we drew out a map of Antarctica. We were retracing the footsteps of Ernest Shackleton and his famous Endurance Mission. We pretended that we had sailed into the Weddell sea and got stuck in the ice. We had to trek and sail to Elepant…

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Friction

We have been looking at forces in science. We began by looking at friction which is the force created when two surfaces meet. We tried to pick up cubes of jelly using chopsticks. At first it was easy as there was a lot of friction between the objects. After that we added oil to the jelly cubes.…

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Year 3 Spelling

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/contractions/intermediate/3rd-5th-contraction-memory-match/

 Click on the link above to go to the contractions matching game.

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Money Game

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/cashingin.html 

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Magical Potions

 

To help us develop our measuring skills we made exciting potions using interesting liquids like Fairy Tears and Dragon Blood. We decided what we wanted to put into each potion and then carefully measured the correct amount. We had to be very precise reading measurements from the scale on the…

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Celtic Money Bags

We used Celtic money bags as an inspiration for our own designs. We examined different money containers and looked at the materials they were made from, how they were put together and how they were fastened. Using these ideas we created our own modern day money bags.

 


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Snowmen

Some of our lovely snowman made from socks and rice! Each child made the snowman body, head and hat. Then each snowman was given his own personality through the fantastic decorating the children did.

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Some of our Celtic work

These are some of the roundhouses from our Celtic village. The Celts have settled on a hill to create a hillfort for protection. They are near a river for a good water supply. We looked at how the Celts would build their houses in our literacy and theme work. Next everyone had the opportunity to…

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Fractions

Click on the link to find today's fraction work:

http://app.mymaths.co.uk/83-resource/fractions-simplefractions

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Instructions

http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-paper-boat/ 

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Science

Tiger Class carried out a scientific investigation on materials. We were trying to decide which material would form the best tent for our Lego camper. After testing lots of different materials we discovered that tin foil and cling film are waterproof so they would make good tents. We also found…

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3-D Shape Models

Tiger Class were looking at the properties of 3-D shapes so we decided to build some. We used tooth picks and midget gems to make the models.

The tooth picks showed use the number of edges in the shape and the midget gems were the vertices (corners). We could then write these details on our…

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Shape Sort

Chinese tigers click here http://www.iboard.co.uk/activity/Shape-Sorter-3D-Open-162 

Siberian and Malayan tigers  click  here  http://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/115/sorting_3d_shapes_on_a_venn_diagram 

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Using the internet

Click here to learn about using the internet successfully.

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/welcome/4512.htm 

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Carroll Diagram

USe the link to find the  sorting diagram 

http://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/75/shapes_sort_carroll# 

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Shape Sorting

Click here to find the shape sorting website 

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/ShapeSorter/  

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BBC Celts Website

Follow the website link below to find the Celtic Warrior resource we used today. Experiment with the different warriors you can create. If you want you can print it off and bring it into school.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/celts/index.shtml?1 

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Crazy Celt Day

Today we were lucky to have a visit from Will, an Iron Age Celt. He brought an amazing range of artefacts with him including sword, shield, clay pots, spear head, flint and the equipment needed to start a fire.

The children were able to  handle lots of the artefacts, make bread the Celtic way…

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Celtic Website

Click here to find a good website about the Celts

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/celts.htm 

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Celtic Stories

In Tiger Class we have been working on Celtic legends like the Hound of Culan, the Legend of Branwen and the Children of Lir. We've listened to and read these different stories so we could start to write our own.

 

To help us write our stories we decided to use the Celtic tradition of…

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Micro Athletics

On Thursday 24th September six members of Tiger Class took part in a Micro Athletics competition at Archbishop Temple High School.

 
 

 

 

 

 

The children competed in a variety of sporting challenges which tested their  running and throwing skills. They did really well and…

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The Celts are coming!

Rent-a-Celt will be visiting Tiger Class on Thursday 8th October for a fun day filled with Celtic history and activities. 

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Maths Link

http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/mathematics/ebook_assets/vmf/VMF-Interface.html

Click on the link to go to the Maths site we will be using today.

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back for the new term! 

This term our topic will be Crazy Celts!

Click here to see an overview of the theme.

Keep checking the class blog for photographs, updates and useful information.

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Class 2's Visit to Barton Grange Garden Centre

As part of our science learning where we have been learning about the life cycle of plants, how to grow them and help them stay healthy and alive we visited Barton Grange Garden Centre last week.  When we arrived we met the team Emma (the events organiser), Fred ( the plant 'guru'), Linda and…

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Computer Animations

Click on the names below to see some of our fantastic computer animations of flowers growing.

Archie

Isaac

Daniel A ( a pepper plant flowering and growing a pepper)

Jessica

Felix

 Mia

Robin

Connor

 

 

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Adding movements and sounds to pictures

Click on the names below to see some examples of our Katie Morag moving pictures, with added sound effects.

Jessica

Daniel F

Jake W

Jack B

Arran

Ruby

Shayne

Layton

Madelyn

 

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Ice cream maths

Click here for todaysmaths challenge.

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Some examples of our Katie Morag photo frame projects. To find out more - look in 'Curriculum' section of 'Our School' under DT.

 

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Welcome back

Welcome back Class 2. It was lovely to see you all on Monday to catch up on all your news from the holidays. 

We began this terms theme by introducing the main character from the story books that we will be using over the next term - Katie Morag. We had lots of fun making some super images of…

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Science homework

Class 2      Homework     .18.3.15

I would like you to spend some time researching the lady Mary Anning.  You have a week to do your research and return your completed homework to school by next Thursday 26th March please. Please bring your research in on a piece of paper that you can stick…

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Real History Alive Day - The Great Fire of London

We have booked an exciting hands on interactive day for the first Monday back after half term. It should really enrich the children's learning and understanding of the Great Fire of London. Click here to find out what the day will involve.

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Practice makes Perfect!

Y3's Please click on the links below to find interactive activities so that you can practice your tables in school and at home.

Remember you should be aiming to know by heart your 2's, 3's, 4's,5's,8's and 10's.

TableTrees

3 times tables drag

5 times tables drag

Hit the button

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Art Week - Gustav Klimt pictures

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Today's maths lesson

Today we are learning to programme a toy using the computer. 

Y2 - Please click here to find some activities for you to try.

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FIRE! FIRE!

Welcome back to school everyone. We have had a very exciting first week back learning about the artist Gustav Klimt. Keep an eye on our blog for some pictures of the wonderful work that your children were inspired to create.

Our theme for this term is Fire! Fire! Please click here to access our…

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Healthy Smoothies

We really enjoyed our design and technology project where, linked to our science learning about health and nutrition we designed and made a healthy drink.

We began by tasting a variety of drinks and making decisions about what we as consumers preferred to drink and also how healthy the…

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A Visit from Oakhill Vets

We were very lucky on 20th of November when Rachael the vet, Sarah the vet nurse and Al the superstar dog from Oakhill vets came to visit us in Class 2 to answer our questions about caring for animals.  

In our Science work we have been learning about health, nutrition and how we grow and stay…

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Our Purple Mash Christmas Art

We have all been having a great time over Christmas learning lots of new computer skills using the 2paint activities on purple mash

Click on links below to see the Christmas Trees that some of the children have created. They have learned how to use different tools including: lines, brushes,…

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MyMaths Homework

Congratulatiions to Daniel A and Jack who have now also completed all their homework with green smiley faces. Well done.Remember you only have until Sunday to complete all your homework.

If anyone is struggling to get onto the mymaths website or access their homework, please do not hesitate…

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MyMaths Homework

Congratulations to Chad, Connor, Ryan, Robin and Ruby who have completed all their mymaths homework tasks, successfully, already. Well Done. You have been fantastic Wise Owls.

We are particularly impressed with Isaac, Sam and Daniel F who managed to 100% on all their tasks. An amazing…

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MyMaths Homework

Class 2 have all been set some mymaths homework. A letter has been sent home about it today.

 

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Y2 Maths activity for Tuesday

Y2 Mental Calculation Activities for Tuesday

I can add a single digit to a two digit number.

I can add two single digit numbers.

Y2 Activities for the main part of the lesson.

Skillbuilding addition

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Y3 Maths Activities for Monday 10th November

Activity1

Activity2

Activity3

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Fun with nature!

We are so very lucky at Catforth Primary School to have our field and surrounding fields and hedgerows to investigate nature in!

We had our first nature investigation before half term and used all our observation and enquiry skills looking at what is in our world outside.  Arran and Iona found…

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Parallel and perpendicular

Y3 children have been learning some new words in maths: parallel and perpendicular. Ask them to explain what they mean. You will be impressed. 

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Purple Mash

Purple Mash is an exciting new computer resource that we have subscribed to, for use in school. Today all the children in Class 2 have been sent home with their username and password stuck into the front of their reading records.To access the resource at home they should go to the website

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Lots of learning...

We have been busy as usual in Class 2 over the past week!  

In our science and DT lessons we are learning about health and nutrition.  Sam has been a great Wise Owl at home and researched what makes a drink healthy and even made his own healthy drink, well done Sam!

 

 

  

 

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Nature Detectives

As part of our science learning throughout the year we are going to be using our wonderful outdoor space at Catforth to learn about plants and nature. We will be keeping an ongoing nature journal where we will record our observations and be able to look back as time progresses reflecting and…

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Welcome Back Class 2

Welcome back Class 2. We have lots of fun and interesting activites planned for this term.

Our theme for this term is Dahlicious Dahl. Click here to read our parents information sheet for more details.

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Thank you and have a great Summer break

Thank you for all the lovely gifts and cards sent in with the children last week. We really appreciate them and are, as always, amazed at your generosity and creativity.

It has been a pleasure to teach Class 2 this year and we have really enjoyed it. We are really going to miss all the Y3's but…

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Class 2's Educational Visit to Legoland discovery centre in Manchester

A letter was sent home last week regarding our proposed class educational visit. Thank you to all parents who have returned the letter and the money. We have now paid for the vist and plan for it to go ahead. Click here to view the letter.

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To know the map of the World...

Click here for activities to test your knowledge of the map of the World.

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MAGNIFICENT MATHEMATICIANS

Parents - Y3's have been learning how to add two 3 digit numbers using a written method and are amazing at it. Please ask them to show you and explain what they have been doing. You will be impressed! I was! Mrs D.

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Around The World In 80 Days.

Welcome back Class 2. Our theme for the Summer Term is "AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS". Click here to read this terms parents information sheet.

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MyMaths

Congratulations to Emma R, Emma J, Kirstie, Charlie, Hayden, Louisa, Elizabeth, Sultan, Ryan and Iona who have all been star Wise Owls over the holidays and completed all 3 tasks set for homework with flying colours. We are impressed!

Children who haven't had opportunity to do their…

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PE kit

Children will need their PE kits in school on the first day back as PE lessons will be returning to Tuesdays. Many Thanks.

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Assembly

Wow, your children are definitely budding stars!  We were extremely proud of their performance in today's class assembly and it was lovely to see so many parents and grandparents in school to celebrate all their achievements. Thank you for everyone who came to watch and spend a few minutes looking…

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Photos of Class 2's jazz dancing experience...

We have loved our jazz lessons with Hannah from Danceroots. Click on the title of this blog to see us in action. We have learned how to warm up by stretching and how to hold our bodies up straight as if they are held up by a golden thread. We learned a fast dance routine too, which had us panting…

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Crafty Celts Assembly

The children have been busy practising for their special assembly today and are very excited. Some of the children asked if they could wear the celtic costumes that they wore for the class visit to Martin Mere, so they can show them to the rest of the school. If your child would like to, they can…

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New Mymaths homework

All Class 2 children have been set 3 new pieces of Mymaths homework for the Easter holidays. It will be live on their account on the last Friday of term. Many Thanks.

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Mere Tun - Celtic Roundhouse Village - Living History Day

We had an absolutely wonderful day at Mere Tun today. We were welcomed by 5 Celtic villagers and a Roman soldier who taught us all sorts of new and very interesting things. Click on the title of this blog to see lots of photographs of our busy day.

All dressed up and ready to go.

 

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Visit from a Celt!

We had a very interesting and fun day on Thursday when Will Llawerich, an actor, travelled from Wales to visit us for the day to help us learn and understand more about life in Iron Age Britain.

Dressed as a Celt Will told us all about Celtic life, bringing with him lots of interesting…

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Maths jigsaw

On Monday Y3's practised using mulitplication facts to solve division. Click here to try out the jigsaw yourself at home.
 

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Maths Homework

Y2's - Click ,here, here and here for some fun activities to help you to practise the instant recall of doubles facts for numbers to 10. Enjoy!

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PE after half term

PE after half term will be on Monday afternoons instead of Tuesdays. We have a special jazz dance teacher coming in who will be  teaching the children for a 6 week block. Please could you make sure that children bring their PE kits back to school on the first Monday so that they can take part in…

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MyMaths

All children in Class 2 have been set some more maths homework activities.

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Learning the 3 times table

Today 4 Y3 children have been sent home with a set of cards to help them to learn their 3 times table. They have been shown what to do with them in school. They may keep them until they have finished practising and then they have been asked to please return them to school to enable 4 more children…

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The Crafty Celts so far......

Click on the title of this blog to see some photographs showing some of the things we have been doing since Christmas.

To begin our theme we divided the class up into tribes and made celtic brooches. Our theme books have a picture on the front to show which tribe we belong to.

In our…

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More tables fun.....

Click here to find lots more fun sites to help Y3 children practise their 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables.

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Times Tables

The Y3's are currently practising the instant recall of the 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables facts. Click here and here to access  interactive activities that they can use to practise at home.

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Welcome back Class 2.

Our theme for this Spring term is CRAFTY CELTS. Click here to read our parents information sheet.

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Merry Christmas

                     

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. A big thank you for all your support over the term and for the lovely gifts and cards that have been sent in with children this week. We really appreciate it and as always feel very priviliged to be able to teach your…

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Compound Words

This week we are learning about compound words. Click here to go to the wordsearch we have looked at in lessons today.

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Spellings

We would like to remind parents that each Monday the children in Class 2 bring home a list of spellings to learn. We do lots of activities in school to help them remember them but the children do much better if they also work on them at home. Please could you encourage your child to complete the…

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Giant and Gingerbread Celebration Day.

Our end of theme celebration will be on Friday 6th December. In order to help us celebrate please can you send your child to school in fancy dress. A letter has been sent home today with more information or you can click here to download it.

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Parents Evening

Thank you to all of you who came to see us for parents evening on Wednesday night.  We have already seen some hugely positive results from the children in their work and happiness in school on Thursday and Friday this week which shows how valuable your support is to them and us.

Once again we…

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Science Week activities

We have lots of fun, educational activities planned for Science Week.
Here are just a few examples:

(click on the title of this blog to see them.)

FLASH BANG SCIENCE - a mobile science laboratory will be visiting school to help the children learn all about light and how we see…

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Science Week Homework

The World is full of great scientific inventions. But just who are the amazing scientist who came up with these ideas?

We would like the children in Class 2 to do a small piece of research at home (click here to find out more) about a famous scientist, to be handed in during Science…

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More New Beginnings

We would also like to congratulate the Year 3's, who have come back to school with a fantastic attitude to their learning and are setting an excellent example for their new classmates. Well done Year 3's, we are really  impressed with you too.

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New Beginnings

We are now 5 weeks into our new school year and we would like to congratulate all the Year 2 children. They have made a fabulous start to Class 2. They have made an especially good start to learning joined up handwriting and should be really proud of what they have achieved so far. Well done Year…

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Giants and Gingerbread

We have got off to a great start with our giants and gingerbread theme. Last week we followed a recipe and made our very own gingerbread men. We have also been busy being creative and have made some super giant objects. (click on the title of this blog to open up more pictures)

 

 

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Giants and Gingerbread

Click on the link below to read about some of the things your child will be learning this term.

Giants and Gingerbread.

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Spellings in Class 2

Click here to read our letter to parents about spellings in Class 2.

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Giants and Gingerbread

Welcome back Class 2. We hope  you've had a lovely holiday.We can't wait to see you all and hear all about your holidays. This term our theme is going to be Giants and Gingerbreads. We have lots of exciting things for you to discover and learn.

Mrs K and Mrs D

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