My name is Mrs Ellis and I am the Owls class teacher. Mrs Pilkington and Mrs Rawnsley are the Teaching Assistants in our class. We work closely together to provide an engaging and safe learning environment. In the Owls class we try really hard to encourage and develop, mutual respect, tolerance and an independent working style.
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First of all I would like to say welcome to Year 2. It sounds like the children had a lovely summer and were very busy. They have had a great start back to the year, you should all be very proud of how well they have settled in.
This half term our topic is Go Wild! We started our topic off with a super starter where the children explored lots of different activities all about plants and animals. We set up some experiments and posed some questions to explore in the topic. See some photos below of what we did ...
All the children had a fabulous time at Whitehall. They worked well in their teams taking part bouldering, orienteering, caving and the zip wire. We were really lucky with the weather and were able to stay outside all day.
A lady from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust came in to talk to us all about the water cycle. We did a water audit of our school, looking at how we use water in different ways. We also came up with some good solutions for how we could save water in our day to day lives. Have you tried any at home yet?
As a special treat for working really hard on our SATs we went to the park and had lollies. We pushed Mrs Gratton really high on the basket swing and we accidentally knocked Mrs Golden off the balancing wheel. We had loads of fun!
We looked at how we could programme our Beebots to follow certain paths. It was tricky but we persevered.
This is a healthy competition in a supportive environment to support children with their mental maths fluency and rapid recall of number facts.
We've done loads of different activities for Healthy Living Week. We've done extra forest school sessions, had visits and talks by the Fire service and the PDSA, we've had a day of Zumba finished with a danceathon. We've taken part in cross country and learnt how to play rugby and finally we've baked a healthy apply crumble. Yum, Yum!
Wow what a busy week!
We had a very special treat this week, when a member of our class brought his bird into class for show and tell. We had a great time asking questions about the bird, which was called Batman!
We have show and tell every Friday afternoon, so if there is anything your child would like to bring in please feel free to let them bring it.