We are always busy and have great fun learning together.
My name is Mrs Breaks and I am the class teacher in 2V. My super daily classroom assistant is Mrs Blackman.
We are lucky enough to have regular visits from Miss Fort too.
Parents, if you have any questions or worries, please feel free to see me either before or after school.
Take a look at some of the exciting activities Year Two got involved with last year. The children all had great fun whilst they were learning.
Nearly finished here, but we completed Mr. Badger by attaching his feet and adding a smart jacket. Take a look at all the fantastic class scarecrows as you pass our allotment area.
Full Attendance, Christmas to Easter
Well done to all the children who didn't miss a single lesson during the whole of Spring Term. There was great excitement when a professional face painter came into school to transform them.
We're going on a mini-beast hunt...
Our class had great fun searching for mini-beasts. We gently caught some in pots to look at them closely. Under the microscope, on the screen, some really did look like monsters! This really helped us to understand the habitats that different creatures prefer.
Green Fingers !
We have had fun observing and planting the seeds kindly sent to our class by Innocent Smoothies as part of their 'Sow and Grow' initiative. The peas and spinach began growing quickly, but we had to be more patient with the beans. I hope that you are looking after your seedlings.
If you take photos of your Innocent plants as they grow, you can upload them to the Innocent Smoothies website for a chance to win prizes. Why not have a go?
Our Wonderful Day at Smithills Farm
On the final Thursday of Spring term, we travelled to Bolton to visit Smithills Farm. We were expecting rain, but very luckily managed a dry day with some sunshine!
Our day was packed with exciting activities:
-A donkey ride.
-A play on the park.
-Feeding the large animals.
-Feeding and holding the small animals.
-Watching the cows being milked.
-A bouncy tractor ride to the top of the farm.
We had great fun and learnt a lot at the farm.
Plants we Eat
We have been learning about how farmers on flat land in England grow lots of crops for people to eat. In Science, we observed lots of food plants closely. We learnt that people eat the leaves, roots and fruits of different plants.
During the final week of term, we really enjoyed choosing and preparing lots of salad ingredients to plan and make our own delicious salad. (D.T.) All the salad ingredients had been grown in different places. They smelt and tasted amazing.
The raw white onion wasn't popular, so Corey was pleased to have a huge portion on his plate! The peppers and tomatoes were class favourites.
New Class Members
We have been baby-sitting a small incubator of eggs in our classroom for two weeks and are now proud to announce that three lovely fluffy chicks have joined us in class. We have all had a chance to give one a very gentle cuddle. Now that they are growing quickly, we have given them an opportunity to stretch their legs. We sat in a big circle to keep them safe and it was fun watching them trying to run and fly.
Mr Dunderdale is hoping to arrange permanent accommodation for the chickens here at school!
We All Love World Book Day!
We had a great time on World Book Day. Everyone had interesting costumes on and it was fun spotting the different book characters. We shared favourite stories and brought our storybook teddies to school with us. Prizes were given out in assembly for the best costumes. Winners chose a book and received a little goodie bag too.
Can you guess who we are?
Investigating Toy Vehicles
During Spring Term we will be entering the Burnley Primary Engineering Competition. Now all our vehicles are finished and tested, the fastest and most robust few Space Buggies (and their designers) will compete against other local schools to find an overall winner.
We looked at lots of different toy vehicles to compare them. We completed a table to compare them.
We thought about what we liked about them, what we disliked and about how each vehicle moved.
Later, we used Mobilo to have a try at building a vehicle with an axle. We really enjoyed this and are looking forward to building our Space Buggies soon.
Starting Our Space Buggies!
We Are Proud of Our Space Buggies
Now we have designed and built our vehicles. We all enjoyed using a hacksaw to saw our own axles. We have had fun decorating our Space Buggies. We found ways to solve tricky 'fixing problems' and enjoyed comparing ideas with our friends. Everyone has tested their own vehicle, but we are really looking forward to the 'Race Off' after Half Term.
Here Are Our Finished Space Buggies!
Class Race Off!
We really enjoyed watching the fastest, most sturdy Space Buggies from our class and Mrs Barford's class having a race off. We found champions by measuring how far each vehicle could travel from a ramp. Some of the Space Buggies zoomed right down our long corridor!
The best buggies will be entered into the Junior Engineering competition in Burnley in the Summer Term.
Eco Week 5th - 8th January, 2016
We had an interesting week thinking about how we can look after our local environment and the wider World around us. We realised that a lot goes on at our school to save energy and to look after the nature around our school.
We especially enjoyed going outside to plant 30 saplings, which we will keep an eye on throughout the year.
Here you can look at what we will be up to in class during the Spring Term
We had great fun at our Christmas party, and a special visitor came too!
We have enjoyed learning and performing our Christmas play- The Little Red Robin.
Here we all are, enjoying our first week in 2V.
Children in Need Day
Friday 13th November
We had a fun day dressed in our pyjamas and especially enjoyed adding our coppers to the giant Pudsey Bear face we built in the hall. Thank you for all your donations, they helped us to raise over £200 in school altogether.
What a Busy Week We Had !
On Monday the 9th of October, we had a visiting Musician, who gave us a fun lesson in Samba Drumming before dinner. The same afternoon, our visiting Street Dance teacher took us through our routine again in P.E. We had an excellent day and even managed to fit in two 'regular' lessons as well.
We had a fantastic time at the Cinema on Tuesday 10th October watching Night at the Museum 3 together. We are writing 'Thank you' letters to Accrington Vue Cinema for the Free Showing. We all agreed that it was an excellent film. Thanks to the grown ups for providing the snacks!
Magic and Mystery Week
We really enjoyed sharing spooky stories and writing our own gruesome spells this week. We even did 'Monster Maths!'Take a look at our frightening costumes.
We had a really great first term together. The weather was kind to us, so we managed lots of outdoor learning during our topic about 'The Place Where I Live'.
We looked closely at our school to help us draw some detailed pictures. We enjoyed predicting, then hunting for creatures around our school. It was tricky at first using a 'Leaf Key' to identify our trees, but now we are experts and could probably teach some of the grown-ups a thing or two!
With the mild weather, we managed to get out into Padiham to learn more about our home town.
Hey slug! Get off our lettuce!
Fruit peel into lovely new soil-well done worms.
How long did it take to get up there?
Roald Dahl Day
Class 2V werereally excited about this! What a surprise to have an umpa lumpa, MikeTV, Matilda and several witches in class. We had great fun reading and learning about 'The Magic Finger' this week. We loved dressing up and we laughed a lot as we watched 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. What a horrible Grandma George had! Best of all, we designed our own 'Marvellous Medicines.'
Thankyou so much for your donations towards the
Roald Dahl Foundation.
Our Walk Through Padiham to the Park
We had a lovely time on our walk along the Greenway to Station Road Park by the Swimming Pool. We noticed lots of old houses, factories and churches on the way. Lots of the class saw their house, or that of a friend/ relative. We spotted new things too. We saw new houses near the park and a new bike track too. Best of all, it was sunny and we were able to play on the park together.
Our First Topic-'The Place Where I Live'
Look How Our Garden Has Grown !
As part of our topic about "The Place Where We Live," we have been predicting and investigating how our School Garden would have changed over the Summer.
The children had some super ideas, but everyone was shocked by how much everything had grown. Despite very little attention over the Summer, we have a bumper crop of sweetcorn, broccoli, courgettes, peas, broad beans, lettuces, beetroot and tomatoes.
There are some huge sunflowers and trailing nasturtiums too. We enjoyed exploring and everyone is eager to get planting again.
If you have any spare bulbs or seeds of any kind, we would love to get them growing in our polytunnel.
Thank you, Mrs Breaks
Well done Ruby on becoming the School Councillor for Class 2V
Our Talking Partners
Whenever we need to work in pairs, we have our own talking partner to rely on. We try hard to listen well, share ideas and take turns.
Autumn Term 2015 - Weekly Newsletters
Don't forget, you can keep up to date with what the children in school have been getting up to by looking out for our Weekly Newsletter.
Also, please check your child's bag regularly for other letters.
This takes place on a Monday. Please make sure that you have all your kit in school, especially if it has been taken home following an after school club.
Remember, you will need a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. These will normally hang in their bag on your coat hook outside our classroom.
Please make sure that all your kit is labelled. This makes it so much easier to find if you misplace it.
Please could all earrings be removed before school for Monday's P.E.lesson.
Reading books will be sent home and changed regularly. Some thicker books will take several days to read, but please bring your book to class every day,as we often read in class.
Please remember that when you finish a book, you need to have your Reading Record signed by an adult. This way, we can let you choose a new one straight away.
Spelling lists will be sent home on Fridays to learn. These words will be tested the following Friday.
Maths homework will be sent home on Mondays. Please remember to complete your homework and bring it back to earn a sticker.
We will be learning lots this term, but these targets are areas which you could be working on at home throughout the Autumn. This will help you when we are practising these skills in class.
To use our Phonics to help us read new words.
To improve our reading fluency.
To discuss and answer questions about what we have read.
To include capital letters and full stops in our sentences.
To choose interesting words for our sentences.
To add connectives to our sentences.
To understand Tens and Units and use them to add and subtract.
To know our 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.
To know doubles to double 10.
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.