On Thursday 9th June we had a class trip to Southend and we travelled on a double decker coach. Once in Southend we went to the museum first, whilst in the museum we all had the chance to use the old signal controls, play on the penny arcade games and explore the different types of train carriages that have been used on the pier. We ate lunch on the sea wall looking at the pier and watching the sea. After lunch we walked the 1.33miles down the longest pleasure pier in the world with a little break half way down. Once we reached the end of the pier we looked out to sea. We got to take the train back down the pier and waved at everybody walking along it.
Year 2 had the most fantastic trip to Barleylands. Our trip matched perfectly to our Master Chef topic as we started by making our own pizzas from scratch. We learnt all about how flour is made and discussed how all the ingredients that we were using had been grown. The children learnt how to knead dough, spread sauce and choose healthy toppings. Whilst the pizzas were cooking we had lunch together with Sycamore class. In the afternoon we went on a tractor ride, smelt herbs and saw a whole range of vegetables growing. Our day finished by looking at different animals including piglets that were less than 24 hours old!
To kick off our Master Chef topic we decorated donuts! We discussed what a chef is and how to be a 'master' of something, then we decorated our own donut using icing sugar and sprinkles. They looked and tasted great!
For Design Technology went on to make healthy wraps. We explored existing wraps, chose the ingredients we wanted to include and then designed our wrap. We discussed how important it was to have good hygiene and wash our hands before touching food. It was great fun to make the wraps and even more fun to eat them! After we evaluated our wraps thinking about what we liked and what we might change.
We have been learning all about wheels, axels and chassis in our Design and Technology work this half term. We explored modern day fire engines by looking at the main features and then we designed our own. We worked together in pairs to make our own fire engines using a range of materials including recycled egg boxes, paint, wheels, washers and axels. Have look at our incredible fire engines below.
To celebrate and raise money for Children in Need we all came to school in our sparkly and smart outfits. The children had a fantastic day and spent the afternoon with different teachers. There was quiz and bingo time with Miss Peacock, singing with Mr Noakes and dancing 'The Strictly' with Mrs McNamara. Below you can see a clip of our amazing dance.
We have all had a fantastic start to Year 2. I am so proud of how well Cedar Class have settled into being Year 2, always ready to learn with smiles on their faces. They have an amazing attitude to the work they are set and are full of questions.
Our topic until Christmas is the Great Fire of London. As the Great Fire of London started in Thomas Farriner's bakery on Pudding Lane we began our topic by tasting and describing different types of bread. We have also built origami boats and houses as well as learn some interesting facts about why the fire spread so quickly and lasted so long.
Check back soon for some pictures of our fantastic learning.