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Welcome to Class 2!


Welcome to Class 2. We hope you enjoy looking at all our photos and videos.


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Amazing Landscape Collages.

Enjoying Sharing A Story On World Book Day.

Look At Our Amazing City Themed Artwork!

An Amazing Trip Back In Time At Tamworth Castle.

Our Christmas Crafts!

Delicious Gingerbread!
Bonne Année- French New Year Cards.
Thinking About Light On Our Christmas Cards.
We Are Elves!
Adding The Final Touches!

Amazing singing, acting and dancing in our Christmas productions.

We enjoyed reflecting on the Christmas story told through Advent Journey Postcards at the Ashbourne Methodist Church.

We enjoyed measuring in centimetres!

We are thinking about light and dark in RE. This week we talked about Advent.

We enjoyed thinking about a parable in Godly Play.

Our turn to be tour guides! We learnt about the history of Clifton and then gave Class 1 a guided tour.

Our topic on rocks and local studies continues with a trip to Poole’s Cavern in Buxton. We learnt a lot about geology, history and the dark! After the Cavern we hiked up to Solomon’s temple for the magnificent views of Buxton and the surrounding Peaks.

We had a busy day on our field trip to Ashbourne town centre. Thank you to our fantastic, knowledgeable and entertaining guide from the Heritage Centre. Also to the welcoming staff at Ashbourne library. Also thank you to Hulmes the Fishmongers and to the owners at the Olde Sweet Shoppe and Natural Choice who patiently answered our interview questions. Finally a big thank you to everyone at the Methodist Church who welcomed us for lunch.

Listening to our local history.
Seeing how the old railway is used today.
St Oswald’s church’s door to nowhere.
Thinking about the historical clues and stories.
Marble and alabaster memorials.
Can the doctor hear you?
Derbyshire’s smallest cafe.
A fishmongers with a long history.
A family business.
A safe place for a traffic survey.
We did lots of maths in the sweet shop!
We had so many questions to ask here!
Time for a story or two!

We had a fantastic day at The National Stone Centre. We learnt about rocks and fossils in our local area. Thank you to the very knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers at the Stone Centre.

Fantastic Peak District landscapes!

Watercolour skills using Derbyshire landscapes. We loved the looking at photographs of the magnificent Peak District!

We are geographers! We carried out traffic surveys to compare the traffic on the A515 and on Cock Hill.

Our local studies project has begun with making careful sketches of our school and village.

Pollinators! Look the flowers we planted have grown over the summer holidays and are attracting lots of insects just as we hoped!

We have spent the day investigating boats. Which shape will be best? Which materials shall we use?

Despite the rain, we all had fun at Alton Towers!

Year Three have been investigating how to grow the perfect lawn.

Look how our bulbs have grown!

Well done Wildlife Guardians! An amazing award for your work helping wildlife.

We been learning about plants in science. Look at our bulbs growing!

We had an amazing day at Carsington Water working with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

Pond Dipping
Habitat Exploring
Careful Observation
Identifying Creatures
Art Inspired By Andy Goldsworthy
A Zigzagging Hare
Rare Butterfly
Ground Nest
Texture Art

Easter is coming! We used watercolours to make fantastic Easter cards.

Here are some of our Lowry inspired seascapes. We only had five colours in our palette and we mixed them to create all the colours we needed.

Look at the beautiful Mothering Sunday cards we made. They all have a poem inside too!

Year 2 having been shopping and making amounts in different ways.

Watch us sing ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ in French.

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Comic Relief- we came to school in our pyjamas!

We raised money by having a cake sale.
We enjoyed eating cakes in sun after swimming!

Sensational World Book Day Costumes!

We visited the Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre and learnt about Buddhism.

Painting the Willow Pattern plaques.

We enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year as part of our topic on China.

Tangerines with wishes on red paper .
Red envelopes containing shiny coins and sweets.

Look at us playing our own loud and quiet compositions!

We have been learning about friction. These are pictures of us testing how far coins will go on different surfaces.

We have been making Willow Pattern plaques out of clay as part of our topic on China. We found out that the story and the pattern were actually made up in Stoke- on-Trent.


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Straight, Tuck and Star! Look at our amazing gymnastics.

Helping others - look at the goodies we have collected for the food bank during our ‘reverse advent’.

Lovely Christmas frames for our Christmas photo booth prints.

Fun at Santa’s Winter Wonderland, Tamworth.

Andy Warhol Pop Art inspired calendars.

Helping others by taking part in Save the Children’s Christmas jumper day.

Our trip to Ashbourne Elim Church. Deep in thought as we write a Christmas message to those receiving parcels from the food bank.

Helping the pastor with his piano skills!

Look at us collaborating as we learn to make different shades of blue and yellow for our work on Picasso.

Year 2 have been investigating the different amounts which can be made using coins.

We have been learning how our skeleton helps us stand up using marshmallows and cocktail sticks!

Look at our fantastic firework pictures. We created them by blowing paint with a straw. Then we added cityscape silhouettes.

Funky, Fundraising, Freestyle Day : teddies, snazzy hairstyles, own clothes, glasses, toys, make-up, painted nails. What did you choose?

Practical symmetry using pegboards and mirrors!

We have enjoyed experimenting with shadows. Look at us working together and making careful measurements!

We have been bakers for the day. Luckily we are not as careless as the baker who started the Great Fire of London in Pudding Lane.

We learnt how to sing London's Burning as a round!

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We have been learning about the Great Fire of London. We learnt why the houses were so easy to burn. Here is a picture of some of our models.

Go to the Gallery page for more videos and photographs from 'The Wind in the Willows'. Everyone had a brilliant afternoon!

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We learnt about E-Safety with the fabulous Saltmine Theatre Company.

We all enjoyed our "bike day" and learnt lots of new skills!

Mrs Gadsby has retired! Go to the Gallery page for all the lovely photos of our goodbyes. . .

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