Squirrels Class

Our Year 2 and 3 class is called Squirrels

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Our topic this Autumn term  is “Here be Dragons!” Please click the link to see our topic web.    Here be dragons!

Shoes for St. Nicholas

We have been thinking about different traditions around the world at Christmas time.  We all made a shoe to be left out for St. Nicholas on 5th December.  When we came to school on 6th December every shoe had a chocolate in it!

Christmas Cakes

We all made a mini Christmas cake.  Mrs Foster brought the ingredients and  showed us what we needed to do!  Thank you Mrs Foster for all your help.

 

Viking Boats!

We made our own Viking boats.  First we had to design the shields, sail and dragon head.  Then we used cardboard boxes to create the shape of the longships before using mod-roc to ensure that they were stable and could be painted.  Next, we painted the boats, made the shields and painted our sail designs before putting them together.

 

 

Bonfire Night!

We learnt all about Guy Fawkes and why he tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament.  We acted out the story in the hall.

We painted fireworks using pipe cleaners, straws, marbles and other things we found around the classroom!

 

Den Building

We have been den building – using our problem solving skills and working as a team.

Harvest Festival

We made a bread wheat sheaf to take to our Harvest Festival in church.

Black History Month

During the first week of October we thought about Black History.  We learnt about Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Mother Seacole and George Washington Carver.

George Washington Carver by LF

Harriet Tubman by CL

Rosa Parks by EMW

We also looked at our own skin colours and tried to mix paints to match.  We then placed all the different colours together to show that we are all different but at the same time the same.

 

We also looked at some African paintings and masks.

 

Science

We have been thinking about the human skeleton.  We measured our friends to find the biggest bone in our body.  Then we investigated whether children with longer legs jumped further than those with shorter legs.

 

Musical Moments 

We have been discovering more about musical instruments.

 

Dental Health

Mrs French came in to talk to us about how to keep our teeth healthy. We became tooth detectives to discover how to look after our teeth.  We sorted snacks into healthy and unhealthy piles, thought about our toothbrush and how much toothpaste we should use.  We solved some puzzles to discover what a fantasy child was doing wrong and why he had to have some fillings!