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Welcome to Willows Class!


Our First Day in Year 2 (Another photo will be added when we have the whole class in on the same day!)

24.9.21 - We are learning about materials in Science. To begin our work, Mrs King gave each group a selection of objects and asked us to sort them. We then talked about how the different groups had sorted them, learning the words 'material' and 'properties'.

23.9.21 - In our second Creative Thursday session, we experimented with different joining techniques to help us decide which technique would be the best to use when making our puppets.

22.9.21 - We all really enjoyed, and learnt a lot, in our bat and bug workshop. A big thank you to Jo and Helen from the Devon Wildlife Trust.

21.9.21 - As part of our learning in PSHE Helen and Harold the Giraffe visited our class to help us think about our feelings

13.9.21 - We are learning about toys in our topic lessons. We thought about the toys that we like to play with today and brought in our favourite toy to share with the class. We also drew , and painted, pictures of our toys.

Welcome to Willows Class!


Our class - April 2021

Our class - September 2020

28.5.21 As part of a joint project with the National Trust to raise awareness of the importance of sand dunes, all the children got the opportunity to contribute towards painting our school cow. The theme for our cow was wilderness and after looking through initial designs we incorporated forest, Dartmoor and the beach. The cow will be able to be seen at Woolacombe over the Summer - more details to follow when we have them.

13.5.21 - As part of our history topic, we had a very wet visit to Okehampton Castle which was built in the Norman period. We saw first-hand some of the parts of a castle that we had learnt about at school such as the curtain wall, the keep and the great hall. We also enjoyed the woodland walk looking for wild flowers and evergreen and deciduous trees linked to our Science work. We had a great day despite the weather.

12.5.21 - The potatoes we planted a few weeks ago are beginning to grow.

12.5.21 - Our new text in English is 'The Dragon Machine'. During playtime, we were very surprised to spot a tail of a dragon poking out of the bushes. We decided to go on a dragon hunt and found lots more dragons hiding. We also found clues to suggest that there really are dragons living in the school grounds. Next week we are going to use conjunctions and prepositions to create a dragon spotters guide.

6.5.21/7.5.21 - In Science we looked closely at a pansy and identified the roots, stem, leaf, petal and bud. We also did observational drawings of flowers in Creative Thursday and used our colour mixing skills to paint them.