Class 2

Welcome to Class Two!
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  • Mrs Caroline Foster

    Class Two LSA

Class 2 had a brilliant day up at Kielder Castle. They were taking part in the Ratty Project which is reintroducing Water Voles into Kielder Forest. The children were scientists, looking for evidence of water voles. They had a great time splashing through streams and learnt lots. 
Class 2 have been working in groups to make and test catapults. The winning catapult fired a marshmallow 7.61 metres 
As we have moved on to studying the Romans,we visited Houstead Fort. We discover what it would be like to be a Roman Soldier, defending the Empire. Roy was a fantastic commanding officer showing us how to march and train. He then guided us round the fort and told us lots of information. Even though it was cold and wet, we had a great time and learned lots.
Class Two wrote some wonderful letters from children in 1918 to their fathers in the WW1 trenches.  Along with the rest of the school and Little Oaks Nursery they made Poppies to decorate the pant to commemorate the 100 years since the end of the First World War.
The year 4s had a wonderful time at the Tynedale Rugby Festival. All the children showed lots of enthusiasm and a great team spirit.
Thursday 4th October was Stay and Share Day. It was great to see so many mums, dads, grandmas and grandads. We all loved it. Thank you also for all the delicious cakes you donated for our McMillan Coffee morning. We loved them!
We are reading Beowulf, retold by Michael Morpurgo. To help us to imagine the story, we acted out a scene from the book.
Some fantastic costumes for World Book Day. We really enjoyed having so many parents with us to enjoys reading books. Later we were great teachers, helping the younger children with their work.
We planted some Crocus bulbs, donated by Tynedale Rotary. Hopefully. there will be some purple flowers in the spring. Purple for Polio is a campaign to rid the whole world of the disease Polio for ever. 
We all enjoyed dressing up for Big Me Day. There were lots of fantastic costumes. The money we raised for Action Aid will help send some children to school who are not  lucky enough to have free education.
Monday 1st October was prehistoric day so Class 2 wrapped up warm and went to meet Roy, who told us all about the Mesolithic and Neolithic times. He started with a story which explained how the Mesolithic people gathered their food. We then had a go at the activities that Neolithic farmers needed to survive. Planting seeds with antlers, constructing tents and making fire. After that we ground flour to make bread and turned cream to butter. In the afternoon we found animal tracks and made mini Neolithic settlements. We even had time to climb some trees and finished with the old favourite of "One, two, three where are you"
We are now well settled into our lovely new classroom. Everyone is working hard and there is lots of high quality work on the walls.