The children worked so so hard this week creating some amazing baubles. They designed what they wanted their bauble to look like, made it (by sewing) and then evaluated it too. The finished product looked amazing!!
The children have loved looking at The Snowman story. They created their own story map to retell the story, edited it to make it their own and then added lots of interesting vocabulary to their story map too. The children then had a great time writing their story and they all included lots of interesting vocabulary that they had 'magpied'. Their stories were a pleasure to read!
Our current 'talk for writing' book we have been looking at is Emily Brown and Father Christmas. We created a story map to help re-tell the story, edited it and then added lots of interesting vocabulary to make the story even better!
Also, take a look at our Magpie wall! Every day in guided reading over the past couple of weeks the children have been 'magpie-ing' lots of interesting words and phrases in order to add them to their own writing. What an amazing list we have already!
Our topic this half term is Christmas!! To start off our topic our hook this time was an 'enterprise day'. The children made lots of Christmassy items to sell at our Christmas fair to raise money for an end of term treat. We made Reindeer hot chocolate cones, tree decorations and present tags. The children then came up with sensible prices for each item and created posters to display around school to advertise our stall.
The children have been learning about the features of non-fiction texts and had a great lesson looking through lots of books, sticking post- it notes where they found the various features, e.g. headings, subheadings, captions, labels, photographs, bold words, contents page etc.
The children have been learning about how different materials can be changed shape. The children came up with a great list, including, 'squashed', 'stretched, 'bent' etc. The children were also introduced to the words- 'flexible' and 'rigid'. They then had the chance to explore a huge variety of objects and investigate if they could be changed shape.
The children carried out a math's investigation on adding and subtracting numbers. One of their tasks was to think about the different vocabulary involved when adding and subtracting. The children worked really hard and worked well as a group to think about what each of the words meant.
This week in science we have been talking about materials. We have been thinking about what objects are made from and why it is a good choice of material, e.g. a window is made from glass because you can see through it. We thought about what a good choice of material would be for a tent. We tested a variety of materials to see if they were strong, waterproof and opaque. We then had lots of fun making our own tents.
Look at this AMAZING Big Ben Phoebe has made!
It tastes as good as it looks- thumbs up from everyone!
The books in our book corner are all related to our half termly topics (life in the city) This means that when there is a bit of spare time or when the children have finished their work, they can choose a book and still be gaining lots of knowledge on our topic. The children get very excited when they spot something that is linked to what we have been learning!
This week the children have been learning lots about maps, keys and using directional vocabulary. One of the tasks this week was to create a treasure map and then with their partner- use lots of directional vocabulary to navigate their way around the map. Another task was to design a town using a key to show where they would place certain features and explain why- I particularly liked Finley's thinking....
Talk for writing- Katie in London
The children have enjoyed listening to the Katie in London story. We made a story map of the story and retold it using actions. We then made some changes (such as instead of going to St Paul's Cathedral- they went to Wembley stadium!) The children then all added some interesting vocabulary to make the story even better!
As part of our 'life in the city' geography topic, we went on a walk down Church lane. The children spotted lots of human and physical features in the environment and then came back to school and produced some lovely writing and art work about what they saw.
The children are loving their magpie books and WOW! Look at all these incredible words Darcey 'magpied' which she will be able to use in her writing in the future.
As part of our topic work about 'cities' we learnt about what capital cities are. We used Atlases to match some countries and their capital cities.
Today 2O had their first jigsaw PSHE lesson with Jigsaw Jo and Jerrie the cat. We talked about our hopes and fears for the year and who we can turn to for support.
The children had a great day learning about the different features of a city. The day started off with a team building activity where the children had to work together to create a line of lego from one side of the hall to the other. After this, we discussed what you might find in a city. The children then built the different places which we joined together to create a fantastic lego city!
Welcome to Year 2! A big focus for us this year is to use really interesting vocabulary in our writing and the children had great fun today using their new 'magpie' books. These books are for the children to record any interesting words they hear/see/read, which they can then use in their future writing.
Our topic this half term is 'Life in the city' and in particular- London. The children have loved learning this week about the famous buildings in London and we used construction materials to make some. Here is Big Ben!