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Friday 12th July - Olympic Day

Fir class enjoyed learning about the history of the Olympics and about Paris 2024 where the Olympics will be held later this year. We made Olympic torches and learnt about some of the flags of different countries. Our focus was on Asia and we learnt about Japan. We tried learning some Japanese numbers as well as doing Origami and Karaoke which both originated in Japan. After lunch, it was our turn to take part in Olympic activities outside and we had a few excellent torch bearers to help guide the way. 

Olympic Day - Fir Class



Friday 8th March - World Book Day

Fir Class had a wonderful day celebrating books and reading. Everyone came dressed in fabulous costumes and Miss Trunchbull spent the day scaring both parents and children with her outrageous antics!

During assembly, the children paraded their costumes for all of EYFS and KS1 to see.

We enjoyed making Miss Trunchbull's special chocolate cake and Bruce Bogtrotter was not the only one that got to enjoy eating it!

 Children from Rowan class joined us for a special Book Club.

"If you're going to get anywhere in life,
you have to read a lot of books."

Roald Dahl


Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th February 2024

Safer Internet Day

With the theme of 'Inspiring Change', Fir class spent time in our lessons and during a special assembly, talking about ways to stay safe online. We made a poster about what we can do to make a positive change online. 




Wednesday 13th December 2023

Our dress rehearsal.

Friday 13th October 2023

Well, it has been a very busy few weeks for Year 2. We have been exploring lots of different types of writing, including recounts and poetry. We are currently working on our acrostic poems which will be entered into the 'All About Me' competition. Look out for our work soon. We had a great day during our 'Great Fire of London' workshop and learnt many things about the historic event. In Maths, we have been exploring our understanding of place value and in Science, we have learnt about different properties of materials.

FIr - Great Fire of London Workshop


Friday 23rd June 2023

Year 2 had a great time on their trip to Rye Meads Nature Reserve. We explored different habitats and went on a mini-beast hunt and took part in pond dipping. The weather was beautiful, so it was great to spend some time out in the sunshine!

Fir-Rye Mead Nature Reserve


 Thursday 8th June 2023

What an amazing workshop we were treated to today by "Wild Science". We had the opportunity to meet some wonderful animals including chinchillas, snakes, a gheko and a frog! We had the best time learning all about the animals and the habitats they required for survival. We were even able to hold and stroke them! Thank you Wild Science- we all loved it!

Fir Class- Wild Science Workshop


Friday 19th May 2023

To support our learning of habitats in science, we went on a mini-beast hunt around the school grounds. We used our observation skills to find micro-habitats in our chosen area and investigated them to see which mini-beasts lived in them. We then recorded our findings on a tally chart. We had a great time exploring and saw lots of different insects including spiders, woodlouse, beetles and even butterflies!

Micro-Habitats Fir Class


Friday 5th May 2023

We spent this afternoon learning about King Charles III's coronation and made some lovely crowns and collage's to take home. To celebrate the occasion we dressed in the colours red, white and blue. As you can see we all looked wonderful!


Wednesday 26th April 2023

We had a wonderful time practising our "dribbling" skills in our Game On session today. We all listened very carefully to the instructions and played lots of different games, including one where we got to be goalies and stoppers! Thank you to the Game On team for putting together a lovely, active session. 

Game On Fir Class


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!

Charity hop

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.


DT Day

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.



History-Mary Seacole


Friday 14th January 2022

Mystery Reader



 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!


Christmas dinner

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

Mystery Reader.


Fir really enjoyed their mystery reader story 'The Giant Jam Sandwich' today.


Friday 19th November 2021

Anti-Bullying Week

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

Book Club

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.