The Federation of All Saints and St. Margaret's Catholic Voluntary Academy

The Federation of All Saints and
St Margaret’s Catholic Primary Schools

Class 2 - Mrs Deering (St. Margaret's)

Class 2 Trip to Manor Park

Class 2 had an amazing time at Manor park this week.  We used our map reading skills to find different areas of the park.  We also had a lovely treat from Greggs and an enjoyable play in the park.

Story writing

Class 2 will focus on story writing for the next three weeks in class. To help with this we are reading a lovely book called ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’. Today we looked at a variety of toys and discussed which were our favourite ones in school and at home. Then we got to feel swatches of velveteen and satin.  We thought of lots of adjectives to describe how they felt.


Class 2 enjoyed learning using the new Chromebooks today in class.

Learning about Glossop and our local area

It’s been absolutely lovely to have all the children in class 2 back in the classroom. For our topic, have been learning about Glossop and our local area. All the children are working super hard, particularly on their writing skills. I’m very proud of the amazing start to the year they have already made and hope it continues throughout the year.

The Beach Party!!!


We have been investigating volcanoes and what happens when they erupt. We looked at the earth’s structure and how pressure builds up before an eruption.  In 2010 the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in Iceland, we read some personal accounts of what the islanders experienced and prepared our own survival guide.


As part of our topic on Castleton we have been learning about industries from the past. In Castleton there was a lead mine and cotton mills, we have been finding out what it was like to work as a child in a mill or a mine.
We have read the Horrible Histories story of children working in a mine.  We were excited to join in with an on-line art workshop with the illustrator of Horrid Histories, Martin Brown.

He showed us how to think of the position of facial features and how to draw in his style.

Do you like our drawings of King Henry!

Day of reflection

Today we reflected, prayed and looked to the future with hope. The children joined NDCYS team on-line for a minutes silence. They wrote prayers and tied ribbons to remember someone lost or to thank a hero.