Welcome to Year 2
Welcome to the Kestrels and Owls class page.
The Kestrels class teacher is Mr Lee.
The Owls class teacher is Miss Hatcher.
Across the year group we have additional adult help from Miss Woodall and Miss Parker.
Our first topic this year is Wacky Races. We will be using Mrs Armitage on Wheels by Quentin Blake to inspire us. We begin our topic by going on a treasure hunt around the cycle track to collect lost belongings off Mrs Armitage's bike. We also bling our scooters and bikes and design our own car to race with our friends.
The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch
Our second topic is focused on The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage. To begin our topic we have a WOW day where we; bake and ice lighthouse biscuits, design a label to go with the biscuit, paint some pesky seagulls and learn how to send messages to our friends using a pulley. We even get to take our delicious lighthouse biscuit home to share with our grown ups.
The Great Fire of London
During this topic we build a class model of Tudor London and get to set it on fire in the secret garden! We are also visited by Samuel Pepys and learn how he survived the great fire. We bake our own bread and create beautiful fire art pictures using pastels.
We become professional actors and actresses in the Christmas nativity! We make parents and carers so proud with our dazzling superstar performance!
Little Red Riding Hood
Beware of the big bad wolf! We learn about the traditional tale as well as alternative versions told from the wolf's point of view. We also put on a class performance of Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood play which is a lot of fun! The ending might not be what you expect...
Homes from the Past
In this topic we visit Tyntesfield House and learn all about how homes used to be. We explore old toys and games that children used to play with and compare them to the toys we use now. We also get visited by Arietty from the Borrowers and learn how miniature people live in our school!
Our classrooms are transformed into the habitats of Africa. We learn all about the continent and its wonderful animals that inhabit it. We study traditional African tales and learn about the difference in cultures through singing and dancing. This is also a fantastic opportunity to try traditional African food and wow your taste buds.
In our last topic we learn about the gruelling and terrifying world of castles and knights. We get to visit Caldicot Castle and meet a real life knight, lady, falconer and archer. Careful, you may be hung, drawn and quartered if you misbehave...
This is your chance to create the best castle you can at home and bring it in to show your friends.