In our topic lessons, we have been investigating how a volcano erupts and an earthquake occurs. We then used this to write an explanation of a volcanic eruption and labelled the different parts of a volcano. We are really enjoying our topic this term!
Mountain rescue afternoon
Our topic for Spring term is Deadly Disasters, this will allow us to explore volcanos and earthquakes including how they impact on the world around us.
To get us stuck in to our new topic, we teamed up with Class 3 for a mountain rescue afternoon. This involved us getting into groups to carry out a mountain rescue mission for a walker that had become trapped on a volcanic mountain impending an eruption.
Our mission had many problem solving tasks including: planning a rescue mission by organising our own rescue team and medics; drawing up a list of essential equipment for our rescue mission; team teaching first aid; carrying out the mission by taking on the role of important crew members; administering first aid to the patient and finally fast forwarding 5 years in time to establish what had happened to the stranded walker post rescue.
This afternoon was greatly enjoyed by all and gave us a fuel of enthusiasm for the rest of the topic ahead. Below are some snap shot of the rescue mission in action!
We were really lucky to have Laura from Kiddy Cook come into school for the afternoon to teach us about the traditions and foods of the Ancient Greeks. As well as learning the historical significance of many foods, we tasted a range of Greek food and finally we made our own Greek dish! This was great fun!
We have been learning to create powerful images through the use of language in poetry. Once we had studied some image poetry and then wrote our poems, we learnt them to recite to the rest of the class. This was very nerve wracking for many of us so we are very proud that we took a learning leap, it was definitely worth it looking at our achievements!
I am looking forward to meeting you all and finding out the exciting things you have been doing this summer. Thank you so much for all of the hard work and support you have put in to the TASC projects your children have created on the Ancient Greeks. This will have really helped to engage them ready for the lessons ahead!
This term our topic is The Ancient Greeks and in Science we will be learning about Forces and magnets. All children will have a reading diary to record when they have been reading. It is really important that they not only read to you but that they listen to you read; this is a great way for them to model their own reading. Your child should be reading a minimum of 3 times per week, which will need to be signed by an adult in their reading records in order for them to receive 3 Dojos. Thank you for your support in this.
The children will have a times table test every Friday and will be told which table they should be learning soon; regular practice at home is important to support their learning in school. P.E kit will be needed in school on a Monday and a Wednesday if they are going to the gym. On a Wednesday, Years 4, 5 and 6 will be swimming until February half term and Years 1, 2 and 3 will be doing P.E.
If you need to talk to me for any reason, I am available on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays after school so please pop in and see me.
Thank you for support, I am looking forward to an exciting and successful year ahead!
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For current Class 2 curriculum, please see 'Curriculum' pages.