We have been working hard over the summer to ensure that our start in September is as smooth as possible. As always, the most important thing is that the children are settled and happy so that they are then ready to learn and embrace the new challenges in Class 2.
There are a few changes this year (as you might expect).
During the first half term we will focus on making sure that the children are familiar with the new routines and relaxed. Groups of children will always be working outside in the designated learning areas with an adult.
Mrs Drinkwater, Mrs Jones and Mrs Bundy are really looking forward to welcoming the children back.
The children have been absolutely amazing and have drafted, edited, published and read some very persuasive letters to Mr Pratley! Consequently, we now have a class hamster.
We are very excited!
With the closure of our school, I will be updating our class web page regularly with activities, ideas, websites and worksheets to help us through a very difficult situation. There will be some core learning skills and some extra learning opportunities too.
As always, please enjoy reading with your child. This will be a great opportunity to teach your children some important life skills and hopefully some valuable memories will be made. Have fun with your children, there is lots of learning in building dens, constructing Lego, playdoh making jigsaws, drawing and colouring. Cooking and making meals entails loads of Maths and English. If you would like anything shared on our class page then email it to: Class2@hanleyswanps.org.uk
Please stay safe and take care everyone.
I really hope to see you all soon.
A very warm welcome to Class 2!
I have added a new section to the Class 2 Maths at home and English at home for those children off school. These are the lessons that have been completed in class.
This is Class 2's web page which will have useful information and lots of photos of the children doing different, exciting activities. Each week I will write a weekly letter that will be uploaded to the tab; it will tell you about our week and anything that you will find useful the next week. Topic homework and curriculum links will also be available. Please enjoy this page and feel pop in to see me if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you so much for all the lovely Christmas presents. We were completely overwhelmed by your generosity and kind comments. It would be fair to say that we were all very excited about Christmas, but also very tired! We are looking forward to a new and exciting term and the launch of our new topic - Hop Aboard! Homework is uploaded on the homework tab...
Spring Term 2020
Please note that PE will be on a Tuesday and Friday.
There will be no regular forest school lessons this term.
I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful year! The children were an absolute pleasure and I will never forget my first year of teaching! Thank you too for all of your generous gifts. warm wishes and kind words - they mean a lot. THANK YOU.
Welcome to Class 2!
A very warm welcome to Class 2. On this page you will find out about all the exciting things happening in class. You will find pictures, short videos and some examples of the children's work. Click on the links to read information relevant to Class 2, find out about the curriculum and the topic homework, plus see the children in forest school.
Please ensure that your child has their named PE kit in school all week. PE is usually on a Thursday afternoon. There will not be formal Forest School sessions this term.
Class 2's powers of persuasion have worked! We have adopted an African Penguin called Poppy - a great cause indeed! The letters, chocolates, puppy dog eyes and general nagging have worked. Although, it was mainly your persuasive letters - who could have the extinction of the African Penguin on their conscience? Clearly not Mr Pratley!
We will see our adoption details when we visit Bristol Zoo.
Welcome back and Happy New Year!
We hope you’ve had a fantastic Christmas holiday. It seems to have flown by! A huge thanks to you all for the beautiful cards and gifts. We were very touched.
We have a busy term ahead of us. Our topics are science based this term. The first half will be focusing on Materials and the second half on Humans. We are planning to make our science activities as hands on as possible and we will round off with a science based Locking-In to show you all what we have been doing. Locking-In will take place on Wednesday 21st March at 2.45pm. are also planning a trip to @Bristol towards the end of term. Details to follow.
Forest school has now finished and we will be running two session of PE every week from now on. On Wednesdays, the children will be doing Yoga with Portia Oliver of Yoga Nourish. The children will need PE kits in all week.
Reading assessments will be taking place in the first weeks of term and the homework leaflet will be sent out shortly.
Many thanks for all your support. We wish you and your children all the best for 2018.
Mrs Charles, Mrs Salisbury, Mrs Brown, Mrs Jones and Mrs Sauntson.
Welcome back to the Summer Term. This year seems to be flying but we have a packed term to look forward to and your children are going to be busy as always. We have had a busy start this week with lots of planting, an archery experience and several play times on the field as well as the daily maths and literacy lessons.
Our topic for the whole of this term is LAND AND SEA. This will cover a wide range of mini topics including Planting and Growing, Tanzania, Oceans and Continents and Under The Sea.
Children in year 2 are currently taking part in activities which will be used to make an assessment of their progress as is required by the Statutory Testing Authority. This judgement is made using a wide range of their work including Maths and Reading test papers. Please rest assured that any assessment is done as part of normal teaching and learning and we work very carefully to ensure it is a positive experience for the children. KS1 assessments are sent home with the end of year school report. Please come and see us if you have any questions.
More excitingly, we have also confirmed the date of the annual year 2 sleepover which will take place on Friday 14th July 2017. Further details to follow.
As always, come and see us if you have any queries about anything at all!
Mrs Charles, Mrs Salisbury and Mrs Brown.
We have spent lots of time looking at Andy Goldsworthy's work and have recreated it using natural materials, paints and sketches. Today we looked at other examples of land art that had been inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. The children were challenged to come up with their own sculpture or piece of art using natural materials. There was some lovely individual efforts as well as superb co-operation between groups of 3 and 4. Great work class 2!
(We also jumped in the puddles, explored the very wet field and practiced throwing our voices across the field in preparation for the nativity!)
Spider's webs were the theme of today's session. We talked about the webs we had seen outside and watched a short video about how a spider makes its web to understand the structure. Then we had a go at recreating them using sticks and wool. Everyone worked together to collect straight sticks as we decided they were the best were the best to use.
18.10.16 - Forest School
This afternoon we tried real orienteering using a map! Previously we have looked at photo clues and followed trails. It was quite a lot trickier using a map. We found places on the map and then had to match them up to places in"real-life". This helped us find fairy tale clues which were hidden around the school grounds.
There was some great teamwork this afternoon and lots of persistence. The children worked with partners in the opposite year group and it was lovely to see them supporting each other.
When we had finished, we popped to the wooded forest school area to make dens for hedgehogs to potentially hibernate in as we noticed the weather is getting colder. A busy afternoon!
Difficult to get photos today as everyone was moving very quickly! The children were following a photo-orienteering trail which was helping them to observe signs of Autumn in the school grounds.
It was great fun and the fastest team to complete the course will be announced tomorrow in class.