Welcome to Class 2
Class 2 have been learning about what makes a good Afternoon Tea.
First we learnt about the different food groups and considered how we could make a healthy, balanced sandwich. Next, Mrs Castilla brought in all different types of breads and fillings for us to try. Finally we designed and made our sandwiches and presented them along with some cakes, scones, fruit and Schloer to make an appetising afternoon tea.
This half-term Class 2 have been learning to use technology to create, change and combine sounds. We started off by looking at the structure of well-known songs so that we could see which parts repeated and how often. We then used Glockenspiels to create our own piece of music with an ABA structure.
Once we understood this, we learnt to use Soundation software (https://soundation.com/studio). We had to choose from a range of electronica 130bpm sounds then use the copy and paste feature to make the repeated parts. If you listen carefully to our music, you will hear that it has an ABABCB structure.
'Get Funky' By Daniel, Rosalind and Juliette
'Disco Mix' By Ella and Kelsie
Lilly's Moves Music
'Get Down to Groove' By Harry and Maisy
'Techno Blast' By Matthew and Toby
Oliver, Poppy and Alfie's Mega Mix
DJ's Awesome By Kian and Ollie
Rebecca's Dance Mania
Disco Fever By Rebecca R and Lucas
Sophia's Get to the Beat
Timothy, Tamsin, George and Freddie
In Art and Design, we are learning about how and why the aborigines created their paintings. This week we tried to make our own paints by grinding natural things that we could find in our environment. Surprisingly, it was really hard to make green even though there is so much green around us.
Here are the songs that we use to learn the x-tables. (8x and 9x to follow shortly.) Can anybody invent a new song for the 12x table?
After spending lots of time learning about different methods for creating repeating patterns, we have put everything into practice to make these fantastic cushions.
A talk on Hindu Weddings
Suhani and her mother, Mrs Solanki, gave a talk on Hindu weddings. Mrs Solanki brought in Indian food for us to taste and we tried on traditional Indian clothing.
Visit from Thermo Fisher
Today a group of scientists visited us from Thermo Fisher. It is a company which is dedicated to improving the human condition through equipment for scientific research. We looked at slides under microscopes – it was fascinating to see the incredible detail. Most of us liked the flea the best!
We also learnt about chromatography. We placed a spot of ink on blotting paper and then added water which made the ink separate into its different colour components. The scientists explained that this technology is used in the real world to test the components for all sorts of things. For example, a patient in hospital will have their blood tested and chromatography will help the doctors to separate the elements of the blood and see if there are any irregularities.
At the end of September, Class Two embarked upon their exciting three day trip to Beaumanor Hall. The children had great fun, not only by taking part in adventurous activities like canoeing, climbing, archery and learning survival skills but also through developing relationships with each other, encouraging and supporting each other to overcome difficulties. Throughout their time at Beaumanor Hall, behaviour was exemplary and it was a pleasure to spend time with them.
In Music this term, we have been learning about pitch. This coincided with our Science topic about sound. For homework, we did a project about pitch and some of us made musical instruments. Other children wrote about favourite pieces of music or talked about how sound is created. Well done Class 2 – very impressive homework as always!
Thrussington café visit
In our Literacy work, we have been learning how to write tourist information leaflets. We went to the Thrussington Village Store to find out more about their business. The children interviewed the owners, Mr and Mrs Meacock. The leaflets are on display in the café at the Village Store.
In Science, we are learning about habitats. For homework, the children chose a habitat to recreate in a shoe box. Here are the fantastic results of their hard work!
Art and Design
In Art and Design we are learning about repeating patterns so that we can make a cushion. This week, we used craft knives to cut out a stencil. We then used the painting technique called stippling to create the repeating pattern.