Class 2 Blog
Friday 28th January
On Wednesday, some of the members of Class 2 entered a gymnastics competition at Malmesbury Secondary School. They all worked hard for the big day and had lots of fun. Two of our classmates received an award: 2nd place in the Advanced Vaulting and 3rd place in the Beginners Floor Sequence. After we completed our events, we all had a turn using Malmesbury’s equipment. These included: ropes, climbing apparatus, springboards, crash mats and vaults- some of us even did ‘flips’!
Friday 21st January
This week we have been writing stories in English. We turned the traditional story structure on its head, by beginning our stories with the ending and including backstories in our work!
In history, we have been learning about life in a Victorian school ready for our visit from a Victorian teacher next week. We've made a list of Victorian class rules to make sure that we behave appropriately for the occasion!
Friday 14th January 2022
On Thursday, the year 5 and 6 children attended the small school county football tournament in Devizes. This was the second round. We did amazingly well! We didn't lose a match; we only conceded one goal! Unfortunately, we didn't quite make it to the regional competition due to a goal difference of one!
Friday 7th January 2022
Happy New Year!
It's great to be back at school after the Christmas holidays. It's nice to see our friends again and find out about the fun they had.
This week, the Year 6s have been doing their Bikeability course. We have enjoyed riding our bikes around the playground and in village, learning how to be safe on the road.
Monday 13th December 2021
This week was our last cricket session with Wiltshire Cricket club.
We are excited about Christmas and enjoying our annual celebration at The Old Royal Ship with ‘World’s Best Roast Dinner’ and party games.
Despite hearing that the Young Voices concert has been postponed, our resilience has kept us keen to learn the songs in the hope that we will be able to perform at the concert at a later date.
We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Friday 10th December 2021
As well as cricket, we had a treat to kick start the week. Two people came into school to perform: The Night Before Christmas. We were impressed that only two actors were able to tell the story, playing several parts; the costume changes were remarkably fast! Not only could they act but they could also sing extremely well.
On Wednesday, we started to make our space T-shirts. We challenged ourselves by sewing on different space themed embellishments. All of us were grateful that many parents came in to help us with this project: we couldn’t have done it without them!
It was great to have outdoor learning over at the park where we enjoyed playing lots of games.
We concluded the week with ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ where we all showcased our festive sweaters and raised money for Save the Children. We also recorded our Christmas Nativity video and look forward to seeing it on our website soon!
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Monday 29th November 2021
All of us enjoyed another session with the cricket coach, developing our batting skills.
Last of the Autumn leaves have fallen and many of us have helped sweep them up!
We kicked off the start of December by learning our songs for the Christmas performance that we are having next week. We also made Christingles and opened our advent calendar.
This week we had our flu vaccines and the nurses were very impressed with us!
Monday 22nd November 2021
Last weekend, some of us went to Wotton Bassett to take part in a drama festival. We entered several competitions: news reading, poetry writing, performing memorised poetry, sight reading and memorised prose. We all did exceptionally well, taking home many medals and trophies!
We enjoyed another session with the cricket coach: this week we learnt and improved our bowling skills.
As we mentioned last week, we managed to raise a spectacular £115 towards Children in Need.
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Monday 8th November 2021
It is the start of a new half term.
Sadly, we can’t eat our lunch with class one again or have school assemblies!
Our after school clubs have now changed; instead of gardening club, we are now able to do gymnastics club. Running club has also started back up. We are continuing to enjoy our music lessons.
The school council have organised the events for raising money for Children In Need. These include: Wacky hair styles and dyes, teddy bear swap, non-school uniform and a cake sale.
We said goodbye to the rugby coaches but are looking forward to having cricket lessons with the amazing coaches from Chance to Shine.
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Wednesday 20th October 2021
On Wednesday, Years 5 and 6 entered a tag rugby tournament, playing against the local schools. Although we won many matches, we did not quite manage to secure a place in the semi-finals. However, we all had such a great afternoon playing tag rugby and applying the skills that the Bath Rugby coaches taught us! At the end of the tournament we celebrated with a delicious hotdog.
On Thursday, we were lucky to have a virtual visit from the Life Bus! We learnt all about being different and unique, and how having a disability doesn't restrict success - we all have our own talents. We enjoyed meeting Harold the Giraffe again.
We also took a trip to the park for Outdoor Learning with Mrs. Waldron. We had a great time collecting natural treasures that we value and respect. We enjoyed the team building and problem solving tasks, as well as the fun games.
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Monday 15th October 2021
This week, we were lucky enough to be involved with an interview with Michael Rosen (Britain's most famous children’s poet and author). Did you know that he was also awarded the children’s Laureate?
We were sorry to hear that he was put in an induced coma for 40 days whilst he was recovering from Co-vid 19. However, his rehabilitation programme gave him inspiration to write his new book called: Sticky, McStickstick. He started to read this to us and it was about the journey he had learning how to walk again with his walking stick - Sticky McStickstick.
We had Sandy from the Wiltshire Council come into school to teach us about road safety, including:crossing the road, wearing helmets, and the importance of seat belts. We all listened to a DVD and the Year 3/4 children went on a walk around the village to practise what we had learned.
Children In Need was a fun end to our week. We all came into school wearing bright clothes with wacky hairstyles! We organised a cake sale - it was a huge success and enjoyed by all!
Friday 8th October 2021
On Monday, to our excitement, the Space Dome returned to school to teach us more about the Solar System. We had to crawl through a dark tunnel to enter the dome. We enjoyed seeing images of the planets, how to recognise the star constellations and the stories that were once told from these. One of our favourite facts was that the black hole ate an enormous gas cloud. We found out that if we jumped into a black hole (head first is recommended), we would be stretched - this is called spaghettification!!! The sound effects were also brilliant, especially when we were learning about how stars exploded.
On Wednesday, Year 3 and 4 entered into a Tag Rugby Tournament, playing against the local schools. It was the first time that year 3 had taken part in a sporting festival. Everyone had lots of fun playing and were really proud of the three matches that they won. Thank you, Mrs. Newman for organising this!
We have started to make up food hampers for the Doorway Project based in Chippenham. There have been lots of contributions already towards this worthy charity.
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Thursday 30th September 2021
On Monday, we were lucky to have Richard come into school to teach us how to stay safe on the internet when using social media and gaming. We learnt about how to avoid leaving personal clues behind on our digital footprint.
As part of our topic, we watched a live Space Conference where we learnt about satellites and how they worked to give us information. Did you know that they put trackers on wildlife so we can see how they behave in their natural habitat. The satellites help us to predict the weather too - although they don’t always get it right! We were amazed by how much space junk there is and were impressed by the satellites that collect this rubbish .
On Wednesday, we had a coach come in from Gym Run to set us some fitness challenges. These included: mini bounces over a line, sit-ups to strengthen our core muscles, dips to improve our upper body, standing jumps and then running around the perimeter of the playground for three minutes to test our stamina. Once the tasks were completed, the coach calculated our scores to see which coloured badge we had earned - each colour badge represents your achievements. We are hoping to improve our previous personal best scores from before lockdown. The older pupils helped class one to record their results.
We had another enjoyable session playing rugby with the Bath coaches.
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Friday 24th September 2021
We’ve enjoyed another week of tag rugby with the coaches from Bath. We were lucky this week, as another coach joined our session.
The reception children are now in school for the whole day. It’s nice to have the little children with us to make our school complete.
On Wednesday, the Year 5 and 6 children entered a football tournament at the Red Bull Pitches in Malmesbury. There were 10 schools involved from the local area and we were divided into two groups of five teams. We were so proud of our achievements as we were the only team that didn’t lose in the group stages. The top two teams from each group were then entered into the semi final - this was us! We were first in our group! Amazingly, we scored in the first 10 seconds of our first game! Once again, we won this match taking us to the final; the smallest school playing the largest school. Sadly, this is when our winning streak ended. We had a great day!
In science, we carried out an experiment to see who can make a bottle rocket reach the highest using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. The carbon dioxide produced in all of the bottles created a great deal of pressure to build up inside. We were hoping for more spectacular results, however, there was one that took to the sky and landed on the school roof! Nonetheless, we have come up with other ideas on how we could launch our bottle rockets.
Friday 17th September 2021
This week has been even better than last week because we are able to enjoy our lunch with the reception children.
On Monday, it was great to see the return of the coach from Bath Rugby Club to help us build on our previous sessions. This was exciting and fun to play tag rugby games.This is also a great opportunity to help us develop our skills, in preparation for the upcoming Tag Rugby Tournament.
Our play leaders have visited Malmesbury School to be trained up for the role. They met lots of other children from other schools in the area who had been chosen for this very important position at their school.The coach taught them lots of games that they can organise at breaktime for other children to enjoy. This has been a great success already and lots of our children are enjoying their activities.
Our school clubs are now running and we have been enjoying: drama, gardening club, choir and tag rugby. We have also welcomed back our piano and guitar teachers.
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Friday 10th September 2021
We are happy to be back and learning at the start of a new school year. It’s good to see all of our friends and teachers again after our summer break. Being reunited with the whole school again after Co-vid restrictions is amazing!
Our new topic is ‘Out of this World’ and we are looking forward to learning about Space. We made a start by writing mnemonics to help us remember the planets, as well as using our creativity to write space poems.
We enjoyed the sunny start to our week by investigating how shadows move throughout the day and drawing around our friends.
We started our computing topic by decrypting messages using flags and gestures and successfully sent each other secret messages.
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