An update from Class 2

Find out what Class 2 have been up to...

Hi everyone,

What a superb start to the year! I am so impressed by the Year 3s and how they have settled into their new class and very proud of the Year 4s who have made them so welcome and guided them through their first few weeks of Key Stage 2.

As we enter the third week of term, we have been become Roald Dahl experts. As our focus author for this half-term, we have been exploring his texts and learning all about his life. We have really enjoyed writing our biographies of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake. Over the remainder of the half-term, we will be looking at character descriptions and have a very exciting ‘Creative Characters’ workshop planned with The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre where we will get to virtually explore the museum as well as create some of our very own Roald Dahl inspired characters.

Our focus book this half-term is Fantastic Mr Fox, a classic Dahl novel. The children have truly immersed themselves into the book and have become encapsulated by the language and suspenseful plot by Dahl – only further fostering our love of his work.

In Maths, we have been focusing on place value, and in particular working with larger numbers in the hundreds and thousands! We will also be exploring Roman numerals and addition and subtraction until Autumn 2. I have been so impressed by everyone’s resilience and can-do attitude towards Maths this year so far!

We have had some very busy afternoons. In Science, we have been begun to examine rocks and explore how they are formed. We have also been inspired by David Hockney’s collage work and have investigated his paintings and digital art (and even learnt what a Polaroid camera was!). We have also started researching and learning all about our local area, Peover and developing our map work skills. In PE, we have been practising our bowling and wicket-keeping skills in our cricket lessons and dribbling and tackling our way to glory in football ready for our internal Y3/4 football competition on the 20th October. We have also been enjoying our music lessons from Mr Proctor and mastering the basics in our French sessions.

We have had some wonderful achievements to celebrate too. Several members of the class took part in the trust-wide cross country competition and demonstrated to everyone what it really means to be a part of the Peover team! We had some great sportsmanship and they made all of us at Peover very proud.

I am so incredibly impressed by everyone’s hard work, determination and resilience so far and am very excited for the rest of the year.

Keep up the great work!

Miss Downing x