Fruits of Friendship: Peace, Love and Joy

Stars of the Week: Sarah and Thomas

During World Faiths Week, Class 2 created prayers and artwork inspired by three of the fruits of friendship: peace, love and joy. The class explored Christian symbols and reflected on how they experience the fruits of friendship in their own lives. Well done to Sarah and Thomas who wrote some particularly thoughtful prayers.

A new start in Class 2!

Stars of the week: Sebastian and Selena

Well done to Class 2 who have made a great start to the year and have come back to school eager and ready to learn. Sebastian and Selena have set a great example this week by being prepared, listening carefully and trying their best in their learning.

Keep it up, superstars!

Our class charter reminds us to be kind, listen to others, care for the environment and try our best.

Happy Summer Holidays!

Class 2 have written some summertime-inspired poetry this week to get in the holiday spirit!

We thought back on all the different styles of poetry we have learnt this year, including rhyming poems, shape poems, acrostic poems, haikus, ‘sound sandwich’ poems and riddles.

Everyone chose their favourite style of poetry, and some children even combined to styles, for example by making a shape acrostic poem. See if you can spot which type of poem each person wrote.

Enjoy the summer holidays!

Sports Week!

Class 2 really enjoyed sports week and made lots of writing inspired by their love of sports.

Here are a few great examples!

A setting description of a football match
At kick off Kane frantically got the ball. I saw him score a goal. Raindrops of confetti sped down in the gushing wind. The sound of the ball against the net was a gigantic thud on the almost broken net. Lumps of grass flew up in the windy breeze. At half time somebody dropped a hotdog on the pitch. Straight away Loftus-Cheek kicked the sausage up with so much enthusiasm the shouting crowd cheered louder than the loudest thunder. The penalties started. England got through to the next round. The crowd cheered like a rumbling volcano. The crowd cautiously watched the match. Sweat covered the pitch.
By Remy

Acrostic Poems about sports

Football is coming home.
Order one grand ball.
Over the high crossbar,
Ting, off the post!
Bang, in the net.
All the England players, go and celebrate.
Lots of happiness filled the air.
Loads of training before the next game.
by Kaspian

Salty water all around me.
Waves rising from below.
In coral reefs, fish dart about.
Musical sounds coming from bubbles.
Moving ripples appear on the surface.
Inside bubbles rainbows disappear.
Never letting water in my mouth.
Great fun for fish and me!
by Maia

The Tower of London!

Stars of the Week: All of Class 2

Well done to all of class 2 for their fantastic learning and behaviour on our recent trip to the Tower of London. Everyone showed great curiosity when exploring the Tower and asked excellent questions.

We even met Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King Edward IV, who taught us how to be knights and showed us around the king’s home! Have a look at our photos below.

Tudor Roses

Stars of the Week: Kyann and Zacharie

Class 2 has been learning about the history of the Tower of London and finding out about how it was used in Tudor times. The class made clay Tudor Roses in art, which will soon be painted. Kyann and Zacharie worked with great care and attention to detail, learning how to join and shape the clay. The class also had to use their fraction skills, carefully sharing their clay into equal parts in order to make the rose design.

A Boy and a Bear in a Boat

Stars of the Week: Chimamanda and Leonna

This week, class 2 wrote poetry inspired by our class text, A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton. Chimamanda and Leonna worked together brilliantly to write new verses that followed the structure of the song in the book. They also performed their work with lots of enthusiasm and a great sense of rhythm.
Excellent work!

Sleeping Beauty in the Woods

Stars of the Week: All of Class 2

On Wednesday, Class 2 had a wonderful trip to the Little Angel Theatre to see Sleeping Beauty in the Woods. It was performed by only two people and a whole host of amazing puppets. Class 2 have since written their own versions of Sleeping Beauty, showing off the fabulous writing skills they have developed this year.

Science in the Kitchen

Stars of the Week: Chimamanda and Christina

This week, Class 2 used a food technology lesson to learn more about our science topic of materials. The children followed a recipe to make soda bread, while carefully observing how ingredients change their properties when mixed and cooked. Super Scientists!

If you’d like to try this recipe with an adult at home, look below the photo gallery for full instructions.

Recipe for Irish Soda Bread
340g plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
290 ml butter milk (We used half milk, half yoghurt mixed together instead)

1. Preheat oven to 200C.
2. Tip the four, salt and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl and stir.
3. Make a well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk, mixing quickly to form a soft dough.
4. Form into a rough round and place the dough on a lightly floured baking sheet.
5. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Cool on a wire rack.