Year 2 - Holly
- Class Teacher – Miss Inskip
- PPA Cover Teacher – Mrs Fender
- Other adults in Holly class: Mrs Mathew and Mrs Ganson
PE is outside on a Wednesday afternoon (unihoc) and inside on a Friday morning (gymnastics). Please ensure that your child has appropriate PE kit in school for all PE sessions.
- Please try to write in your child’s reading diary when you hear them read at home
- Weekly tasks are set on MyMaths
- Children are working towards their Bronze times tables award (2s, 5s and 10s)
- A new set is sent home at the end of every week to practise
We had an exciting afternoon as we had a visit from the Fire Service. We learnt some memorable phrases to help us remember fire safety, got to go and look at the fire engine and squirt the hose!
Below are some photographs of our Kandinsky art. We have LOVED exploring colour and have created a beautiful display in the classroom, please feel free to come in and have a look!
Tuesday 15th of January – Walk around Kempston
Friday 1st February – Reward afternoon!
As a class, we have been working towards getting 100 stickers on our 100 square. To get a sticker, we have to work as a team. For example, walking nicely to assembly, encouraging each other to share ideas and all staying on the green face. We reached 100 stickers and had a vote on what we wanted to do. In the end, we had SO much fun dressed up in our pyjamas watching ‘The Greatest Showman’ and eating a few treats! We loved singing along (Miss Inskip did too!)
Tuesday 5th February – E-Safety Day
We learnt about the different ways to be safe online through a range of activities and wrote a set of class rules.
Friday 8th February
This week, we have looked at Chinese New Year. We have celebrated by making lanterns and decorating our own bright and colourful dragon masks!
As part of our ‘Road to Rio’ topic we have been looking at Brazil. We have designed and created our own carnival masks, which you will find on display outside our classroom!
We enjoyed dressing up as a character from a book and explored different authors/books along the corridor. In Holly class, we looked at Dr Seuss – Horton Hears a Who and we thought about treating everyone with the same respect as a “person is a person no matter how small.” We then enjoyed decorating a biscuit to make it look like the speck of dust that Horton followed.
We enjoyed dressing in mufti and wearing red noses to raise money for Red Nose Day. We were also very lucky that after several requests from children in the class, Harry’s Mum made us some yummy cupcakes to enjoy which went down very well! Thank you Harry’s Mum! J
We decorated the classroom and enjoyed celebrating Foxy’s birthday today with singing, cards and cake! Foxy came to school in a new birthday outfit and we made him a special birthday headband too. He even got some exciting birthday presents from Miss Carter, Mrs Griffin and Lilac class!
Some of us came to school wearing silly or odd socks to raise awareness for World Down Syndrome Day!
This morning we went to Westfield School and participated in a KS1 multi-sports event! We had lots of fun either dancing, playing Uni-Hoc or football. Miss Inskip was very impressed with the enthusiasm, teamwork and encouragement from every child and well done to Omar and Sunmisire who received special certificates for their honesty and determination! A big thank you to all the parent helpers who came and supported too! J
Last week we prepared the borders outside the classroom for some planting. We have been learning about plants in Science and what plants needs to grow. We decided that we wanted to brighten up the area outside our classroom but realised that the ground needed lots of digging to make it ready! The children were VERY keen to get started and some of them spoke about how they had helped with the gardening at home! Mr Burraway had already done a lot of the digging for us – thank you – but we needed to do some more. After an afternoon using our muscles to dig and pull up lots of huge weeds in the sunshine, it was ready for planting. Then today, we had a fun afternoon planting flowers and seeds. We are keeping our fingers crossed that with some sunshine and regular watering, they will grow!
In Science, we have been learning about habitats. Today, we went on a bug hunt around school to explore habitats and think about why the insects live there. We used magnifying glasses and found birds, beetles, woodlice, ants, worms, flies, spiders and moths! We came up with some fantastic ideas about why woodlice live underneath things.
Today, we got on a double decker bus to go to Bedford Museum. We started the morning learning about Bedford castle whilst looking at a model and asking many questions. We then went up the hill to count the stones where they think the highest part of the castle was! We got many different answers but we think there were 40. Then we dressed up to act out the battle of Bedford castle! After that, we had lunch outside in the sunshine – many of us enjoyed sunbathing! Miss Inskip took us to explore the secret chamber in the hill where we later learnt was a storage place for ice a long time ago, as they didn’t have freezers to keep it cool! In the afternoon, we explored a range of artefacts including weapons, medicines, dressing up, writing equipment and cooking equipment. We had a fun day and are excited to begin our topic on castles. Thank you to the parent helpers! J
✿❀❁❃ GARDENING UPDATE ❁❀✿❃
This morning, we were lucky enough to have a visitor to come and teach us some Judo. We had lots of fun learning different techniques and working with a partner in a variety of games. We listened really well and as a result, we all got a special stamp to take home!
Today, we had our first swimming session with Mrs Gray! Please make sure that you have your swimming costume/trunks, towel and swimming hat in school every day so that we can swim when the weather is right!☀ Our swimming days are Monday morning and Wednesday afternoon.
We enjoyed tasting our strawberries that we planted! 🍓