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Autumn Term

Festive Fun in Year 2

We have had so much festive fun this week! A yummy Christmas dinner was followed by a crazy Christmas party on Tuesday; the children had some amazing dance moves! Then we got our creative juices flowing during Year 2 Christmas craft day making wreaths, trees and peppermint creams. What a busy time we have had!

Tree Frogs' Treasure Hunt!

We enjoyed a terrific treasure hunt to finish off our 'Ahoy Newark!' topic today. The children had to swim through shark infested water, walk the plank and solve some curious clues to find the pirate treasure! They were fantastic at solving the clues and were amazed to find a treasure chest containing all sorts of goodies at the end of our hunt. To celebrate their hard work, we finished the afternoon with some biscuit treasure!

We have had a grrrrrreat day in Year 2! This morning we decorated coin biscuits, designed and made treasure chests out of clay and made pirate masks! This afternoon we played pirate games in the hall and cheered everyone's brilliant costumes in a fashion show. The day was finished with a pirate film eating our coin biscuit! Arghhh me hearties!


Toucans have had a great week! First we mixed primary colours to make secondary colours. Watch this space for us to put out new skills into a pirate ship painting! 


The on Friday we dressed in our spotty clothes to raise money for Children in Need. We joined in the competition for the best colouring of Pudsey Bear!!


Well done Toucans! You are all super stars!

Spotty Crocodiles!

Crocodiles have had a great day dressed in their spotty clothes to raise money for Children in Need. We joined in the competition for the best colouring of Pudsey Bear and enjoyed some Pudsey activities in the afternoon! 

What a busy half term Toucans have had!! From map making, to a daffodil comparison experiment; Toucans have not stopped with their amazing work! Toucans have also learned the names and locations of the continents (with a little help from the continents song (


Also, check out our fantastic pirate faces, created using charcoal and chalk pastels!


Well done for all your hard work in Ahoy Newark Topic!

Welcome to Crocodiles!

Welcome to Crocodiles Class! We have had a busy few weeks. The children made their own crocodile and named them for the display outside our classroom in the first week. Now we have moved onto our topic 'Ahoy Newark'. We have used lots of types of media to plan and draw a pirate portrait of ourselves. Watch out for these to be put up in our gallery soon! 

Welcome Tree Frogs!

Over the past 2 weeks, we have spent lots of time doing some great artwork. The children learnt some facts about tree frogs and then made models of them. They then learnt how to draw pictures of them for our display. This week, we have got stuck in to our pirate topic! They have enjoyed painting pictures of Captain Abdul and making the background for our class display. Great work! 

Welcome Toucans

Over first week, Toucans have been busy creating their own Toucans for the Key Stage 1 corridor. We have also made our own "Ahoy Newark" display for the classroom. The children completed all of their own cutting, sticking and painting. I think you will agree, it looks fantastic!