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This page will help explain some of the awesome learning taking place in our class!

Wow!! How amazing was our Christmas production? The whole of year 2 did a superb job!! Everyone is super proud of them! What a fantastic final week of school we are all having. Merry Christmas!

Wow!! How amazing was our Christmas production? The whole of year 2 did a superb job!! Everyone is super proud of them! What a fantastic final week of school we are all having. Merry Christmas! 1

We used our thinking skills to solve the mystery of the stolen Christmas pudding. It had fallen down the well!! We decided to make our own wells with a winding mechanism to pull the bucket up and down. We love learning about engineering and technology!

Last week we discovered a suitcase in our classroom, we quickly realised it must belong to someone about to go on a journey. Together we started to think about the journeys we have been on and how we felt at the begining and at our journeys end. It made us think about Mary and Joseph and the amazing journey they went on.

We have spent all week being historians. We have spent time researching and finding out facts about 6 famous people from our local area. Today we presented our findings to our friends. Here are some photos of our presentations.

When we arrived in class on Monday morning we found 6 pictures on the wall. We have found out that they are all famous people with a connection to our local area, but we do not know much more about them. Mrs Johnn has set us a challenge to find out who's who? We have been researching the famous people and have already found out some interesting facts. We will present all our findings to the rest of year 2 on Friday.....watch this space for some interesting facts!

When we arrived in class on Monday morning we found 6 pictures on the wall. We have found out that they are all famous people with a connection to our local area, but we do not know much more about them. Mrs Johnn has set us a challenge to find out who's who? We have been researching the famous people and have already found out some interesting facts. We will present all our findings to the rest of year 2 on Friday.....watch this space for some interesting facts! 1

We have finished our New Zealand books! Mr Bowie was so excited to read them all. He said we have created some spectacular art work and superb writing about each area of New Zealand. He loved reading all about the different geographical features of each area and is deciding which destination he would like to visit!

Today we have spent time thinking about all of the men and woman who have lost their lives fighting for our safety and freedom. We made poppy wreaths to display in our class, wrote poetry and worked with Orchard Junior School to display crosses in remembrance.

We have been learning about why people wear poppies on Remembrance Day. We worked together with all of the children in Orchard Infant School to create a beautiful poppy display.

In Strawberries Class we have been learning about the human geography of New Zealand. We have been learning about the Maori people. Today we created our own Maori tattoos.

Did you know there are a lot of geographical words that help describe what you might see if you visit New Zealand? Each week, before we start reading about a new place in New Zealand we learn a new set of words. We thought you might like to see some pictures of us matching geographical words to their definitions.

We have been so motivated by volanoes that we decided to create Water Colour paintings of them. We think our paintings are fantastic... take a look!

Did you know that there is an active volcano in New Zealand? We have been using collage to create images of Mount Ruapehu.

Mr Bowie has won a Golden Ticket to New Zealand but doesn't know where to visit or what he might see while he is there. We have all decided to help him by exploring the geographical features of thecountry and by comparing them to our country. Today we started to develop our field work skills during a trip to Lepe Country Park!

We received a letter from our Galactic Guest explaining he had slipped on our school hall floor. He asked us if we could investigate the best material to make him some shoes. We made some predictions then tested lots of materials on a ramp.

Our Galactic Guest mentioned his spaceship brushed against some tall green things before crash landing. We quickly realised that it must have been trees and dashed outside to identify the different trees in our school grounds. Here are some paintings of leaves from the trees we found and named.

After findings so much litter in our school grounds we decided to sort it by material type. We then explored using a range of forces to reduce it in size. By the end of session we were able to fit it all into a tiny box!

We have been very busy recently by trying to find answers to some of our Galactic Guests questions which has taken us outside to explore the trees in our wood along with spotting and collecting litter!

This year has started with a CRASH! BANG! WALLOP! An alien spaceship crashed into the Music and Drama room leaving it in a right mess! We discovered a letter amongst the debris and found out that we have a ‘Galactic Guest’ visiting us in school. Our Galactic Guest seems to know nothing about our planet and has started asking questions for us to answer.

We then spent some time thinking about our GG's flightpath and what continents and oceans he might have flown over.