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A very warm welcome to Class 2 (Fox Class) and thank you for taking the time to look at our clsss page. We hope you find it interesting and informative.
In Class 2 we have Year 1 and Year 2 children, currently 23 children in total.
This year the teachers are Mrs Helen Fielding (Monday -Wednesday) and Miss Jenny Langley (Thursday- Friday) supported by Mrs McLelland and Mr Holliday.
Autumn term 1
Class 2 got off to a flying start! Mrs Fielding and Miss Langley were delighted with how the children settled so quickly and got down to lots of interesting work!
Our term started off with a whole school day based around our theme of 'Brilliantly British'.
The children had great fun playing cricket, eating scones, building British landmarks, and much more...
We had a visit from our local MP, and he talked to the children about his job and what his duties include. It was very interesting and the children asked him lots of questions, including 'Are the seats in Parliament comfy?' and 'What do you like about your job?'
One of our focus areas was 'Castles' and this included a class visit to The Castle Museum' in York, where we enjoyed a workshop about castle life. The children learned about the living conditions of a knight. They were not impressed with the thought of sleeping on layers of straw that contained animal poo!
The children studied the work of British artist Andy Goldsworthy, particularly his use of natural materials and the environment. They collected resources from around our grounds and worked in groups to create some outdoor art. We think he would be proud of our work!
Our interest in art continued by looking at 'The Castle and The Sun' by Paul Klee. We used oil pastels to recreate his famous picture. They were absolutely beautiful, so good in fact that they were used to make this years advent calendars!
Autumn Term 2
November started off with a 'BANG'! as the children learned about Guy Fawkes and his plot to blow up Parliament. They made some fabulous firework pictures and wrote acrostic poems.
This made a great start to the half term, and a very good way to introduce our next whole school theme of 'Magic'.
The children enjoyed writing their own stories based on Zog by Julia Donaldson, including lots of funny things the dragons were learning each year!
As Christmas approached Class 2 began rehearsing for our Christmas Play, 'Lights, Camel, Action 2! The Sequin!'. It was a fun and energetic performance based on the television programme X Factor, with creative characters, including the Funky Camel, Smallest Sheep and of course, the one who gets all the boos, Caesar! The children did an wonderful job bringing the story to life; acting, singing and dancing their way through the events of the Christmas Story.
Well done Class 2, another fabulous Christmas performance.
Spring Term 1 2020
A very Happy New Year to all our school community. On our return to school it was lovely to hear all about the Christmas holidays and New Year celebrations from Class 2. 2020 got off to a great start, with a particular highlight being the choir taking part in 'Young Voices' at Sheffield on Friday 10th January. We very proudly had six members of Class 2 attending the event, and we sent them off with our best wishes and a cheer! Well done to all the choir and staff who worked so hard to prepare them.
The whole school theme of 'Global Ambassadors' kicked off with some mysterious bags left in the classroom! After some interesting guesses, the children found out they were full of rubbish! We began by looking at all the different types of rubbish and what they were made of. The children were shocked to see how much plastic had been collected in just a week!
Our main text was 'George Saves the World by Lunchtime', where a boy realises how easy it is to follow the 4 R's in his everyday life, Re-use, Re-cycle, Repair and Reduce. We then wrote our own stories based on the text. We had a fun filled creative day, where they used lots of 'rubbish' to create milk bottle elephants, musical instruments and robots.
The half term ended with a wonderful celebration of dance. Classes 2, 3, and 4 took part in a dance festival at The Galtres Centre in Easingwold on Thursday 13th February. Our dance had a 'Bollywood' theme, which the children loved. They looked fabulous in colourful clothes and really embraced the theme. Mrs Taylor, Mrs Fielding and all the staff were incredibly proud of them. Plus, we were the youngest dance group at the festival. A huge well done Class 2!