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Week commencing 24th June 2019
Class 2 have been learning about circuits in science. This week, they had a go at making their own Steady Hand Game with wire!
Week commencing 13th May 2019
Design & Technology
This term, the children of Class 2 have been designing and creating their own play parks. The children started off planning their designs on paper before making them 3D. To add a fun elemental design, children have worked in small groups to make a moving playground ride. Small groups had to work together to assemble their rides, with use of a small electrical circuit. Though this task was challenging, all groups succeeded in creating a moving ride.
Week commencing 18th March 2019
Over the course of the last week, Class 2 have been reading the book ‘If all the world were’, written by Joseph Coelho, and illustrated by Allison Colpoys. This is a poetic picture book, based on the loving memories of a girl and her Grandad. Class 2 have taken inspiration from this book, and have written and illustrated their own books, reflected on their own special memories
Week commencing 25th February 2019
This week, Class 2 have been looking for signs of spring within the school grounds. The most significant signs that the class spotted were buds at the end of tree branches, and daffodils (or other flowers) starting to open up. Everybody then sketched a sign of spring, labeling their sketches to describe colours and textures.
Week commencing 11th February 2019
This week’s music lesson combined a variety of skills, using Scratch, an online tool, to code instruments to play sounds. For example, when pressing the ‘space bar’ all instruments/sounds would stop
Week commencing 7th January 2019
This week in Music, Class 2 have been learning how to tune and listen to the notes of the Ukulele.
Week commencing 14th January 2019
In Geography this week, Class 2 have been learning about climate zones, identifying tropical zones, and matching different terms to a description.
In music this week, Class 2 have been exploring sound. They have done this through the use of different objects to make varied sounds and rhythms.
Week commencing 3rd December 2018
Class 2 – Art
Last week, Class 2 had great fun designing and making their own Christmas trees out of various materials and resources as part of the Christmas Tree Festival held at Hamsterley Village Hall.
Week commencing 26th November 2018
In Science this week, Class 2 have been learning about levers. The practical work has been very fun, with the class working in small groups, attempting to get a ruler to balance with different weights placed on each end.
Carved Stone Balls
Class 2 have recently taken inspiration from the carved stone balls found in Skara Brae, Orkney, thought to be made in the late Neolithic period. As a result, Class 2 have made their own carved stone balls, adding intricate detail, followed by writing a description of them in their English books. For this Class 2 needed to use their imagination and suggest what the carved stone balls could have been or what they may have been used for. This also fits with the history work that Class 2 have been doing regarding the Neolithic period.
Week commencing 12th November 2018
Class 2 went to The Kingsway Centre in Middleton-in-Teesdale.
- Stone Age fire lighting
- Flint tools
- Furs for clothing
- Cooking ancient recipes on open fire
- Hunter Gatherer shelter making
- Site visit to Stone Age burial site
Children had a great time.
Week commencing 29th October 2018
In Science this week, Class 2 have been learning about gravity, forces and distance. In this experiment, groups of four worked together to change the height/steepness of the surface that the toy car was travelling down. When the car went down the slope, the group then measured how far it travelled.
Week commencing 15th October 2018
The Thread Ceremony
Before half-term on Friday 19th October, Class 2 were kindly invited to celebrate the ‘thread ceremony’ at their peer’s house. This ceremony is traditional of the Hindu religion, meaning that Class 2 were able to learn many new things, as well try traditional Asian cuisine.
Over the course of the last two weeks, Class 2 have been designing and building Mesolithic houses, using natural resources. The first houses made, were built outside and some are still standing! Due to the wet weather, Class 2 then made model sized Mesolithic houses, which included some very intricate weaving skills.
Week commencing 1st October 2018
After reading the book Stig of the Dump, class 2’s art work has focused on cave paintings. First the children painted the sheet of paper with earthy colours to create a natural cave like wall effect. Following this, the children used charcoal to draw things that they enjoy.
In science this week, Class 2 have been learning how to measure forces – in Newtons.