Category: 2nd class 2018/19

Visit from The Brickx Club!

We love to create Lego structures in 2nd class.  Karen from The Brickx Club came in to visit us as part of Maths Week.  She set out various building challenges for us.  We worked together to create tall, stable structures using Lego bricks.  There were a few tumbles along the way but that is all part of the fun!  We had a great afternoon.  See some of our handy work below.



Sponsored Walk to Loreto Park

On Wednesday October 10th we went on our annual Sponsored Walk.  It was a glorious autumn day.  We also got to enjoy some time in the playground in the sunshine.  Well done to all the children in 2nd class.  All monies raised goes directly towards school resources and activities.  Here are some photographs of the day.


Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley is a very ordinary boy until one day he gets squashed flat by a noticeboard that falls on him while he is asleep!  Now that he is only half an inch thick, amazing things begin to happen to him.


We have just started reading Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown in 2nd class.  So far it is a very funny book.  Flat Stanley has become very useful to his mother Mrs. Lambchop.  We each coloured in our very own Flat Stanley this week.  We will soon be taking him home to bring on exciting adventures with us.  Stay tuned!


Halloween is coming!

We are now into the month of October and we have started our Halloween preparations! This week we created sugar skulls or ‘Calavera’ as they are also known.  Sugar skulls are associated with the famous Mexican holiday ‘The Day of The Dead’ or ‘Dia de los Muertos’.  During this traditional holiday families come together to celebrate and remember their ancestors and loved ones who have passed away.  They create colourful sugar skulls from icing as a special treat for the day.  Many of the class were familiar with sugar skulls from the Disney movie’Coco’.  We had great fun creating this colourful artwork.


Autumn Art

We have had great fun collecting leaves, conkers, acorns and sycamore seeds for our class nature table.  In class we talked about the changing colours of the leaves in autumn.  Using the collected leaves and seeds as inspiration, we have been busy creating colourful autumnal art.



Science is fun!

We had great fun experimenting using materials found in our school kitchen.  We mixed baking soda and vinegar together to capture CO2 gas in a balloon.  In pairs, we began by filling a bottle with baking soda.  We then added some vinegar to a balloon.  Pinching it closed, we carefully stretched it over the mouth of the bottle.  Holding the bottle, we slowly tipped the balloon over.   Result: the balloon fills with carbon dioxide gas!