Croeso i Dosbarth Maple!
Welcome to Year 2!
This page is for you to see what excellent learning looks like in our class.
We aim to add comments, pictures and videos every week to show what exciting learning we are doing in our topics. Some will be taken be Mrs Ross and some will be taken by our keen photographers that we have in the class!
Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let Mrs Ross know!
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? You can play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.
Meet Tony, Our class pet!
At some point in the year, your child will have a visit from Tony the Triceretops. He has promised he will be on his best behaviour in return for your child caring for him over the weekend. We would like your child to keep a diary of their adventures with Tony so that they can tell the class what Tony has been up to on the weekend. Not only will this help with their writing and oracy skills it will also keep Tony from getting bored in school on the weekends!
When Dino hire came to our school
Today Maple class had the pleasure of meeting Ranger Chris and Ranger Dave who introduced us to some amazing dinosaurs and artefacts! I think we can safely say that it was a fantastic experience and we now have lots of future dinosaur rangers in the making! Have a look in the photo gallery for photos of our experience.
'I liked it when Chip tried to eat the Rangers' hat instead of eating Kaelan!' (Daniella)
'I liked feeding the fish to Spike' (Ellis)
'I liked having my photo taken with Spike' (Logan)
'I liked it when Tony our dinosaur met Trixie, his sister!' (Evie)
'I liked tickling Bradley under his chin' (Owain)
'It was awesome!!!' (Everybody!!!)
Our trip to the National Museum of Wales
Maple class and Tony the triceratops spent an exciting day exploring the Museum.When we arrived we discovered claws resting on the top of the museum! The first sign that we were definitely going to see something very big!
We went back in time to the Jurassic period and discovered fossils of actual dinosaurs and their eggs. It was amazing! Tony was very excited to meet some of his relatives although they were looking very different to the last time he saw them!
The class became palaeontologists and dug for fossils in the dinosaur dig pit. For their first attempt they were very successful at finding fossils.A couple braved getting up close with a T-Rex and escaped being eaten! Others enjoyed dressing up as dinosaurs, looking at dinosaur books or watching videos about the baby dinosaur hatching from the egg.
What some of the children thought;
'I enjoyed digging for bones.' (Marlie)
'I enjoyed looking at the T-Rex (Owain)
'I loved the dinosaur dig, I found bones!' (Layla)
'I liked seeing all the animals' (Kaelan)
'I liked seeing the dinosaur' (Carwyn)
For photos of our visit to the museum,have a look in the photo gallery.
I think we can safely say it was a very enjoyable trip.