We have been learning about Haiku poems this week and decided to write a class haiku about summer...
The scorching, bright sun.
Swimming, playing at the beach.
Cold, creamy ice cream.
We were all so excited to make gingerbread men! We got a little messy in the process but agreed that was part of the fun! The smell of the gingerbread men drifted throughout the whole school...everyone said they smelt amazing!
Volcano Art Gallery
We all really enjoyed creating volcano art work!
We used lots of different techniques to get different effects; our favourite was flicking and splattering the paint, which got very messy!
Our 'Volcano Art Gallery' is coming soon but is currently drying!
Class 2 had a fantastic time learning all about volcanoes and earthquakes with Steven this morning! He shared some video clips and photos he had personally taken before exploring different rocks he had collected - including volcanic rocks!
It was lots of fun when we created our own volcanoes and also very messy!
After hearing about our science topic about seed dispersal, Miss Ward saved the flower head of one of our school sunflowers, which was full of seeds!We are very much look forward to planting these in our garden in spring!
Thank you Miss Ward!
We are all really enjoying science this year and have just finished our first science topic where we explored seed dispersal. Look at how much fun we had on our seed hunt and exploring different types of seeds...
Class 2 thoroughly enjoyed their first 'Relax Kids' session with Jude. We learnt lots of ways to make ourselves relaxed if we feel stressed.
Thank you for letting us come in the share books with you Class 2 - we hope that we can come and do it again soon!
From Class 3
We were all very shocked when we arrived at school today and could not enter our classroom until after assembly! We didn't know what had happened! After searching the classroom for clues to what had happened and discovering CCTV footage, we realised it had been an earthquake!
What a fantastic time we had at Westmorland Show! We saw lots and lots, the sun was shining, and we were even lucky enough to see Prince Charles!
Waberthwaite Hounds Visit
Class 2 have been excited all week to visit the hounds and especially the hound puppies!
A big thank you to Blackcombe District Kennels who planned a brilliant afternoon for us! When we got there we had to judge four beagles, using what we had been taught about what makes a good beagle. After that we got to see the hound puppies, which we had been most excited to see, and they did not disappoint!
Class 2 have been learning a new art technique called Pointillism or 'Dotty Art' as Mrs Isherwood called it!
Dogs Trust Visit
Class 2 had a wonderful visit from the Dogs Trust today. We learnt how to be safe around dogs and all the hard work that Dogs Trust do!
Dan the dog had us all laughing when he decided to sit in Miss Ross' chair!
Class 2 Go to the Zoo
Everyone had a great time at Dalton Zoo and the sun decided to shine!
We were able to have a close up encounter with some of the animals, including feeding them! A great end to our 'Animals and their Habitats' topic.
We had a fantastic time on our residential to Hinning House! Take a look at the exciting things we did...
Class 2's Easter Performance
At the beginning of the week, Class 2 wrote a wonderful poem about Easter and made up actions to go with it.
At our Easter Afternoon, they did a great job performing it for everyone who came to join us!
A huge well done to everyone who entered our Egg Decorating Competition!
They all looked fantastic and it was obvious a massive amount of effort had been put into them!
Comic Relief Coffee Morning
What a fantastic, as well as busy, morning! A massive thank you to everyone who brought in items for the Bric-a-Brac stall and cake stall, as well as to everyone that joined us this morning! It was hugely appreciated and made it a BIG success!
Well done to class 2 who worked extremely hard and thoroughly enjoyed the coffee morning. It gave them a chance to practise working with money and change, which most agreed was their favourite part of the morning!
Our grand total for the coffee morning was an incredible £277.55!
World Book Day 2017
Everyone has made such a huge effort to dress up as their favourite book character! We have had a super day with book related competitions, and even a trip to the Beggar's Theatre to watch 'Jason and the Golden Fleece'.
Pancake Day 2017
"On Tuesday Class 2 made yummy pancakes! We learnt how to make pancakes which was very interesting." - Lucy
"First we put one egg, flour, oil and milk into the bowl and mixed it until it wasn't lumpy. Next we put the pancake mixture in the pan on the cooker. Then we flipped the pancake and ate it." - Annie
"The pancakes were very yummy." - Reuben
Mythical Creatures Presentation
We worked really hard in groups to produce an information poster about a mythical creature. First we had to research the mythical creature using our knowledge of how to use information books. We then planned our poster, wrote it up neat and presented it to the class! As you can see from the photographs, they are excellent!
What a fantastic afternoon we had with the author, Wes Magee! We learnt some of his poems (including actions!) and, as a class, we wrote a wonderful poem about Bootle Beach!
Wes Magee was very impressed with the enthusiasm and hard work that everyone put into their writing!
Collage with Class 1
Class 2 had a wonderful time with class 1 this afternoon! Class 1 produced some fantastic collages of dinosaurs, while class 2 produced collages of their very own mythical creature! Thank you for a super afternoon class 1!
Storytelling with Class 1
Class 1 would like to thank Class 2 for joining us this afternoon to help us develop our storytelling techniques, there are some photographs on our page. Among other things we have learnt how to be funny like Luke, how to speak clearly and confidently like Eve, how to introduce stories like Lucy and how to add expression to our vocabulary like Darcy! You were all fantastic, so a big thank you!
Class 2 were extremely excited about baking gingerbread biscuits! They all did a super job of decorating them!
We had a brilliant time learning how to willow weave today! It was a little bit tricky but we all got the hang of it and made some wonderful items.
In the last couple of weeks, class 2 have being doing different Christmas crafts, including sewing gingerbread men decorations and decoupaging wooden Christmas trees. We are sure they will make a fantastic addition to the decorations up at home.
We all had such a great time at Muncaster Castle!
We enjoyed searching for fairies, learning about the Victorian Christmas and visiting the 'Birds of Prey'. We were even lucky enough to have a visit from Father Christmas at his busiest time of year!
We have been learning all about Diwali and how it is celebrated. In the photos below, we are cooking Chapati and then enjoying eating them afterwards!
Our Plant Experiment
In class 2, we have been investigating the conditions plants need to grow well.
At the beginning of our experiment we planned and predicted what would happen to our group's plant. We then set up our experiment and have been collecting observations all week.
So far we have not come to any conclusions but hope to do so in the following week!
Class 2 put a huge amount of effort into producing some thoughtful acrostic poems about Remembrance Day, which have been made into a beautiful display...
The Gunpowder Plot
We have been learning all about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot this week!
We enjoyed drawing fireworks and making edible sparklers this afternoon - eating these made it all the more fun!
The Great Fire of London
Class 2 have created some wonderful silhouettes of the Great Fire of London using oil pastels. Take a look below...
Class 2 children have worked extremely hard at home, creating houses from 1666 for their topic homework! Everyone at school is very proud of all your effort!
Class 2 have been working very hard this week in maths, learning about time and direction!
We had great fun searching for different materials and their uses in the school grounds!
Visit from the Storyteller
Class 2 had a brilliant time with the storyteller! We designed a front cover for our book, and produced some fantastic pieces of writing! Take a look below...