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Welcome to G2

We are a mixed age Year 1 and 2 Infant class.

Our class teacher is Miss Wells. Mrs Clarke and Mrs Irwin are our teaching assistants.

 

History off the page 'Great Fire of London' workshop - December 2018

 

G2 had a fabulous day on Friday 14th December when the company History off the page paid a visit to Moreton Morrell. G2 spent the day exploring what life would have been like in London in 1666.

 

As they spent the morning learning some of the trades of the time, news of the fire spread and the children were called upon to try to put out the fire!

 

During the afternoon, children excavated artefacts and tried hard to look for clues to help them work out who the items may have belonged to all those years ago.

 

The children looked amazing in their costumes and were excellent representatives for the school. Indeed our visiting teacher commented on how well-mannered the children were as well as how much knowledge they had to share on the events of 1666. Well done G2! 

 

Great Fire of London workshop - fighting the fire with leather buckets, fire hooks and gunpowder!

Great Fire of London workshop - excavating artefacts to discover more about the people who experienced the fire

Great Fire of London - November 2018

 

The children in G2 have worked so hard in recent days to design, build and evaluate their own Tudor houses. Today we were able to use our models to bring history to life! The local fire brigade cane to visit our school to give an important fire safety talk to Year 1. This was followed by a very exciting event - the fire brigade helped us to recreate Pudding Lane. A very exciting afternoon was had by all as we watched our models go up in smoke! 

Children have brought home a photo of their fantastic models so that they can be reminded of this memorable day! 

 

Well done G2! 

 

Pudding Lane - November 2018

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Fire, fire!

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Fetch the leather buckets and fire hooks!

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We Remember - November 2018

 

This month children in G2 have been exploring the importance of Remembrance. Children have had discussions about why we remember and also created poems and art work based on this theme. 

 

Children made their own poppy memorials to the fallen soldiers in World War One who came from Moreton Morrell and Moreton Paddox. Each child painted a poppy onto a pebble and added the name of a different local soldier as a symbol of remembrance and peace. Children enjoyed the opportunity of visiting the local church to display their memorials and observe the plaques on display as a tribute to the fallen soldiers. Children were also able to have a look at the poppies that had been displayed in church as this special time of year. 

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Summer Term - July 2018

 

We have continued to explore Africa as part of our Topic learning. 

We read the story Handa's Surprise and enjoyed tasting the delicious fruits from the story. We then designed and created our own healthy fruit snacks, considering which fruits we wished to use. We chopped and prepared the fruit carefully and enjoyed tasting the finished product outside in the sun!  

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Spring term - January 2018

 

The children have certainly been working very hard so far this term!

 

They are very proud of their completed hand puppets, which they recently created as part of our design and technology learning. Children explored a range of existing hand puppets in order to generate a list of criteria needed to create a successful hand puppet e.g. the components must be securely joined together. Children designed their own puppet based on a superhero and then cut the felt and sewed the pieces together before adding on their final features. They tried hard to refer to their designs during the making stage and were able to reflect on their finished products and write careful evaluations. 

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January 2018 - Money in Maths

 

Children have loved using real money to deveop their understanding of the value of different coins and notes. Children have practised combining different coins to make particular values and have explored problem-solving tasks such as How many different ways can you make 50p?

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January 2018 - ICT

 

In ICT, children have been exploring coding through their use of bee-bots. Children have explored how to input instructions into the bee-bot in order to make it travel successfully along a specific route. Children have been learning about how technical devices need to be programmed using algorithms or sets of instructions to ensure that they work successfully.      

Busy with bee-bots!

We are all special in G2  -  January 2017

 

As part of our PSHE learning (Personal, Social and Health Education), we have been thinking about what makes us unique. We read the book called It's ok to be different, by Todd Parr and thought about how everybody is special in their own way. We recognise how important it is to be accepting of everybody in our world and to celebrate and embrace differences as this is what makes our world such an exciting and interesting place! 

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Super Scientists! January 2017

 

In Science, we are loving finding out about different animals! We are investigating how animals belong to different groups, according to specific characteristics.

 

As part of our homework, children researched a chosen animal and presented their learning in a chosen way. The children were super at presenting their fact files to the class. We certainly discovered lots of new and interesting facts about a whole range of exciting animals! Well done! 

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Pablo Picasso - an inspiration! December 2016 

 

Following our successful trip to Compton Verney, during which we discovered all about the artist Pablo Picasso, we felt inspired to create our very own art, based on Picasso's artistic styles. During our visit, we found out that Picasso had experimented with printing. With this in mind, we had fun designing and making our very own poly tiles so that we could explore printing too! 

 

First we we created collages, using a range of facial features, taken from photos. Then we used tracing paper and a pencil to make an imprint of our collages onto our tiles. Finally we had fun printing with our tiles, using a range of colourful printing inks! 

 

Take a look at our finished artwork below. We are really proud of ourselves!                  What do you think? 

What a GREAT day learning about the GREAT Fire of London! 14.10.16

 

G2 enjoyed a fantastic experience today, when the local fire brigade came to visit! Children have been working incredibly hard recently, designing and building their own Tudor houses, as part of our Great Fire of London topic. Today they got the opportunity to recreate their own 'Pudding Lane' and watch the fire fighters set their models alight! The children listened extremely carefully to the safety talk, given by the fire fighters, prior to the activity taking place and were very sensible throughout the whole activity. It was both a memorable and beneficial learning experience as the activity helped children to visualise how a small fire, which started in a bakery on Pudding Lane, spread across London, all those years ago. It was a great way to finish our topic as children could relate the knowledge and understanding that they have gained in recent weeks to the experience unfolding before their eyes. Many thanks to Gaydon Fire Station for making this opportunity possible - great fun was had by all!

What a memorable day at Moreton Morrell! 14.10.16

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Pudding Lane on fire!

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Autumn term 2016 

 

What a busy start to the year! Children in G2 have settled back into the new school term really successfully and are enjoying a fun, interesting and purposeful curriculum. Our first topic is the Great Fire of London, which is very topical as this year marks 350 years since the Great Fire took place! Children have developed an understanding of how to find out about the past, using different sources of evidence. They have explored non-fiction books, videos, texts, images and maps to develop their understanding of this monumental event. Children have created artwork, made time lines, planned and written diaries and designed and constructed models, all as part of our topic learning. Miss Wells has been incredibly impressed with the enthusiasm of all the children and their desire to continue building and sharing their knowledge of the Great Fire! Keep bringing in your books, pictures and extra writing from home so it can be shared with the class and can help us all continue to learn more and more about this historical topic. 

 

 

Summer term 2016

 

In G2 this term, we are learning all about Africa. As part of this learning, we have been lucky enough to have some special visitors come into school.  

 

 

Firstly, Andy Mason, from Skins and Feet, African Drumming and Dance Company spent a morning teaching us how to play the African drums! We learnt all about different types of African drums and how they are made, as well as learning to play different rhythms in unison! 

 

 

Later on in the term, Zoe’s Dad, Mr Irvin came into school and gave us a fascinating talk all about when he lived in Africa. He showed us some incredible photos of African animals and shared lots of interesting facts with us. This was really useful as we are writing our own information pages at the moment about African animals so these facts will come in handy for our own writing! Mr Irvin showed us a range of African items including musical instruments and jewellery. He even showed us a real pair of antelope’s horns and an actual ostrich egg! 

Thanks you to both our visitors this term! 

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'Hercules the Tortoise' pays a visit to G2

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In our PSHE lessons we have talked about why it is important to share and how others feel when we are kind. You can see from the photographs below that we enjoy sharing and be kind towards each other. Our classroom is a happy place to be. 

Sharing is an important skill to learn

September 2014- July 2015. Here is a just a small sample of our learning this year...

... and some highlights of the summer term.

Measuring capacity in maths.

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Research for topic work.

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Using Beebots for coding, turns and angles.

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G2 Curriculum Map Spring 2017

G2 Curriculum Map Autumn 2016

G2 Curriculum Map Summer 2016

G2 Curriculum Map Spring 2016

G2 Curriculum Map Autumn 2015

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