Class Two Field Work to Squirrel Wood

Today Class Two completed their field work at Squirrel Wood. The theme of the visit was one of our favourite stories, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. This is a key text in our current expedition case study titled ‘What do you see if you take a stroll through the deep dark wood?’

Here’s what we got up to…

We started the day with a short bus ride to Squirrel Woods. It was very exciting sitting with our friends. Once we had arrived we walked to a clearing in the woods where we would complete our activities.

Our first activity was a scavenger hunt. Our task was to search for things that could be the body parts of the Gruffalo such as his ‘terrible tusks, terrible claws or terrible teeth in his terrible jaws!’

Next, we discussed the different habitats of the animals in the story. Our challenge was then to recreate them in the woods. Look at our fantastic Gruffalo dens, treetop and log pile houses.

After that it was time for a snack break with warm popcorn and apple juice. We circled up around the fire pit and watched as the flint and steel created a spark to light the fire. It was very exciting watching, listening and waiting for the corn kernels pop.

While we were eating our snack some children volunteered to have a go at using the flint and steel to make a spark.

After this it was time for our final activity which was the one the children loved the most… using clay to make our own woodland creatures! Some children decided to press their clay against a tree to create a face which they then added features too. Look at our amazing work!

Before we knew it, it was lunch time. So we finished off our fieldwork with a picnic in the sunshine.

What a lovely day full of great memories, happy children and fun in the woods.

Let the Children March

In Class 6 we have been exploring our new core text ‘Let the Children March’. We solved the front cover picture puzzle, looking for clues and made some great predictions about what might happen in the story.

Community Meeting

We are so proud of all our crew champions this week. It was lovely to hear about all the wonderful things they have been doing in crew the have led to their friends and crew leaders nominating them for our special award.

Owl Adventures

We have been really lucky to have an owl expert visit our school. The children were able to find out lots of information about owls and other animals. They were really excited to get to see the creatures close up! What a wonderful experience for our Foundation Stage children!

Roald Dahl Day 2023

This morning in crew we celebrated Roald Dahl Day. We checked in by sharing our favourite Roald Dahl books and characters. Next we played matching pairs with some of our favourite characters like Willy Wonka, the BFG and Mr Twit. We ended our crew session by listening to an extra from Matilda and we loved listening to Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood – it definitely wasn’t the ending we were expecting!!

Time Capsule

We’ve been busy in Crew Goodyer this morning creating our time capsules filled with photographs, pledges and string to show how tall we are at the start of Year 2. It will be fun to see how much we have all grown when we open them up at the end of the year!

Artist of the week

This morning we have been exploring the work of Peter Thorpe, an American artist who creates abstract art and has created lots of artwork about space.

During our gallery walk we shared with our talk partners what we noticed, what we praised and what we wondered about each piece of artwork.
We are looking forward to creating our own pieces of space art using some of Peter Thorpe’s

Sponsored Dance-A-Thon

What a morning filled with dancing, singing and fun! We are feeling very proud of ourselves for completing our challenge to make sure someone from Year 2 was filling the dance floor at all times all the way till lunchtime!
Thank you to everyone who supported us in raising funds towards our end of year celebrations!

Year Two Crew xx

Walking to school challenge

We have had a really fun week walking to school and completing our daily mile challenge. Well done everybody for your incredible effort. We have earned some lovely stickers, biscuits and juice. Freya has received a special certificate for walking to school every day all the way from Askern. Well done Freya.