This week in class 2 we have been readin Handa's Surprise and using this as a stimulus for our writing too.  As a part of this we tasted some of the fruits in the book and other exotic fruits, although Miss Beecher could not find a guava anywhere!  then we sued the left over fruit to create and make our own fruit smoothies.  We definatley had our 5 a day.  We even used knives ourselves to chop the fruit.


This week we made the sweets that we designed from FIMO, unfortunately we canot eat them but they do look delicious and their writing makes them sound delicious too.

This week was our christmas performance, What a Star!.  The children were absolutely amazing, they sang superbly, all children remebered their lines and when it was their turn to get on and off stage too.  We are all very proud of them for being such fantastic performers.  Well done Key stage one!


What a busy week it has been in class 3.  We have been designing our own sweets ready to write about and make next week.  We have had the chirstmas fayre, where we made our own items to sell.  And finally we have had a few pratises for our chrismas performances, which you will be fantastic.


This week we had our visit to the York Chocolate Story.  It rained all day but that did not stop us!  We had a great time, learning about the history of chocolate, the 300 plus different flavours of Kitkats, we made our own chocolate lollies and watched how they make passion fruit soft centre chocolates too. (Which tasted great!)  We had our lunch outside and enjoyed the christmas carols that a busker was playing, members of the public loved listening to the children singing.  


This week we have started our writing week with chocolate tasting.  We have tasted 6 different types of chocolate and used our senses to build a huge word bank to describe them,  including words such as declicious, yummy, crunchy, smooth, and delightful.  We have then used the words to write exclamation sentences.  


It's been a busy week in class 2!

We have spent time learning about rememberance day and learned all about the significance of a poppy.  Children painted poppies in the pointillism style, which is very delicate and needs care.

During in our maths lessons we have been learning about using the inverse to chek our calculations.



This week in class 2 we have made some edible sparklers in honour of bonfire night, we first learnt about the gunpowder plot and Guy Fawkes.  We wrote instructions for how to make them too.


This week we have started to count in steps of 2, 5 and 10, we have made a great start to understanding and learning our times tables.  First we counted with different equipment, then we tried to spot patterns.


Our science this week was all about materials and their properties.  What do they feel like?  Are they bendy, stretchy, hard, cold or soft.  Are they transparent or opaque?  We made quite an extensive list.


This week we have been learning how to use water colours to paint.  We painted Mrs Twit, the faous character that we have been studying and writing about.  The children did a fantastic job, listening and learning about how to use the different media to create some amazing art work!

Our maths has been very busy and practical this week too.  We have spent a lot of time learing about place value and how we can represent numbers using many different manipulatives too.  


We have had a very busy week in year 2 this week.  We have walked a daily mile every day this week in the sunshine.  We have been learning about what famous means and who or what do  we know that is famous, we even looked at famous dances since the 1920's, the children were suprised to see that some of them were similar to dances they know too.  

In our writing lessons we have been learning to write noun phrases, using lots of description. Our maths lessons have been full of learning about place value and number.  A great week this week,