Welcome to our class page. Here, you will find information about the children’s exciting learning, as well as any key dates or important pieces of information that you will need to know for the upcoming weeks and months.
Reminders and Dates
This half term, PE lessons will be on Mondays and Thursdays. Children should keep their PE kit in school, it will be sent home at the end of each half term for washing.
Homework will be sent home each Friday, and should be completed and returned by the following Thursday. Every other week, we will send home some times table facts to be learnt. These will be tested the following Friday.
Spellings will also be sent home on Friday and should be practised in preparation for our spelling test each Thursday.
Friday 20th September – School Council elections
Friday 20th September – World’s Greatest Rock competition.
Tuesday 8th October – Parent Meetings
Thursday 10th October – Parent Meetings
Thursday 17th October – Year 3 and Year 4 Harvest Service
Sunday 20th October – School in church
Monday 21st October – school photos
Wednesday 23rd October – Eucharist service
Friday 25th October – Finish for half term
Monday 4th November – Return to school
Friday 6th December – Year 3 Christmas performance (9:30 a.m)
Monday 9th December – Year 3 Christmas performance (2:15 p.m)
Wednesday 11th December – Thursday 12th December – Foxhowl residential trip
Friday 13th December – Christmas Jumper Day
Friday 20th December – Christmas Party and finish for Christmas
Science – muscles
Today we took a close up look to see how muscles work when we dissected chicken wings. The children were fascinated to see how bones and muscles worked together.
We have made our own den in class today. We started by learning about the Jewish festival of Sukkot, this is the festival when God’s people became free from slavery in Egypt and made their way to Israel (Promised Land). During the forty years they travelled through the desert they had to build sukkahs to sleep and live in. The sukkahs have at least 3 walls and are made from leaves and twigs.
Children in Need
A big thank you to all the adults who donated money and helped the children dress in their spots for children in need. We had a fantastic day and raised lots of money! The children were very excited when we had our visit in the classroom from Pudsey, who collected our donations.
We used drama to help support our writing in English. We imagined that we were living in the Stone Age with our families. We thought about what conversations and activities would be taking place in the cave. Using these ideas, we produced pieces of descriptive writing.
The Good Samaritan
”Love one another as I have loved you.”
After looking at rules in RE we learnt about the new commandment that Jesus added. We started to think how we could show this commandment in our own lives to make us more like Jesus. A time when this commandment was shown was during The Good Samaritan, we read this together. Through the use of drama we retold the story and used thought tracking to help us with the feelings of people. From using thought tracking we then discussed how people around us would feel if we followed this new commandment everyday.
Bronze Age Timeline
In History, we looked at the meaning of BC and AD we started to think about if we were now living in BC or AD. After our discussion, we then had to think about it the Bronze Age was in BC or AD. We learnt about different events that happened in the Bronze age and then placed them in the correct order on a timeline.
Leon and the Place Between
In English, we have used the book Leon and the Place Between. We have loved using this book and have took part in lots of drama activities based on the book. Today, we were statues and sculptors. In our partners, we sculpted each other to show the emotions of the different characters in the book. We then walked around the classroom to look at each other and used our ideas to help us with our writing.
Our topic for this half term is ‘What lies beneath our feet?’. In Science, we will be learning about different types of rocks and soils and how they are formed. We started learning about different types of rocks today and hosted the rock awards. We all got to bring in our own rock from home and we used scientific vocabulary to classify them. At the end of the lesson, awards were given out for our rocks.
Learning in Year 2
We had a super morning at Westbrook Orchard, looking at different habitats and thinking about how minibeasts are adapted to live in a specific habitat. We learnt all about where soil came from, and how important it is to all living things.
We are Courageous Advocates!
This half term we have been thinking a lot about rights, and the children’s rights. Inspired by Mr Marivate’s visit, as a class, the children felt very passionately about gender equality, and felt that it was important that everyone had the same rights and opportunities no matter what they look like, the colour of their skin, where they come from, or their gender. After class discussions, the children decided to make posters to show that they are courageous advocates. Miss Ramsey is very proud of you all – well done!
Wirral Country Park
The children had a fantastic day at Wirral Country Park. The weather was beautiful, and we had a fun filled day of pond dipping, treasure hunting on the beach and grass sweeping. We found lots of different minibeasts in all of the different habitats, like water boatmen, butterflies and even frogs! When we got back from our trip we used different natural materials that we had found in the different habitats to create some artwork. Take a look!
Well done to our worship team for this half term. They did a super job leading us in worship, telling us the story of ‘The Big Party.’ They were all very proud of themselves, and we were proud of them too!
This week we went on a walk through the woodlands to Mary-Ann Meadows in Westbrook as part of our Geography learning. We looked at all of the human and physical features that we could see, thinking about why there are so many human features in Westbrook. We then had lots of fun in the woodlands; listening, looking, smelling and touching different things we could find. Using what we had found, we made our own woodland picture using only natural materials. Our final stop was Mary-Ann Meadows, where we found 2 ponds! We saw ducks, tadpoles and lily pads. What a fantastic afternoon we had!
The Tin Forest Art
Today we ended our learning about The Tin Forest with an Art lesson. Using a range of natural and man-made materials, we made our very own tin forests!
Science – Plants
This week we started our Science learning all about plants. We tried to remember all of the things we’d learnt about plants in year one (there’s lots of different plant names to remember!) After that, we used our sorting skills to think of different ways that we could sort the plants/flowers. We thought about the stem length and thickness, the colour and shape of the petals and leaves, and even the type of plant/flower.
We have enjoyed an array of Easter activities this week. One of our favourites was our Easter egg hunt, organised by the children in the Ethos group. We started with an egg and spoon race, where we competed against each other to see who was the quickest to cross the line with the egg still on the spoon. Well done to our champion, Max! When we arrived back into our classroom, we had an Easter egg hunt. We all searched high and low, and in the end we all found an egg to take home. A big thank you to the Ethos group – we had a fantastic time!
The Last Supper
Today we re-enacted Jesus’ Passover meal with his disciples. We looked at a chalice and a paten and thought about what they might be used for. We then learnt about the last supper, and remembered how Jesus shared bread and wine with his disciples.
World Book Day 2019
We really enjoyed celebrating world book day in school on Thursday. We all came dressed in fantastic costumes, and were confident to share our favourite books and characters with the class. Take a look at some of our super costumes!
In Maths this week we have been learning all about picture graphs. We have really enjoyed interpreting data, creating tally charts and making our own picture graphs. Take a look at our fantastic work!
We all really enjoyed our afternoon at Westbrook Library. We learnt all about how the books were sorted in the library, and all of the different activities that you can do in the library. It’s always a pleasure to take the children to the library, and it was so lovely to see all of the children’s love of reading ignite through our visit.
Health and Well-Being Week
This week it has been ‘health and well-being week’ in school, and we have enjoyed thinking about how we can make sure that we have a healthy body, and mind. We have read the book ‘Words and your Heart,’ and have thought about how words can have an impact on other people. We thought that it was really important that we say kind, encouraging words to each other, to make sure that our heart is healthy and happy. We have also really enjoyed our daily exercise, especially the skip-a-thon and clubbercise!
Gymnastics – Making Shapes
This week we have started to learn about different shapes that we can make with our bodies. We enjoyed making pike, tuck, mushroom, straddle and star shapes, both stood up and lying down. Using these shapes, we worked in groups to make different letters of the alphabet. Can you guess which letters we have made?
Christmas Jumper Day
Today we all wore our fantastic Christmas outfits to raise money for ‘Save the Children.’ We learnt all about where our money was going to, and the impact that it would have. We didn’t think it was fair that some children aren’t as lucky as us – that they don’t always have a cosy bed to sleep in, or a nice warm meal at the end of the day. Don’t we all look very festive in our Christmas jumpers?
Born in a Barn!
We have thoroughly enjoyed performing our Christmas play this year, called ‘Born in a Barn.’ We all worked really hard to make sure that we were speaking and singing clearly and using lots of expression. It has definitely got us all feeling very Christmassy. We hope you enjoyed it just as much as we did. Merry Christmas!
Recorders – Music
We have really enjoyed learning to play the recorder this half term. Mrs Bright has been very impressed with our rhythm and beat.
Our Trip to Liverpool
We had a fantastic day in Liverpool. Our first stop was the Cathedral, where we enjoyed a class worship in the Lady Chapel. We thought the stained glass windows were beautiful and sketched our favourite. Then we went on a tour, which was fantastic and we learnt lots of interesting facts about the Cathedral. Our final stop was the waterfront, and we loved looking at the statue of The Beatles and the different buildings along the waterfront. What a fantastic day we had!
Wash days in the past
Today we used artefacts from Warrington Museum to predict what the objects were for. We all thought that they were objects from the past, but we all guessed different purposes for them. Some of our predictions were a bin, gardening tools, a teacup, a toy box, a stool, preserved food, scissors and hair clips.
What is the best way to wash our hands?
During the first few days of our topic, ‘Happy, Healthy Me,’ the children all thought of their own questions that they would like to find out the answer to. A very popular question was, ‘what is the best way to wash our hands?’ so we decided to complete an investigation to answer the question. We decided on four different ways of washing our hands; using warm water and soap, cold water and soap, just cold water, and just soap. After our investigation we concluded that using warm water and soap is the best way to wash our hands, as it got rid of the germs that we can see, and those that we can’t!
Asda – Healthy Eating
Today we were really lucky, because we had a special visitor from ASDA. We tried lots of healthy foods like raspberries, mango and pineapple, and Miss Ramsey was very impressed with how willing we were to try new fruits! Using the fruits we liked the best, we made our own fruit and yogurt dessert.