Autumn Term


Welcome to Class 2!

This term our topic will be Our Island, looking at the geography and food of the UK.  We will be looking at place value of numbers to 100, and then methods of addition and subtraction in maths.  We will be studying the text Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett in English and doing daily Guided Reading.  Our RE topic is The Chosen People, learning about Abraham, Moses and Daniel. We can’t wait!


What a wonderful Advent we are having! First we met our snowman and all of the children decorated him with their finger print! One of us even had our design of his boots and scarf chosen, well done! His name is Lord Sheldon James and you can visit him at the Lowry until January before he returns back to us. If you do take a photo and it will be added to his display! In class we all did some great writing, composing a story to go with the pictures in his book.


Last week we also had our Nativity production of It’s A Party! We did three wonderful performances and everyone was very proud of your singing, dancing and acting. The children has shown great understanding of the Nativity in the RE writing they have done to be displayed in church, well done everyone!

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20.11.18 A wet and windy Forest Schools today, but we enjoyed making clay creatures, taking them for a walk and making our Advent wreath, talk about organised!

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19.11.18 Since the exciting arrival of our snowman for the Walking with the Snowman trail we have decided to study The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. We look forward to writing words to go with the wonderful illustrations.  Our snowman is going to be part of this:(Exciting!)


Today we made bread, Autumn art and hedgehog houses in Forest Schools, great fun and team work!

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Today we had our UK Foods Feast Day! After learning about the countries, capital cities, flags and oceans of the UK we made some traditional foods from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. We worked really hard developing our peeling, chopping, weighing, and cooking skills to make stew and dumplings, soda bread, neaps and tatties and Welsh cakes! We really enjoyed making and tasting these different foods, and then sharing them with our friends.

Here are the recipes if you would like to make them again at home:

Haggis, neeps and tatties recipe               Irish soda bread recipe                Stew and dumplings recipe                    Welsh cakes recipe

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The children are becoming so much more resilient when playing games in Forest Schools, we’re very impressed. Lots of fun playing listening games, including bats and moths with the blindfold. Some children had a go at using the firesteels very successfully and others climbed trees, made fairy shelters and looked for animal tracks!

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More fun in Forest Schools this week – Billy Resilient joined us and really enjoyed spotting children who were having a try and not giving up!

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Today we had our second session of Forest Schools.  Last week we made hobby-horses and this week we built a race course and then raced them!

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