Welcome to Cherry Class pages where we hope you will find out all about our Year 2 children and what they have been learning.
Cherry Class has 30 children and the class is taught by Mrs Martin and supported by Mrs Charles and Miss Hall - like the other classes they also get up to all kinds of fun learning!
A sample of last year's Term 1 and 2 2020 learning:
T1+2 2020 What we were up to...
During English in Term 1, we learnt all about a lonely boy called Noi in Storm Whale. We learnt how to write instructions, which included making cookies, we wrote storm poems and we were able to write exciting diary entries.
During English in Term 2, the class text was the Paper Bag Princess. Cherry Class learnt how to write character and setting descriptions, predict events and retell a story. Cherry Class loved this story and especially loved role-playing it and writing list poems using alliteration, onomatopoeia and similes.
During topic, Cherry Class learnt about Guy Fawkes, creating their own Guy in Forest school. We have also learnt all about Animals including Humans in Science. Where we established how to live healthily. Learning the types of food, we should eat and how often, how much water we should drink and finally, how often we should exercise. Cherry Class loved testing their fitness through breathing experiments and gathering data in different ways. Within the topic of Science, we have started to look at life cycles with a focus of the human life cycle and the different stages of human development. Throughout terms 1 and 2 we have been observing our plants outside our classroom which seem to be growing well.
In Maths, we have been learning all about place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. We have used a variety of manipulatives to help our learning such as Base 10, cubes, Numicon and number lines. Cherry Class especially enjoy the multiplication game ‘Sit Down’ where they learn their multiplication forwards and backwards, the last child standing is the winner. We are impressed with how quickly the children are learning their times tables – well-done Cherry Class!
During Art, we learnt all about Banksy, stencilling, Jackson Pollock, and drip painting. We combined both Jackson Pollock and Banksy’s art techniques to create our own awesome masterpiece mashups.
In PSHE we have looked at being a good friend, what a good fried is, and how a good friend acts. We have read in the Invisible String and spoke about some of our worries when leaving our parents or siblings to go to school. We also read Ruby’s worry and discussed some of the worries we may have and how best to resolve these worries, which is usually talking to someone about them.