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Welcome to Aughton Town Green Primary School Only My Best Is Good Enough For Me

Silver Birch Class - Year 2

Welcome to Silver Birch class.

 

Miss Woods is our class teacher and Ms Andrews is our teaching assistant. Mrs Rodden  looks after us at lunchtime. Mrs Houghton works in Silver Birch Class each Thursday morning. 

 

During our Spring term we will be learning..... 

 

English:  Our first topic is 'Pirates'. We will begin by sharing lots of non fiction texts and writing our own explanations of various pirate related topics. We will then share some pirate themed stories written by Johnny Duddle and finish our topic by reading and writing some pirate themed poems. In the second half term we will study an extract from Aladdin and then write some instructions about salads. 
 
Maths:  We will begin our term with some place value and number work. We will then apply this to measurement and money. We will also practise the four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
 
Science:  During the first half term we will investigate a range of everyday materials, exploring their properties and uses. In the second half term we will learn about plants. We will complete some experiments to determine the best conditions for growth. 

 

Geography: During the first half term we will be learning about India. We have links with a school in India and we will be holding a video call to learn more about the weather and geographical features around Barnes School. 

 

History: After half term we will learn about a famous cricketer called Leroy Constantine who played for Lancashire.

  
Art: We will experiment using food products to dye fabric. This fabric will then be used to make a pirate flag. We will also be using clay to make a model of a pirate ship.
 
Design and Technology: In the second half term we will be designing and making a healthy salad.


Music: This term we will be learning how to play the descant recorder. We will learn lots of notes and practise some pieces of music which we will perform at the end of the term. 

 
PSHE:   We will discuss 'Relationships' and 'Individual Liberty'.
 
RE: In the first half term we will study Islam. We will discuss why Muslims think it is important to obey God. In the second half term we will consider the beliefs that unite the Christian community.
 
Computing: During the first half term we will be considering the wide range of technology we use in our everyday life. After half term we will be learning about digital photography and investigating ways to edit the  photographs we take.


 PE: Our PE days are Mondays and Thursdays. Remember to wear your PE kits to school on these days. On Mondays our PE lesson is lead by Lancashire Sports Partnership and on Thursday afternoons we will play Bench Ball with Mrs Houghton. 

Please bring a pair of pumps, in a school PE bag, for use during Dance and Gymnastics sessions. These can be left in school. 
 
Homework: This will be issued every Friday and needs to be returned to school by Wednesday. 

Spellings: These will be set each Friday and tested the following Friday. These will be related to the words the children have been practising in their lessons. The words to be learnt will be sent home in the children's homework folder.

Things you need to bring to school everyday: 

  • Reading book in a A4 wallet. 

  • School bag (no rucksacks please as we are limited for space) 

  • Water bottle. 

  • Snack 

 

We look forward to an exciting term ahead and we will keep you updated by posting photos on dojo. Any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

 

 

 

 

Meet the teacher 12th September

 

Thank you to all parents who came to meet me on Tuesday, it was lovely to see so many of you. 

Below I have attached the slides from the meeting in case you wanted to recap anything.

Visit to local church - March

 

As part of our RE topic about Christianity and churches we walked to Christ Church and met with the Reverend. We looked for features that can be found in churches, learnt more about the Easter story and why it is important to Christians. 

 

Back at school, we made our own churches out of Lego including features we knew should be in there.

 

Check out the pictures of the church and our Lego builds below.

Recorder Practise 30th January

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The children showing their new noted A by playing Annie's Animals.

Wellbeing week

 

22nd February

Today we have had a wellbeing day as part of wellbeing week. 

We did a yoga session this morning (see pictures below) and had a well-being carousel this afternoon including: making a hope cloud, mindful colouring and creating aboriginal artwork for our PSHE British Value Mutual Respect.

Friday 10th February - Year 2 Pirate Day!

 

We had lots of fun ending the half term with our pirate day. We did lots of activities including:

  • dressing up as pirates
  • making 'join my pirate crew' persuasive posters
  • going on a treasure hunt with a map
  • performing our pirate dance we've been learning
  • making (and eating) a pirate snack


We had loads of fun - check out our pictures below.

Safer Internet Day - 7th February 2023

 

We read a great story about internet safety from Childnet called Hanni and the Magic Window. We talked about what had happened to Hanni and who we could talk to if we had something similar happen to us. It was interesting to see how the internet was like a magic window that we all have in our homes. It can show and teach us wonderful things from around the world but we need to be careful using it.

 

We then drew our own magic windows with what we love to use the internet for. Lastly we wrote the top 3 things we used the internet for. Many of us wrote about watching shows, playing games and talking to family members.

 

Forest School -January

 

We had a great time with Mrs Dykes and Mrs Houghton in our forest school. We did lots of exciting activities including:

  • Looking at how the eco-garden had changed - we found some shoots as new flowers start to grow
  • Den building
  • Collecting items to make rafts with next time
  • Bird watching
  • Refilling the leaf compost pit
  • Searching for mini-beasts

 

Although the weather turned cold we have a great time in the forest school area. We learnt a new game of hide and seek where the seeker stays still and the closest person hiding wins. Mrs Salkeld found it really difficult to spot us so she starting counting really fast as we had to hide in a new space.

 

The children were brilliant and spotted lots of new things - check out our pictures.

Forest School -December

 

We had a great time with Mrs Dykes and Mrs Houghton in our forest school. We did lots of exciting activities including:

  • Looking at how the eco-garden had changed
  • Watching Mrs Dykes build a fire
  • Eating warm marshmallows
  • Den building
  • Creating winter art
  • Bird watching
  • Weeding the flowerbeds

 

We warmed ourselves around the fire and learned how to stay safe around our fire area. Mrs Houghton and Mrs Dykes cooked marshmallows and we enjoyed eating them.

 

As always the children were amazing and it was a lovely end to the year!

Forest School - November

 

We had a great time with Mrs Dykes and Mrs Houghton in our forest school. We did lots of exciting activities including:

  • Looking at how the eco-garden had changed
  • Finding hazards
  • Den building
  • Creating a leaf pit for compost

 

We remembered what sticky feet means and listened really carefully to instructions.

 

The children were amazing and the rain even held off for us. We all had our waterproof coats with us though just in case!

Forest School - October

 

We had a great time with Mrs Dykes and Mrs Houghton in our forest school. We did lots of exciting activities including:

  • Finding hazards
  • Den building
  • Mini-beast hunting
  • Identifying plants
  • Bark rubbing
  • Digging and clearing

 

We learned new terms like 'sticky feet' and what we need to do when a teacher says it.

 

The children were brilliant even though it was really windy. We realised that no matter the weather we'll always be able to be outside.

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