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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Anti-bulling Rap…

This is “The Great Gorillas sing their Anti-bulling Rap about Respect” 

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Today Class 2 made Remembrance Poppies

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e Twinning Ambassador Letter

e twinning ambassador letter

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We’re all going to the Zoo!!!!

On Wednesday we all went to Twycross Zoo. We had a wonderful day and the children were brilliantly behaved. We saw lots of exotic animals and learnt about the conservation work that Twycross Zoo does. 

Well done Great Gorillas.

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Great Gorillas!!

We have started our work based on the Anthony Browne book ‘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 so we had a go at comparing ourselves to an animal. Mrs Chadburn compared herself to an owl, as she’s wise, old and likes to keep a beady eye on everyone!

We also did some geography work this week and located on a map of Africa where mountain gorillas live. We then read some information to discover interesting facts about endangered gorillas.

Did you know???

  • There are only about 800 mountain gorillas in Africa.
  • Humans destroy their habitats – they cut down trees to build homes and roads.
  • Humans destroy their homes by digging mines for coltan.

Coltan is a black metal used in mobile phones

We can’t wait to see the real gorillas at Twycross Zoo in two weeks!

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Rumble in the Jungle

Well done to all the children in the ‘Great Gorillas’. You have made a brilliant start to the new academic year!

In English we have enjoyed listening to and reciting poems about jungle animals. The children loved picking out the rhyming words and identifying the verbs and adjectives in the poems. In May when the children are tested they will have to know what a verb and adjective are.

E.g. High light the verb and the adjective in the sentence.

The brown monkey was jumping from tree to tree.

On Thursday the children had a go at writing their own poems about a lion, monkey or elephant. We have displayed these poems on large cut outs of monkeys which are going to hang from the ceiling in our classroom. So look out for the cheeky monkeys in Class 2 next week!!

Thank you to all the children who have completed some brilliant homework and brought it back on Monday. Also thank you to all those parents who heard their children read and recorded their comments or signature 3 or more times. Your children will be entered into the prize draw in Friday’s assembly!

 

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