Welcome to class 2, led by Miss Rees and supported by Mrs Volley.
Our Topic this term is Transport through time. You can find out more in our Curriculum Map.
We have had a super start to our Spring term. We began with a buzzing week of electrical science and then we steamed straight into our new topic, All Aboard, with a trip to the National Railway museum in York and a visit from Grimsby and Cleethorpes Model Engineering Society. We have learned about our ‘need for speed’, and how trains have developed from using ‘hot steam’ to electricity, to magnets and beyond, increasing in speed all the time.
The children have already created some fantastic models for homework which are proudly on display in school. We will continue our learning by researching what it means to be an innovator and then creating art work in the style of the Italian Futurist movement, as well as developing our understanding of transport through the ages.
In English we are exploring the adventures of a girl with a red crayon, in the book Journey, by Aaron Becker. The children are already excited to learn what happens to her, and then to write their own adventure stories.
Ancient Egypt has been our topic focus this term. The children were fascinated by our visitor, Mr Egypt – a real archaeologist - who told us all about the ‘stuff’ (artefacts) he has found. They dressed as mummys, learned Egyptian style dancing and wrote their names in hieroglyphics. They also discovered why mummies are called mummies and not daddies! Our topic then continued with research about Egyptian life, including their 3-season-calendar, art (using clay and photography), and an afternoon with parents sharing all their learning so far.
We have also been creating potions and writing instructions for our own. These are going to be printed in a class Potions Book, which will be available to read in the school library.
We have also been learning about playscripts as we rehearse for our Christmas Nativity, which we look forward to performing at our local, historical church, St. Clements.