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St Joseph and St Teresa

Catholic Primary School

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Shakespeare Class

Welcome to Shakespeare Class!

 

Shakespeare Class is a mixed Year 2 and Year 3 Class taught by Mrs Tara Bomani on a Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Tiffany Garstang from Wednesday to Friday. The Class Teaching Assistant is Mrs Emma Chandler who is shared with Einstein Class. 

2023/ 2024 Academic Year 

Click on the links below to find out what we have been up to this year!

Curriculum Overviews

Please see below the our Curriculum Overview for the Spring Term. 

Please see below the our Curriculum Overview for the Autumn Term. 

2022/ 2023 Academic Year

Curriculum Overviews

Please find below the Curriculum Overview for the Summer Term detailing the topics we cover and the weekly routines in place.

Please find below the Curriculum Overview for the Spring Term detailing the topics we cover and the weekly routines in place.

 

Please find below the Curriculum Overview for the Autumn Term detailing the topics we cover and the weekly routines in place.

Summer Term Learning

This term, we are continuing our science topic 'Plants'. We learnt about the different parts of a plant such as anther, stigma and style and we found out about the different jobs they do. We then dissected some flowers ourselves to identify the different parts. 

Handball

Children have really enjoyed learning the skills needed to play handball this term. It is a fast-paced team sport in which two teams of seven players each pass a ball using the their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the opposing team. We're so lucky to be able to play on our artificial pitch.

 

Shakespeare Class Visit to Cheddar Gorge and Caves

 

On Friday before half term, Shakespeare Class enjoyed a fantastic class trip to Cheddar Gorge and Caves as part of our local geography topic on Somerset and the Mendips.

 

The trip gave the children a brilliant opportunity to experience the wonders of the limestone caves and see up-close some amazing examples of stalactite and stalagmite formations in Gough's Cave. As part of the trip, we visited the Museum of Pre-history to see Stone Age artefacts and to learn more about the history of the Cheddar Man. The children loved the multi-media experience in Cox's Cave which told the story of Early Man using sound, lighting and images within the depths of the show cave. Finally, the children climbed the 274 steps up Jacob's Ladder and then 48 more up the Lookout Tower to be rewarded by the far-reaching views of the Mendips, Cheddar Gorge and Reservoir and beyond. 

 

The children loved the day and were beautifully behaved. It was lovely to receive the following email from the Manager at Cheddar Caves,

"It was a real pleasure to have your Year 2 and 3 children with us today. They were an absolute credit to your school. I hope they all enjoyed their visit and please pass on my thanks to them from our staff for being so well behaved!"

Spring Term Learning

Netball Festival at The Cathedral School 

On Thursday 16th March, Shakespeare Class were invited to a netball festival hosted by The Cathedral School. The children played a number of mini netball games in mixed teams with year 3 children from The Cathedral School.  The children really enjoyed the afternoon and they all played with great enthusiasm and team spirit. It was wonderful for them to have the opportunity to play netball alongside children from our neighbouring school. At the end of the day, they all enjoyed juice, fruit and cookies. 

World Book Day 2nd March 2023

In Art this week, we have been exploring colour mixing using primary and secondary colours. 

We have been really enjoying our weekly Samba lessons with Rose.

Autumn Term Learning

In maths, we learnt the difference between sharing and grouping using counters to help us demonstrate this.

During our art lessons, we learnt how to apply different expressions when illustrating characters.

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