Well, our busy term has continued with lots of exciting learning and activities going on! The children have found out lots of information about animals, compared features and life in the UK and Africa, and are creating some lovely pieces of art! The children enjoyed a walk around Bussage to explore the different physical and human features, which they then compared to a village in Kenya.
We had great fun at our inter schools sports afternoon where the children competed in games and activities with pupils from several other schools, and despite the extreme heat, they all had a brilliant time!
We also had a fantastic time at the Mosque and Gloucester Cathedral this week where the children learnt lots about the religions of Islam and Christianity, how they worship and live their lives, as well as of course exploring the impressive buildings themselves!
We finished our week this week with a fantastic class assembly where the children all performed amazingly well, showing off to parents, friends and the school all the things we have been learning about! Well done, Class Two!
Well we’ve had an exciting start to our Summer term theme with a fabulous visit to Cotswold Wildlife Park today! It was brilliant to see all the very active animals and we had a very interesting and informative talk about ‘Animals of the African Savannah’. We were extremely proud of how well-behaved all the children were and everyone seemed to have a fantastic time! A big thank you to all our parent helpers as well! Check out our photos below for a few highlights.
Our theme this term will be focusing on, of course, animals – those found in Africa and the UK. We will be exploring life in our school grounds where we often find lots of minibeasts! We will be particularly exploring the different animal groups and their habitats.
We’ll also be finding out about life in Africa, in comparison to life here in the UK and are looking forward to a talk from Mr Ferguson in the coming weeks about his experiences in Kenya!
We will keep you posted with photos and news on all the exciting things we learn about as the term goes on.
We had an exciting start to our Spring Term theme, Fire! Fire!, with a workshop where we went ‘back in time’ to 1666!
The children learnt all about the people involved in and events of The Great Fire of London, through brilliant drama activities and role play. The children also took part in a wonderful ‘fire’ dance! Check out our pictures below for a sneaky peak at our activities!
We are also having Ninja Kids for our PE this half term and the children thoroughly enjoyed their first session, learning some new moves, names and how to use control in their movements.
Welcome to the new Year Two class of 2017-2018!
We are looking forward to an exciting term, full of lots of different activities whilst we are getting to know each other! Our theme this term is ‘All About Me’ and we have already been finding out lots about our bodies, including some of the internal organs humans have!
We will be thinking about growing up and how to stay healthy, and are especially looking forward to a visit from the Explorer Dome – a huge dome set up in the hall which the children go into – the theme of our session will be about healthy bodies.
After the half term, the children will get to design and make their own fruit salads, in between practising for the Christmas Play!
We will keep you updated as the term goes on with all the brilliant things we do!
Class Two had an absolutely fantastic visit to Copsegrove Farm!! We spent the day in the woods, looking at geographical features and plants, as well as engaging in a whole variety of wonderful, inspiring activities! These included setting and then following treasure trails, cooking marshmallows and wraps by the fire, den building and one of the most favourite activities – making ‘tree trolls’ (faces made out of clay that the children pasted onto tree trunks!).
The children were all brilliant and all got fully and enthusiastically involved in every activity! It was fantastic to see how much they were enjoying their learning in a different, outdoor environment. A big thank you to all our adult helpers too, who also got fully involved in the day, especially with the den building, as well as getting messy making tree trolls!
We have had a busy time during this half term. Aside from learning about our new theme, the children have been busy working very hard to complete their SATs. They have all tried their best and showed a fantastic attitude and great concentration throughout. We are very proud of them all!
Our theme this term is looking at the United Kingdom, the geography of it, as well as its physical and human features. The children have so far enjoyed several outdoor activities, exploring plants around our school with our ‘scientist’ hats on. They have also enjoyed working with Y1 partners to explore the different human and physical features around our school (attached are photos of this session). The Year 2’s have also been on an exciting walk (in the pouring rain!!) around Bussage village to discover the different features we could see around there. Considering the amount of rain we experienced, the children were brilliant and kept up very high spirits throughout!!
Class Two had a brilliant day at Sudeley Castle on Tuesday! We really enjoyed seeing lots of the things we have been learning about, such as arrow slits and battlements, but especially the models of Henry VIII and his six wives. We were lucky to meet Catherine Parr (Henry’s 6th wife) who lived at Sudeley Castle and who is buried there too – her tomb is in the Chapel in the castle grounds. The children also particularly enjoyed exploring the maze and the very large castle adventure playground! Thank you to our adult helpers, too, for giving up their time and who (hopefully!) enjoyed the day as much as we did!
We are very excited to announce our Spring Term theme is ‘Once Upon a Time’! We will be using lots of different skills, especially how to be a good Historian, when researching all about Castles and life in the Medieval and Tudor times. We will also be learning all about Traditional Tales (which often begin ‘Once upon a time….’) as part of our English over the next few weeks.
We started our theme work with a fantastic workshop, run by the Freshwater Theatre Company’, which involved lots of drama, movement and fun! It was based around Castles and some of the different people that lived in Medieval Times. All the children thoroughly enjoyed it and we’re looking forward to lots more fun as the term continues! Please enjoy looking at some of our photographs from the workshop.
I have attached a file which has lots of different spelling activities you could use at home to help your child practise their words and the spelling rules they are bringing home.
The following week, we had our ‘Wheelie Day’ which (after a slight worry with the lunchtime thunderstorm!!) was very successful! The children loved riding their bikes, scooters and roller skates around the playground and our roundabout, finding out whether they had to push or pull to move their vehicle. We also thought about how they could change direction and move faster or slower.
We are looking forward to lots more exciting learning as the term goes on!