This week the children have written their own beautiful poems where all lines start with ‘I like...’.
I really enjoyed reading these poems. The children have been so creative and it’s great to see all of their personalities shine through their poems! Well done children. I’m really proud of how hard you are all working. You are super stars!
2F have been busy preparing for the junior school. The junior teachers asked the children to practise spelling the months of the year so the children have all been working really hard to produce colourful posters!
Super work 2F!
At home the children have been working really hard and reading lots! They have drawn some fantastic pictures of their favourite book characters.
Over the next few weeks, the children will be writing their friends letters or drawing pictures to keep in contact with each other. I will upload them onto here for you all to see 😊. Keep checking everyday because more letters might come!
The children have had lots of fun going on bug hunts in their gardens. They have also spent time researching and creating posters about habitats. Well done guys!
As part of our home learning, the children were asked to write a letter to me to let me know what they have been up to. They were fantastic! The children used lots of adjectives, adverbs and different types of punctuation.
Well done everyone, keep up the good work!
During RE we have been learning about Guru Nanak. We learned the story of ‘Guru Nanak and the Hungry’. We enjoyed going outside to act out the story.
This week in RE we are learning about Sikhism. Before we began our learning, we looked at some Sikh artefacts including the 5 Ks and asked some questions that we had.
During Science we set up our own experiment so that we could see how light, water and temperature impacts plant growth. We predict that the plant with no water will grow the least.
In art we created comic strips for a superhero scene. We went round our pictures with black pen to allow them to stand out, we added movement lines and we really enjoyed adding speech and thought bubbles to bring our pictures to life. Super work 2F!
During design and technology we had lots of fun making superhero pop up pictures. We added mechanisms including a spring and a flap. It was so much fun!
We had lots of fun making a villains base out of Lego. We thought carefully about what we would include if we were a villain and wanted our own base. We wanted a look out tower to keep an eye on our enemies, a tall wall to protect us from harm and booby traps because we are evil!
We had so much fun on our superhero hook. When we arrived to school we were shocked to see that a crime had taken place in year 2... the Evil Pea had stolen our marble jars!! We had to work together as a team to solve riddles and code breakers to find out where the marble jar and marbles were. At lunch time, we received a letter from the Evil Pea to say that he was impressed with our superhero skills! However, he also said that he was going to return to steal marble jars from year 1 and reception. How dare he! We decided to practise our superhero skills including flying, climbing and super speed. We made WANTED posters to warn others about the Evil Pea and we also made traps to try and catch him if he returns... MWAH HA HA! He will never defeat year 2.
In Science this week we are learning how to keep healthy. We have discussed the importance of having a balanced diet and exercising regularly to keep fit. We had lots of fun exercising in the classroom and counting how many star jumps/hops/etc we could do in one minute.
This half term we are learning how to write a story. Together we made our writers tool box. Our first talk for writing text is ‘Emily Brown and Father Christmas’.
This half term our topic is Christmas. We had an enterprise day for our hook day. It was so much fun! In the morning the children made hot chocolate reindeers, Christmas tree decorations, gift tags and bookmarks. We are going to be selling these items at the Christmas fair. During the afternoon, we decided what prices we are going to charge customers for our items. We ensured that our prices will enable us to make profit, whilst also being reasonable so to encourage customers to buy more.
Please support us at our Christmas stall on the 29th November 2019. The stall will be in 20.
In Science we investigated which material would be most suitable for a tent. We tested the materials to see if they were opaque, waterproof and strong. We found that the plastic sheet was the best material for the job! Afterwards we worked in groups to make our tent. It was a bit tricky but lots of fun.
We had lots of fun in design and technology. We used cardboard to make London. We made buildings such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London eye. We used a map of London to help us put the landmarks in the correct places. We used directional language such as north, east, south and west to explain where landmarks are.
On Friday we had an artistic afternoon! We had lots of fun drawing physical and human features that we saw on Church Lane. We used paint, oil pastels or felt tips to create our masterpieces!
During geography 2F went on a walk down Church Lane. We went to look at physical and human features. We saw physical features such as tall trees, fresh grass and green bushes. We saw human features such as grey roads, a tall church and strong gates. We had lots of fun learning outdoors, especially as the weather was glorious!
During talk for writing (English), we added actions to help us remember the story of Katie in London. Here is video to show you part of our story.
We had the best afternoon with LEGO City. We had so much fun learning about the different buildings in a city. We worked in teams to build schools, fire stations, police stations, train stations and lots more.
In English this half term we are learning how to write a recount. We are using ‘Katie in London’ to help us with our learning. We looked at an example of a perfect recount and worked in partners to find which parts of the recount we thought were excellent. After that, the children used the recount to make their ‘writing toolkit’. They thought of ‘tools’ that they will need to write a recount such as past tense, adjectives and using time words such as next and after that. The word ‘tall’ reminds the children that they need work on their handwriting, particularly making sure that they make tall letters (d, l, t) tall, and short letters (a, e, u) short.