In this section you will find Class 2's photographs from the previous school year. (September 2014 to July 2015).
Here are some photos of Class 2 having their last marble treat with Mrs Clayson before she leaves us at the end of this year. The treat for filling their jar of marbles, representing good attitudes to learning and good behaviour, was to spend the morning outside with bicycles and scooters brought from home for the occasion. We managed to dodge the rain and had a great time as you can see with parachute play, chalks and cookies to eat as well.
We have been learning about plants in Science this term. This week we went on a plant hunt around the school grounds.
As a fantastic way to begin the new term and on a lovely sunny day too, KS1 visited Wicken Fen to explore the different habitats of the animals and plants there.
They spent the day looking at plants growing on different soil types and counting numbers of each in a fixed area grid (or quadrat). Pond dipping is always an absorbing activity which was greatly enjoyed by all. There was a hunt for minibeasts, and the children hunted for "prey" made more challenging by looking through glasses which mimic the compound eyes of a dragonfly predator. Not so easy! Did you know that centipedes have one pair of legs on each body segment while millipedes have two? Demonstrated memorably by our pupils as you can see.
This morning, on the last day of term, Class 2 shared some of the work they have been doing on the theme of Hot and Cold. They presented a wonderful assembly including so many different aspects of their theme and everyone could be heard loud and clear so a big WELL DONE to all of them. One thing that really stood out was all the fantastic creative work the children have done. Have a look at the pictures below.
As it is now nearly Easter, Class 2 couldn't let school break up without singing "Spring Chicken" complete with actions. Always a great favourite with everyone.
One of the genres of writing that all children learn is how to write instructions and this is what Class 2 have been working on. To make this a memorable experience for the whole class, Mrs Clayson organised a hands-on practical vegetable soup-making session.
Everyone in the class brought in a vegetable to add to a combined recipe. There were eleven different types of vegetables in all. The children took on the task of peeling and carefully chopping all the vegetables in the morning and the school kitchen cooked the soup for them to try in the afternoon. To go with the soup Mrs Clayson demonstrated following a recipe (instructional writing again) using a breadmaker to make a delicious fresh loaf to go with the soup. Class 2 was full of delicious aromas that afternoon!
Classes 1 and 2 had a visit from professional printmakers Curwen Print, based at Chilford Hall, on 25th February. They came with all the equipment needed for the children in Class 2 to have a creative (if messy!) afternoon making wonderful prints from their own animal designs.
First the design was copied by pressing with a pencil onto polystyrene. Textured objects were used to press and make patterns. Once they had chosen a colour, the children rolled the sticky ink onto the design. The ink was transferred onto the paper using a heavy press (or alternatively rubbing hard all over the back with a wooden spoon). Here are some photos of the children printing their designs onto individual sheets and also making a big picture with everyone's animals on it.
Many thanks to Curwen Print and to our dedicated adult helpers.
What happens if something gets frozen solid in ice? Class 2 discovered that ice can be melted by heating it up - in this case by pouring over hot water. But it was a lot more fun breaking the ice to release the lego pieces by jumping on it!
The weather this term has been ideal for looking at the cold part of our current Hot and Cold topic. We went into the school grounds on a very morning and looked closely at the frost. You can clearly see it is made up of tiny ice crystals.
All the children in school made their own pizzas this week when Cooks on the Move visited the school. Here are some pictures of Class 2 getting stuck in to making the dough for their pizzas. They all really enjoyed themselves, and the delicious results too.
Here are some photos from our recent visit to Standalone farm. We had a lovely day learning about the farm animals. We particularly enjoyed meeting the Shetland pony Tot and watching a cow milking demonstration. There was also time to play on the mini tractors.
Class 2 have been sorting animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Try these activities: