Year 2 - France
Welcome to France class. We are in Year 2 and our teacher is Mr Bamford. Mrs Peel and Mrs Philpott are our Teaching Assistants.
The fine work of the Year 2 children has been a joy to behold - congratulations all. Some super interpretations and attention to detail with your upside-down houses. I know I have seen more than the small sample here over Zoom, so well done to everyone who had a go at 'The Twits' DT challenge.
Stay brilliant everybody.
Holly's effort. Brilliant attention to detail and upcycling of seasonal wrapping paper. Even the light through the window looks real.
Excellent use of lego and even a helipad!
I hope you all enjoyed making them!
France class have really been getting into the spirit of living healthily whilst at home. The videos from this week's task have been fantastic - from hand-washing instructions to healthy ice-cream making, healthy posters, fruit displays and some educational blockbusters. Lots of important messages and smiles all-round.
Use password france to see some of them below:
Thank you to all children and parents who have sent in snippets of learning at home - it has been a real treat to see the wealth of good things that are happening! Keep sharing anything you have been doing, or feel free to ask a question at email@example.com. It's quite difficult to believe how long it has been since that last Friday leaving school, but we have loved sharing in your positivity, good spirits and the enduring smiles on the children's faces.
We wanted to share a few things to celebrate the diverse learning and activities and hopefully inspire some ideas as a community. Unfortunately, we couldn't fit everything in!
There has been some great Maths learning (not forgetting that France Class are the reigning Norfolk Maths champions...)
In English, we have seen some beautiful and heartfelt letters to teachers, relatives and NHS workers, creative spelling practise, beautiful poems, stories, research about France and reasons to be thankful and happy.
The have been lots of examples of children getting arty and crafty - from building museums, up-cycling toilet rolls, making bunting, pinatas, sewing and helping with the cooking and baking.
It has been nice to see some of the beans we planted are still growing strong and that the children are still enjoying learning about plants - while others have been setting up their own Science experiments.
Lots of you have stayed active on your bikes, playing football or following an online fitness/yoga video in the lounge. There has also been plenty of you enjoying the nice weather and getting in touch with nature, building bug hotels or helping plant the spring flowers.
Can you guess who this is?
The children showed their bravery on Monday when Chris, from the Zoolab animal handling experience team, visited us with some of his friends. This is all part of our Science week learning and as you can see from a small sample of the photos below, the children had a great time getting close and personal with a range of exotic animals and learning about animal diversity and habitats. There was a corn snake, a rat called Princess Katy, a rare gecko called Honey and a cockroach called Jarvis (very witty). The children have also been learning what STEM means and started designing their own solutions to help protect our fragile planet. Bean plants have come home this week and can be planted in gardens in their biodegradable peat pots. The children have been carefully monitoring the progress of their beans since we first potted them in class, so we now know they need a splash of water for the roots to collect, sunlight to keep the plant healthy and space to grow. Also, thanks for all your contributions for Sports Relief last Friday. The children enjoyed a blast of energy from Emily’s Zumba workshop!
In order to better understand the world of the West Runton Woolly Mammoth which we will be singing about at this month’s music concert, we decided to host a fossil inspired café. This was prehistoric in theme and historic in complexity, but the children seemed to be really engaged in the story and the activities.
There was a song to start with followed by a reading of ‘Stone girl, bone girl’, the story of Mary Anning, the ‘Mother of Palaeontology’. Then the children got hands on by making some salt dough (flour, salt, coffee and coffee grounds for the rock texture) before imprinting these with dinosaurs, shells and starfish to look like fossils. Thanks very much to the adults who helped with the measuring and mixing of the dough. We are in the process of cooking and drying these out so they can be taken home.
We had a fossil digging pit to help children experience the joy of discovery with 12 buried fossils dating up to 430 million years old!
We hope everybody had a good time. Special thanks to Mrs Peel and Mrs Philpott for being prehistoric heroes in setting and clearing up the whole experience.