Year 2 - France
Welcome to France class. We are in Year 2 and our teacher is Mr Bamford. Mrs Peel and Mrs Rix are our Teaching Assistants.
In Year 2, we have been getting ‘hands’ on with some learning about time (the children are now very good at spotting when lunch time is coming up!) Last week we had a really nice time reading stories and making our own analogue clocks out of paper plates to take home and practise with. Thanks to all the Mums, Dads, Grandparents, younger brothers and sisters for coming in to help us make our clocks over a tea, coffee and biscuits, and special thanks to parents who helped with the tidying up afterwards! I think the children all had a good time and got some great learning out of it!
Last week was Science week and France class have been getting involved with all sorts of Scientific art, investigation and exploration.
In our topic, we’ve been keeping a whole class bean diary to monitor the progress of the runner beans we planted last week. The children also came up with some really good ideas for how to test the best growing conditions for cress. We’ve been watching their progress carefully and will evaluate the results this week.
In English, they have been writing non-fiction texts about water and creating posters about how we can become Water Warriors and save water.
On Wednesday afternoon, the KS1 and Reception children went on a Scientific tour of the classrooms taking part in activities with the theme of water. In China class, they looked at the interesting ways that colour moves through water. In India class, the children did some marbling with Mrs Lilley. In France class, the children explored which objects float and sink. Here are a few pictures from the afternoon:
The children blew us all away with their really impressive costumes for world book day. They really got into the spirit of the day we helped raise lots of money for charity.
It wasn’t all spells from our herd of Mr Potters, we also made some graphs about our costumes, wrote diaries in character and then we had some creative, artistic fun imagining extensions to some classic book covers.
Thanks to all parents for your great behind the scenes work on the costumes!
A couple of weeks ago, we had a nice walk to Wymondham library to explore all the books they have there and how the library works. The team there were really accommodating and let us have a good rummage through their collection and read us a couple of stories which the children really enjoyed.
In France class, we are becoming more and more digitally literate and presenting our work in many different ways. After doing their Earthrise paintings, the children learnt about a new way to share and talk about their work, by using Keynote (a form of Powerpoint for Apple). The children inserted and resized their pictures and added text and transitions to make their presentations interesting. We could have shared lots of brilliant examples but here are just a couple from Jacob and Tobe
Yesterday, we began our topic on plants. The children all received their own runner bean, and will be plotting the progress of it’s growth over the coming weeks through Scientific observations and write-ups which will all contribute to our class bean diary. We look forward to sharing the progress.