2022-2023 Academic year
The Papaya Who Spoke
This week is National Storytelling week. In Year 2, we have been learning the story 'the papaya who spoke'. We learned actions to the story and acted it out in groups. Lots of us had never heard of a papaya so we chopped some up and enjoyed tasting papaya for the first time!
Enjoying the snow!
We were very excited that it started to snow whilst we were at school! We wrapped up in our coats, gloves, hats and scarves and went for a winter walk around the playground! We then enjoyed playing in the snow and making snowballs!
We had a great time celebrating Maths Day today. We completed a task where we had to work with a partner and use lots of different maths skills to work out who stole the missing trophy. We also followed maths clues and be the first team to crack the code! All of our Maths Day outfits looked amazing too!
To get ourselves into the Christmas Spirit, we decorated Gingerbread! We enjoyed using the icing pens and then we added smarties for buttons! A great way to end the term!
We had a great time at our Christmas Parties! We made some amazing hats for homework and got to wear them to our party. The designs were brilliant!
Our Trip to Yeovil Methodist Church
This week we were very excited to go on our first school trip of the Year! We were very fortunate to be invited to Yeovil Methodist Church where we met Rev Kate. Kate read us the Nativity story using characters made from soft wood from Bethlehem! We then completed lots of activities. We enjoyed going to a new Church and discussing how different the Church looks compared to our Holy Trinity Church that we usually go to.
We made our own Christingles and learned what each part represents. The candle represents Jesus as the light of the world. The orange represents the world. The red ribbon represents Jesus’s love and how it reaches around the whole world. The cocktail sticks represent the four seasons and the sweet represent the good things in life.
Daniel England helped us to make a candle from tissue paper. We had to carefully glue it together and attach tissue paper inside the card. We then turned the light on and they looked amazing!
In Year 2 this week, we started our new History topic 'The Gunpowder Plot'. We learnt all about the story of the Gunpowder Plot and ordered the events. To celebrate Bonfire night, we made sparkers using breadsticks, melted chocolate and sprinkles then we enjoyed eating them with some hot chocolate!
In English, we have been learning about recipes. Today we made our own sandwiches discussing each step as we did it. First, we had to butter the bread using a knife. Secondly, we chose which filling we wanted in our sandwich. Then we put the other slice of bread on time. Finally, we all thoroughly enjoyed the final step of our recipe – eating the sandwich!
This half term we have been learning about healthy living in our Science unit. As part of this, we have learned about looking after our teeth. Today we were fortunate enough to have a dentist visit our school to teach us about looking after our teeth! We really enjoyed learning how to brush our teeth and using the toothbrushes to practice scrubbing them clean!
2021-2022 Academic year
Great Fire of London Topic
During Spring 1 our topic was Fire, Fire! We really enjoyed this topic, finding out how the Great Fire of London started, why it spread so quickly, and how people tried to put it out. We learnt about Samuel Pepys and our favourite facts were that he wore a wig, and that he buried his cheese to protect it from the fire!
As part of our topic, we wrote some super diary entries and our own Great Fire of London stories. We also enjoyed lots of creative activities, including using water colours to create portraits of Samuel Pepys, baking rolls as if we were Thomas Farriner, and creating the most fabulous 1666 houses as a homework project. The culmination of all our hard work was the Gallery event we held in the Hall, in which we shared our learning with the rest of the school and our parents.
Here we are creating freeze frames of the scenes Samuel Pepys would have seen from his bedroom window - people putting out the fire and people escaping from the fire.
On 7th January it was Spirituality Day and we spent the day thinking about the words we are taught in the Bible – to let our light shine for others.
We thought about how we have our Rainbow Values within us and that when we live by them, they shine out as a beacon for others and guide others to do the right thing. We also thought about how we all have different talents and gifts and that we especially shine when we are doing these things. We made star wands and lanterns to remind us of our values and talents, and after reading the story, Giraffes Can’t Dance,’ we drew some super giraffe pictures to remind us that we all have a talent, even if we haven’t realised it yet.
Here are Class 3 enjoying Christmas Jumper Day, a special visitor to our classroom, and our Christmas Party!