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 Miss Farnfield and Mrs Wood like the other classes they also get up to all kinds of fun learning!
So far this year, Cherry Class have been working amazingly hard in all areas of the curriculum. Mrs Wood and I have been exceptionally proud of each child and would like to say a big well done to Cherry Class!
During English lessons, we have completed a retelling of two modern day fairy tales; The Paper Bag Princess and The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig.
We have also written two non-fiction pieces of writing; a recount of our trip around Lympne and an explanation text on how to keep safe during Bonfire Night. Finally, we learnt Daisy the Dreadful Dragon, which the children produced some fantastic list poems. Cherry Class particularly enjoyed reciting this poem.
Cherry Class have been super stars in maths lessons completing some very tricky maths problems. They have leant place value and number, addition and subtraction, which included; word problems, column additions including crossing 10 and column subtraction including exchanging. They have also been multiplying and dividing through a various range of maths, such as; arrays, inverse operations and commutative law. Finally, Cherry Class have started to learn about fractions of amounts and shapes, looking at 1/2, 1/3, 14, 2/4 and 3/4.
During both term 1 and 2 the science topic was materials, the children learnt different properties and suitability of various materials; we looked at the Paper Bag Princess and questioned whether paper was suitable for a dress. In groups, the children dressed one of the children up in a paper dress and completed some activities that they thought Elizabeth (the Paper Bag Princess) may have encountered during her journey to save the love of her life, Prince Ronald.
We also discussed materials that are waterproof and buoyant, armed with this knowledge the children made boats from the materials they decided were suitable, there were various outcomes when we tested them on water!
In term 1 we learnt about the creation of the world, we looked at the bible story Genesis 1, the Seven Days of Creation. During term 2, we learnt what incarnation means (God in the flesh) and how this links to the bible through the Holy Trinity. We recapped and used role-play to re-enact the nativity and discussed who, we thought, knew God had come to Earth through Jesus. We also learnt why Christmas is so important to Christians.
During Topic this year we have learnt about mapping, we mapped the school and around Lympne, working with year 5. We also looked at the United Kingdom the four countries within the UK, learning about their capital cities and some important landmarks. We learnt about the seven continent and the five oceans and were able to map these on a world map. In term two we learnt about the Gunpowder plot and Guy Fawkes, we learnt about the key events leading up to the Gunpowder plot and reasons why the 13 conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, wanted to kill James I. During science, we learnt about flammable materials, after, the children made their own Guy Fawkes.
Cherry class have learnt how to programme and were able to give instructions to their Beebots and each other. They learnt that instructions need to be simple but with enough detail so that the outcome is the one they had planned for.
We have also learnt the importance of online safety we have discussed many different areas of online safety, using the story of Chicken Clickin to help with our understanding of staying safe when online.
Finally, I just wanted to say a massive thank you, for all the support you have given your children with their homework. We have had some amazing pieces come in and the children have loved either showing them, looking at them or eating them (in some cases).