Welcome to Double Basses!
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Welcome to the Double Basses class!
We are a class of 25 Year 2 children who enjoy every opportunity to work and play together. We share a classroom with Mrs Bruzzese, Mrs Wright, Miss Woollam and Mrs Wren.
Our P.E lessons are on Wednesday and Friday so we need to come to school in our P.E kit on these days. On Thursday afternoon Mrs Bruzzese lends us to Mrs Wren and Mrs Wright for the afternoon and we learn PSHE.
As a part of our Thursday afternoon work we can send photos on Class Dojo for Show and Tell. We need to share something which is important to us or special so that we can stand up and talk about it to our friends. This really helps us to practice our speaking and listening skills.
We try to read a few pages of our books every night so that we can become 'Super Readers!' and change our books ourselves when we have finished them. Each Friday we choose a library book to take home to share with our family. Our spelling homework is given out on a Friday and we have our spelling test on Friday morning each week. We each have a login for Times Tables Rockstars https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/54721 to play games and learn our times tables.
We have an exciting year ahead and we look forward to learning lots of new things.
Click play to find out more about one of our pioneer nurses, Florence Nightingale...
We have learned about Mary Seacole- writing books and painting her portrait were amongst the fun activities we took part in to explore this amazing pioneer. We found out about the racism she faced and explored how her life differed to that of Florence Nightingale.
We have been role playing, painting, making collages and exploring artefacts and photographs to find out more about these significant woman.
We have continued to learn about Frida Kahlo and have begun to explore colour mixing and drawing so that we can create our own portraits in her style. Watch this space!
Today, in our No Outsiders lesson, we are exploring how we can work together and not leave people out. We read a story called Blown Away and talked about how we would feel if we were the monkey who was left out. We made kites with our ideas about how we could include everyone and make them feel welcome. What a lovely lesson!
We are artists!
Today we explored poster paint and water colour paint to mix primary colours into secondary colours. We used different sized brushes and even our fingers to mix the colours. We had a great day working like Frida Kahlo! We even created a collage to begin our investigation into the life of Florence Nightingale.
We are historians!
To introduce our history lesson we learned all about people who are 'significant' to us. We were so lucky to have a visitor today!
We had to ask questions to find out who our visitor was and what job she did. We found out that Hayley was a nurse and we really enjoyed finding out more about her job and exploring the equipment that she uses to help people. We are looking forward to learning about nurses from the past!
This term we are learning about Pioneers. Look at our knowledge organiser to find out what we are going to be learning about..
World Book Day 2021
Today was World Book Day!
As most of the children are still at home we had a different day than usual.
As a school we learned about different authors. Our author was Julia Donaldson.
We celebrated books and reading by taking part in lots of fun activities..
* We dressed up while we did our activities whether at home or in the Hub.
* We took part in a live event on the WBD website https://www.worldbookday.com/events/
* We took part in Julia Donaldson activities on Purple Mash
* As a bit of fun we took part in a character-based craft activity using a potato!
We listened to the 2021 WBD song by MC Grammar!
We made pictures, played games and wrote some awesome profiles for Julia Donaldson on Purple Mash using the link https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/julia_donaldson_topic
We used our imagination to create some of our favourite characters from a potato!
Safer Internet Day 2021
This year Safer Internet Day has been celebrated in the most part at home. The children listened to a story about Detective Digiduck and learned all about staying safe on the internet.
They made masks of Digiduck and recorded interviews of Digiduck sharing what he had learned from Wise Owl. I am so proud of the work that they have produced. Well done Double Basses and your grown up helpers!
Detective CamDuck recorded a super interview- we just had to share it with you!
The children wrote emails to Wise Owl to share what they had learned and to practice their writing skills.
The children could choose to write with pencil and paper or to type their emails.
Some of us sent our emails to Wise Owl and were excited when she emailed back!
Christmas Party Day 2020
Today we danced, sang, ate and created some amazing crafts. We have been so good that we even had a visit from Santa!
We even found the time to have a treasure hunt to make a Parent's Survival Kit gift for our Mummys and Daddys. We really hope that they come in useful, especially the marble (in case you've lost yours in 2020!)
Today we watched The Wizard Of Oz pantomime! It was really good fun. We shouted, clapped, sung and laughed along with our friends. The whole show was amazing!
We even learned the 3 times table!
Great Fire of London Themed Day 2020
What an exciting day!
Today we've had a History Themed day. We've acted out scenes from the Great Fire of London, made moving pictures using levers, sequenced the events of the fire and this afternoon we watched while London burned!
Please enjoy our diary entries which were written after our 'Great Fire' experience...
Today we were learning about instructions and learned to draw a dragon. First we listened to instructions and drew a dragon. Then we watched a video clip by the illustrator, Lynne Chapman, to learn how to improve our work. She gave us clear instructions and showed us clearly what to do. Our work really improved. Watch the video if you'd like to learn how to draw as well as we can!
'No Outsiders' Autumn 2020 coming soon...
This week we have been learning about all kinds of families. We have learned that everyone lives in a different family with different beliefs, traditions, skin colours and languages but that all families have one thing in common- love.
We talked about tolerance and the importance of care and understanding. We created maps to show that all our differences add together to create our amazing, diverse country.
Anti-Bullying Week 2020
This week we have been taking part in the National Anti-Bullying Week 2020.
We enjoyed joining in with Andy and the Odd Socks singing the theme for Anti Bullying Week.
We learnt about Bully-Bots and Buddy-Bots to help us to understand the feelings of other people. Sorting energy-boosting and energy-zapping behaviour helped us to realise how our behaviour affects others. Then we made Anti-Bullying Superhero masks to use in our acting. We created plays for each other to watch, drew comic strips of our plays and created our own Buddy-Bot characters. We have been so busy!
Finally we celebrated all our super learning with an odd socks day.
This week we have been learning about 'hidden heroes' during the wars. Year 2 concentrated on learning all about animal heroes. We read about Sergeant Stubby and Cher Ami, famous animals from WW1 who helped soldiers from the American army.
Click here to watch a video, read some information and play a quiz all about Sgt Stubby
We have been very creative making poppies of red, white and purple to remember human and animal heroes during all wars around the world.
We created a recycled poppy garden of remembrance at the side of our classroom to share our learning with the local community. We wrote messages of thanks to soldiers and animal heroes around the world. We are very proud of our work!
As a part of our celebrations we learned to sing 'Keep the Home Fires Burning' which we really enjoyed. We hope that you enjoy it too!
Fire! Fire! ...
This half term we are going to be learning all about the Great Fire of London.
Today we watched this video clip to find out about the events. We will be using lots of evidence from pictures to websites and the diary of a very significant person to learn about the Fire. Watch the video and see if you can find out the name of the significant man and why he was so important.
We used our investigation to compare London now with London in 1666 and found out that it was very different. We decided to learn about the houses first. We drew pictures and made large houses with papier mache walls, collage strips for pieces of wood and thatched roofs- it was very good fun!
Penguins, Possums and Pigs.....
What’s in the box?
Today a mystery box appeared in our classroom! It was very exciting.
We guessed what could be inside. We watched a clip to help us guess.
It was a puppy!
Today we learned the names of the 7 continents and 5 oceans. We sang a song and painted a map of the world.
We learned the oceans with a song...
Today we labelled our painting with the 7 continents and 5 oceans.
This half term we will be learning all about animals.
This week we have created penguins, possums and pigs from a range of recycled objects. We hope that you like them!
Our fabulous creative work...
We practised pulling, pushing, twisting, squashing and rolling skills to create our animals from clay. We decided whether they were covered in skin, scales, feathers, fur or a shell. We are very proud of our creations!
Today we were busy sorting animals using their features. We sorted by how they move, what they eat and what they look like. We had to use the internet to check some of our answers.
We helped Miss Woollam to sort the animals into herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. It was great fun!