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Year 2 - Jeffers Class

Welcome to Jeffers' Class Page. Our class teacher is Miss Chicken and our teaching assistant is Mrs Walker.

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. 

 

Summer Term

 

It has already been a busy start to the summer term and we are excited for the last few weeks together!

 

We started the term with the opening of our library bus and James Mayhew came to tell us stories on it. We made him some thank you cards because we thought he was amazing.

 

We enjoyed a fantastic topic where we learnt all about Letchworth Garden City. We had visitors from the Heritage foundation, visited the tourist information centre, went on a walk around Letchworth and met a real town planner! We especially liked seeing the dog groomers on our walk and Shanique's own design of her town earned her a special cup from the town planners!

 

We raised lots of money for a great cause when we dressed up as Superheros! 

 

Jeffers class have spent time focusing on comparing different books in guided reading and they are becoming experts at it.

 

As well as forest school, we have been getting outdoors EVERY DAY! This is because we are taking part in Random Acts of Wildness and we complete a challenge card every day in June. So far we have had a very exciting bug hunt and made daisy chains (which required lots of determination!) We are excited to continue this learning journey!

Going Wild in June...

Spring Term

 

Jeffers have had another really busy term! We have enjoyed lots of different activities throughout the term, including forest school fortnight which took place just before half term (take a look at the slideshow below!)

 

Back at the start of the term we enjoyed exploring the snow, it was the inspiration for some poems we wrote.

 

In February we were blessed with some warmer weather. We got outside and role-played a Christian wedding ceremony.

 

In topic, we have learnt about the composer Camille Saint-Saens and we have found out lots about Paris (where he was born). Here we are enjoying a French Breakfast!

 

March bought us lots of fun, such as Science Week, World Book Day and Red Nose Day.

We were lucky enough to have a visit from Julia Jarman, author of lots of books we read at school. She was amazing!!

 

A special scientist came to visit us during Science Week, her name was Molly-cule and she was crazy! We watched lots of experiments- setting things on fire and creating explosions! We did some experiments of our own back in the classroom, including making bubbles of water on coins and creating birds using just squares.

 

Explosive!

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Autumn Term

 

Jeffers have had a really busy term! We have learnt lots and lots and have done so many exciting things! 

 

In the first half term we had weekly visits from Funtrition where we got to taste lots of different foods and learnt all about being healthy. It inspired us to do our class assembly all about our learning in science. Here is a photo of Mrs Walker with the ladies from Funtrition after the last session!


To celebrate Harvest we had lots of activities going on- apple pressing, leaf art and making stewed apples to name a few. The apple pressing was really interesting, they brought in a very loud machine and we all got to try some of the freshly pressed juice! Our grown ups came in to help us with some arts and crafts and cooking to celebrate the harvest!

We have also had a special visitor to Jeffers class- Mrs Egan's teddy bear! Here we are with all our other class teddies, we dressed him up as a vet!

 

Two pupils from Jeffers class won a pumpkin designing competition and got to carve a HUGE pumpkin at the Garden House Hospice.

 

 

After half term, we enjoyed raising money for Children in Need and had another special visitor- Pudsy!

Since then, we have been busy with our learning and preparing for the school play- Jeffers had 23 children with speaking parts and 3 incredible dancers! The children were so amazing and enjoyed all the singing, dancing and acting, what superstars!

 


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.

"I am amazing. Together we are magnificent!"

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