Class 2 – Orienteering
This week Class 2 used the woods to put their orienteering skills to the test. The children have been learning different skills over the past term from correctly orientating a map to the ground to finding various checkpoints around a fairly challenging location. Every child worked incredibly hard combining team work, physical activity, geography and maths as well as learning some important life skills.
Class 2 Forest School
Class two had great fun in forest school and enjoyed exploring Stone Age art techniques using natural materials. During ‘free play’ time, some of us created dams and even made water filters too.
Class 2’s Orienteering goes Cross-Curricular!
This week the children in class two were using lots of different skills in their PE lesson. They studied OS maps and then used similar symbols to create their own maps (GEOGRAPHY) of the school grounds. Conveniently, there were lots of stations located around the school, which involved using their mental (MATHS) and physical (PE) powers to workout… The children LOVED the tasks and learnt lots along the way!
Class 2 have been learning about ‘Animals, including Humans’ in science and have been studying ‘The King of the Birds’ in English. To support this learning we now have a bird box with a web cam in it, However we don’t have any guests yet! Class 2 decided that Diptford’s birds could do with some tempting treats to help encourage them to the bird box so have made some feeders.
PE – ORIENTEERING!
In PE this term Class 2 are learning about the different skills required to read maps and orienteer themselves around different courses.
Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy’s art!
Class Two’s Tremendous Tag Rugby Efforts
The children from class two have continued practising their skills in tag rugby during their PE lessons. They have been progressing very well and have started to learn tactics of the game. Well done and keep up the hard work.
Class 2 2016/2017
Meet the teacher / chat to parents PowerPoint presentation from Monday 12th September.
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Class 2 Timetable for the Autumn Term
Class 2 Topic / Learning Journey for the First Half of the Autumn Term
Class Two Residential to Forest and Beach at Beeson we had a ‘FaB’ time!
Please click on the link below to view a PowerPoint including photos of our residential.
Forest School – Continuing construction of our iron age hut by making cob for the walls, bird-watching and making bird nests.
Role play / drama to help inspire our writing – Our cooperative bike wheels could only turn if we were able to name some of the features of letters we have been learning about. Brain breaks like this help to motivate and inspire us!
Gardening Club in action
Thank you FODS (Friends of Diptford) for our new Maths Resources
Design and Technology Workshops at KEVICC – Designing hazard warning signs for our homes
Forest School in the sunshine – Look what we found in our environmental area
Parliamentary Politics with Class Three
Yummy cakes go down well at our cake sale.
The money raised is for equipment for our reception class.
Our New Maths and English Working Walls
Class Two went to Paignton Zoo
Orienteering in the sunshine, our first use of the field this Spring
Another ‘Rubbish Assembly’ to Celebrate the success of our actions!
Second Waste Audit – Weighing and measuring up the difference we have made.
Year 3 and 4 Gymnastic Team
World Book Day – Listening to stories, reading, reviewing and enjoying books.
World Book Day Character Potatoes – Can you guess which book or character they represent?
Forest School Spring 2016 – Stone Age adventures
During our two forest school days this term we enjoyed; making five minute fires, grinding corn to make bread, making, cooking and eating nettle pudding, making axes, making stone age jewelry and moving a Stone Henge replica using stone age techniques.
Basketball fun with a ‘Pro’!
Our Class Trip to Living Coasts in Torquay – January 2016
To end our interesting topic based upon penguins and Antarctica, we all enjoyed a guided tour and workshop on our class visit to Living Coasts.
The 4Rs Waste Education Workshop with Alex Mack – We learnt about the 4Rs; reduce, reuse, recycle and recover.
Maths in Art – Measuring up to create our life sized penguins
RE – Searching for religious signs and symbols in our local church
Dance Workshops with Sophie Harris from Attik Dance company – Exploring movements and shapes relating to time
Spring Term Topic – Penguins and Antarctica
At the beginning of this term we received a parcel and letter from Daniel Stone, here is a copy of the letter;
Dear Class 2,
I hope you all had a fantastic winter holiday.
I’ve been on an amazing adventure to Antarctica this past month. I went there on the trail of Agnes Dugger, but sadly she was nowhere to be seen.
Whilst in Antarctica, I met some fascinating penguins. I even brought one home with me to show with my family over Christmas. Don’t worry, I’ll return him to his home when come home from my next adventure.
Please could you all look after him for me for the next four weeks? It would be great if you and your teachers could find out more about the penguin; where he lives, what he eats, what kinds of other animals live in Antarctica and so on.
I’m sure you will all come up with some more interesting questions to explore . Happy enquiring. I’m looking forward to seeing the work you do on this. I really enjoyed your other work, perhaps you could make another book, I thoroughly enjoyed the other two you wrote as a class.
Thanks again for the gift of Spring’s Child I absolutely loved it!
Christmas Craft Fun Thanks to FODs (Friends of Diptford)
Computing – Creating dancing snowmen using Scratch
Illustrating our class book – Spring’s Child
Class 2’s Rubbish Assembly
We shared the findings of the waste audit we conducted with Alex Mack on 5th November with the whole school. We shared the key action points we need to work on to increase the amount of waste we recycle and reduce the amount of waste we send to the energy from waste plant in our general rubbish bins.
Meeting some amazing owls
High 5 Netball Success for Year 3 and 4
Maths in Action!
Snow much fun!
We had so much fun making 3D Snowflakes in our co-operative teams.
We used the snowflakes to decorate our winter themed classroom.
Winter’s Child – Our Winter themed text
What a load of rubbish! – Class Two conducted a Waste Audit with Alex Mack
With support from Alex Mack from Resource Futures, we learnt about what happens to our rubbish and the importance of the ‘Three R’s’ when thinking about the our rubbish; Reduce, reuse and recycle.
We weighed rubbish from one whole day at our school, sorted it into different categories and used our findings to create an action plan of things we can do to reduce the amount of waste we create in school. The final result was that we are currently recycling 51% of our rubbish which is great, but we can do even more to improve this.
Class Two’s Haka
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Marvellous Maths – Cracking column addition
Science – Exploring Electrical Circuits
‘How to be a…’
Class 2 chose to be many different characters and wrote instructional poems based upon their chosen characters. We used the poem ‘How to be a Pirate’ by David Harmer to inspire our own invented poems.
Forest School Team Challenges
Forest School Fun!
Puppies come to visit Class 2
linked to our 150th Anniversary Celebrations
‘How to be a Pirate’
Pirate themed dressing up to get us all in the mood for some pirate themed poetry.
Autumn Term 2015
See our exciting plans here: Topic web for How to be a Pirate
Have a look at what we are learning about in Class 2.
These are some photos of us doing gymnastics this week. We have been working on routines for 2 weeks and I have videoed their routines for us to look at in next week’s lesson. This week we worked on pointed toes and making ourselves look like gymnasts with straight arms and legs and holding balances for 3 seconds. Teamwork and independent work as a group has also been a big focus in these lessons and all of the children have really tried and succeed in achieving these things, which is fantastic to see.
This is us this week doing Forest School with Josie. The children identified different types of lichen using a key and pictures and made a record of how many they found. We also measured tress by looking through our legs and measuring the distance form where we were standing and Jude also informed us that the red bug was indeed a red velvet mite.