Class 2 are our 'Hive of bees'. Just like bees they work hard, have fantastic teamwork and bring so many wonderful things to our world. 

In this section you will find regular updates of what we have been learning about in class and links to any home learning you might need. 

 

 

Autumn Term 2020

Week 7

   

   

We have made it to Christmas!  What a fantastic term we have had in Class 2.

This week we have fully embraced Christmas.  We have enjoyed the Christmas performance, Christmas fair, Christmas dinner and Christmas party this week!  We have also spent time in class making and decorating Christmas cards for the ones we love. 

Over the last couple of weeks Class 2 have loved making bunting, so we decided for our decorations we would have to incorporate our sewing skills.  All of Class 2 have worked really hard to make a hanging gingerbread man to take home for their tree.  They all look fabulous!

Thank you for a great term and have a well-earned rest this Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Miss Haigh. J

Week 6

     

  

We have started to see Christmas creeping into Class 2 a bit more this week. At the start of the week we had lots of fun making Christingles and attending the Christingle service in the hall.  Class 2 certainly enjoyed singing ‘Sing Christingle!’

We finished our bunting this week! It is now hanging, pride of place across our classroom.  We had some bumps along the way with tricky material and threading needles but we persevered and have a lovely end product.  Well done Class 2!

We have also had great fun learning some Christmas dances in PE.  We can’t wait to show off our dance moves at the Christmas party next week.

Here is our celebration bee for this week, who has been their Birdsedge Best! 

Week 5

  

 

Another week has flown by!  Yet again Class 2 have been busy bees. 

This week in Science we have been using magnets to create a game where the pieces are moved using magnets!  The children worked hard to design and make their games.  Next week we will be trying out our games and evaluating them.  Super work!

As part of our Home Front topic we have been learning about how people used to make do and mend.  As part of this we have imagined that we have gone back in time to VE day and want to decorate our school using bunting.  In order to do this we have had to use our sewing skills to repurpose old bits of material.  We can’t wait to have the finished product hanging across our classroom.

 

Here is our celebration bee for this week, who has been their Birdsedge Best! 

 

Week 4

  

 

This week we have been busy bees in Class 2.  We started the week by learning new vocabulary linked to the Blitz.  The children worked hard in pairs to match up words, pictures and their definitions.  They found it hard at the start of the week, but by Friday they were experts!

We have also been working on our Makaton in class.  We have done so well with ‘You’ve got a friend in me’ that we have now started to learn ‘Starry night’. 

A final picture I have included this week is of our topic homework display.  Well done to everyone who has completed a project on WW2 at home.  I have been so impressed with the effort taken.  I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the projects next week.

Here is our celebration bee for this week, who has been their Birdsedge Best! 

 

Week 3

  

  

This week we have been looking at magnets in Science.  We have been exploring the different materials to find out which are magnetic and which are not.  Did you know that some metals are not magnetic? 

We have also had our first ukulele lessons this week!  Thank you to everyone who has sent in a ukulele. We learnt four new songs; ‘My dog has fleas’, ‘Hey you’, ‘A sailor went to sea’ and ‘Row row row your boat’.

Here is our celebration bee for this week, who has been an inspirational role model! 

Spring Term 2021

 

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Just like that, we have made it to the Easter Holidays!  It seems like we have never been away from school and I am so glad that it feels this way.

This week in Class 2 we have once again been performing poetry.  We have loved getting to know the poem ‘Alligator’ by Grace Nichols.

In PE this week we were able to join in with ‘Quad kids’ which had been run by teachers from Scissett and Kirkburton Middle Schools.  The children completed a long run, a short run, a throwing event and a long jump.  The children amazed me with their times and distances!  Some of us need to learn to start a long run slow so we don’t get tired!

This week we have also completed our class honeycomb! The children have been working to complete this all year! We have had to slightly adapt our reward to make sure it is Covid safe but we were still so excited!  Thursday afternoon saw us decorating gingerbread men!  This was after the whole school had a visit from the ice cream van!  What a fantastic afternoon of treats!

In Class 2 we have introduced a fifteen-minute session on an afternoon, dedicated to a love of reading.  The children can read what they want, with who they want.  They absolutely love it!  I have been so proud to see the enjoyment they show.  I hope that they all keep this love of reading up through the holidays.

Last of all I want to say a huge well done to everyone for how hard they have been working this term; at home and in school.  Have a lovely, well-earned rest and we will see you in April!

 

Here is our Class 2 Celebration Pupil who has been given a special mention because of their amazing behaviours and attitudes this week!

Week 4

  

  

   

This week in Class 2 we have been looking at a poem called ‘Have you heard the nesting bird?’  The children have made their own nests and performed the poem to each other.  I was so impressed with their performances!  We have some budding actors and actresses in the class!  We then went on to write some poems of our own, inspired by what we had read.

In PSHE last week the children were encouraged to come up with a physical challenge that we could try to meet as a class.  So on Tuesday, we did just that! A lot of the suggestions focused on running or exercising for so many hours.  We decided to aim for running a total of 17km; 1km for every member of the class.  Some children ran, some children walked, but we all joined in.  About twenty minutes after we started we calculated that collectively we had traveled 17.63km which was equivalent to 10.95miles! We all felt so, so proud of ourselves!

With all the hard work that has been going on in Class 2, our class honeycomb reward chart has been getting very close to full! It looks like we will be getting a whole class reward next week for all acting like super bees! Well done Class 2! You are all superstars!

 

Here is our Class 2 Celebration Pupil who has been given a special mention because of their amazing behaviours and attitudes this week!

 

Summer Term 2021

Summer Term 2 Week 5

  

  

  

  

Wow! There have been lots of exciting things happening in school since our last blog post was submitted last Thursday!

On Friday we had our disco!  Everyone had so much fun and looked fantastic!

We have had some more homework projects sent in this week in the form of 3D models of the solar system! Everyone was very impressed.  Ten house points each went to these children.

We also finally got our honeycomb reward!  On Tuesday we were able to have a pizza party! We made our own individual pizzas and then got to eat them in front of a film.  The children are now working exceptionally hard to try and squeeze in a final reward before the end of term! Fingers crossed we can get there!

Summer Term 2 Week 4 

  

  

Over the last week we have seen homework projects starting to arrive.  We have now had a solar system and a volcano sent in.  Ten house points each have gone to the children who completed them! Well done.

This week has seen Class 2 fill up our honeycomb! This means that next week we will get to have our class reward!  Earlier on in the year, the children decided they wanted to have a pizza party! Bring on Tuesday afternoon! I know the children cannot wait!

In our writing over the last couple of weeks, we have been looking at play scripts.  This week we have written our own focusing on our class reader of ‘The Wizard of Oz’.  I have been so impressed with the quality of writing produced by every single child!  They have certainly shown the characteristics of bees by being hard workers!

Summer Term 2 Week 3

   

  

 

Over the past few weeks we have been enjoying having our afternoons with the Year 1 children.  We have been creating a collaborative collage inspired by an enchanted woodland.  The children have all been working well together, showing great collaboration skills.

In English this week we have started to look at play scripts.  As an introduction to this, we have been becoming aspiring actors and actresses.  Everyone has been looking really carefully at the stage directions to find out how they need to say something.  There have certainly been some Oscar worthy performances! Who knows what the future will hold?

We have received some really exciting awards from home this week.  It has been great to celebrate some different accomplishments.  Everyone has been so impressed. 

Summer Term 2 Week 2

    

      

This week in Class 2 we have been delving into our new science topic, focusing on light.  We have been investigating which materials reflect the most light.  The children enjoyed shining the light source onto the materials and talking about what they had observed.  We discussed how it was ok to have a different opinion on which material was the most effective as we did not have a fair way to measure the reflection.

We have received our first homework project into school this week in the form of a painting of the solar system! I cannot wait to see what else comes our way.

This week I have included a peek into our guided reading work.  We have been reading through a short piece of text to search for answers.  Ask us about Rex the retriever, Walter the word hound and Tina the text detective!

We have started to look at time again this week.  In Class 2 we have some experts at time already! Remember to practice by looking at clocks throughout the day, in school and at home.  The Year 3 children have extended this by looking at days, months and years.  Keep practicing the rhyme to remember the number of days in each month. J

Summer Term 2 Week 1

  

   

 

What a fantastic start to the half term!

This week we have seen so many exciting things happen in school.

We started the week with a blast with the danceathon!  I was so impressed by the effort and enthusiasm shown by all of Class 2.

We have also seen a change to our classroom layout this week.  The children have been so excited to see the back of rows! We have also introduced some areas to enhance our learning.  We have a storytelling area which we have been exploring in our love of reading time and a construction area where we have had to use our mathematical skills to measure our creations.

In our lessons this week we have been learning about the Jewish creation story.  Mrs Stinson helped the children to come up with some actions to retell the different stages.  I was so impressed!

In Maths this week, the Year 2 children have been focusing on directions and movement.  At the start of the week, they used chalk to create maps which they then directed each other through using left, right, quarter, half, full, clockwise and anticlockwise.  We have been taking every opportunity to recap this language throughout the week.

Summer Term 1 Week 7 

 

Just like that we have got to the end of the half term with only seven weeks to go!

This week the children in Class 2 and across the school have been working really hard to complete different assessments.  In English we have been making our own ‘fairly stupid tales’ by writing fairy tales with a twist.  We have even made some of our stories into books so that we can share them with Year 1 when they come to visit in the next few weeks.

We had our last session of cricket on Thursday.  We worked really hard to develop our concentration, throwing, catching and running skills.  It was very tiring work but we absolutely loved competing against each other!

Friday saw our Maypole celebration.  We were dressed up in our very best outfits and did our very best dances.  It was such a great day!

Summer Term 1 Week 6

 

 

Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen more homework projects coming into school.  Wow! I have been so impressed with the amount of effort that has gone into them.  Over half term I will be thinking of a final homework project for the year.   

We have now sent our sunflowers home that were planted at the start of the term.  Some of the children re-planted new seeds on Friday so hopefully everyone will have some successful flowers soon! 

We have started to practice our dances for the Maypole celebration this week.  It has been my first experience of Maypole since I was in primary school.  Class 2 have amazed me with how quickly they have picked up their dances. 

As I write this we are heading into our final week of this half term!  I cannot believe how fast this year has gone.  It fills my heart to reflect on how far each and every child in Class 2 has come and I am sure that you have seen it too. 

 

Summer Term 1 Week 4

 

 

This short week has flown by! 

Here in Class 2, we have been so impressed by all of the different homework projects that have been sent in.  On Tuesday we were treated to some gingerbread men from one of our lovely bees!  This tied in brilliantly with National Story Telling week.  We listened to Mrs Waddington reading one of her favourite stories while we chomped down on our biscuits. 

This week we have been working hard on our Number Ninja awards.  It is great to see all of the children in class improving on their scores each week. 

This half term we have been given the opportunity to work on some different sports.  This week was our second football session.  Class 2 have blown my socks off with their skills so far! 

Summer Term 1 Week 3

   

Another week has flown by in Class 2! 

Since our return after Easter, we have been throwing ourselves into the ‘Get out of our swamp’ topic. In English we have drawn story maps for Jack and the Beanstalk and have thought about a small change we could make.  We then used these story maps to write the story.  I have had my socks blown off with how fantastically the children have been working! 

We have also explored a magical fairy tale land in Geography this week.  We created our own maps and then explored directions between different landmarks using the points on a compass.  The children had lots of fun working out where they were being directed to! 

For our music lessons, we have continued to practice on our ukuleles.  We have been getting better at playing a ‘backbeat’.  This is when we play a chord on beats 2 and 4 and is often heard in pop songs.  We have been learning how to play a ‘backbeat’ along with George Ezra’s song Budapest. 

Finally, I would love you to check out the latest additions to our homework projects!  We love seeing everything that has been done so far.  Some of Class 2 are even eager to do a second project! 

Summer Term 1 Week 2

  

 

This week we have seen the launch of Number Ninjas!  We will be practicing our times tables in order to work towards bronze, silver and gold awards.  We have spent lots of time this week practicing our 2, 5 and 10 times tables using games and challenging ourselves with a times table race!  We are all Number Ninjas and cannot wait to get stuck in with the awards! 

We have also been observing our sunflowers to see how they are growing.  We are excited to see which flowers will reach the castles first! 

Our homework creations have already started arriving in school and we are only in the second week back!  We have had a beanstalk, a bridge for the three Billy Goats Gruff and a broad bean plant.  Keep up the hard work!  We are all excited to see the next projects that arrive. 

On Wednesday morning we had another treat! Miss Stafford from Musica Kirklees was on hand via Teams to tell us all about a variety of woodwind instruments.  We watched a video of someone playing the ghostbusters theme on many different woodwind instruments!  Everyone loved the performance and some of Class 2 felt inspired to learn a woodwind instrument themselves! 

We have had another super week here in Class 2 and we are already looking forward to the next one! J 

Summer Term 1 Week 1

  

  

Welcome back to another week in Class 2.  This week has seen the start of our new topic ‘Get out of my swamp!’  We are thinking about all the different fairy tale characters (and their stories) that are found in Far Far Away.  I have been so impressed that we have already started to receive some homework projects!  Remember, you have seven weeks to complete them and can send it more than one if you wish. 

To start off our topic, we hooked ourselves into Jack and the Beanstalk by planting our very own beanstalks (sunflowers) with castles standing on the clouds above.  We are super excited to see if they start to grow. 

We have also started looking at fractions in Maths.  We are spending the week re-capping a lot of our previous learning and exploring things practically.  Why not help the children at home by encouraging them to find half or a quarter of groups of objects?  I have no doubts that Class 2 are going to be fractions experts very soon! 

Finally, I would just like to add a thank you to everyone who has sent a ukulele in.  We will keep them safe in school and then send them home at the end of the half term.  The instruments will be tuned on the day they are sent home. 

Our amazing Celebration Assembly Children from Summer Term 1

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