Welcome to Class 2CE's page.
Our teachers are Mrs Everitt and Mrs Cross and our LSA is Mrs Elsmore.
If you have any questions or need to talk to one of us, please speak to us at the door in the morning or at the end of the day or drop us an email.
This week we have been very lucky to have the opportunity to learn lots of different sporting activities.
In history, we will learning about how toys have changed over time. In Science, we will be learning about plants and how they grow and in DT we will be designing and making a moving toy.
West Midland Safari Park
To end our Savannah Secrets mini mission, we had a fantastic day out at West Midland Safari Park! We saw so many animals, it was like being in the African Plains! There was a family of giraffes causing mayhem by sticking their heads into car windows, lots of different deer, zebra playing, painted dogs hiding, lionesses sunbathing, a huge lion enjoying his lunch in the long grass and we even saw a rhinos having a mud bath & the hugest delight of the day was see one having a wee!
After lunch we walked around the African Village, with our Park Ranger guide Vic. She showed us a cast of a rhino footprint and let us hold a huge ostrich egg! We were also lucky enough to see lots of ring-tailed lemur and meerkat. It really was a great day out and our behaviour was impeccable!
We hope you enjoy looking at our photos. Watch out for our Sifaki lemur dance!
To celebrate the King's Coronation we made crowns and created a fingerprint Union Jack. At lunchtime we had a 'street party' in the hall and had a special picnic lunch.
Our Summer 1 mini-mission is Savannah Secrets. We will be using the tape ‘One Day on Our Planet…In the Savannah’. We will write information about animals and create and perform poems. In Science, we will learn that animals have offspring which grow into adults and about the basic needs of animals for survival.
In Geography, we will identify the similarities and differences between Atherstone and Africa. In Art, we will be working on our drawing and sketching skills and mixing colours to create camouflage.
Our Spring 1 mini-mission is 'Unsinkable'.
During this topic, we will first be historians and learn about a significant historical event - the sinking of the Titanic. We will learn that the past is constructed from a range of sources and is represented in different ways.
Next, we will become scientists, and learn about humans' basic needs for survival, describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different foods and hygiene.
Finally, we will become designers, when we will design and make a meal that would have been served aboard the Titanic.
WE ARE DESIGNERS
We made apple pies. We learned that apple pie was one of the dishes that passengers on the Titanic would have eaten. They tasted delicious! 👌
OUR EASTER RAFFLE WINNERS!🐣
We would like to say a big "Thank you!" to everyone who bought tickets.
During our Art lessons, we studied the work of the sculptor, Henry Moore. We studied and sketched Peruvian mountains before using clay to create our own mountain scultptures.
In Science, we learnt about Charles Mackintosh and how he invented the first waterproof coat by sandwiching rubber between two layers of fabric. We tested different materials to see if they were waterproof, putting them beneath fabric then dropping water on top to see if it soaked through to a paper towel underneath.
In Geography we have been naming and locating the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom. We looked globes and atlases to help us.
Next, we revised the 7 continents and 5 oceans. We sang the continents song to help us remember, then located and labelled them all on a world map.
In English, we have been learning about the traditional tale, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. We thought hard about changing our voices to match the characters in the story and retelling the story in the correct order.
To mark Children's Mental Health Week we learnt the Jeremiah Dance. We had so much fun learning it and it made us feel great!
Our new mini mission is Time Travellers. During this mission we will be historians and learn all about Neil Armstrong landing on the moon and Christopher Columbus and his expeditions. Then we will be Scientists and investigate materials and their properties. At the end, we will be designers and design and make our own rocket which can be launched!
We dug it up to discover artefacts about Neil Armstrong. This made us want to find out more about him. We had lots of questions to ask!
Who is he?
Is he famous?
What did he do with the American flag?
Is he an astronaut?
Did he go to the moon?
Our first mini mission is The Rainbow Fish. We will start this mission as geographers. We will use maps and atlases to locate countries, oceans and hot and cold places. Then we will become scientists and explore living things and their habitats. Finally, we will become artists and create an underwater collage using a range of materials including paint.
During science we have learned about animals and their habitats.
We asked and answered questions...
Which micro-habitat do woodlice like best?
and created food chains...
Our teachers told us that we were going to create a collage as our final work of art, so they reminded us of the collage techniques we learnt in Year 1 then modelled some new techniques for us to try. We enjoyed practising the new techniques ready for the finished piece.
Once we had mixed different tints of blue to create our background, we used different collage techniques to add one of the creatures from the story of The Rainbow Fish. We used coiling, crimping, overlapping, tearing and scrunching. We then added some seaweed to our collage to create more detail.