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Year 2 - Donaldson Class

Welcome to the Donaldson Class Page.


Our Class Teacher is Mrs Alton and Mrs Brooks

Did you know we are called Donaldson class after the author Julia Donaldson?

Sports Day


We all enjoyed sports day but unfortunately it rain part of the way through.  Some of the acitivities our class did, were balancing a ball, dribblinb a ball with a hockey stick, picking up coits, a dressing up race which we had to stop as it started to rain.  Our favourite acitivity was scoring goals against Mrs Holmes and Miss Bennett.

Olympic Day

We went to the tennis club at Letchworth for our Olympic day.  We did lots of different activities such as curling, paracute games, dribbling skills and we made up a group dance which we performed to the adults at the end of the morning.  We had lots of fun.

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Planting Day


Before the Easter holiday we took some seeds home to grow.  We looked after them making sure they were in the light and had plenty of water.  Then we brought them back to school and planted them on planting day in our class planting bed.

Outdoor Learning Day


In outdoor learning day we did lots of activities including maths, science, PE and we made bug home using materials we found in our environment.

Our Topic is Seaside


We have been learning about the seaside past and present.  We had a visit from Off the Page and learnt about what seaside's were like in the past.  We used old money, played old games, designed our own cups and hook the duck game.  We made postcards and decorated seaside boxes.




Here are a few of us reading some Julia Donaldson books in our

cosy reading corner!

Creative Fortnight


During creative fortnight, we have been doing lots of different activities and enjoying various workshops all linked to our theme of 'Under the Sea'. 


It all started off with a super performance all about helping the hermit crab find a better shell.  The children enjoyed joining in with all the songs and the actions as well as laughing at all the different jokes!


A diver came in to talk to the children all about diving and they enjoyed looking at the different equipment, both old and new, and what it is used for. 


We had an assembly from Glamba who brought lots of different things he had found at the beach to make different musical sounds.  The children enjoyed playing all the 'instruments' and having a go at different rhythms.


In class we have made fish using different materials for the scales, created portholes to show underwater animals, used the computer to research information about dolphins and used this to make a visual venn diagram.


Christmas craft

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We have had lots of fun together preparing for Christmas. We enjoyed a 'make a decoration morning' and many parents joined us in helping create a range of Christmas decorations which we used to make our classroom look festive!

We have also enjoyed making calendars and cards which we intend to give to our loved ones this Christmas.

Can you see what the four pictures on our calendars represent?....

We very much enjoyed our recent visit from a hip hop teacher. This was a special treat which we used our Sainsbury's vouchers to pay for.

We thought the moves were really funky and we enjoyed bopping along with the music!

We are taking part in an exciting writing project called 'Talk for Writing'. We have been learning stories by heart which we can then adapt and make our own. We use lots of actions when we tell the story which helps us remember all the important parts. Here we are telling (parts of) the story of 'Charlie's bag'.

Charlie's bag (2nd part)

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Charlie's bag (part 4)

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Charlie's bag (part 5)

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"Teaching is good. This is having a very positive impact on pupils' increasingly successful learning.... Pupils feel safe because they know they are well cared for. They behave well and have good attitudes to learning."
- Ofsted 2014

"I am amazing. Together we are magnificent!"

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