Welcome to Years 1 and 2!
Our Class Saint is St. Teresa of Liseux
Class Teacher: Miss Deakin-Mundy
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Horton
Welcome to our class page, scroll down to find out more about Class 2 and what exciting things we have been learning about this half term.
Class Notice Board
Reading Books: Reading books will be changed every Monday. We ask that these are returned each Thursday to be left in 'book quarantine' for the appropriate amount of time before they are handed back out to other children in the class.
Homework: Homework is handed out on Fridays and we ask to have it back by the following Thursday.
- Tuesday with Mr Davies.
- Friday with Miss Deakin-Mundy.
This term our virtue is Curious and Active.
We are learning about prayers in our current RE unit.
A prayer you can practice at home:
What are we learning about this year?
This term we will creating our very own story sacks. We use story sacks a lot in school. Story sacks are cloth bags containing a children's book and supporting materials such as masks, puppets, costumes and audio recordings of the story. They are a fun way to engage in a book, learn and stimulate ideas.
Police Officers visited Class 2 to teach them about what it's like being a police officer and what their job consists of. Class 2 were given a tour of their police car and shown the equipment that police officers carry.
(Picture to follow!)
What are we learning about?
Brewood Fire Station - 27th January 2020
We have been investigating how fire fighting has changed since the Great Fire of London. We visited Brewood fire station where we learnt about modern-day equipment and rules to keep us safe. We will use this information in our Horrible Histories episode.
Class 2's Autumn vehicle for learning is all about sculptures. The vehicle contains all aspects of the curriculum and will take the children on a unique learning journey. Through the vehicle the children will investigate how to make sculptures and how to set up a trail for members of the public to follow. With expert advice from guest speakers, workshops with artists and sculptors and school trips we will become experts in this field.
Local Sculptor Guest Speaker
On Tuesday 10th September local Sculptor Robert Bowers visited Class 2 to answer their many questions about how to be a successful sculptor. Mr Bowers brought in a selection of sculptures that he had made and the tools that he used to create them.
On Wednesday 18th September Class 2 visited Trentham Gardens to investigate what a sculpture trail looks like. We found out that trails use maps with keys to show visitors where the sculptures are placed. We loved looking at all the different materials the sculptures were made out of and are now busy thinking of what our creations and trail will look like in Brewood.
Designing sculptures- Tuesday 1st October 2019
Class 2 have been working closely with local artist Robert Bowers to design their very own sculptures inspired by the wonderful plants and animals Joseph Banks would have seen on his Endeavour Voyage to Australia.
Mr Bowers will help the children make their designs out of wood in the following weeks.
Making Sculptures- Tuesday 8th October 2019
Class 2 have been studying the work of Giacometti. Today they have recreated his sculptures using pipe
cleaners and tin foil.
Robert Bowers Sculpture Visit- Tuesday 15th October 2019
Mr Bowers has been back in this week. He has brought our sculpture designs to life by cutting them out of wood. We have spent the afternoon sanding and painting our sculptures ready for our trail.