Snydale Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S72 8JR
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Welcome to our new page! We are the Resilient Rhinos, also known as Class 6.We decided to call ourselves the Resilient Rhinos because during transition week we really enjoyed reading a story all about Ronald the Rhino. We'd like to be just like Ronald!
Our teacher this year is Miss Exley, and we are very lucky to have Mr Elvin with us too.
Keep checking our page for regular updates on all the exciting things we've been doing!
This week, we have been working towards making our own healthy vegetable soup. At the start of the week, we tasted and evaluated different tinned soups. This gave us ideas of ingredients we wanted to use in our own soup including potatoes, lentils and onions. We developed cutting and peeling techniques to prepare the vegetables for our soup. On Friday, we then had the chance to taste the soup we'd made. It was very tasty!
Today, we have been learning about the Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo who was well known for creating portraits of people using objects such as fruits, vegetables and flowers. We created portraits of ourselves inspired by Arcimboldo's artwork using seasonal vegetables to print facial features.
On Friday 22nd September, Year 2 visited Cannon Hall Farm to find out more about farming. In the morning, Andy gave us a guided tour of the farm and we met loads of different animals including the pigs, cows and sheep! We even got to stroke Peanut the guinea pig as well as a huge rabbit! Just before lunch, we had a tractor ride around the farm. It was so much fun singing Big Red Combine Harvester during the journey! After lunch, we went to the Reptile House and got to see up close reptiles such as chameleons. We also explored Cannon Hall's huge adventure playground before going back to school. What an amazing day we had at the farm! Here's some of the photographs taken during our visit:
Once a week in the Rhinos Class we have challenge time. This is when Miss Exley sets us different challenges focusing on: Reading, Writing, Maths, construction and even role play to complete in areas around the classroom. Here's some photographs of us doing our challenges this week:
We have been learning about cave paintings in the Stone Age. We created our own cave paintings using chalk, leaves, twigs and even berries! Did you know the first humans didn't have paint? Some of us also got the chance to experience cave life in our class' cave!
Today, Iza visited us to tell us all about the Stone Age. We found out that they lived in caves and had to hunt for their food. We also started reading the Stone Age Boy about a boy who stumbled into the Stone Age!