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Welcome to Class 2

Well what a busy first couple of weeks we have had.  We have been learning all about the history of the local area.  We took a visit to Woodsome Hall last week and felt very privileged to be walking around an amazing house oozing with history. We have also been a walk around the village to spot signs of the past. 

 

 

Whilst looking at our local history we have discovered the school was built by the Countess of Dartmouth for the children in the village.  We have been learning about what life would have been like during these times.  We went on an amazing trip to Colne Valley Museum in Golcar.  We had a fabulous day of dressing up, cooking lunch, washing, story telling, fancy work and weaving.  We had a lots of jobs to do to make sure that everyone's lunch was ready.  We feasted on potatoes, cheese, soup and scones.

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Awards

It has been a good week for awards in Class 2.  Not only did the boys win the Scissett Schools Swimming Gala but some of the class won rosettes for their work at the Honley Show.  Well done to all the children.  

 

Our Fight Against Plastic

Class 2 wrote some persuasive texts to help save the oceans from plastic.  We also produced some information booklets about estuaries and the birds and plants that live there.  We have been following the River Holme from its source to its mouth.  On Monday we got to see the mouth of the River in Hull on our trip to The Deep.

 

Cliffe House

Year 4 & 5's have had a brilliant time at Cliffe House.  The children joined the Year 4's and year 5's from Thurstonland School in a 3-day residential.  Farnley's children arrived on Wednesday morning at Thurstonland school and walked nearly 3 miles to Cliffe House in Shepley.  They were the most well-behaved group over the 3 days of activities even falling asleep before 11pm!  The children were involved in a wide range of team building and skills based activities at the centre.  The children went on a river walk (some getting slightly wet!!) through Stones Wood, fire lighting, cooking bread, splitting wood, bug-hunting to name a few.  All the children mixed incredibly well within our federation schools and made some new friendships.   Thanks for such a wonderful trip!

 

Rivers and Coasts

Here is the start to our Rivers and Coasts Topic.  Can you tell what it is yet?

Pedestrian Training

This week we have all been learning how to stay safe crossing the road.  Kirklees Pedestrian Training Officers came into school and educated the children on road safety. 

 

 

Ancient Egyptians

Class Two have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians.  Here are some of our amulets and death masks we created in Design and Technology. 

 

Young Voices

Class Two children travelled to Sheffield Arena and had a fantastic day, with hundreds of other performers from all over the county, at the Young Voices concert.  The children enjoyed a fantastic show including; Beat-boxers, an acapella group, and a dance troupe.  The children were accompanied by Mrs Bulmer, Mrs Howbridge and Mrs Wilks to the rehearsals throughout the day and then performed to thousands of parents and families at the evening concert.  A truly amazing experience had by all.

 

 Robin Wood Activity Centre

Mrs Bulmer, Mrs Howbridge , Year 5 and Year 4 boys and girls had a fantastic time at Robinwood Activity Centre in Todmorden.  The children made us extremely proud 'Working Together to be the Best They Can Be'. Not a minute was wasted as the children were thrown into action from the moment we got off the bus.  Their behaviour and determination was inspiring as they faced their fears on the High Swing, The Zip Wire and the Caving Centre.  What a fabulous time was had by all - even if we were extremely tired at the end of it all!

 

The Viking Invasion.

Class Two have been studying the Vikings and the attack on Lindesfarne.  They wrote recounts of the day and created some fabulous Long Ships for their homework project. 

 

 

Sironko Town Province - Uganda

With the help of Mrs Lewis, Class Two have made links with a school in Uganda.  They sent letters, photos, work, paintings and even recipes for pancakes and Yorkshire Puddings.  We look forward to receiving work back from the children in Uganda.  I wonder what they will think of our school?

Shelley College Dance Festival

As you can see from the photos below, the children put a lot of effort preparing for the Shelley College Dance Festival.  With the help of our dance teacher, the children choreographed their own interpretation of the Lion King.  The children performed this infront of a large audience at the Shelley College Dance Festival.

 

 We went on a field trip, to a local river, to map the area and test out the boats we had made in Forest School. 

 

During our topic about water we looked at the works of impressionist painter - Monet.  We practiced colour mixing and the techniques used by impressionist painters to create our own impressionist inspired works of art.  Look at our gallery of Monet inspired paintings.