Class Lyn - Year 2 & 3

Welcome to Class Lyn's page where you can find out about the latest news and events. Class Lyn comprises of Year 2 and 3 children. The Class Teachers are Mrs Gosling and Mrs Austen. Mrs Spears and Mrs Kellaway are the Class Teaching Assistants and we also have help from Mrs de Russet, Mrs Wilson and Miss Gover.
Class Lyn have a class cup that is awarded everyday for being amazing! The children love to take it home for the night.
Class Lyn have been trying really hard to learn the non-negotiables. The non -negotiables are expectations for everyone in class Lyn when writing. Please find a copy below to read with your child. We have made giant leaps already with daily handwriting Well done everyone in Class Lyn.
Spellings
 
Weekly spelling are sent out and tested every Wednesday. Spellings are taken from the RWI colour the children are on as well as the year 2 and year 3 statutory spelling lists. 
Our Year 2 SAT's Superheroes!
Gymnastics
 
This term we have our gymnastics lessons at Falcons every Tuesday afternoon. Please remember to come to school in PE kit. Anyone with earrings please take them out or tape them up. 
Year 2 had a wonderful time at the Pilton Tarka Tennis Festival.
We love it when you bring in work that you have completed at home.
It is proudly displayed in class.
Keep up the good work Class Lyn!
Remember to read your RWI book at home every night with an adult and record it into your reading record. The more reads the more rewards!
In R.E we are learning about: What is a Christian? We had a visit from Rev Rosy who read us a story and talked about What God Is Like. Then we had a visit to our church, St Peter's. We learnt all about the features of a church. 
Class Lyn WW2 Museum
We researched, designed and made artefacts from WW2 and displayed them in our Class Museum. We invited the children and staff from other classes. We were so brave showing and telling our artefacts to everyone. 
In English we were writing postcards. We read Meerkat Mail and even had a visit from Exmoor Zoo who brought in a meerkat for us to see! We ended this topic by writing postcards home as Christmas Elves!
During our Remembrance Day topic we had plenty of writing opportunities. We wrote about famous war animal heroes like Cher Ami and Sergeant Stubby. We created Haiku poems to show our gratitude to those who have lost their lives during warfare. We learnt about the different coloured poppies. We read about the events that happen during Remembrance Week and we answered questions in sentences. 
Our Year 2 children are Authors!
Our wow start, a trip to Barnstaple Museum to learn about children who were evacuated during WW2.

We're going on a habitat hunt!

Who would have thought that we could find so many different habitats in our school grounds? Class Lyn have been habitat hunting and then used their findings to annotate a map of our school grounds to show where different habitats were found. We are learning about Living Things and their Habitats in Science throughout the Spring Term and so we are now going to find out about what living things might make the habitats in our school grounds their home. We know that a habitat has to provide all that living things (plants and animals) need in order to be able to survive.

Despite some children initially being a little camera-shy, I think it’s safe to say that Class Lyn got into the Christmas spirit in order to perform beautiful renditions of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ and ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ which were recorded and put on Teams for the children to proudly share with their grown-ups.

In our science learning, we made our own Christmas themed lava lamps! We added coloured water to oil and observed what happened. We then added a tablet that reacts with the water to create a gas called Carbon Dioxide and again observed what happened. We then discussed the science that had caused what we saw to happen and we all agreed that it had been a fun and exciting activity to apply our scientific skills to.

Class Lyn have been exploring fabrics as part of their learning about materials in science.  They described the properties of each fabric and then categorised them according to various criteria.  They then set their own criteria for sorting, which the rest of the class tried to figure out.  We extended our fabrics exploration by deciding which fabrics we would make articles of clothing out of and explaining our reasoning as to why we’d chosen a particular fabric.  A couple of children chose a gorgeously fluffy fabric for a top as they felt it would be super cosy in a chilly winter!