Fir Blog - Year 2
Friday 31st March 2023
Today we had our marble jar treat for working extremely hard this term! We created a mini cinema in the classroom and watched "Sing" with popcorn and biscuits. We even had a dance party to all the songs at the end!
Wednesday 29th March 2023
We had an egg-celent time taking part in the egg and spoon race today. We were especially pleased that we got to keep the chocolate eggs!
Wednesday 22nd March 2023
In D&T we have been learning about cooking and the skills we need to be successful in the kitchen. Our project was to design and write instructions on how to create our own sandwich. We tasted lots of different ingredients before deciding our recipe. We practised using the "claw grip" for our cutting skills and then tasted and evaluated our sandwiches once they were made. I think you will agree they look delicious!
Sandwiches Fir class
Thursday 2nd March 2023
Today we celebrated World Book Day in school. We all dressed up as our favourite book characters and had a wonderful time immersing ourselves in the world of books- we even went on a golden ticket hunt! To start the celebrations we took part in a workshop led by The Mighty Pen on Monday. During this activity we became villains and acted out our own villainous scene. We will be using this workshop to help us describe a villain in English.
Thursday 12th January 2023
We have had great fun experimenting with clay today. We took our time to smooth the edges and using "slip and score" (clay mixed with water) we successfully stuck shapes onto our mini slabs in preperation for when we create our own house tiles.
Friday 16th December 2022
Today we finally finished our puppets in Fir class! We had a great time decorating our characters with glitter, felt and pens. We took special care using the running stitch and have all successfully made a working puppet- take a look at our creations below.
D&T Puppets Fir
Thursday 15th December 2022
Today Year 2 showcased their wonderful play "Lights, Camel, Action!" they did a fantastic job and everyone was very impressed with their singing and acting. Well done Year 2, we are all very proud of you!
Friday 9th December 2022
Today we had a wonderful time at the Christmas fayre! The teddy tombola and meeting Father Christmas was a particular highlight!
Fir 2022 Christmas Fayre
Friday 14th October 2022
This week Fir class have been busy creating their art display based on pieces of work by the Japanese artist Fumihiro Kato. A multicultural artist, Kato creates illusion work using line, colours and nature as his focus. The children have done a wonderful job, using a variety of media to create both the background and the fish on the display- the finished piece is very effective!
We were also lucky this week to be joined by another mystery reader. Thank you for coming in and reading us "The Baddies" by Julia Donaldson, we all thoroughly enjoyed.
Friday 14th October
Friday 7th October 2022
Today we decided to have book club by the fire! We all shared the comfy cushions and created a little reading circle. We chose our own books from the book corner and read them quietly by the fire. We then discussed and shared a favourite part of our books with each other.
Friday 30th September 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed listening to our story today by our Mystery Reader. Thank you for coming in and sharing a wonderful book with us!
Last week in Year 2
What a wonderful way to end the week. A bouncy castle followed by a party.
Thank you Year 2 for being such a wonderful class. It has been such a pleasure to teach and watch you grow. Have a super summer and stay safe!
Rye Mead Nature Reserve 22.06.22
A double-decker bus transported us to the nature reserve, where we began our day exploring the vast life living in and around the ponds. We found many different creatures, from pond skaters to leaches. We even caught a fish!
in the afternoon, we explored life in long grasses and under logs. We found grasshoppers, beetles, moths, snails and many more.
What a great day. Maybe you can visit again with your parents. Look out for the leaflet in your book bag.
Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
The day began in the classroom which was decorated with bunting. The children made their own flags and we then watched the coronation and viewed photos of the Queen growing up. We listened to questions from local children and then listened to memories of the Queen from the elderly.
In English, we shared the book, The Queen's Hat. Then wrote our own versions. In maths, we found many ways to make 70 and then played a Jubilee-style Sudoku.
We had a drawing lesson with the artist Steve Antony. What terrific artists we have!
During the afternoon, we had cake outside on picnic blankets.
What a lovely day!
What a busy few weeks we have had!
Our DT topic came to a delicious end, as we made and ate our sandwiches, rolls and wraps. We developed some useful kitchen skills and all without losing any fingers. Phew!
We transformed ourselves into bunnies and we hopped around the track and raised some much-needed funds for charity. Thank you all very much.
And finally, we had our ‘Game On’ PE session which started in the sunshine and ended rather abruptly in a snow storm! However, we all had fun playing games such as capture the flag.
Enjoy the photos below and may I wish you all a very lovely Easter.
Thank you to Holly's mum who was this week's secret reader.
The children again sat beautifully as they enjoyed two stories.
A big thank you to two more secret readers. Please do sign up for this. The children absolute love it. Thank you again.
We started off the day by experimenting how many times we could fold a piece of paper in half. We varied the size of the paper to see if that would change the putcome. Give it a try yourelf!
Then we had an assembly and met an engineer, Ben. He works for Dyson. He shared some of his amazing creations. We then thought about our own inventions or designs. What creative minds Fir Class have! I loved looking at their ideas: We had a four decker bus, a human hamster wheel, a recycling vending machine, several robots and many many more great ideas.
During the afternoon we built a cage to protect an egg when dropped from a height and finally we tried to construct our own towers using spaghetti - raw not cooked!
Here are some photos of the day.
World Book Day 3.03.22
What an awesome effort Fir Class! Everyone dressed up. The day began with a special message from the author Sarah Oliver. We then listened to one of her stories. She took us through the stages of writing her own book and then we made our own mini versions which we hope to share with the children in Reception. We were able to parade our costumes to Year 6. What a fun day. The library was decorated with an arch of balloons, which looked fantastic. Do talk to your child about their favourite part of the day.
Here are some photos for you to enjoy.
Friday 14th January 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed listening to Mr Hughes reading Squirrel Squad today as he is the author of this book!
It’s Behind You!
We met a rather large rabbit in a rather unusual version of Sleeping Beauty. What a fun afternoon.
Father Christmas even popped up.
Thursday 16th December 2021
What a great end. PARTY TIME! We played some traditional party games like Pass the parcel, (sprout) musical bumps and musical statues. What a great way to end the term. One more day to go.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope it’s a happy and healthy one. Stay safe and I will see you all in 2022!
Enjoy the photos.
What an amazing performance Fir and Holly Class. We are very proud of you all. There’s definitely some great actors in the making.
It’s a big thumbs up from us.
Enjoy the photos!
I enjoyed eating with the children today. What a lovely Christmas dinner!
Tuesday 14th December 2021
Today we learnt about the work of the charity ‘The Children’s Society’ and shared the meaning of a Christingle. We thought about what ‘hope’ was.
We enjoyed making our own Christingle.
Remember only let an adult light a candle and never leave it unattended.
Friday 26th November 2021
Fir really enjoyed their mystery reader story 'The Giant Jam Sandwich' today.
Friday 19th November 2021
This week we have been celebrating Anti-Bullying Week. The theme this year was ONE KIND WORD. This afternoon we wrote a kind word or phrase for our peers. We realised it made us feel happy to give and receive kindness. We also thought as many words as we could that meant kindness.
Friday 12th November 2021
We had fun today during Book Club exploring and sharing different books. We were also very lucky this afternoon to have our first Mystery Reader. We can't wait till the next one!
Thursday 11th November 2021
Thursday 4th November 2021
Thursday 21st October 2021
Art Curriculum Day
The fabulous artist James Parsons worked with us today. He shared some tricks of the trade and taught us how to add energy to our drawings. We had an absolutely amazing day. His passion and enthusiasm certainly rubbed off on us.
Fir Class, you’re amazing!
Friday 15th October 2021
A huge thank you to your children for the fantastic response to the Harvest donations.