Welcome to Class 2
Welcome back to school everyone! It seems very strange to think that the last time you were all together as a class was before Easter! We are so excited about starting the new school year even though some things may be a little different and take a little bit of getting used to. We hope that you had a lovely time over the summer and are refreshed and ready to start a new school year with new teachers and your friends. We are looking forward to getting to know you and finding out more about you as the term goes by. We have lots of interesting topics planned this year and know that we will all be working hard together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. We hope that you enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Class 2 has to offer! We are sure you are ready to start the new school year, so welcome to Class 2!
Mrs Troupe, Mrs Otwinowska and Mrs Killian.
In History, we have been listening to the story of 'Town is by the sea' and discussed what life was like for a miner. Then, we have been looking at and describing a variety of images showing people's lives in old mining villages.
We have been selecting pictures displayed on the carpet and creating a timeline showing the history of mining in County Durham. We have been talking about why coal was important in the past and passing a piece of coal around and then drawing pictures of steam engines. We have been also completing jigsaws of steam engines.
In PE this term, we have been mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities. We have been participating in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
Also in Gymnastics, we have been exploring and performing gymnastic actions (pencil/straight, tuck, star, pike, dish and arch) and still shapes; moving confidently and safely in our own and general space, using change of speed and direction; copying, creating and linking movement phrases with beginnings, middles and ends; performing movement phrases using a range of body actions and body parts. We have found making our body tense, relaxed, stretched and curled quite challenging, however we did our best because it was lots of fun!