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Welcome to our class page! 

 

Here you will find updates about what your amazing, hardworking children have been getting up to during their lessons!

Please be sure to visit regularly and celebrate our learning with us. 

Sparrows has made an excellent start to year 2! 

In English, we have read "Vlad and The Great Fire of London' while reading "George's Marvellous Medicine" as our story. We are looking forward to rewriting the story from a different point of view.  In Maths, we have been solving lots of place value investigations. 

African Dance Workshop - October

Year 2 were lucky enough to welcome Science Oxford in to explain and experience the Science behind the Fire of London. Reading through the story and using extracts from Samuel Pepys’s diary, they took us on a journey from how the fire started to how they got it under control. Explaining further what the fire triangle is and what the fuel was throughout the fire of London. We watched as they set houses on fire, demonstrating how the fire triangle worked. Continuing on their story, we learnt of how the technique of “Fire Break” by tearing down houses could have stopped the fire before it spread even further. Analysing whether Sir Thomas Bloodworth really was at fault for not stopping it earlier. How the winds changed and using a wind tunnel, we got to observe how the wind whipped up the fire and made the fire grow beyond what we could even imagine. It was a fantastic experience that we learnt so much from.

Visit by Robert Courts MP Assembly - 12th November

Visit to St Leonard's Church

On Thursday 9th December, Sparrow class visited St Leonard's Church. We learnt more details about the Nativity and even got a chance to dress up! (Mr Harris even had a chance to be on stage this time!)

 

We learnt all about the different journeys that were taken place during the story of the Nativity. We looked at how the angels, shepherds, Mary and Joseph's and the Wise Men's travelled towards Bethlehem.

 

Afterwards, we then completed two activities exploring the church. We found out how old the church is and even found when the first Vicar was there! (It was the year 1197!)

 

Great Fire of London - Burning Houses

Martial Arts Taster Session

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Watch us as take part in Martial Arts taster session.
We tried so hard with our punches and with our body control.

Exploring the grounds for Explorers

Today, we explored looking for our new Explorer! We broke down the clues using our map to find them! We then managed to piece the evidence together to find out it is: Neil Armstrong!

Exploring Mini-Beasts - Science

Today in Science, we explored the bottom of our school field investigating all the different "minibeasts" that lived there and why. We use scientific equipment such as pooters and magnifying glasses to help us identify and then classify the insects. We spoke about afterwards what they would need to survive and how this wildly differs from ourselves. Look at all the different animals we found!

Look at Year 1 and 2 doing our Dance Festival!

We were read a story and acted it out after each step. We were put into groups and then paired ourselves up. We listened intently to the story and wondered how the characters would act and respond. We then listened to the next part of the story and then acted it out again. After each part, we showcased our dance to the groups. Following the Sport's leaders, they supported us and helped us learn our steps. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Henri Rousseau Masks

Here are a few selections of our masks inspired by Henri Rousseau. We looked at animals and the style of his paintings. Inspired of this, we designed, created and evaluated our masks against his criteria.

Look at our Chinese Dance Workshop!

We were inspired by Chinese dance techniques and influences. We looked at the movement and used some amazing props! It was amazing and look how much we enjoyed it!

Here are our visits to the Library. We managed to experience all the different books that they offer, such as non-fiction, fiction and picture books. Searching through all these amazing books, we managed to choose a book that we could take home for ourselves. The staff there even managed to read us a lovely book before we came home.

Here are our bags. Look at our amazing sewing skills! We first practiced a cross-stitch and a running stitch on material before designing our bags. Using felt, we chose our colour thread and organised the size and orientation. Using a needle, we then created these awesome bags!

Here are our Geography lessons looking at compasses! Exploring the 8 points of direction, we had different paths drawn on the floor and using our compasses, we plotted each path. Moving from path to path, we experienced how to always hold the compass facing North and how this made our lives so much easier. Here are pictures showing use making these paths and compasses.

Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy, here are our attempts to recreate the flow and the meandering natural art. Using natural resources from our local area, we joined together to make and adapt these items to create feelings and patterns in nature.

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