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Holly and Maple

Please click the files above to see our Medium Term Plan (MTP) and our Long Term Plan (LTP)

In the Autumn term, Year 2 visited Skipton Castle as part of our ‘Castles and Dragons’ topic.  We had a fantastic time identifying the features of the castle (such as, towers, arrow slits, walls and halls).  We even got to stand in a huge fireplace and looked at the medieval toilets!  When we visited the dungeons we were surprised when the lights went out, but don’t worry, you can’t scare us!

During our ‘Materials’ topic in Science, we had a go at making our own kites from just paper, straw and string!  We did a great job of working independently and following the instructions.  After we finished making them we even flew them outside in the playground and they really worked!

In the Spring term Holly and Maple Class visited Harlow Carr Gardens near Harrogate.  This helped us learn more about our ‘Into the Forest’ topic.  We explored the woodlands, played in the treehouses and even planted our own calendular seeds.  We got to bring our plant home and watch it grow.  If you ever visit, look out for the BFG sculpture!

As part of our ‘Into The Forest’ topic we looked at some art work by a famous artist called Gustave Klimt.  We looked at his painting called ‘The Tree of life’.  We then had a go at creating our own, and even used gold paint to try and make our paintings more spectacular.

For one of our independent learning challenges, we were given a mission to create the tallest rocket we could, using only straws and plasticine.  We worked fantastically well in a team and learnt lots about helping each other.  It was hard work, but some of us managed to keep our rockets standing!