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Welcome to the Algonquin Class page. Here you can see some of our displays and find out what we have been doing recently. We are a Year 2 class and are taught by Mr Edie.

What a busy start to the Spring Term. We have enjoyed learning about the continents of the World and how animals survive in habitats such as Antarctica and the deserts. We have been increasing our knowledge of number and place value, using this to help us solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.

In English we have been writing poems about woodland creatures and have written reports about polar and desert animals. We have been carrying out bridge building experiments in science, investigating how different designs make bridges stronger and thinking carefully about how to carry out fair scientific tests. In art we have been mixing colours, using this to help us layer paint to make landscape paintings.

Algonquin Bridges Algonquin Painting

Looking back at the Autumn Term: Algonquin class have been busy in the second half of this term. We have continued with our topic of “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” and have been learning about the history of The Titanic, writing reports about its disastrous maiden voyage.

We enjoyed learning about healthy eating, and how to eat a balanced diet. In our design and technology lessons we baked our own bread and designed and made a healthy soup. They both tasted and smelled amazing! During Road Safety fortnight, we learned the importance of staying safe when crossing the road and when travelling in cars. In the run up to the Winter Fair we used our crafty skills to make designer greetings cards, which looked very professional.

We were lucky enough to be visited by members of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra who played the harp and oboe for us. We learnt about the different types of instrument that are used in an orchestra and were shown how each of the instruments produced different types of sound.

Algonquin Dough Algonquin Symphony

We have had a very busy start to our term in Algonquin class. In our topic “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” we have been learning about different vehicles throughout history. Our mathematics skills are improving in our Maths Mastery lessons and we are becoming more confident using the bar method and Base 10 to help solve addition and subtraction problems. During Open Learning sessions we were fortunate to have our parents join us during maths lessons and see how well we work together. In our English lessons we have been writing letters, reviews of the play “Charlotte’s Web”, timelines and recounts of our visit to the beach.

Algonquin Base 10 Algonquin Open Learning

We enjoyed our very first educational visit in Year 2 to Mawgan Porth Beach. At the beach we carried out orienteering, rock pooling, beach art, and even saw a small waterfall. It was amazing!

Algonquin Mawgan Porth Algonquin Rock Pools