Class 2GW: Blog items

Festival on the Field

Date: 20th Apr 2016 @ 4:25pm

Year have been having so much fun today!   This morning, we practised our singing and our dancing for festival on the field.  We sang to Bruno Mars (Count on me) then we danced to Justin Beiber (Sorry) and Jesse Glynn (Don't be so hard on yourself).  The songs we chose linked with friendships & getting on & falling out. Take a peek at some of our photographs!

Science Visitor in 2M

Date: 29th Feb 2016 @ 9:29pm

Today we were very lucky to have a Scientist visit out class.   Mrs Watt is a Scientist at Astra Zeneca.  She taught us what 'Habitats' mean.  We talked about the different habitats that there are and why animals live in a certain habitat.   We enjoyed learning lots and completing activities around what we had learnt.

We hope Mrs Watt comes to visit us again!

#ShareAHeart 2M

Date: 10th Feb 2016 @ 2:58pm

This afternoon, we have been thinking about ESafety again.   We watched three short ESafety videos where children, in the videos, got themselves into trouble!   We thought about what those children should have done to stay safe online.

We wrote our ideas in our hearts so that we could share our thoughts.

We will always help our friends if they are in trouble.

This is the advice we would give our friends:

Do not put personal information online - Sophie

Do not take pictures of yourself and send them to people you do not know - Aidan

Do not take silly pictures of your private parts and send them to a friend.  Your friend could send the picture to anyone!! - Jack C

Do NOT go on facebook, instagram, whatsapp, youtube - you have to be 13 years old or above to go on these.  Youtube is 16 - Ruby

Do not agree to meet strangers that you have met online.  These can lead to serious problems - Ihna

Never ever go on chatrooms and speak to strangers you don't know - Charles

Don't show anything private - Isla

Don't share your second name online - Elizabeth

Don't share information like where you live - Kitty

Don't text people unless you are absolutely sure of who they are - always ask and check with your parents - Heidi

Why don't you watch YouTube for kids.   Children are allowed to watch this.  Otherwise you have to be 16 or over - Ellis

 

ESafety Day 2M

Date: 9th Feb 2016 @ 3:12pm

This morning, Mrs Muir held a whole school assembly.   She asked the school what websites they use and what dangers they pose.   We also talked about how old you should be to go on different websites.  Mrs Muir also introduced us all to our ESafety Ambassadors - Erin and Ben in Year 5.  They are going to help the school with assemblies, competitions and other things!

This afternoon, we listened to a story about 'The Adventures of Smartie The Penguin'.  In the story, Smartie receives an email that he is not sure about.  He does the right thing and tells his Dad.  His Dad knows to delete and block the message so that Smartie is safe.

We also did an ESafety class quiz!  The teacher read out different scenarios and we decided what the best thing to do would be.  We discussed all our options and decided who was right and who was wrong.

Finally, we looked at the ESafety SMART Rules....

S - Safe (Keep safe by not giving out personal information)

M - Meeting (NEVER meet strangers that you have met online!)

A - Accepting (Don't accept emails or texts that you are not sure about!)

R - Reliable (Don't trust everything you read online!)

T - Tell (Tell a trusted adult!)

 

We had a fantastic day and learnt alot!

Our Class Trip to Styal Mill

Date: 5th Feb 2016 @ 5:46pm

Today we have a great time at Styal Mill!  We started our day by going to a weaving workshop.  We learnt how cotton was made before cotton mills were built.   We also learnt how to weave using our own weaving boards.  Check out our photos.  After our weaving workshop, we toured the mill and listenened to the noisy machinery.   Finally, we learnt all about a little apprentice called Thomas who ran away from Quarry Bank Mill to see his Mother.  We found out all about a day in a life of a young mill worker.  What a hard life!

We had a fantastic day!

Our Trip to Tytherington Family Worship - by Ruby

Date: 2nd Dec 2015 @ 4:19pm

Today we had a fantastic morning at Tytherington Family Worship.   We learnt about the real meaning of Christmas, listened to the Christmas story and made arts and crafts.  We made a special box for a family member as well as creating a Christmas scene using special equipment.  Have a look at our photos!

Capacity

Date: 25th Nov 2015 @ 12:20pm

Today we have been measuring in millilitres and litres.   We estimated how big the containers were and then measured them very carefully.

French Assembly

Date: 18th Nov 2015 @ 1:26pm

On Friday, we enjoyed a French  Assembly.   Some children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 performed the story - The Hungry Caterpillar in french!!  They had actions, songs and pictures to help tell their story.

Some parents came along to watch.

We really enjoyed it!

Kings and Queens by Kitty

Date: 9th Nov 2015 @ 4:14pm

This week, we have been learning about Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth I.  Queen Victoria was born in 1837 and died in 1901. Queen Elizabeth was born in 1558 and died in 1603.  What do you know about these two famous Queens?

Christmas Nativity

Date: 6th Nov 2015 @ 1:25pm

This week, we have been practising our lines for the Nativity.  We all like who we are.  It is about a caretaker that is called Mr Potts.  The school has a tree and it is bare so the caretaker, Mr Potts, decorates it with 5 christmas baubles.   Are your parents coming to the Christmas Nativity?  What could you wear for your costume?  Can you think of any props you might need for the play and your part?

Instructional Writing

Date: 5th Nov 2015 @ 12:15pm

This week, we have been writing instructions.  Our instructions today have focused on 'How To Catch A Dragon!'.

We will carry on writing instructions next week.  Can you write a list of all the different type of instructions we could write about? 

e.g. How to.....

I am very interested to hear your thoughts.

Mrs Muir

Horrible Histories. Strange Tudor Laws.

Date: 1st Nov 2015 @ 11:49am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVMj_bwQQ3Q

Would you like to have lived under Queen Elizabeth I's rule?  Give reasons for your answers.

Dance Lessons: Teddy bear's picnic

Date: 1st Oct 2015 @ 9:24pm

Over the last four weeks, Year 2 have been learning and practising a teddy bear's picnic dance.  Today we performed our dance to each other.  We are doing very well remembering our dance moves and performing our steps to an audience!

2M Practise their hockey skills!

Date: 20th Sep 2015 @ 5:09am

On Friday, 2M did a fantastic job practising their hockey skills.  The children learnt how to hold a hockey stick safely, sensible and correctly.  We practised keeping our eyes on the ball and using our feet in the correct way.  We practised shifting our body weight and passing the ball to our partner.  We had lots of fun together.

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Date: 4th Sep 2015 @ 5:21pm

This afternoon, we had a lovely time in Year 2 enjoying a teddy bear's picnic to link with our theme 'Bear's Bear's Everywhere'.  We brought our rugs, teddies and picnics along, sang a song and played a special teddy bear game.  Everybody brought in their special teddy bear from home.

Solar Eclipse 2015

Date: 21st Mar 2015 @ 2:24pm

We had a magical morning watching the partial eclipse from outside our classroom.  Mr Richardson joined us too! We watched the eclipse from 9 o'clock until quarter to 10 and we all managed to see it very clearly!  It was a very exciting time for us all!

Quarry Bank Mill - January 2015

Date: 11th Feb 2015 @ 8:57pm

Our Safer Internet Day in 2M

Date: 10th Feb 2015 @ 3:59pm

We have learnt alot about the internet today - all the great, positive things and some of the not so positive things!  We started the day with a whole school assembly.  Mrs Muir talked to us about 'Good Digital Deeds' and gave us ideas as to how we can help our family and friends with the internet.

This morning, we played 'A Web of Connections'.  With a ball of string, we discovered how we can all be connected in some way on the internet - this is why we have to be so careful about what we say.  We also played a game called 'Stand on the Spot'.  Mrs Muir placed different answers around the classroom and she gave us different scenarios that we might find ourself in online.  We went and stood where we thought the answers were.  It made us think about esafety.  Before lunch, we also thought about our own digital promise and Mrs Muir took a photo of us with our promise.

This afternoon we logged onto our school webpage.  We had a discussion with each other about How we can make the internet better?  Following this, we had a tour around school looking at all the decorated classroom doors!  They looked great!

Internet Safety Day - Coding Quiz!

Date: 9th Feb 2015 @ 6:59pm

The Power of The Wheel

Date: 9th Jan 2015 @ 8:39am

Yesterday, we used our maths and creative skills to draw and cut our own water wheels.  Come and have a look at our display!  We can't wait to see the water wheel at Quarry Bank Mill next week.

Key Stage 1 Maths Workshop

Date: 11th Dec 2014 @ 8:29pm

We are looking forward to our Key Stage One Maths Workshop on Tuesday 20th January.  We will be sharing useful strategies and advice with you that we hope you will find helpful.  Don't forget to send in your reply slip with your child so that we know you are attending.

We look forward to seeing you in 2M at 6.00pm.

Year 2 Tytherington Family Worship

Date: 2nd Dec 2014 @ 1:35pm

We had a fantastic morning at Tytherington Family Worship.  We listened to stories, learnt new songs, made our own precious box and had a lot of fun making a Baby Jesus Christmas biscuit.!

Our needle and thread work

Date: 21st Oct 2014 @ 10:22am

Recently we have been sewing our own teddy bears.  We had to design them and create them!  We used a range of materials including fur, thread, stuffing and felt.  We really enjoyed making our teddy bears.

Clay Teddy Bears

Date: 19th Oct 2014 @ 2:13pm

During Friday afternoon, we made our own clay teddy bear's to link with our theme.  We got our hands very mucky but we enjoyed moulding and shaping the clay.  Now we have to wait for our clay to dry out and then we are looking forward to putting them in the kiln.  After that, we are going to paint and glaze our bears!  

Maths Attack

Date: 10th Oct 2014 @ 8:31am

Today we worked against the clock to complete a hundred square jigsaw.  It was a close call and we did have a winning team!  We used our knowledge of place value and sequences of numbers to help us.