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Thurstonland First School

Marsh Hall Lane, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD4 6XD

01484 666480

Class News


Welcome to the class page for Year 2 and Year 3.

Our morning activities focus on English, Maths and Reading. Our afternoons are different each day:

Monday: Topic and Whole School Assembly

Tuesday: Handwriting, TT Rockstars

Wednesday: RE and PSHCE

Thursday: Topic, Georgraphy, History, Science and Singing Assembly, Outdoor PE

Friday: Indoor PE and Well Done Assembly

Sometimes our activities vary to accomodate special events. 

This page will be updated throughout the school year with news and pictures of events and activities in class.

Topics for 2020-21

Please look at the documents attached to see what interesting topics we will be covering this year, and how we will cover them across a range of subjects.

 Yr2&3 Autumn Term 2020-21.pdfDownload
 Yr2&3 Spring Term 2020-21.pdfDownload
 Yr2&3 Summer Term 2020-21.pdfDownload
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The Great Fire of London

Year 2/3 have been learning about The Great Fire of London and created their own Not So Big Fire of Thurstonland. We could see how easily the fire spread from house to house as they were close together and made of materials that easily burn.
See if your child can remember how the fire started and what people did to try and put the fire out.

The Christmas Journey

On Wednesday 4th December our Year 2 pupils attended Almondbury Methodist Church to take part in their Christmas Journey event. This was also an opportunity for them to meet and spend time with our Year 2 pupils from Farnley Tyas. 

The children 'travelled' through 6 different interactive scenes to learn more about Christmas. After the event they enjoyed making Christmas cards to take home. 

Eden's Forest trip

To learn more about how early cavemen lived and support our topic work in school we visited Eden's Forest at Honley recently for a day camp.

We kept warm and dry in a roundhouse and a tepee. Some of the activities included hafting arrow heads to sticks, and learning how to safely light a fire using a steel.

We spent some time trying to construct shelters (using modern materials) and were rewarded with marshmallow toasting. We learnt lots about how early man lived and developed a keen sense of respect for how they survived in extreme conditions. It was a wet but fun day.

Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife And Falconry Centre

We enjoyed a visit to the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre in Sheffield in July to compliment our topic work.  

Whilst there we enjoyed two talks and were able to hold some of the animals (some of the adults were a little scared!)

A Bit of Local History

Mrs Firbank was lent some embroidery work from an ex-pupil of Thurstonland First School who attended in the 1800's. The children were amazed at how small the stitches were and how good the work was for the child's age at the time.

Mrs Firbank also did some further investigation and was able to discover where in the village Alice had lived and who she went on to marry.

Visit to Runlet Wood

The class enjoyed a wet but informative visit to the local wood!

"After a busy hunt we were rewarded with a drink and a biscuit. We also had a nest building competition. No hands allowed, only tweezers to mimic a birds beak. We now have a lot of respect for those clever birds!"

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