Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Year Two & Three Class

Year 2 Preston Hedge’s Trust Multiskills Festival
This week, Year 2 children participated in a multiskills festival which we hosted in our hall. We thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the activities that were run by Year 6 children from Preston Hedge’s and some of us even won awards!

 

The Hope Centre
Year 2 and 3 had their Camp for Compassion this week to help raise awareness of The Hope Centre in Northampton. We were lucky enough to even have a visitor, Tanya, from the charity to help guide us through the day. The children were incredibly mature and empathetic in their response to the issue of homelessness and thought deeply about how we can help. We were very impressed.

 

Smarties and investigation
Year 2 and 3 were called upon as Inference Investigators in order to solve a mystery in school. Someone had entered school and had left lots of clues behind including a CD, a photo album and letters. The children used these pieces of evidence to gain an idea of who their main suspect is likely to be. With Miss Slinn, the children also explored the use of bar charts using Smarties.

 

Route 66
As a class, we began to explore our new topic, Route 66, today. The children used the iPads to label and explore continents and to begin looking at states in America which the road passes through, as well as creating maps of the route on sugar paper as an extra challenge.

Mandarin TV
Year 2 and 3 are lucky enough to have weekly Mandarin lessons which are carried out by a teacher in China via video link. As a school we hope these opportunities will help the children stand out in a very competitive world when they leave school. BBC Look East heard that this was taking place in our school and we were therefore featured on the local news.

 

Rock Climbing
To promote new and exciting sports and to promote our school values, such as determination and aspiration, Year 2 and 3 are having a number of PE sessions at the Pinnacle Climbing Centre in Northampton

More From Science Week
What a busy Science Week we had! We were able to explore the theme of ‘Journeys’ in many ways. We were able to watch a European World Extreme Mountain Bike Champion, who discussed his journey to success and the use of transport to creatively get from A to B. We were also visited by Atomic Tom who allowed the children to go on a journey on his Hover Board, whilst discussing the usefulness of forces in our everyday lives. Year 2 and 3 also created their own rockets, added plants to the newly installed Living Laboratory and looked at the journey of germs.

 

Science Week

 

Year 2 and 3 visited the Northampton SAINTs ground today. Luckily, the SAINTs first team were training all day for their last game of the season so not only did the children take part in lots of fun activities, they also met players, saw how the changing room was prepared before a home game and watched the team play.

World Book Day!

Year 2 and 3 have had a very busy week this week. The children went on a welly walk and even met some sheep! They were also sent a task from NASA; to investigate the difference in weight of Astronaut food and Earth food. Of course, at the end of the session, they were able to have a taste! The astronaut ice cream was the definite winner of the test!

We have had a very busy first week back since Christmas in Year 2 and 3! We found mysterious, snowy footprints leading to the hall, which we later found out were from Lucy and Mr Tumnus in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. In the hall the children used lots of different clues, like ice, clothes and music, to see if they could work out what text they would be studying in Literacy.

As our new value is cooperation the children took part in a number of team building exercises in the hall.

Some of our Year 3 children represented the school in a Key Stage 2 Badminton tournament at Benham Sports Centre. They were fantastic!

 

Year 2 & 3 Curriculum Overview:

Year Two and Three Curriculum Overview – Spring Term 19

Christmas Fun!

We have been very busy in the lead up to Christmas. Earlier in the week Year 2 and 3 were surprised by the arrival of reindeers on the playground. They even got to feed and stroke them.  The class also had a visit from an elf who needed help getting fit in time for Christmas. The children decided to plan an elf boot camp for him. They explored the best way to exercise by measuring the impact each activity had on their heart rate. They even got to use computer software which more accurately maps their BPM, using a finger sensor.

We have celebrated Christmas with an enormous whole class buffet, party games and lots of Christmas crafts. Thank you very much to all the parents for coming together and providing the food for their party. It was fantastic.

This week, Year 2 and 3 have visited Northampton Cricket Ground and have taken part in a Cricket Festival. They learnt many skills such as catching, throwing and team work. They were a credit to the school. They have been working hard on completing multiplication problems and even used cones to create huge arrays in the hall to help them find the answers. Year 2 also looked at doubling and halving in maths. They used what they knew to double and halve items in a recipe. Thank you to all the parents who were able to come into school and share a book. We really enjoyed sharing our favourite stories with you.

 

We have been celebrating the work of Shakespeare in Year 2 and 3 this week. We have focused on the play, Midsummer Nights Dream. We went on a Welly Walk to search for the fairies in the stories. We were surprised to see that fairies come in many different shapes and sizes.

The children also focused on the use of conjunctions in sentences and to learn how to do this Miss Latham turned the classroom into a ‘Conjunction Surgery’.

This week, we have been visited by an Artist who helped us produce artwork that represents our school values. We produced a bird for every value. For example, the owls represent respect and tolerance. They are now flying down the main corridor in the middle of the school.

Year 2 cooked some ‘Dragon Flapjack’ for the dragon in the legend of ‘George and the Dragon’. The children were even able to weigh out all of their own ingredients. Hopefully this will stop him from destroying our classroom again! After this, the children did some drama based activities to act out each part of the story.

This week we went for our first Welly Walk in the beautiful sunshine. We have also had an Art Day to help immerse ourselves in our topic, Rainforests. Some of the children in Year 2 attended a Multi-Skills Festival. They were amazing and represented the school brilliantly.

In Year 2, the children met a very special person who needed some help this week; The Iron Man. He needed putting back together after having an unfortunate fall. Luckily, Year 2s are experts on writing instructions so this was no problem for them!

In Science, Year 2 and 3 took the iPads outside and used them to look closely at the features of trees.

They also used technology in Maths, where they used the laptops to consolidate their understanding of place value. Year 2, also went outside and created their own hop-scotch games with different number patterns.

 

We have had a very busy week in Year 2 and 3 this week. Whilst looking at instructions, Year 2 made pizzas. However, what made this task tricky was that our Literacy mascot, Winston the Owl, tore our instructions up. They had to put all the pieces back together again in order to make the pizzas correctly. Miss Latham had accidently left the numbers off each step, which made it even harder.

Meanwhile, Year 3 have been exploring rainforest stories with Mrs Kelly, using a variety of drama techniques. One of the class’ favourite was hot seating.

The class have had their first session of Zumba. They thoroughly enjoyed it…especially the Chihuahua song!

 

This week, Year 2 and 3 have been very busy. In Science, they explored their first topic and dissected plants. Next, they were surprised with a flight to the Amazon Rainforest. Once they had gone through passport control, found their seats on the plane and went through flight safety procedures, they explored the Amazon. This was through the use of drama, art and the outdoors.