Welcome to Classes 5 and 6
Year 2 have been enjoying measuring using rulers, meter sticks and measuring tapes. We went to the slope and measured all sorts of things.
Layla and Pavishana measure the fences. The panels were 25cm wide. Dishon, William, Thomas and Lucas measure the gate way and it was 2m tall.
Year 2 recently visited Caldicot Castle where they met Sir Thomas and Lady Alinore. The children learnt about life inside a castle and were shocked to hear that children who lived there started work at the age of 7!
Sir Thomas explained the role of a Knight and showed us some of the punishments that he used. Lady Alinore told us how she looked after guests that stayed; If you were an important guest you were allowed to sleep on the table. If you were less important you slept on the floor!
Trip to The Matthew
Year 2 had an amazing workshop at the MShed and then were lucky enough to sail upon the replica of John Cabot’s ship, The Matthew.
“I didn’t know that they didn’t use steering wheels, but they did use sticks!” Katie
“We rang the bell to let other boats know that we were there.” Lauren
“We now know what to do when pirates are near!” Julian
Year 2 Assessment Information Evening, Wednesday 6th February 2019
Today we enjoyed a special music lesson with exciting activities all about the story Handa’s Surprise. We made detailed observational drawings of fruit cross-sections using oil pastels, we played Handa bingo, we retold the story using the story stones and African instruments and we also had a go at notating our own rhythms.
Trip to Durdham Downs
Year 2 had a fantastic time on their recent trip to the Downs. They created pieces of artwork, inspired by Andrew Goldsworthy, using natural materials found nearby. They also learned about creatures that may live on the Downs, and made clay models of these animals.
Year 2 are thoroughly enjoying their Mexican topic this term. They are busily rehearsing a Mexican Hat dance which they will perform to parents at the end of term. Part of those preparation involved them learning about traditional customs, traditions and local dishes. This week we made and tasted salsa and guacamole.
Class 5 - Our light themed class charter.
Class 6 - Our light themed class charter.