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Welcome to Class 2

 

Class 2 is where you can find some of the Year 3 children and all of Year 2.

 

Our teachers are Mrs Lenton (on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) and Mrs Banham on Fridays.

We also have help from Mrs Gelder and Miss Torgoose.

 

If you need help please see Mrs Lenton - she is always around to help - at the moment she isn't allowed to sing in school so you will be safe! laugh

Year 3 and Year 4 Common Exception Words

Science WC 4 January

Happy New Year Class 2, I hope that you all had a super Christmas and that Father Christmas managed to steer his sleigh to your house.

Now that many of you are learning at home, I didn't want you to miss out on super science so I'll upload a range of science each week, it will include an investigation or practical of some sort a piece of written work and of course we must never forget your favourite - Reach Out Reporter. https://www.reachoutreporter.com/ 

 

This week we are all going to do a whole school practical linked to design technology, we are going to make a bird feeder. Why ? Well towards the end of January I had planned that the classes would take part in the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) garden bird survey. Now that most of you are learning at home, we are going to do that survey in our gardens, we must try to keep the birds fed during this cold, wet, miserable winter weather. If you were really enthusiastic, you could do a survey now and then do one at the end of the month when the birds have got used to you feeding them and see if there is a difference in the numbers or types of birds which you see in your garden.

 

Here is the link to a simple bird feeder which you can easily make with resources from home or you can use your own design if you would like. https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/make-a-recycled-bird-feeder/ 

 

If you want to encourage a certain type of bird you may need to do some research about what that bird eats and put that in the feeder.

 

I look forward to seeing your creations and all the birds which start to appear in your garden.

 

Mrs Banham

Class 2 learning at home 2021

Science WC 11th January

Thank you all so much for your fantastic work on creating your bird feeders and finding somewhere suitable to hang them. I have seen photographs of some of you watching for the birds with  binoculars which is a great idea. We will continue with the bird theme later in the month when we have hopefully encouraged more birds to our gardens.

 

This week we are going to look at how to create strong structures such as bridges. Firstly you need to watch this video of Iggy Peck the Architect at https://vimeo.com/413978739  many of you will recognise the author, David Roberts, from reading Dirtie Bertie with me in class.

 

When you have watched it think about these questions:

  • What was the best thing Iggy Peck built? Why did you like this one?
  • What did Iggy Peck create to save his teacher and the other children?
  • What did Iggy Peck use to build this?

 

You will need:

  • A toy car or other toy to cross your bridge
  • Materials to build your bridge:
    • building blocks or other construction toys you could use.
    •  scrap paper, empty cardboard boxes, toilet or kitchen roll tubes or food containers.
  • Clothes pegs,  Sellotape or masking tape hold and stick things together.
  • Scissors (if using paper or cardboard)
  • A gap to build your bridge across – between two chairs is a good place

 

Put two chairs, or something similar, back to back to create a gap of about 20 cm to build your bridge across. 

 

Decide what you want your bridge to look like.

  • How will you make it long enough to cross the gap?
  • Will it have sides to stop your car/toy from falling off?
  • Will it have pillars or arches to hold it up?
  • Will it be a suspension bridge like the one Iggy built?

You could draw a few ideas before you choose one and then start to build it.

 

Test your bridge.

Can you drive your toy car across it?

Can you balance your toy on it?

 

Things to discuss with your brothers/ sisters or carers:

  • Was your bridge strong enough to hold your  toy car or toy?
  • What do you think you could do to improve it?
  • Which were the best materials for building your bridge?
  • Why were they the best materials?
  • Did your bridge bend in the middle? How could you stop this happening?

 

How it works:

When you placed the car on your bridge, the weight of the car might have caused your bridge to start to bend. If you put too many cars on, your bridge would collapse.

Real bridges are designed and built to hold the weight of the vehicles and people that travel over them. Bridges spread the effect of the downward forces (weight) across the whole bridge, especially the bits that are on land. Some bridges do this by using arches, others use long chains or metal ropes to spread the weight out to the edges which are firmly secured on land.

 

Have you ever wondered how a real suspension bridge is built? Watch this video to find out how the Northern Spire Bridge in Sunderland was constructed. https://youtu.be/p3eNqr0Bgn8 

 

If you wanted to make a bridge using just paper try this.

You will need:

  • a sheet of A4 paper
  • a gap to build your bridge across (about 15 cm)
  • about 10 coins (of the same coin)

 

  1. Create your gap of about 15 cm to put your bridge across.  You don’t need to use a ruler, just make the gap wide enough so that your paper stays up when put across it.
  2. Lay your paper across the gap.
  3. Put your coins on the centre of the paper bridge, one at a time.  How many coins can the paper hold?
  4. Fold the paper in half length ways.
  5. Put it across the gap. Put your coins on the paper again, one at a time. How many coins can the paper hold this time?

  6. Make a concertina. Fold about 2cm of the long edge over.

    7.Fold the next 2cm over in the opposite direction.

    8.Continue folding in this zig-zag pattern.

    9.Put the concertina across your gap. Put your coins on the paper again, one at a time. How many coins can the paper hold this time?

 
 

 

Things to discuss

Which paper bridge held the most coins?

Why do you think this bridge design was stronger?

 

How it works?

The concertina is made up of a series of triangles. Triangles are one of the best shapes for spreading out weight. They take force from a single point and spread it across a wide base. Bridges made of triangle sections are called truss bridges.

 

Please add any photographs to your class Facebook page or send them to your teacher or myself , Mrs Banham, so that we can see how fantastic your architect skills are.

 

 

Additional science for Year 3 

Later this term you will be  looking at sound and how it is created in your  science lessons. I would like you to watch CBBC on Wednesday 13th January at 9.20 -9.40 to watch the programme 'Science and how sounds are made'. If you can't watch it then you can watch it later on iplayer.

Science WC 18th January

I cannot believe how fantastic all your bridges were last week , you all put so much hard work into designs , building and testing your bridges. Well done all of you.

 

Year 2 children in Class 2

Your  science for this week is a mixture of watching science related programmes on CBBC, watching your weekly input of Reach Out Reporter and carrying out an exciting investigation using bottles.

 

Science for this week:

1.The CBBC programmes which I would like you to watch are:

                          Wednesday at 9.00am Science and materials– this will link in well with the science which you will be looking                               at  next term.

                 CBBC Operation ouch Wednesday at 11.35, Thursday at  11.30 and Friday at 11.30am

2.Your investigation for this week is linked to forces and you can find the instructions uploaded below.

 

Year 3 children in Class2

Your  science for this week is a mixture of watching science related programmes on CBBC, watching your weekly input of Reach Out Reporter and carrying out an exciting investigation using bottles.

 

Science for this week:

1.The CBBC programmes which I would like you to watch are:

                          Wednesday at 9.20am Science and the water cycle– this will link in well with the science which you will be                               looking at  next term.

                 CBBC Operation ouch Wednesday at 11.35, Thursday at  11.30 and Friday at 11.30am

2.Your investigation for this week is linked to forces and you can find the instructions uploaded below.

 

 

Homework in Class 2

 

At the moment we are only able to send 'home readers' home on Tuesdays and Fridays. However all the children in class are regularly reading a 'class reading' book to one of the Class 2 teaching team this term. The children also undertake a group reading session each week with me so that I can listen to each child read and assess their reading.

In the coming weeks the school will be introducing the children to the 'Accelerated Reading' programme and I shall be sending home each child's log in details when I have received my 'teacher training' on this programme. Each child will then be able to read books on line and I shall be able to use my teacher log in facility to be able to see what books each child reads and how their reading is progressing!

 

Weekly spellings are given out on Thursdays and the children will be tested on their words the following Thursday. I have set up Spelling Shed so that each child has an assignment so that they can use the games to learn their spelling words.  Each child should be able to use their log in details which I handed out last term but if they have forgotten or mislaid these, please email me at:  carol.lenton@friskneyallsaints.lincs.sch.uk and I will email your child's details to you so that they can 'play along'. I would suggest a maximum of 30 minutes per week on this activity. I have spent time in school demonstrating the 'web games' available on this site and have suggested they work on Stages 1 and 2 when they are not doing their assignments.

 

I have sent home with every child a letter regarding Times Tables Rock Stars. I have also given each child a MAD (Minute a Day) card so you know which times tables your child needs to learn. Children are tested in class on Tuesdays. They need to get 10/10 for three weeks in a row before they can move onto the next times tables.

 

I hope you are able to assist in your child's 'home learning' and look forward to your support in this during the year.

 

Mrs Lenton

 

Class 2 enjoyed making their Christmas crafts!

Class 2 enjoyed delivering Christmas cards to their friends in our class bubble.

"Last year my class loved learning at home and at school!" Mrs Lenton

Making time for maths!

Yellow Class prayers for people who are helping us.

More of our work in R.E. lessons 'at home'!

Would you come to our cafes to enjoy our 'food and drink from Lovely Lincolnshire'?

Our geography work about the USA.

Our geography work about Lincolnshire!

Our work about a significant person!

Super science for Mrs Banham!

Olivia the author!

Annabelle the author with her wonderful stories!

'Fyfa the author'

Lochlan - another Yellow Class author!

Maisie our latest author!

For more of our home learning photographs please look at the 'Our Gallery' page.

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