Condors are large, graceful and strong birds. They have great hunting skills and travel long distances so they can feed themselves and their families. They have brilliant looking skills and listening skills which we will be using within our own Condors class.
THIS TERMS THEME
'The Same But different ...'
This term we will be learning about the similarities and differences between ourselves and our classmates. We are going to be exploring how people come from different family environments and also exploring how we can enjoy different activities. We will also be exploring children living in different parts of country and the rest of the world to find out how we are the same but also different.
P.E AND DANCE DAYS
In Year 2 Condors PE kits are needed on a Tuesday and Thursday for both Dance and PE.
HOME LEARNING DAYS
Home Learning will be set on a Friday and due in on a Wednesday.
8th October & 9th October Parents Evening
Thursday 10th October School Photographs
Monday 11th November - Anti Bullying Week
Tuesday 17th December Christmas Nativity
Well Condors, you have been busy. What an inventive class you are, it is fantastic to see all the fun you have been having. Here are some of your super pictures.
Thank you Condors for sending in all your wonderful pictures. It is great to see all the exciting things you are up to and be able to share them. Enjoy!
The Condors have once again been busy. Thank you to all the Condors for sharing what you have been up to, it is lovely to hear from you.
Here is a selection of the exciting things that have been happening.
We might not be able to go out but this has not stopped the Condors. They have been busy doing some fantastic learning. I have had photos of their Maths, non-fiction work, art, music, gardening, craft and cooking. The list goes on.
Thank you Condors, I have loved being able to share your day.
Our Celebration Assembly was a fantastic way for the Condors to show off some of their 'The Sky is Never the Limit' knowledge. The children spoke confidently about Concorde, air craft carriers, the future of flight and their home learning. Children dressed as DaVinci, Amelia Earhart and the Wright brothers shared facts with their parents. It was a great chance to share some of our newspaper articles. The parents were also able to find out about our trip to the 'Fleet Air Arm Museum' and see some pictures .
Condors you were amazing - well done!
A very excited Year 2 met early on Friday morning, looking forward to their adventure.
Once we arrived at the museum we had a chance to explore. We were able to go on board a rescue helicopter and sit in the cockpit of a WW2 plane.
We moved onto our workshop where we investigated the best materials with which to build a plane. We tested materials for weight, flexibility and if they were waterproof. Some children even got to try on a leather pilot's outfit.
In the afternoon, we experienced what it would be like to be on the deck of the aircraft carrier 'Ark Royal'. It turned out to be very noisy and busy. We also boarded Concorde to see what it was like inside.
It was a very tired group who boarded the coach home.
What a fantastic day out!
To celebrate Chinese New Year we compared how we celebrate in the UK and how they celebrate in China. We discovered that we both like to celebrate with family and let off fireworks. We also found out that the Condors were either born in the Chinese year of the Dragon or the Snake. We learned that in China they hang lanterns for good luck so we decided to make our own. They looked fantastic, great work Condors.
Monday 13th January 2020 – History
In History this week we ordered dates of great flying events and achievements in chronological order including Amelia Earhart flying solo across the Atlantic Ocean and the Wright brothers first flight. The class had great fun making a human time line whilst learning some historical flying facts. Great work Condors!
Tuesday 7th January 2020 - Science
As an introduction to our topic ’The Sky is Never the Limit’, the class explored how things stay in the air. They made spinners and used trial and error to adapt their spinners and improve them. We then compared the spinners seeing which stayed up the longest and discussed the reasons why. Great fun and a fantastic start to our new topic.
YR 2'S NEW PLAYGROUND LEADERS!
As part of our ‘Chris Ofili’ inspired art, Year 2 explored the colours and patterns of Africa. They worked in teams to produce a colourful collage full of African colour using different shapes, patterns and textures. Great work Condors.
As part of our Science learning we have been investigating why birds have different shaped beaks. We used different tools as the birds beaks and used sweets and string as the food. The children learned that the reason birds have different beaks is because they eat different food. Great learning Condors!
Condors embraced ‘Children in Need’, dressing up in Pudsey jumpers, T-shirts and ears. They kindly gave a donation to dress in non-uniform and brought their loose change to fill up our ‘Children in Need’ poster. We even had a special assembly learning about why we were raising money.
Joining in with ‘Joe Wicks Children in Need Activity’ was great fun and left us all exhausted. What a great day!
As part of our science topic investigating animals and their habitats, we were lucky to receive a visit from ‘Totnes Rare Breeds Farm’. They brought four magnificant owls and shared lots of information about their habitats and their food chain. The children loved seeing the owls and had the chance to ask lots of questions of their own. We all learned a lot. A big thank you to our visitors.
Wednesday 9th October - African Dance Workshop
As it is Black History Month, Year 2 had the opportunity to take part in an African Dance Workshop this week. All the children had big smiles on their faces throughout and really enjoyed learning some traditional African moves to live drumming.
Our year 2 children enjoyed exploring 10 more and 10 less than a number. They worked practically using dienes to make a number and then to prove their answers. Recording the answers on our classroom tables proved to be very exciting. Fantastic learning Condors!
As part of our theme ‘The Same But Different …’, we have started to explore physical and human features of the world around us. We initially looked in our local environment then the children sorted pictures of features from around the world. They had great fun making posters showing off their learning. Great work Condors.
Thursday 5th September - Habitat Exploring
As part of our science topic exploring habitats around the world, the children enjoyed sorting different animals into the correct habitat. Have a look at our fun learning below!