Newtown Community Primary School
'Newtown Primary School is a Community Primary School and we take the "Community" aspect of our title very seriously. Our children, their families and extended families are at the heart of everything we do.'

Maple Class (Year 2)

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Welcome to Maple Class!

 

In Maple class our Teacher is Miss Huggett and our brilliant Teaching Assistant is Mrs Hall. We are very much looking forward to the upcoming school year with many exciting topics to explore.

In Maple class we work hard to ensure that we are always trying our best and work hard to face any challenges we are presented with. We look forward to learning all about our new topics in a caring and positive learning environment.

 

PE lessons will take place and therefore we kindly ask that all children have their P.E. kits in school every day to ensure that they are prepared to participate in these lessons.

Please help us in supporting your child at home with their reading daily. We will be continuing with our 100 club here at Newtown Primary School and it would be amazing to see many Year 2’s challenging themselves to reach this impressive milestone!

 

Many exciting things ahead in Year 2! Please keep an eye on here to see the wonderful things we will be doing throughout the year.

Year 2 Longleat Trip

On Tuesday 2nd April 2019 Maple class went on a school trip to Longleat. They had a fantastic day seeing all the different animals around the site. The children also went on a boat ride where they had the opportunity to feed the sea lions and get a close up view. During the day we also learnt lots of information about conservation and life at Longleat during our workshop and had the chance to go on a train around the site. We had a brilliant day, the children behaved beautifully and enjoyed themselves thoroughly. Please take a look at some of our photos!

Sculptures

Over the last week Maple class have been very busy looking at the work of Alberto Giacometti. The children have been studying his various sculptures and trying to turn themselves into artwork. We have been experimenting with different materials to have a go at creating our own sculptures later in the term. Here is some of our wonderful work so far J

This week in Maple class:

The children in Maple class have been busy bee’s over the last couple of weeks. We were lucky enough to be chosen to create Christmas tree decorations to go on a tree in St James church. We created our decorations out of salt dough, we painted them and added glitter to make them festive. On Friday the 30th November the children were able to visit St James church to see the tree decorated with all their hard work.

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End of term 1:

To finish off our term in Maple class we held a Paddington Bear day. During this amazing day we created stunning Paddington Bear hats. We used our cutting skills and decorated them bearing in mind our theme of Paddington Bear. After playtime we each had the chance to make jam and marmalade sandwiches just like the cheeky Paddington Bear. We finished off our brilliant day by watching the Paddington movie which we all found very funny and laughed throughout.

Trowbridge Town Trail

On Tuesday 2nd October 2018 Year 2 were accompanied by Year 1 on a town trail around Trowbridge. We recently found out that our school bear Norman had been off on his travels around town, so we thought that we would put our map skills to work and track where he has been. We had a fantastic day working as teams to find special locations marked on our maps and take photographs of our journey. We hope you enjoy our photos J

Harvest:

This week in Maple class we have been looking at harvest and what this means for our daily lives. In Maple class we created a harvest tree to show what we are thankful for and to represent harvest.

 

Here is what some children wrote about their work:

Maddie, Lexi and Berat:

 

‘This is our harvest tree. Our harvest tree is colourful and I hope you like it. Our harvest tree is cool and fantastic, we love it!’

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Maples classes skipping workshop:

On Thursday 20th September Maple Class were lucky enough to participate in a skipping workshop where they were taught by Skippy John how to skip! The children loved their incredible workshop and enjoyed our whole school assembly where they watched children from each year group skip.


Here are a few photos of our workshop: