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Antarctic Orca (Year 2)

Welcome to Orca Class! 



Key Dates:


PE - Every Tuesday and Friday

*Please ensure children come into school wearing PE kit every Tuesday.

*Earrings must be removed before school, unless your child can remove them by themselves.

Monday 16th May- Friday 20th May- walk to school week.

Monday 23rd May- Class photographs.

Tuesday 24th May- Year 2 film night 15:00 - 16:30 (fundraising event)

Friday 10th June- Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations - non-uniform (red, white & blue)

Wednesday 15th June- Year 2 Colchester Zoo trip (see letter for more details)
Wednesday 22nd June - KS1 Sports Day (see letter for more details)

Friday 24th June - Outdoor Learning

Tuesday 28th June - Join year 2 for lunch (see letter for more details)
Thursday 7th July - Whole school Opening Evening 5-7pm

Friday 8th July - Year 2 Assembly 2.15pm





What a week Orca Class have had! 

We had a fantastic time at Colchester Zoo! We saw so many animals and some of the Big 5. The children as always had amazing behaviour and manners and were such a credit to Eastwood. Thank you to our parent helpers too. 


We also had Southend Diving Club visit us for a diving taster session. The children really enjoyed this; what a great experience! 


Star of the week: 

Goes to the whole of Orca Class for being such incredible little people and representing Eastwood so well on our Colchester Zoo trip. 


We hope you had a wonderful half term break.

This week in the classroom we have been busy with the Queen's 70th Jubilee! 

In writing, the Queen's favourite hat was swept away by the wind so Orca class wrote about the London Landmarks the hat visited.

We also finished our fruit portraits of the Queen and some have been placed in our art corridor. 

Friday afternoon we made sandwiches and went outside for a picnic. It has been a great week! 


Star of the week this week goes to...Grace! 

Well done Grace for working incredibly hard in our Jubilee writing and having fantastic ideas!

Film night was a blast! Thank you to everyone who came. 

This week we have enjoyed the sunshine and sat outside to read. We also enjoyed circle time and played 'whispers', where one person started with a phrase and we whispered it around the class, we had some very funny phrases at the end! 


Enjoy your half term! 

The National Anthem
Please practise this with your children. We will sing the first verse 2 times. Thank you. 

God save our gracious Queen!​
Long live our noble Queen!​
God save the Queen!​
Send her victorious,​
Happy and glorious,​
Long to reign over us,​
God save the Queen.

This week was Walk to School week, Orca class went outside to look at the traffic that passes by our school. We then created a tally chart which linked to our maths! 


On Thursday we had Disney dress up day, how fantastic does everyone look!?

Well done Aizah! Aizah is our star of the week for her confidence and independence in PE! You're amazing!

9th May - 13th May

What a busy week! We had such a great time during our outdoor learning day. Thank you Mr Moore. We learnt about habitats and tree identification. Pond dipping was so much fun and we even manage don’t to catch two fish. On Friday, we were lucky enough to be visited by a fire fighter and we learned lots of new things about fire safety. 

Star of the week

TTRS champions


Fire Safety

Putting out the Great Fire of London

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Welcome back!
This week we have looked at compound words and then sorting through a variety of words to create compound words. We worked really well together in our pairs. We also had our first cricket lesson, this was very enjoyable!

Star of the week this week goes to...Martin! 

Well done Martin for growing in confidence, being an active learner and showing you are ready to learn.

Happy Easter! 

This week orca class met the baby chicks in reception, drew half their faces with fruit and then painted or coloured their portraits in, in the style of our artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo and had outdoor learning in the snow! We also voted for our class school councillor Jake!

Star of the week this week goes to:
Issy, Emilia, Nicoleta and Sofia for their FABULOUS participation in dance club, their team work and some incredible choreography.

Orca class have planted sunflower and narcissus bulbs and have watched them grow over the week!

We also had our final gymnastics session which the children LOVED! 

Star of the Week this week has gone to Harrison! Harrison's confidence is growing day by day and he is participating in class and group discussions! Keep up the good work! 

Week 4 - 14th March 2022


FIRE FIRE!! London's burning. Today, we burned down our Tudor houses. The fire spread so quickly, even when trying to put it out with water. The only thing that stopped the fire spreading was by creating a gap in the houses with an axe. We learned so much about The Great Fire of London and made some more exciting memories. Thank you, Mr Moore. 

Week 2 28/02/2022


This week orca class made fruit and vegetable portraits based on our artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo

We also planned and drew our Tudor houses ready for our DT day next week. 

In maths, we have been looking at measurements and focusing on mass with our key words being: grams, kilograms, heavier, lighter, more than, less than, balanced, equal. 



Eastwood World Book Day 2022

 This week we followed a set of instructions to create rockets! We had our gymnastics session in the hall and we sequenced a set of instructions!  

This week Orca class had 4 star of the weeks! 

Congratulations to Olly - you have been a super star! 

Well done Freya and Issy - your kindness shines though! 

Superb fact knowledge Delon - you are full of incredible information!