Welcome to Class Barley
Class Barley is a mixed Year 1 and Year 2 class. Our class teachers are Miss Peel (Year 2) and Miss Jane (Year 1). We currently teach Maths and English separately, in year groups, then come together in the afternoons to learn all other subjects. By combining the classes, the children will not only work hard within their year groups, with a clear focus, but also have opportunities to be challenged further, within their mixed classes.
We are looking forward to the rest of this year and have many more new topics and Learning Challenges to cover. Please come and say "Hello" if you have a moment, or have any queries; we are always happy to help.
Please ensure you child has a PE kit in school if they do not already have one. Class Barley take part in PE with Mr. Ashworth from Burnley Football Club on Wednesday mornings and on a Thursday afternoon with Miss Peel. Please also ensure your child does not wear any jewellery to school; they will not be allowed to take part in PE due to health and safety issues.
Update - Please also ensure your child has the correct fitting PE pumps in their PE bags.
In the Summer term, we have been exploring the life of Christopher Columbus. We thought about the harsh conditions that the sailors would have experienced on their travels and wrote letters home to our families from the viewpoint of the crew members.
"Christopher Columbus travelled around the world in a big boat because they didn't have any cars". Sara
"I enjoyed dabbing the pictures with the teabags to make the letters look old". Sahil
"I noticed that they had a thing that looked like a clock but it was called a compass. It helped the sailors to find the right direction". Maira
Finger Puppet Show
In the Spring term, we have designed and made our own finger puppets using a range of materials. We then made a finger puppet performance based on the programme 'Fingerbobs'. We worked in groups to share ideas and create a short play that we performed to the rest of the class.
On Monday 10th December, the Year 2 children took part in the 'School of Dance' showcase held at Blackpool Tower Ballroom. We performed the Jive and spent the day rehearsing before our evening performance. There was even a little bit of spare time to visit Pizza Hut for tea...yum yum! We were so proud of the children for their performance and we are even going to perform our dance again at the St. Philip's Talent Contest next week. Thank you to all the parents who came to support us on the night!
Our theme this half term has been Africa in Class Barley. We have researched different wild animals native to this continent and we created 'African Landscapes' in our Friday Friends Workshop. We made some Maasai warrior neck decorations with colourful patterns and beads. Lots of the Year 2 children were able to name the countries and rivers found in Africa by exploring the atlases. Thank you to all the parents who came to support us.