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Welcome to Year 2 and 3 

We are Queen of Hearts Class!

                                    Miss J Aveyard   Miss C Sykes and Mrs S Forrester 

 

Our learning journey begins here...

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              Queen of Hearts Class Learning Environment 

Stars of the week this week are... Finley and Frankie well done for of your hard work we are very proud of you. Hand writer of the week is Logan. 

 

Weekly Message Summer 2 week 2

 

This week we have been completing our assessments and everyone has worked really hard and shown great resilience.

We have also had our first visit to the school library for a long, long time to choose our ERIC books.

Please remember to bring these books back on Monday so they can be swapped for a new book

Weekly Message Summer 2 week 1

 

This week we introduced our new topic; Disney. We all dressed up as our favourite Disney characters on Monday and watched a timeline of films starting with Steamboat Willie and concluding with Peter Pan.

This week in  maths we have been telling the time using clocks and started to look at digital clocks.

In forest school we went on  a bug hunt and used lots of different pieces of equipment to catch bugs safely.

Our final topic of this year will be Disney. We are looking forward to learning all about the history of the Walt Disney company and the impact it had on animation and film. 

Our favourite 5 books for the topic are pictured below.

Weekly Message Summer 1 week 7

 

This week we concluded our topic of Nurturing Nurses by learning mire about the life of Edith Cavell. We looked at photos of Edith and learned about her early life and her determination to make changes to the nursing profession in Europe. We also talked about her bravery in rescuing over 200 allied soldiers and getting them to safety in Holland and how she put herself in danger to help others.

Weekly Message Summer 1 week 6

This week we have been learning about the tragic story of Edith Cavell and her heroic efforts towards nursing in World War I. We decided that she was very brave and courageous.

Click the link here to learn more about her

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q/articles/z92m2nb

We also completed out War medals in the style of the Victorian Order of Merit, they turned out beautifully. 

Mrs Forrester kindly brought in her Grandmother's British Empire Medal in to show us. We loved seeing a real life historical artefact.
Mrs Forrester kindly brought in her Grandmother's British Empire Medal in to show us. We loved seeing a real life historical artefact.

Weekly Message Summer 1 week 5

 

This week we have been looking at historical sources from The Crimean War and writing reports and letters in the style of Florence Nightingale. We even saw a photograph of the “Florrie Lorry” which Florence Nightingale rode in to inspect the hospitals of The Crimea.

 

In Art we created our own clay medals in the style of The Victorian orders of merit.

‘There is something to be wondered at in all of Nature’ - Aristotle

On Tuesday we completed a Cosmic Yoga session for mental health awareness week.
On Tuesday we completed a Cosmic Yoga session for mental health awareness week.

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme of nature we went outside on Monday to watch the clouds and focus on being calm and relaxed. We then drew some pictures of cloud shapes which we saw and then discussed how we felt after the activity. 

Weekly Message Summer 1 week 4

 

This week we have been comparing the role of nurses now compared to that of Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. We all agreed that we would prefer to be treated by nursed in 2021 rather than in Victorian Scutari.

We also learned about the fascinating story of Mary Seacole’s missing portrait and how historians had to piece together artefacts to gain a better understanding of her life.

On Friday we celebrated Number Day for the NSPCC. We all wore clothes with a number on and took part in maths challenges and activities. For Goldentime we watched Big Hero 6!

Weekly Message Summer 1 week 3

 

This week we have been learning all about the brave and determined nurse Mary Seacole. We have learned about her early life in Jamaica and the prejudice and racism she faced in her later years. We even went on a virtual trip to St Thomas’ Hospital in London to look at the magnificent statue commissioned in her honour.

We used pastels and sketching to recreate her now famous portrait which is displayed at The National Portrait Gallery in London.

In maths we have been working on some tricky column additions for big numbers.  

We created portraits of Florence Nightingale in the style of German artist Paul Klee. 

We looked at some of his surrealist art and used a portrait of Florence from The National Portrait Gallery in London as our inspiration for our class gallery. 

Weekly Message Summer 1 week 2

 

This week we have been learning all about The Crimean War and listening to Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem, The charge of the light brigade.

We have loved using rich vocabulary and similes in a creative way to write our own poems . The whole class have been like poetry artists this week and they have worked really hard.

We also planned our own journey from London to Scutari, which is modern day Uskudar in Turkey using world maps.

Weekly Message Summer 1 week 1

 

We have had a fantastic first week back at school following the Easter break. Everyone has settled back in quickly and we have loved learning about Florence Nightingale and her inspirational work.

We have also enjoyed spending time comparing Victorian Scutari to the modern day Uskudar. The Blue Mosque in Istanbul is truly stunning and we loved looking inside virtually at the mosaic and windows.

Welcome back to school for Summer Term., I hope that you all had a well deserved rest over the holidays and that you all ate lots of chocolate eggs . We will look forward to seeing you all back in class on Tuesday the 13th of April. See you soon, Miss Aveyard, Mrs Forrester and Miss Sykes. 

Our topic this half term is to learn about the lives of two very courageous women; Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. If you would like to learn more about them before Tuesday then click on the links here to be taken to BBC Bitesize.  

Our Favourite 5 books for Summer Term 1 are pictured here below. 

Our new topic is based on the lives of two influential nurses;

Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. 

Vocabulary for Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole topic
Vocabulary for Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole topic
Big Questions for Easter break
Big Questions for Easter break

Have a lovely Easter break.

You have all worked so hard at home and at school this half term and I am so proud of how you much you have achieved. 

Make some happy memories with your families and stay safe. 

from all the adults in Queen of Hearts class. 

Weekly Message Spring 2 week 5

This week we consolidated our learning on The Great Fire of London by designing our own Tudor style houses using craft materials and then recreating Pudding Lane, the location where The Great Fire began in 1666. 

During forest schools and with the help of Mr Pearson we then added straw, which people in the 17th century used for bedding to act as fuel for the fire. We then discussed how the wind today helped to spread the fire similarly to The Great Fire of London. We even watched as our cardboard St Paul's Cathedral burned to the ground. All the children were given strict fire safety rules to adhere to both whilst at school and at home and were made aware of how important it is to stay fire safe. 

It was the perfect end to a topic which we have all thoroughly enjoyed!

Weekly Message Spring 2 week 4

This week we have been completing our assessments and everyone has been working their socks off. We had a lovely music lesson with Miss Garside on Wednesday and used the boom whackers to make music.  In forest schools we learned all about the history of fire making, it was super tricky to use the wooden sticks and flint but we all showed great resilience and patience with the new techniques.

Weekly Message Spring 2 week 3

We celebrated World Book Day 2021 on Wednesday so that we could all enjoy the day together. 

Some of the costumes were fabulous and we had a lovely day celebrating reading and books which we love!

Weekly Message Spring 2 week 2

 

This week we have welcomed our full class back to school! We have had a wonderful week being back altogether and our returning children have been amazing.

We have continued learning about The Great Fire of London and went on a virtual tour of Magdalene College, Cambridge to look at some historical artefacts from the fire and the diary of Samuel Pepys. We have been writing newspaper reports and using quotes from Samuel Pepys himself.

Click on the college to access The Great Fire of London exhibition.

Weekly Message Spring 2 week 1

 

This week we have started our new topic of The Great Fire of London. We have loved learning all about Samuel Pepys and his famous diaries. We went on a virtual tour of London using Google Earth and found lots of famous landmarks which survived the fire and other which needed to be rebuilt.

Then in forest schools we learned all about fire safety, we have had a fantastic first week back to school!

Welcome back to Spring term 2 2021. I hope that you all have a lovely rest over the break and that you are all ready for some new and exciting learning over the next few weeks. 

Our new topic is The Great Fire of London and we will be learning all about the events of the fire and how the fire started along with significant people such as Samuel Pepys and Charles II and their experience of the fire and living in 1666. We will also be learning about London as our capital city and all the famous landmarks and places that we will visit virtually. 

Great Fire of London Favourite 5 Spring 2 2021
Great Fire of London Favourite 5 Spring 2 2021
Favourite 5 pupil voice Spring 1 2021
Favourite 5 pupil voice Spring 1 2021

Weekly Message Spring 1 week 6

This week we have consolidated our Creepy Crawly topic by researching minibeast facts and sketching a Red Admiral butterfly for our 

collaborative Art and Design Technology display. 

Have a look at a sample of our Big Write on the English Creative Writing website page. 

Butterfly pencil sketches
Butterfly pencil sketches
This week we used the ipads to help with our minibeast research.
This week we used the ipads to help with our minibeast research.

Weekly Message Spring 1 week 5

 

This week we have been writing our own insect poems using rhyming words. We also used sketching and oil pastel blending to create a picture of Wilbur from our class novel Charlotte’s Web.  

Tuesday’s snow day provided great weather for snowman and snow sculpture building. The pictures some children sent on dojo were amazing, lots of bonus dojos were given.

This week also marks Mental Health week with the focus being "express yourself" click below for some excellent mental health tasks which can be completed at home. 

Weekly Message Spring 1 week 4

 This week we have been enjoying the story of There's a snake in my school by David Walliams and planning our own pet stories where something goes wrong. For DT the home learners made bugs using cardboard tubes and the children in school learned how to sew and made bugs that way. 

Look at the fantastic pictures below. 

Weekly Message Spring 1 week 3

 

This week we have been learning all about insects and reading the story of Spiderella by Julia Donaldson. We have had a great week and made some beautiful craft butterflies for the reading woodland area of the classroom.

Everyone has been working really hard at home and at  school so well done everyone!

Weekly Message Spring 1 week 2

This week we have been learning all about insects and reading the story of Superworm by Julia Donaldson. We have had a great week and both our class and home learners have been producing some fantastic work. 

We then made some snow angels and snowmen on Friday. 

We had to cancel our minibeast hunt so watched Life: Insects on bbc iplayer instead, the link is here

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00nxks3/life-6-insects

Weekly Message Spring 1 week 1

Well what a topsy turvy week it has been for everyone at school and at home. You have all made me so proud this week wherever you have been working. Can’t wait to see how we all get on next week.

Best wishes and keep safe love all the staff in Queen of Hearts class.

Please click the link here to be taken to the classdojo sign in and follow the instructions so that I can add you to the Queen of Hearts virtual classroom.

https://home.classdojo.com/#/signup

All the home learning tasks for this week have been uploaded straight to Classdojo on the Portfolio section and will be uploaded onto their rather than the class story and class web page going forward.

I can't wait to see all your brilliant learning again this week If you have any problems then please send me a message and I will help you as best I can.
Best wishes Miss Aveyard

Spring term 1 2021

Welcome back 

Welcome back to school ! We hope that you have all had a fantastic Christmas break and spent time with your loved ones. We know that this new term is going to be a bit different from the last but please know that we will do everything we can to make the transition to blended learning as smooth as we can. 

Weekly Message week 7

This week we have been well and truly getting into the festive spirit. On Wednesday we watched the virtual pantomime of Cinderella and then had christmas dinner followed by a party afternoon. Then on Thursday and Friday we all wore christmas jumpers and had 2 lovely days of christmas craft and movies. 

This has been such a crazy year for all of us and we wanted to show our appreciation by performing one of our favourite christmas songs. 

Click on the link below to watch our class performance. 

Have a lovely christmas break, stay safe and make lots of happy memories. 

From Miss Aveyard, Mrs Forrester and Miss Sykes xx

Weekly Message week 6

This week we have been reading The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. We have had great fun reading about all the famous fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters.  We then wrote our own letters to Santa. 

Weekly Message week 5

This week we have been completing out phonics screening checks and continuing our learning about festivals. This week we have learnt about Holi and Hannukah. We have made our own painted elephants just like the ones we saw in our learning about India. 

Weekly Message week 4

This week has been assessment week so we have all been busy completing our assessments during the morning and all the children have worked really hard and most importantly tried their very best. 

We have also been taking part in The Big Draw and have created some Aboriginal style art. The theme for The Big Draw this year is 

We got some of our inspiration from the clip below, why not try creating your own artwork at home?

Weekly Message week 3

This week we have been reading and retelling the Hindu story of Rama and Sita. We then used drama to retell the story using masks. We have also sculpted diva lamps from clay hoping that the Goddess Lakshmi will send us some money.  Have a look at our group work pictures below. 

Weekly Message week 2

This week we have been learning all about Remembrance day and the famous Captain Sir Tom Moore who walked 100 steps and raised over £30 million pounds for the NHS. We have loved learning about his life in Yorkshire and his adventures as a soldier .We have been writing out own thank you letters to him. 

 

We have also been watching Zog https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bwdw8y/ad/zog 

and learning all about the amazing work of Children in Need.

Autumn 2

Weekly Message week 1

This week we will be learning about British History focussing on Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot click on the picture below to be taken to BBC Bitesize. We are hoping to have a virtual tour of The Houses of Parliament at some point this week, but if you want to have a sneaky peak there are other virtual tours taking place all this week. Click the link below to be taken to the booking system to book your free tickets. Please read the small print details about the tour taking place on Microsoft Teams...https://www.parliament.uk/visiting/ 

Weekly Message week 7

This week we have been creating our film of The Snail and the Whale, we have had a great time and have watched it back in class. 

We have also been learning about giving change in maths and have found it pretty tricky, click on the link below to be taken to BBC Bitesize which has lots of fun games and videos to help secure this area of learning. 

This week we have been constructing paper telescopes like the ones pirates had...

Today we have all been wearing yellow to celebrate the end of Mental Health Awareness week. We have designed some kindness jars and have been practising being kind to each other. 

Weekly Message Week 6

Our story this week is The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. We are learning the story and next week we will be creating our own short film by creating scenes from the book and retelling the story. 

The link below will take you to the fantastic BBC adaptation on BBC iplayer. 

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale 

Weekly Message Week 5

This week we have been learning all about Christopher Columbus and his voyages around the world. Click on the picture below to be taken to BBC Bitesize where there is lots of information about him. 

Weekly Message Week 4 

This week we have been acting out the story of Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs check out our photos below...

Weekly Message Week 3

This week we have been reading the story A New Home for a Pirate by Ronda Armitage we have been learning all about Pirate Jed and how he wants to start a new life as a farmer away from his family and pirate ship.

This is a link to the story on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnA7pV-OBpA or click on the link below.

In PE we have been learning lots of new football skills and how to pass and control the ball to partners and even played a game on the full pitch. We all felt very tired after that!

 

Weekly Message Week 2

This week we have been learning all about pirates and reading our new book The Night Pirates. Ask your child what happened to the outside of Tom’s house at the end of the story. In Maths we have been learning all about place value and learning the 10 times table if you could practise this at home it would be great. Next week we are making under the sea dioramas so please send your child with an empty shoe box.

Weekly Message Week 1

We have had a brilliant first week back at school and learned all of our new class routines. This week we have been focussing on friendship and what makes us special to create lots of fabulous displays around our new classroom including a wall of rainbows.

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Autumn Term 1

       Week 1

This week we have been looking at friendship and how we can be kind to our friends and make other people feel happiness. We have learned all the classroom routines and how we can keep ourselves and our friends safe and sound.