Welcome to Double Basses!

 

 

 

Welcome to the Double Basses class!

We are a class of 27 Year 2 children who enjoy every opportunity to work and play together. We share a classroom with Mrs Bruzzese, Mrs Wright, Mrs Greenwood and Mrs Gordon.

Our P.E lessons are on Tuesday and Thursday so we need to come to school in our P.E kit on these days and remember to bring our swimming kit on Thursday. On TWednesday afternoon Mrs Bruzzese lends us to Mrs Gordon and Mrs Wright for the afternoon and we learn about RE and Music.

We try to read a few pages of our books every night so that we can become 'Super Readers!' 

In our blue reading bag we will continue to bring home 2 reading books- a phonics book to practice which we will keep for the week and a banded book to read together with an adult . The banded book can be changed whenever we have read, in the same way as previous years.  

Each Friday we choose a library book to take home for a week 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.

 

Religious Education-Christianity- The Harvest

Design Technology- Food

Countryfile Ramble For Children In Need 8.10.2021

 

Hello Yellow Day 8.10.2021 

 

Today we have been celebrating the Young Minds Hello Yellow mental health day by colouring posters, playing in the photo booth and designing ourselves as a superhero.

What super powers would you have?

Following Instructions

 

We have been reading, sequencing and then following instructions to make lighthouse biscuits.

We ate them with our milk and shared them with all the adults in school. They were delicious!

Black History Month Celebration Day 1st October 2021

Today Double Basses have been celebrating the start of Black History Month by learning about 2 remarkable nurses. Mary Seacole was a nurse in the Crimean War, whilst Alison Bennison came to Britain to work in the NHS as a part of the Windrush generation. The children discussed the many challenges they faced to do the job they loved and the impact they had on society.

We had a great day learning about these amazing women!

Click on the links to find out more!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-black-british-stories-alison-bennison/zs9cbqt

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-ks2-mary-seacole-video/zbphxyc

 

RNLI Zoom Visit

This afternoon we had a Zoom visitor, Bill, to talk to us about the RNLI and in particular how to stay safe near water. Oscar had even been to the bay in Anglesey where Bill is stationed! He was very impressed with how much the children knew about Grace Darling, the need for lifeboats and the super questions they asked to find out more.
We did some amazing writing all about what we learned from our visitor.
Tomorrow we are going to write some thank you letters to Bill to thank him for talking to us and for his work with this amazing charity.

Science- Exploring Light and Electricity

We have enjoyed watching Seymour Science to learn about sources of light.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3hhvcw/articles/zp23r82

 

We explored and sorted sources of light, explored our dark den and had fun making shadows with torches with the help of Mrs Greenwood.

 

Today we made a simple circuit so that we could finish our Design Technology lighthouse project.

We are excited that we have designed and created our lighthouses AND made them light up!

History- Grace Darling

 

We learned about Grace Darling. She was very brave and saved 9 people in 1838. We have acted out her day, written letters as Grace and have sequenced her life and brave rescue.

We are looking forward to a virtual visit from the RNLI on Thursday to teach us about what happens now if someone is in danger at sea, partly as a result of Grace Darling's actions.

Jigsaw

We talked about our worries for the new year, wrote a class charter and learned all about our new 'Green Goals' behaviour system. We read a book called 'A huge bag of worries' by Virginia Ironside and created worry monsters of our own.

We have been learning all about responsibility and our rights. We read a lovely book called 'We are all born free!', created parachutes and talked about how we could be more responsible for our own actions.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch Theme

Today we learned about our legend Lancelot Capability Brown to begin our work all about growing.

We learned about his life and created garden designs in groups using some of his design ideas. We included a bridge, a lake, lawns and trees. We worked well together in our groups. We hope that you like our garden designs!

Knowledge Organiser

Take a look and see what we are going to be learning about this half term...