The Class 2 team are Miss Read & Mrs Morgan.
Hello, welcome to our class page. Here you can find lots of useful information about the learning in our class.
The Parent Information page includes lots of ways our grown-ups can support us with our learning at home.
On the Helpful Website page, Miss Read has uploaded some links to websites that we use in the classroom so that we can use them at home!
Below, there is a gallery of all the exciting things we have been getting up to in Class 2. Please use photographs responsibly.
Homework Due Day: Monday (unless told otherwise)
New Homework Day: Wednesday
Book Change Days: Monday & Thursday
PE Days: Wednesday & Friday
Library Day: Thursday
Have a look at what we have been getting up to!
We love festive Friday! It’s been a magical afternoon at Blackmore this Friday! We really enjoyed our special sneak peak into the Spirit of Christmas Fayre with our Reindeer Race and Carousel Ride. We are very lucky and very grateful. Thank you FOBs! What a wonderful treat!
Miss Read said it was lovely to see all us children having fun together at the fayre afterschool and raising so much money for our school. Well Done Class 2! We all feel very Christmassy at Blackmore now. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
To link with our festivities, for our outdoor learning time we explored different materials by decorating Christmassy pictures. We worked as a team collecting items from the playground to decorate our pictures, designing and making sure they wouldn’t blow away in the wind. Miss Read said she thought we were being Independent Enquirers and Resilient Leaners. We then discussed the importance of putting the materials back where we found them to allow animals & creatures to use them for their habitats or microhabitats. We learn lots from getting outside and exploring the natural world as so many of our topics link to provide lots of cross curricular opportunities.
Wow! What a fabulous day we have celebrating BBC’s Children in Need with a very special talent show! And Blackmore indeed did have talent! We had lots of talents showcased in Class 2 including dancing, drumming, magic tricks and singing! The children showed the core value of RESPECT as they watched their friends perform. The teachers were so proud of us all! We’ve set the bar high so we better start preparing for next years talent show!
We had a visit from Lesley and she taught us all about Anti Bullying Week! She was teaching us the importance of being kind to our friends. We looked at Snow White story and acted out some of the characters! Can you guess who we are?
We had lots of fun showing off our new dance in assembly!
The brand new refreshed library is looking amazing! We loved attending the grand opening of our new school library today. The Class 2 Blackmore Reading VIPs broke the ribbon and we were free to explore all the books on offer at the library. Mrs Wisdom has made us special library cards so we can borrow the library books to take home! We had such a great time browsing and picking some new books to read.
We chose books that might help us complete our Reading Quest Challenges!
Miss Read says it’s really important to have a big love for reading different types of texts. We can’t wait to visit the library next week and swap our books for different ones!
We made poppies to remember those that have fought for our country in the wars. We sensibly walked down to the memorial in the village and paid our respects.
We won’t forget.
When learning about firework night, we discussed different ways people choose to celebrate. One of the ways people celebrate the event is by having toffee apple chocolate apples. We asked Miss Read if we could make some and she agreed! We had a great time covering the apples with chocolate and decorating them with sprinkles. What a treat! We even spoke about how we melt chocolate and it’s changing of state…that’s good science!!
In preparation for Bonfire Night over the weekend, we learn all about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot. Miss Read even taught us a rhyme about it. Then we went outside to look for the perfect fire making materials to build our own ‘bonfire’. Mrs Sims and Miss Read taught us all about fire safety and being safe around fireworks as we sat around the ‘bonfire’. We even sang a campfire song whilst Miss Read played the ukulele!
We like sharing our favourite books! We shared our favourite books from our Class 2 Library with our friends in Class 4 today!
A special prize for those who go above & beyond with their reading at home! When Mrs Morgan collects our reading records on a Monday & Thursday, she counts up all the times we’ve read at home and gives us house points when we read more than 3 times a week. She has also been keeping track of these numbers to see who is doing lots of reading at home.
These are the children who have read the most times this half term!
We understand that life is busy outside of school but it is so important to find time for reading, even if it a couple of pages a night!
To win the special reading prize next half term, make sure you’re reading lots at home and writing it in your reading records.
Well Done Top Readers!
I wonder who will be the Top Reader’s next half term?
In preparation for Forky coming to Blackmore, we put our map skills to the test by navigating the BlueBots around Blackmore. We had to work together to programme our BlueBot to get to and from different locations in the village - just like how we would tell Forky. We used directional vocabulary (like North, East, South, West, Left, Right, Forwards, Backwards, Turn etc.) to describe our journeys. We then wrote down the directions for others to follow. We also used our computing skills to debug the programme we entered into the BlueBot when it didn’t quite go to plan! Miss Read said we did a good job and that we’d make great tour guides! Mrs Farrant & Mrs Wisdom even came to have a look at what we were up to and they were very impressed!
To finish off our place value topic we consolidated what we have learnt by revisiting some of the activities we have already done but this time we challenged ourselves with tricker numbers! We worked as a team with our partners to make sure we had mastered & remembered the skills we have learnt this topic!
Forky (from Toy Story) is coming to Blackmore so in geography we have been thinking of things he would find exciting here! We have made maps today to help him find his way around the village. We looked at a map of the village and discussed the main village landmarks, then in groups we plotted them on our maps! They look great!
In art we have been perfecting our painting skills. This week Miss Read read us a story called ‘Wilberforce the Frog’. In the story, the frogs had to cross the marshland by painting circles to make stepping stones. The rules were that the stones had to be the same shape, the same size and get lighter in colour. We discussed ways we make colours lighter like mixing in white paint or adding more water to our brush. Then we made our own stepping stone artwork using the primary colours.
We were so lucky today to have a visit from Paul, Britain’s Tallest Man and the World’s Tallest Basketball Player! Paul measures an astonishing 7ft 7”!
He inspired us by explaining that our differences can bring positive life changing opportunities and with hard work & dedication, anything is possible! We had a great time at the basketball workshop with Paul. Even Miss Read & Mrs Sims had a go spinning the ball on their finger. We loved it. Paul even gave us all a signed picture. Check out Paul’s YouTube channel to see some of the amazing things he has achieved.
In maths we have been learning about place value. This week we have been looking at number lines and estimating numbers on a blank number line. Today we got ourselves into height order and made a human number line.
To continue our natural art theme, we explored textures outside. We used crayons to make rubbings using leaves, bark and other natural materials we found outside! We then spoke about the vocabulary to describe these textures which linked to our English focus of describing using adjectives!
We’ve been practicing lots of skills in PE this half term such as team work skills, balancing skills and ball skills. This week we practiced rolling balls to each other aiming to control the ball and get it through the cones and then reach our partner. It took lots of concentration and accuracy. We altered the cones and the distance apart to make it easier/more challenging depending on what we needed to practice on.
We’ve been exploring nature to make artwork outside. We made portraits on the playground using natural materials that we have found on playground/field. We made sure not to pick anything living and we put everything we used back once we used it for animals to use as habitats and nests.
We’ve loved partitioning numbers into tens & ones!
We were so lucky to see the bikes ride past!