This week we began our class topic ‘Why do some people become famous?’ The children loved dressing up as famous people. Some of them seemed to be in role all day.
We began by finding out about our Queen and compared her to Queen Victoria. The children have designed a crown complete with glitter, read an information text and answered questions about both Queens, and completed a Venn diagram which sorted facts about both Queens. Next week we will write and send a letter to Queen Elizabeth, and we will also learn about Florence Nightingale.
In art art this week, we found out about Vincent Van Gogh. We studied some of his art work and have recreated a section of his painting, ‘Starry Night’. We have been using paint and pastels, to try to imitate his style.
Please continue to log into spelling shed and mathletics so that your child can practice the skills that they are learning in class.
New homework grids are now stuck into books. Books will go out on Monday.
Forest school clothes need to be worn on Wednesday.
Those who have ukuleles, please bring them on Wednesday.
Please make sure PE kits are in school. PE is now on a Thursday.
Have a lovely weekend!
Welcome back everyone!
We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas break.
It was lovely to see the children returning to school, happy to see each other. Many of them, who hadn’t seen each other for a long time, due to covid.
The children were also keen to welcome our 3 new class members; Rita, Racer and Rosie. AKA 3 baby rats, who are now our class pets. The children have named the rats themselves.
This week, all our learning has been linked to finding out how to care for pet rats.
In science, we have researched which kinds of foods rats eat and should not eat. We found out about the needs of animals, using the RSPCA website, so that we can care for the rats in the best way that we can.
In English, we have written instructions for how to look after rats and we have also written facts about rats. We will also be writing a thank you letter to the RSPCA, who provided us with our pets, and have rescued them.
In maths this week, we have been subtracting 2 digit numbers, using apparatus and drawing on our knowledge of place value.
In RE, we have been learning about epiphany, when the wise men visited Jesus. We used character models from a nativity set to retell this section of the story.
Our PE this week was delivered by ‘ARENA’. This will continue every Tuesday afternoon for the remainder of this half term.
Homework books will will remain in school until next Friday. Please return any homework books that may still be at home. Next week, we will stick in a new homework grid for our topic, which will be ‘Why do some people become famous?’ Please continue to check your mathletics and spelling shed accounts every week and complete any work that is assigned to you.
* Please can the children come dressed as a famous person on Friday. Please ask if you need to borrow a costume from the class dressing up box.
* Please can the children keep their PE kits in school, to be used every Tuesday afternoon?
* Please can children wear forest school clothes to school on Wednesday.
Have a lovely week.
Mrs Fenton, Mrs Harper and Miss Milford
December is already here!
This week, we have had an RE focus, and have been looking at what Christmas means for Christians. The children have looked at the events of the Christmas story and have been asking me some challenging questions. It shows that they have been really thinking about what the events mean and it has been lovely to hear their thoughts and ideas.
In English this week, we have been sequencing the story of ‘The Snowman’ by Raymond Briggs. We have also generated some interesting vocabulary, ready to use in our own stories next week.
After a shared class reading session this week, which happened to be an information book about pets, we discussed the possibility of having a class pet. First we ruled out suggestions such as; dinosaurs, crocodiles, sloths and whales, (yes, the children really did suggest these). We eventually came up with either a stick insect or a dumbo rat. Please don’t panic, as no one will need to look after our class pet, unless you absolutely want to, but watch this space. Please let us know if you have any ideas or objections, and also, if anyone has a spare cage for either of these lovely creatures, please also let us know.
Class 2 have been busy this week, creating poppies for a display in the spar shop. If you are passing, please have a look at our school display. The children have done a great job.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
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First of all, a huge thank you to all of those people who donated tins of food for our Harvest Festival on Monday. It was lovely to visit the church, bring our Harvest gifts and sing a song with class one. We also enjoyed a Harvest story with Rev Richard.
We enjoyed plenty of other Harvest activities on Monday, such as writing a poem and learning about Harvest in other countries around the world.
We have completed our English learning journey of writing instructions this week. The children watched an episode of Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures and wrote some instructions about how to find a dinosaur feather.
In maths, we have been busy counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. We have enjoyed playing games and singing songs to help us with this learning.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
It has been a very productive week in class 2.
We have really enjoyed singing Harvest songs, together with class 1. On Monday afternoon, we are looking forward to going to the church to sing together again. Please can every child bring a tin of food to school on Monday, to bring to the church for our Harvest festival. Hopefully next year, we will be able to have parents with us too.
In English this week, the children have been following instructions for how to draw a face and how to draw a dinosaur. We have been learning about making instructions clear and precise, bossy verbs and time words. We have also written instruction sentences and are ready to write a full set of instructions on our own next week.
In art, we have also been drawing self portraits, which linked with our instructions In English. There are some lovely results and the children were quite rightly, very pleased with themselves.
In science this week, we have been learning about the differences between carnivores and herbivores, which has linked with our learning question, ‘Can a dinosaur be a pet?’ We have also been learning about food chains, and have used the forest school area to find evidence of creatures that are dependent on each other.
All of the children joined in with in with the first ukulele club this week. A number of children asked if they could also join the lunchtime club on a Wednesday. There is plenty of space still available, so if you would like your child to join, please let me know and I can give you a form to fill in.
Thank you you for the lovely examples of homework that we have been receiving. Please continue to log into mathletics and spelling shed to see the homework assignments that have been set for you, and read at home as often as you can.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.
We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.
We are the best we can be.
We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.
We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
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