Our class is named after the famous children’s author Shirley Hughes. She has written more than fifty books, which have sold more than 11.5 million copies, and has illustrated more than two hundred. Hughes won the 1977 and 2003 Kate Greenaway Medals for British children’s book illustration and her 1977 winner, Dogger, was named in 2007 the public favourite winning work of the first fifty years.
We are all sad about it being our last term in year 2 before we go up to the juniors but we have some great things to look forward to like:
2) Sports Day
3) Doing lots of writing to try and get our pen licenses
4) Art Week. Our chosen animal is a frog!
5) Meeting our new teachers
Grab your coat and pooter – we’re going out and about on a minibeast hunt!
Sweep your nets in puddles and ponds and lift up logs to see who’s home.
On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl!
On Monday 24th April, The Wiggly Wild Show visited our children. They were able to get up close and personal with all creatures great and small! Here are some of the pictures from the day.
Term 4 – Dinosaur Planet
Stomp, crash, RRRAGH! Watch out everyone – the dinosaurs are on the prowl!
They are rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth…
Our topic this term is Dinosaur planet and on Thursday 2nd March we will be visiting the Natural History Museum. Please ensure you provide your child with a packed lunch if you stated you would do so. Please check back to see pictures from our exciting adventure out of school!
In term 4 we will also be learning:
English – Poetry and Stories
History – Significant people – Mary Anning
Science – Plants and Animals
D&T – Designing and making using textiles
Geography – Comparing and contrasting a small area of the UK and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country
Music – Performing music to the theme of animals
Computing – Word processing skills
PE – Football
Please click on the links to see two letters that were sent out at the end of term 3.
On Thursday 23rd March, we performed our class assembly to the rest of the school and our parents. It was based on our learning from last term, all about space. Here are some pictures from the morning in case you didn’t manage to attend.
We took part in a dinosaur hunt for a mysterious egg that had been left in our school garden. We will look after it by keeping it in a warm and safe place. Ask us in a few weeks time what hatched!
To kick of our new topic of Moon Zoom, we had an astrodome in school for the children to get a taste of what it is like in Space. In our class, we have a display of all the things we engaged with on the first day of term. In case you can’t come in to see it, here are a few pictures from the display.
On Monday 9th January, the children discovered a spaceship crashed into the climbing frame in our playground. Evidence left, leads us to believe that aliens have landed on Earth and are in our school!
This is what we saw…
We became newspaper reporters and wrote newspaper reports on this exciting event – come into Hughes class at the end of term to see our writing which is out of this world!
Our topic this term is Splendid Skies and on Thursday 3rd November we will be going on a ‘Weather Walk’ to Wilmot Park. We welcome parent’s accompanying us on our trips so please let us know if you can help when we return to school. We will be looking at how the weather is changing as we head into Autumn, the changes in colour of the leaves and we will be keeping a weather diary for the remaining of the year to see the seasonal changes.
We went on a weather walk to Wilmot park to observe the weather and seasonal changes. Here are a few pictures from our morning. A special thank you to Mrs Grimwood who accompanied us on the trip.
When we got back to school, we had received a letter from Mr Weatherman asking us to record the weather for his research. We used a weather station to find out how to read the temperature, measure rainfall and measure wind speed and the direction of the wind. We even learned what the word humidity means. We will be recording the weather on a weekly basis to see how it changes as the nights get darker and the air gets colder.
This term we have been learning to recite poetry focusing on using expression, pace and actions.
We will also be writing our own poems about the weather to link with our topic.
We will be learning to use:
Come back to check out some of our awesome poetry!
At the end of term we will be inviting parents in to view our Art Gallery. This is a chance to view some of the spectacular artwork the children have been producing. I’m sure there’s a Da Vinci or Van Gogh amongst the children somewhere! Here is a sneaky preview.
This year our Christmas Production is ‘A Miracle in Town’. The children have been given their script so please ensure they are learning their lines and bringing their scripts to school every day in case we get the chance to rehearse. Return your letter regarding tickets quickly FOA Mrs Springett to avoid disappointment!
You’ll find the song words here:
News from Term 2:
We kicked off our topic with a fun-filled inflatables day. We bounced around, jumping like horses and leaping like frogs. We bounced high and even counted how many bounces we could do in a row. Other things we had were a ball pit, where we buried our friends, an obstacle course, where we raced our friends to the other side and a soft play area, where we tried to build the tallest tower without is falling over. Here are some pictures from the day.
We designed and made our own sports balls using polystyrene balls and threaded them onto a piece of wire to create our very own installation art. Take a look at it in the KS1 corridor.
News from Term 1: