Class 2's Banquet day!
Wow, what a busy day! Today was class 2's banquet day. The children came in all dressed up and looked fantastic. In the morning banquet preparations took place with plate designing, knight and shield biscuit decorating, cake modelling, decoration creating and sandwich making. In the afternoon we carried out our very own tournament that built up our medieval skills. We had jester juggling, spear throwing, cannon hurling, dragon feeding and we carried our own rescue missions - the winners of which were knighted as 'Sir' and 'Lady'. After all that fun we had a delicious feast which was a great success. The children all behaved like real Lords and Ladies. A big thank you to Mrs Everest for her help in creating our amazing castle cake - which was demolished at speed!
Year 2 go Castle Crazy!
We have been amazed by some of the fantastic creations that have been coming in for our topic gallery. Below is a selection of some of the items that are already up on display...
The final cook off!
It was our final cooking session today and we were learning about good carbohydrates. We got to make some tasty bruschetta with crushed avocado, broad beans and peas...it is safe to say that it was a hit with the children and thanks to Cooking Pioneers we again learnt lots of new skills.
Cooking Pioneers visited us again today. This time to make some 'not so boring' pasta salad! The children talked first about balanced diets and the importance of eating your five a day. They then had a go at making their own sauce for the pasta and mixed it with fresh vegetables that they had chopped and peeled themselves. They learnt about the 'bridge' hold when cutting safely and at the end had a vegetable quiz which contained some pretty tricky vegetable names! The session ended with a taste test and the children thought about what changes they could make to the recipe if they make it again at home. The staff were also very pleased as the leftovers got dropped off into the staff room...YUM!
Year 2 get cooking!
Year 2 had their first cooking session today with 'Cooking Pioneers' and had the best time! We talked about safety in the kitchen and then got to make our very own Tzatziki which we taste tested at the end of the session. We practised knife skills, grating, following instructions and team work...the end product was delicious! A big thank you to Cooking Pioneers for giving us such an enjoyable opportunity. Keep posted for next week to find out what we make next!
Leeds Castle Adventures!
Ti kick start our new topic of 'Dragons, Knights and Castles' we went on a fantastic trip to Leeds Castle which all of the children thoroughly enjoyed. We had a chance to all dress up as characters from the history of the castle and learnt about the impact that they had on it and the changes they made. The children listened to the stories behind each of these characters and asked questions to find out more about them. After a delicious lunch and a (soggy!!!) play in the castle play area we then had a guided tour around the castle. We found out all about the proper names for the different parts of it, what different rooms were used for and castle life (even the more unpleasant parts of it!). We had a brilliant day and the children did us (and our school) proud! A very big thank you to all of the adult helpers who came with us and made our trip possible.
Under the Sea!
Thank you to all the children this week for the fantastic topic projects that we have seen coming in... there are some brilliant creations!
This week we will be carrying out our topic gallery... Watch this space for updates next term following our Leeds Castle trip. Our topic next term is going to be 'Dragons, Knights and Castles'!
Termly Parent Letters
WELCOME TO CLASS TWO!
This term we are learning about the The Gruffalo and other monsters! To start the topic off with a bang we went on a super Gruffalo walk! We had lots of fun and followed the clues to help us with the trail to take. In Literacy we will be exploring monster culinary delights by creating recipes for Gruffalo gunge and Gruffalo pie! We will also be practising our skills of narrative and letter writing. In maths we have been applying our understanding of bar models and exploring how number lines can help with calculations. We will also be thinking about representing sharing and multiplying as ways of working out. PE still will take place on a Monday and Wednesday and homework will be set on a Monday. We can't wait to see the topic project creations that the children have been making (due in on the last full week of term)!
Enjoy the term!
Miss Hebditch and Mrs Wickham