Welcome to the class page for Year 2 and Year 3.
Our morning activities focus on English, Maths and Reading. Our afternoons are different each day:
Monday: Topic and Whole School Assembly
Tuesday: Handwriting, TT Rockstars
Wednesday: RE and PSHCE
Thursday: Topic, Georgraphy, History, Science and Singing Assembly, Outdoor PE
Friday: Indoor PE and Well Done Assembly
Sometimes our activities vary to accomodate special events.
This page will be updated throughout the school year with news and pictures of events and activities in class.
The Christmas Journey
On Wednesday 4th December our Year 2 pupils attended Almondbury Methodist Church to take part in their Christmas Journey event. This was also an opportunity for them to meet and spend time with our Year 2 pupils from Farnley Tyas.
The children 'travelled' through 6 different interactive scenes to learn more about Christmas. After the event they enjoyed making Christmas cards to take home.
Eden's Forest trip
To learn more about how early cavemen lived and support our topic work in school we visited Eden's Forest at Honley recently for a day camp.
We kept warm and dry in a roundhouse and a tepee. Some of the activities included hafting arrow heads to sticks, and learning how to safely light a fire using a steel.
We spent some time trying to construct shelters (using modern materials) and were rewarded with marshmallow toasting. We learnt lots about how early man lived and developed a keen sense of respect for how they survived in extreme conditions. It was a wet but fun day.
Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife And Falconry Centre
We enjoyed a visit to the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre in Sheffield in July to compliment our topic work.
Whilst there we enjoyed two talks and were able to hold some of the animals (some of the adults were a little scared!)
A Bit of Local History
Mrs Firbank was lent some embroidery work from an ex-pupil of Thurstonland First School who attended in the 1800's. The children were amazed at how small the stitches were and how good the work was for the child's age at the time.
Mrs Firbank also did some further investigation and was able to discover where in the village Alice had lived and who she went on to marry.
Visit to Runlet Wood
The class enjoyed a wet but informative visit to the local wood!
"After a busy hunt we were rewarded with a drink and a biscuit. We also had a nest building competition. No hands allowed, only tweezers to mimic a birds beak. We now have a lot of respect for those clever birds!"