Our beautiful butterflies!

This half term, class 2 have been learning about minibeasts. To help us learn about life cycles, we got some baby caterpillars and observed how they grew and changed. The first photograph shows how tiny they were at the beginning! After 10 days they were big, fat and hairy and by day 12 they had turned into chrysalises. We watched eagerly and by day 20 they had transformed into beautiful butterflies! When they were ready, we released them into the wild. It was amazing watching them flutter about and some even landed on us!

This half term, Class 2 are learning all about minibeasts.

We were curious to find out what sort of minibeasts live within our school environment so decided to investigate. We looked in different habitats such as under rocks, in the soil, on plants and even in the sky. We used a tally to record what we saw. The minibeasts we found were snails, bees, ants, woodlice, flies, worms, ladybirds, spiders and slugs!

Institute of Sport Visit

Last week Class 2 were lucky enough to visit the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. We spent a whole day taking part in 17 different sports activities including; basketball, netball, tennis, football, track racing, hurdles, javelin, long jump and high jump. We had a fantastic day!

Year Two Athletics Team are winners…

IMG_0501The Year Two Athletics team got through to the Rotherham Finals. These took place on Tuesday and the team were brilliant and they won

Well done to all of you and thank you to your coach Mr J Scott

Year Two Athletics

IMG_0484[1]Recently eight children from Year 2 took part in a Quad Kids Athletics tournament at Rawmarsh Comprehensive School which they went on to WIN!!! They will now compete in the Rotherham Finals next Wednesday.

Class 2 have been to Conisbrough Castle to find out what life was like in medieval times.

We had a fantastic time finding out about Lord Hamelin and Lady Isabel who lived in the castle 850 years ago!

Nature Explorers!

Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 09.25.51Class One spent the day at Old Moor, an RSPB nature reserve in the Dearne Valley. We spent the morning in a bird hide, where we were lucky enough to spot beautiful birds such as the Bullfinch and Robin. After that, we walked to one of the smaller lakes, to have a go at pond dipping! We found all sorts of little beasties, including a Damselfly.

Then it was time for a picnic in the sunshine! After dinner, we gathered materials to make a birds nest in the woodland and then finished the day using large nets to catch little creatures in the grassland.

We all learnt lots of facts about different habitats and why it is important to care for these special places. Class One were fantastic, a real credit to our school.


Our Royal Tea Party

As part of our topic “Bright Lights, Big City”. which is all about London, Class One held their very own Royal Tea Party. All our parent were invited to join our celebration where we sang songs, acted out a well know poem and we even received a wonderful message from The Queen herself! Parents were then treated to a traditional afternoon tea!

Thank you to everyone who came along!

Our fantastic Dinosaurs!

As part of our topic in Class One, Dinosaur Planet, we have been busy making our three favourite dinosaurs! We used cardboard boxes to make the bodies, then covered them in paper mache! This was very messy but so much fun! Finally we painted our dinosaurs and displayed them in our classroom.

Space is Ace!

Class One definitely think so after visiting Eureka, The National Children’s Museum. After having a lot of fun in the large play area, we joined two astronauts to find out about the planets in our solar system, how the Moon moves around the Earth and what satellites are used for! We were lucky enough to hold real asteroids and even made our own craters! After lunch, we had time to explore the ‘All about me’ interactive zone.

What a fantastic day!