Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Exploring Scale and Aerial Views

We used google maps to explore satellite views, switching between aerial and street view. We took a virtual journey to Bideford and back to explore scale and then had a go at drawing our own aerial views of our park, concentrating on scale and birs eye representations of the features of the park. 
Tricky stuff! Our maps are going to help us to learn about coordinates, in maths and support our coding work in computing, as we instruct the floor robots to visit the different areas. 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Hey, Percy! That's Our Park Too!

Sequencing the picture clues after our walk.

Locating our route on an OS map
Locating each of the way points on the satellite image of our journey.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

The Finished Product

Wow! What an amazing turn out on a grim day... We sold nearly all of the bunting for 50p per flag as we'd planned and as we were working on such a low initial spend, that's an amazing profit margin! 
Well done, Class 2. I'm super proud! Thanks for all your enterprising work over the last fortnight. 

Thursday, 22 June 2017


Some of us decided to make adverts to encourage people to visit our stall and the village fete in general! We can't wait to see you all there!
Some of us decided to make adverts to encourage people to visit our stall and the village fete in general! We can't wait to see you all there!

Stall holder skills...

We've been brushing upon our stall holder skills ready for Saturday's fete, practising giving change (using the fewest possible coins to make sure our floats don't run out too quickly!)

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Profit Margins

Busy working out our profit margins... 

Marketing begins

Now the bunting is ready, it is time for Class 2 to begin marketing their amazing product. They are working hard on developing their computing skills to make posters for the stall. 
Skills included were copying and pasting, rotating, using fill colour, inserting shapes and word arts and working together as a team to overcome problems. Well done team!

Friday, 9 June 2017

General Election 2017

Class 2 held a mock-election to find out how we would have voted, were we old enough to vote. 
We watched the news and did some reading to learn some of the key vocabulary and ideas about elections and government and we compared the manifestos of each of the main political parties, looking for their commitments on the issues that are important to us. We mostly worried about education and health care. 

Whe we'd had time to make an informed decision, we went to the polling station to vote. We queued in line to exercise this most important privilege. We gave our names and the first lines of our addresses  (some of us didn't know where we lived!!!) and then received our ballot paper. 

We carefully crossed the box for the party we chose and then cast out ballots anonymously in the ballot box. 

When the polls had closed, the count began. 

Overall, class 2 voted overwhelmingly for Labour, with 48% of the vote. Well done Class 2 for  a 100% turn out! You'll make fantastic citizens. 

Finally, we had a go at writing our own manifestos for a party based school-council and presented these to one another. 

The winning manifesto...
What a very appropriate end to community week!

Fruits of the Spirit

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Thy kingdom Come

When the Holy Spirit descended, the apostles felt a mysterious wind and gained the gift of languages.
We are making windmills for our prayer station and we are decorating them with the words for 'love' in many world languages, to represent the word of God spreading across the world. 
Some of us wanted to find the countries on the map, so we used our atlas skills to do this.