Welcome to Jeffers' Class Page. Our class teacher is Miss Clark.
Did you know we are called Jeffers Class after the author Oliver Jeffers? We have really enjoyed reading some of his books in class including 'The Day the Crayons Quit', 'Lost and Found' and 'Up and Down.'
Here you can enjoy looking at photos of our learning and access websites that can help to enhance the children's learning further.
Talk for Writing
In Jeffers Class we have been learning about the story of Little Charlie in the Autumn term. To introduce our new story, we went for a walk around the school and along the way we bumped into characters from the story - a cat at London Bridge, Otto the dog at the River Thames, three scruffy pigeons at Big Ben and nobody at the crossing. When we came back to class, we then learnt the story of Little Charlie really well by making story maps and learning the actions. We did lots of work on this story for two weeks to help us learn the story well.
After learning the story, we were ready to write our own journey stories based on Little Charlie. To inspire us, we went for a walk around Letchworth. On this journey we saw a wise owl at the bridge, a hedgehog at Morrisons car park, three cheeky mice at the bank and nobody at the roundabout. Once we had been on this walk, we then wrote our own stories back in class. Take a look at some examples of our writing.
As part of our Harvest festival celebrations, we helped to deliver some food boxes using the food that was kindly brought in from children at home and we took it to our elderly friends in the community. When we delivered these boxes, the elderly people seemed very thankful and enjoyed chatting to us.
However, to also celebrate Harvest this year, we not only thought about Harvest in our country but we also found out about Harvest around the world. In Jeffers class we learnt about Harvest in Thailand. Miss Clark brought in a variety of exotic fruits which we prepared and made into a fruit salad to try. The fruit was delicious and we really enjoyed tasting new fruits that we hadn't tried before.
Fire of London Day
In September Year 2 had a Great Fire of London Day hosted by History off the Page to launch our topic for the term 'London.'
It was an exciting day seeing everyone dressed up as if we were in 1666. In the morning we experienced exciting activities to show us what it would have been like in 1666 had we been there. Some of us made candles by dipping the wicks into wax (candles would have been the main source of light in the houses as there wasn't electricity.) Some of us tapped out our names using mini hammers onto squares of leather, whilst some of us mixed herbs to create strong smelling bags to help if we were feeling unwell. We were lucky enough to take home the things that we made to share with our grown ups.
In the afternoon, when we were told the fire had spread and we needed to be detectives to find out which of the shops had burnt down. We dug into the soil to look for clues. We then used this information to work out if the place that had burnt down was rich or poor and how we knew.
Unfortunately Mrs Egan wasn't able to join us on this exciting day but she knows all about the day as we wrote detailed recounts for her the following week. We included time connectives so she knew the order of events and we wrote about our favourite part of the day.
Our 2017 Ofsted inspection commented - that we still provide good quality education & a stimulating & caring environment. Individual needs are well met & children quickly grow in confidence. There is a positive culture for safeguarding & pupils said that they feel happy & settled in school.
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