Welcome to the Yellow Class page of our school website! The website will be used to keep you up to date with what is going on in Year 2. On this page you will be able to find weekly learning overviews, updates and pictures of what we have been doing in class and other useful information.
Can you guess which book characters we are from our costumes?
We enjoyed our trip to Colchester Castle and found out lots about what it would have been like to live in a castle in medieval times. We explored the castle, dressed as knights, found out about medieval medicine and even went up onto the castle roof! Here are some pictures of our day.
We have had lots of fun today exploring what it would have been like to live in a Medieval castle! We pretended to work in the castle kitchen; grinding flour and churning butter and also tried on some real armour and dressed up in traditional Medieval clothes.
As well as this, we created our own castles; thinking carefully about all the defences there are to protect the castle from invaders and enemies.
Yellow Class had lots of fun exploring Maths problems on Number Day! Mrs Finch was very impressed with how well the children were able to apply the Maths learning that they have been doing in class to a range of problems.
In RE we are learning about how Rosh Hashana (New Year) is celebrated in the Jewish faith. We ate apples dipped in honey and challah bread like Jewish people would have at the start of Rosh Hashana. We also discovered how many of us loved pomegranate! We thought about each seed of the pomegranate representing a good deed that we could do during the year.
Today we received a letter from someone who had noticed some strange things happening in the school grounds over the Christmas break. We became 'Ringshall explorers' and went to search for clues. In the woods we found some shiny scales, a spiky purple tail, some golden eggs, a shield, muddy footprints and burnt sticks. We decided that it must have been a dragon!
We have had a busy week learning about Bonfire Night and the Gunpowder Plot. We have put ourselves into the role of some of the people involved in the Gunpowder Plot, written letters to King James and the guards and made some beautiful firework pictures. This week we have also made some soup in D&T. Have a look at some picture of our learning!
In RE we learnt about Diwali, the festival of light. We made lanterns and thought about the good things that are happening around us in the world. We also thought about how we could do good things, to make a difference and make the world a better place.
We went on a walk around Ringshall to find out about the human and physical features in our locality. When we got back we created our own maps of the village to show what we had found.
In Yellow Class we have had a busy week of fun learning. We have been using crocodiles in Maths to compare numbers, pretending to be characters from 'The Three Little Pigs' to answer questions in English and testing natural waterproof materials in Forest Schools! We also had fun making jam tarts for the Macmillan coffee morning. Please enjoy looking at some pictures of our week! :)
In Maths we have been showing the place value of numbers in different ways. We have used 'sticks and bricks', 'chips and peas', Numicon, place value charts and even pasta!
This week in Forest Schools Yellow Class had fun carrying on their Science learning about materials. The children searched for natural materials with different properties.
There was also lots of creative learning going on! Some children made leaf people whilst others went on bug hunts in the mud.
In Science this week we have been exploring a range of materials and thinking about how we might group them in different ways. Here are some of the group we made.
Orange Class did a brilliant job stepping up to the challenge of becoming a year 2 and showed that they are most certainly ready to start in Yellow Class in September! We created our own mini-selves, thought about what makes us special, what we are good at and the challenges we are setting ourselves for next year. Our medals are a reminder of how fantastic we are and all the lovely compliments our friends can give us!