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Lion Class 2021-2022

Welcome to Lion Class.

 This term we are learning about the “Great Fire of London”. We will have the library on a Friday, P.E. on a Thursday afternoon and Forest School on a Tuesday afternoon. Please bring your named PE kit to school every Monday, it will stay in school for the week and returned to you on Friday.

Year Two Curriculum Evening

This video is about what your child will be learning now they are in Year 2 and how you can help them at home.

List of chapter books

We have loved researching and creating non-chronological reports about Rainforest animals.

This week in Forest School we made Winter Bird Seed Balls. It was very messy but we loved it!

We loved watching the pantomime this week!

Burning down Pudding Lane

 

On Friday afternoon, we re-enacted The Great Fire of London by burning down Pudding Lane. We went back in time and saw how quickly the fire spread, we were able to then use our knowledge to help put the fire out. Samuel Pepys was there writing his diary! We tried to use water squirters and buckets of water to put the fire out, but this did not stop the fire from spreading. Mrs Giles-Cox then used a fire hook to create a fire break. We have a great afternoon applying what we had learned this term in a real life situation.  

Great Fire of London Day 

We had a brilliant time on Friday for our Great Fire of London Day. We applied what we have learned this term by completing a Kahoot quiz which was lots of fun! We used Shelton's code to decipher words from Samuel Pepys' diary and even had a go at writing our name in Shelton's code! In the afternoon we created our own fire artwork with our London silhouette. We recalled where the fire started and where it spread within the city whilst creating our artwork. 

Children in Need Day

 

Today we came dressed in our pyjamas to school for Children in Need Day. We had a great day helping Pudsey read scales and learn about Children in Need. We also made our own ears, decorated our own Pudseys and enjoyed joining in with a Joe Wicks Dance. 

Arts Week 

 

This week was Arts Week where we we completed lots of different music, art and PE activities all about fireworks. In music we learned a bonfire song to the tune of 'London's burning' and then created our own songs about fireworks to the same tune. In art we practised using different art resources such as oil pastels and paints to create our own fireworks. We also learned colour mixing and used this skill to create our own background for our firework display. We used lots of different techniques to create these amazing pictures. 

What a fun week we had! We hope you enjoy looking at our photos. 

Billy and the Dragon

 

Over the last few weeks we have been studying the story Billy and the Dragon. We have retold the story using actions, described Fatcat (one of the main characters) and this week we have been focusing on writing the beginning of the story. We have added our own introductions and our own character descriptions to our stories. Here are a few of our super stories. 

 

 

The Fire Service

 

Marnel Infant School were very lucky this week to have the fire service in to teach us all about fire safety. They taught us what we should do if we hear an alarm or see a fire. They also taught us handy little rhymes which will help us remember key things about fire safety.

Gymnastic fun

Today we had a brilliant afternoon because we used the gymnastic equipment in the hall! We practised our 5 different shapes that we have been learning this term and used these with the equipment. Ask your child if they can show you the five different shapes. 

 

What a fabulous week!
 

It was our turn to go to the woods this week and we were very excited! We had a lovely, wet walk through the woods and found our class tree which we will observe through the different seasons. In literacy this week, we heard that the Queen had lost hat in a big gust of wind and needed our help! We learned the story of The Queen’s hat and retold the story using key language. Then we wrote questions we would like to ask the Queen. We took it in turns to pretend to be the Queen and we had a fantastic time acting like her and putting on her high pitched voice. 

Forest School Fun

This week in our Forest School session we were down in the woodlands. We had a lovely time bug hunting, whittling and using mallets. We also thought carefully about habitats and where different animals might live. 

We have had another great week at school! This week we started our new topic, The Great Fire of London. On Monday we had a visit from Tempus Fugit, the drama company who taught us all about Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London. In PE this week we used coloured ribbons to create the Great Fire and put our dance moves to fire themed music. 

 

What a wonderful first week we had in Lion Class! We have been busy getting to know our new friends, teachers and classroom as well as taking part in lots of fun activities. We even wrote our own manifestos telling everyone why we wanted to be in the school council! Well done everyone :-) 

 

 

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