Autumn, Term 2 Update!
We have really enjoyed our topic called 'Fire and Flames' this term. At the beginning of the term, the children produced some fantastic shape poetry based around Bonfire Night traditions. Miss Darby was impressed by how the children could explain the history of the Gunpowder Plot and how they could recount this in their writing. From here, our learning focus changed direction and we began to look at exciting stories about dragons! We read 'George and the Dragon' and snippets from the books 'How to Train your Dragon' and 'Tell me a Dragon' to write some detailed descriptions and instructions for our very own dragons. It seems that the Christmas advert involving Excitable Edgar came just in time for our topic too! The children have written letters, diary entries and storyboards to tell Edgar's story of Christmas chaos and fun!
Check out the dragon eyes that the Year 2 children have produced using clay, paint and different tools to add details and pattern. The children have now taken these home to keep as a reminder of their own dragon they created during this topic.
Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year.
Miss Darby :)
Welcome to Rowan class in September 2019!
Hello and welcome to our class page.This year we are a small class of eight Year Two children and our teacher is Miss Darby.
In Autumn Term 1 our Literacy lessons focus on the Traditional Tales of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Here we will be writing our very own stories by creating new, interesting characters, describing different settings and learning key elements that make a great story.
So far, the children have enjoyed participating in Invasion games in PE and have spent time outside searching for signs of Autumn in Science. We are using our developing computing skills to code and create animations showing how the seasons change throughout the year. In Geography the children have been learning about the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world and have started plotting these on a world map. We have been getting messy in Art by creating our own masks in preparation for Diwali and can't wait to show you our finished pieces!
For a breakdown of our Topic this term and an overwiew of the year, please see the documents below:
Hampshire Fire Service Visit
On Tuesday 15th of October Oak and Rowan class had a special visitor from Hampshire Fire Service! This linked in with the Topic 'People who Help Us' that Oak class have been following this term.
The children had a great time learning about what household items are safe to play with and which items are best to avoid. They also learnt that it is important for families to test their smoke alarms each week and how to respond in case there's a fire inside: 1. Get out, 2. Stay out, 3. Call 999 .
The children discussed which people and emergency service would come to help in different emergency situations and enjoyed looking at a Firefighters clothing and equipment. Our visitor was very impressed with the children's sensible responses and fantastic behaviour. What a brilliant morning!