Class 2 – Mrs Chadburn & Mr Townsend

Great Gorillas!!

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Our class identity in Year 2 is ‘The Great Gorillas’. We are named after a book written by the author Anthony Browne called ‘Gorilla’. In this story a little girl called Hannah is obsessed with gorillas and she longs to see a real gorilla at the zoo. Unfortunately her father is too consumed with work and has no time for her. Anthony Browne compares Hannah’s dad to a gorilla throughout the story. 

Gorilla is one of the many texts written by Anthony Browne that we will be studying throughout the year. Other titles include:

 

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Science week…

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Science Week Letter 2019

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Eureka!

This week we visited Eureka, the National Children’s Science Museum. When we arrived the children were all very excited and eager to explore. The first exhibition that we visited was the ‘All About Me’ gallery. The children were introduced to Zoom the robot, who explained what the gallery was all about. The children measured their height, weight and how far they could stretch and stride. They also learnt about teeth and climbed inside a huge mouth and even found a wobbly tooth! Dressing up opportunities were a massive hit with all the children, they enjoyed pretending to be a dentist, doctor, nurse and a patient. The gallery enriched the children’s learning about the human body and the senses. They all loved climbing inside the model of a nose and surfing on a massive tongue.

The children loved watching ‘The Gross Lab Science Show’ where they were given the opportunity to explore the ‘ickier’ side of the human body. The children discovered what happens when you cut yourself, what saliva is for, why we burp (and poop) as well as making fake poo, snot and sick!

The visit was a great success with many children saying that they would love to visit again with their families. Class 2 were a credit to Tankersley Primary School as their behaviour was brilliant.

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Puppet Stars

This week we finally finished making our hand puppets. We have all successfully sewn around the edge of two stars to create a hand puppet. We have then decorated our stars in order to create a character.

  • Some of our ideas included:
  • A vampire star
  • A ballet dancing star
  • A farmer star
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Class Two sing their 5 times tables…

 

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Class 2 Sing their Two Times Tables

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KS1 Nativity

Last week, Year 1 & 2 performed their Nativity to parents and to the school. They did an amazing job of retelling the Christmas story and gave an outstanding performance that impressed everyone who came to watch. Well done!

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