Year 2 - Curie

Welcome to Curie Class!

 

Miss Murray is our Class Teacher and Ms Garwood is our Teaching Assistant.

 

Please find information below about our curriculum for this term and check back regularly for information and photographs of our learning.

In science we have been exploring everyday materials and their properties. Our home learning task was to design and create a toy boat that would float in a bucket of water. We tested them out in class and most of them floated! Have a look at our amazing creations above. 

Stephen Lawrence Day

Today we celebrated Stephen Lawrence Day with a day of peace. We discussed his life and his legacy and how his family want the day to be all about inspiring young people to live their best lives. We were visited by the Mayor of Lewisham and had a very special, colourful balloon release at 11 o'clock. 
To celebrate World Book Day we dressed up as our favourite book characters or as something you'd find in the sky or under the ground! This is because we were looking at the beautiful books by Charlotte Gullain called 'The Skies Above my Eyes' and 'The Streets Beneath my Feet'. We took part in a whole school reading challenge and got to hear stories from some of the teachers. Then we spent the day doing some fun book themed activities! 
We had a great time celebrating International Day in Year 2. We discussed lots of countries and continents around the world and looked specifically at India throughout the day. First we created some beautiful rangoli patterns using chalk and oil pastels and then designed mehndi patterns. We also had the chance to try some Indian snacks, including poppadoms, naans and chutneys. In the afternoon we had fun learning how to play djembe drums, before heading to the International Fair after school. 
The dinosaur projects in Curie Class were absolutely amazing! All of the adults at Holy Trinity were so impressed! Have a look at some of the brilliant facts and pieces of art that were created at home. The children got their own special certificate to remember their amazing efforts, as well as some rewards in class. The projects are now making our classroom look much brighter (but a little scary)! 
Take a look at some of the recent learning we have been doing. As you can see we have looked at 2D and 3D shapes in maths (we even made our own cubes using a net), and now we have moved onto time! In English we have been practising and performing poems all about dinosaurs. 
As well as the Nativity this week, we were very busy in Curie Class! We had our Christmas  lunch, the talent show, our whole school trip to the cinema and we made Christingles in our RE lesson!
Key Stage 1 performed amazingly in the Nativity this year! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we all did. 

Children in Need Day

We came to school in our pyjamas to raise money for Children in Need Day. We learnt about what the charity does and all of the different people it helps. We completed activities throughout the day and had a cake sale. 

Macmillan Cake Sale

On Friday 28th September we took part in the Macmillan Coffee Morning to help raise money for the charity. Curie Class decorated biscuits for the cake sale. We used icing and food colouring to make a feathered effect. They looked and tasted great!

Visit from the London Fire Brigade

On Friday 14th September Curie Class had a very special visitor! We were lucky to learn all about the London Fire Brigade and what they do, as well as some very important fire safety information. 

The first few weeks in Curie Class...

Curie Class

Curie Class 1

This year each class is named after a famous scientist. We are named after Marie Curie. We will be finding out about her throughout the year. We have already started to use this beautiful book by Isabel Sanchez Vegara to find out some facts about her: 

- She was born on November 7th 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. 

- She taught poor children to read and write.
- She discovered what we know today as 'radiation'. 

- She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She went on to win a second Nobel Prize later on in her life. 

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