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Year 2 - Donaldson Class

Welcome to the Donaldson Class Page.

 

Our Class Teacher is Miss Mabb 

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

 

In the first half term, we had weekly visits from Funtrition where we got to taste lots of different foods and learn all about being healthy.

 

We had a lot of fun learning a story called 'Giraffes Can't Dance' in English. We used that story to help us write our own versions and they turned out great. 

 

To celebrate Harvest, we had a lot of activities going on- apple pressing, tissue paper leaves, and crafty corn! It gave us a task to reflect and feel grateful for what we have.

 

Spring term- The first half term has been very exciting because we have had Forest School Fortnight. See details and pictures below! 

This half term, we have been focusing our topic around an Anthony Browne book called 'Little Beauty'. We have enjoyed writing our own stories and thinking about how we could help the characters with their emotions. 

 

Summer term- We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about our local area and what Garden Cities have to offer. Year 2 took inspiration from Letchworth to design their own Garden Cities! See below for pictures and more details. We have now started our Circus topic! Already we have had a Science themed workshop that linked with the circus theme, created a circus role play area and are practising our expert moves in PE. 

 

 

Harp! We were so lucky to have Miss Chicken bring her harp in to show us. She played beautifully and has inspired us all to buy one in the future! Sorry parents. We all had a go playing it and learning about the different features of a harp.

Sports Day! I am so proud of all the children for showing such good sportsmanship at our sports day. We had a lot of fun! We definitely have some future Olympic stars!

Drumming workshop- It was a very fun experience having Ed come in to teach us African Drumming. We played our little hearts out on the drums and created fantastic rhythms.

Drumming workshop- It was a very fun experience having Ed come in to teach us African Drumming. We played our little hearts out on the drums and created fantastic rhythms. 1

When Year 2 designed their own Garden Cities! We were visited by Town planners who gave out prizes!

Class trip to the Letchworth Tennis Club 4.6.19

Science Week! We were lucky enough to experience some amazing science experiments in our science week. The most exciting part was setting cotton wool on fire!

Science Week! We were lucky enough to experience some amazing science experiments in our science week. The most exciting part was setting cotton wool on fire! 1

Forest School Fortnight! We have had such a great time these past two weeks. The children have experienced lots of new activities and learnt a lot of skills. Some of the activities include: whole Year 2 camp fire, mindfulness and yoga session, twig identification, making nests, whittling elder to make 'bling', weaving to make a 'God's eye' and a scavenger hunt to find a wooden disc which we decorated and used a palm drill to make a hole in the top.

Snow day! All the children in Donaldson (and the adults!) were very excited to play outside in the snow! We used this opportunity to write fantastic senses poems about the winter wonderland. Here are some photos of us making the most of the weather!

Library bus! Donaldson were very excited to see the arrival of our new library bus. They enjoyed looking around it and donating their books to the shelves. We all had a turn sitting in the driver's seat!

 Cinema trip!

 

We were very lucky to be able to go on a school trip to Letchworth Cinema to see Peter Rabbit. We were very excited when we got there as we had the whole cinema just for school children! Donaldson class thoroughly enjoyed the film and the walk, although it was a bit tiring for our legs after a while!

Christingle

 

Donaldson class learnt how Christians celebrate Advent and Christmas. We enjoyed making our Christingle oranges and learnt what each part represented. 

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Christmas party!

 

We had such a fun time at our Christmas party! We danced, played, ate and laughed all afternoon. Donaldson were extremely lucky to have a visit from Santa! Thank you Santa for our presents.


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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