Welcome to Class 2 - Mrs Roe and Miss Windsor
In our class we have Mrs Roe, Miss Windsor, and Mrs Procter who help us every day to learn new, fun and exciting things. Our topic this term is ‘Brilliant Barnsley’ and we are finding out about a superhero called Big Brave Bill.
Children in class 2 have had an amazing time at ‘The Old Classroom’as part of our History topic. We found out about life for Victorian school children from the moment we arrived and soon realised that the day was not going to be fair for the girls!
Miss Sharp explained to us about life in general, then clothes and then told us about life in the classroom.
We acted out a typical lessons from a Victorian classroom. We tired out different lessons, Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and sewing, and got disrupted by some children who were not doing the right thing!
After the lessons we were allowed to play outside. We had great fun trying tried out different games and activities. Then it was time for prayers and lunch.
Did you know that many of the saying she wstill use today are from Victorian events?
‘A stitch in time saves nine.’
‘A women’s work is never done.’
‘Hands tied’ (From when children had their hands put in the fidget stocks
‘Get slated’ (when children had the board rubber thrown at them)
‘No labour, no bread’
‘Children should be seen and not heard’
‘Basket case’(when children were raised up in to a basket in the classroom as a punishment)
‘Wipe the slate clean’
Welcome to our Victorian classroom!
To start off our history part of ‘Brilliant Barnsley’ we are looking at Victorians. We watched video clips recreating what it was like in a Victorian classroom. We found out that they wrote using slate and chalk so we decided to use our equivalent, a whiteboard and pen, to make notes.
We continued our Science work with an experiment using celery to check our theory about coloured water travelling up the roots.
PE balance challenge
Our story in PE told us about pirates and what they could do. We practised balancing on one leg and did so well that we had a ‘balance off’ to see who was the best on each table and the final!
We have continued our Science work this week by carrying out an experiment to find out the purpose of roots in plants and trees. We put a white carnation in a pot of water with red food colouring to see if the dye travelled up towards the petals.
We checked on the progress and filled in our picture diary. Can you see the pink tinges on the base of the buds and flower head?
Today we had a visit from the Road Safety Team to teach us about how to cross the road safely. We talked about ‘Street Feet’ and what we should and shouldn’t do near the road.
We all need to ‘Think, Stop, Look and Listen.’
We have continued with out comparison in maths today by using the words ‘taller’ and ‘shorter.’ We even started using ‘tallest’ and ‘shortest’ to compare our heights.
We have had a busy day in class 2 using all of our materials knowledge. We had a think about which material would be the best for making a boat. We thought back to when we started our ‘Explorers’ topic and we made paper boats. We discussed that this was not the best idea and we could think of an alternative material.
Our boat needed to be waterproof and be light enough to float across our ocean.
Look at at our designs. We used wood, plastic, foil and dough. Which do you think made it across?
Comparison of lengths
Children in class 2 have been looking at sticks of different lengths and matching up labels. We have used the vocabulary ‘longer’ ‘shorter’ ‘longest’ and ‘shortest.’
Today we carried out an experiment to find out which material would be the best for a waterproof coat for Winnie the Pooh. We predicted whether tissue paper, kitchen roll, fabric, cardboard or plastic was best for the coat and tested them.
To start off our new Talk for Writing topic we looked at new picture and thought about what it could be. We had lots of differnet ideas but today it was revealed that it was a rocket!
We put actions to the sentences so that we can remember them.
We have been outside to see what objects we can see and what they are made out of as part of our Materials topic.
Classes 2 and 3 have been working hard to create delicious treats for the people we love. We hope you enjoy the finished results!
Safer Internet Day 2018
Children have been thinking about how to keep safe on the internet and what to do if they see something that upsets them.
We have been working on giving each other a complement which is better than upsetting someone.
‘Danger’ discussion and emoji scenarios
Class 2 have been thinking about what activities they could do in different times and completed a treasure hunt to find matching times.
Classes 2, 3 and 4 are looking forward to the start of a new year with our Explorers topic. We will even be welcoming a surprise visitor to make a memorable start to the learning.
Classes 2, 3 and 4 have impressed parents this morning with their performance of 'A Midwife Crisis.' Well done to all involved.
We had special visitor into class 2 today, a consultant at Barnsley hospital.
We thought about questions to ask him:
Why do you wear a mask on your mouth? Holly and Charli
To stop germs spreading.
Do you have to wear a hat? Billy and Lily-Rose
Why do have to have white sheets? Phoebe and Neve
White sheets look nice and clean.
What is your job title? Amelia and Millie
Do you wear an apron? Why? Jenson and Olivia
Yes so that I do not get my clothes dirty.
Why do you have something round your neck? Isobel and Elliot
Check heartbeat and breathing.
How do you make people better? Ashton and Oakley
Look after them and give them medicine.
Why did you want to be a nurse? Miles and Maddison
My mum was a nurse and my dad was a doctor so I wanted to be like him.
Do you look after people good? Ava and Bella-Rose
Try my best.
How do they get to the toilet if they are poorly? Owen U
Pot behind the curtain or help them to walk to the toilet.
Why do you have scissors in your pocket? Emily and Pippa
In case we need to cut clothes off quickly if someone is very poorly or cut bandages.
How do you check temperature? Lily-Jai and Owen R
Machine into ear drum and press a button.
What sort of shoes do you wear? Chloe and George
Comfortable and no hole (like crocs).
Why do you wear blue clothes? Henlie and Jaiden
I wear green clothes. Doctors wear green and nurses wear blue. students wear light blue.
Why do you use a needle? Noah
How many people do you help?
250 a day (70 children)
How do you become a doctor?
University at 18 for 6 years.
What is it like being a doctor?
Mostly lovely but hard work and long hours.
In numeracy this week we have started a new topic about shapes. The children discussed what they already knew and we went on a shape hunt!
We have been thinking about our 'Healthy Eating' topic and designed healthy lunch boxes based on what we have learnt.
We have also found out about what life is like in the Pennines and our local area, comparing the physical and human features.