We found this parcel outside our door! Then Penguins had left us a book called ' Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers. We have really enjoyed reading just a little bit of the story each day. We came across lots of vocabulary that we didn't know eg- ignored ,discovered, harbor , found . We thought of action for these words and looked up their meaning. We are now much more confident using these words in the correct context.
We've been doing lots of different activities around this story including packing a suitcase , rowing a boat , drama activities, discovering where the SouthPole is and what countries you would pass on your way there.
Have a look at the pictures to see us planning our trip to the South Pole and have a look at what we would pack for the journey.
Another great turn out for Stay and Read. This week the penguins left instructions and salt dough. We had to read the instructions to make our own salt dough penguins. It was lots of fun!
When they dry we will paint them and then take them home. Thanks again to all the parents and siblings who came into school to help.
Telling the time can be tricky but we know it's a really useful skill to have.
Why do we need to be able to tell the time? ( Comment below)
We've been reading o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to times. We made our own clocks and have enjoyed playing time games to help us learn these times.
When you are at home can you practise reading the time with your family? what time do you go to bed at? What time do you get up at in the morning? What time is your favourite cartoon on at?
What a strange morning we had at WPS..... when we walked down the corridor there were lots of Penguin pictures all over the Ks1 corridors. There was fish in our snack basket and umbrellas hanging from the roof! Then we found a mystery parcel left by our door. The note on the parcel read....
Dear Year 2,
Enjoy this gift. See you all later. Love P xx
Miss Lindsay was sure it was Mrs Papa or Mr P. Eccels but when we asked them they said they hadn't sent us anything. It was also strange that the parcel was wet and smelt like fish!!
We decided to open the gift and it was a story book called , ' Lost and found' by Oliver Jeffers.
At break time, we found feathers on the playground. We knew something fishy was going on!
Later Mr Wheeldon called an impromptu assembly. But when we walked in, expecting to see our lovely Headteacher, instead we found .... PENGUINS!!! REAL LIFE PENGUINS IN OUR SCHOOL!!
It was such an exciting day and everything became clear...the penguins had decorated our school and ledt us all parcels.
Another fantastic Gymnastics lesson today with 2L. Miss Simms and Ms Lindsay are really seeing an improvement with how you are using the equipment and controlling your bodies. Today, we practised getting into a head stand by taking the weight on our hands - you all have tried so hard and preserved even though it's tricky! We also explored performing a 3 part routine.
At the end of the lesson we did some Yoga to cool down and relax. We are getting really good and being still and focusing on our breathing.
Adam was our photographer today and I must say he captured some great pictures! Thanks Adam!
This afternoon we used purple mash to create our own penguin pictures
Here is the start of one of our scratch projects.
We dressed up in our best party clothes ..... don't we all look so well!
What a fun filled Friday we had in Year 2.
To celebrate the Royal Wedding we had a Royal Fair day. It was so much fun playing on the inflatables and dressing up in our party clothes. Megan and Harry even found time to pop in! :)
What was your most favourite game?
We are starting to read some traditional tales linked in with our Castles Topic.
So far we have read Little Red Riding Hood - We enjoyed reading different versions of the same story. After reading , acting the story out and discussing the characters we had a letter from the police!
They wanted us to pretend that we were Little Red Riding Hood and to tell them everything that happened at Grandma's house. We made sure to write about how we felt when we entered Grandma's cottage and how we were suspicious when we noticed Grandma's favourite flower pot smashed.
Ms Lindsay will post some of the best work below.
Now we have started to read Jack and the Beanstalk. We discussed how characters from LRRH and Jack and the Beanstalk are similar. We will continue with the story next week.
In the meantime, you can listen to some other traditional tales which I have linked below. Which one is your favourite?
Well done to all the children logging into My Maths do do their online homework.
Didan , Pranay , Yaseen and Bilal - You four have completed the most tasks so far! Well done !
Kyron , Adam, Shahd , Shada and Sofia you are doing so well and only need to do a few more tasks to catch up the leaders. You can do it! :)
Come on everyone else ...you only need to do one or two tasks a week. :)
This week we have been exploring money, how to recognise and count the coins.
I was very impressed with how much the children knew. Nearly everyone could select the coins to pay for a given item.
We've also been investigating if there is more than one way to make a given total.
How many ways can you make 10p? How many ways can you make 20p?
On Wednesday we decided to visit Ms Lindsay's shop. The children had to select two or three items to buy and then add them together. Everyone thought Ms Lindsay's shop was very cheap!
Over the Bank Holiday weekend could you visit a real shop and pay for an item? Are you able to pick the right coins ? Can you check you've been given the correct change?
Don't forget to Email Ms Linday a photograph and I can put it on the blog! :)
Below find some links to Money games that you can play....
This week we remembered how to log in, and create a new project.
We started our conversation between Little RedRiding Hood and her mum or Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf.
Here are some pictures of our projects so far.
On a Tuesday afternoon Miss McAdam takes 2L into the learning zone to look at a new topic in ICT called Scratch.
This week we looked at what things are called in the program and where to find the things we need, also the most important part naming and saving our project.
Can you remember what this was called?
To view or download a copy of the class topic sheets, please select the relevant link below:
Bring PE kits in on a Monday please and leave in school until Friday.
We will change Reading Books at least once a week so please bring book bags in daily.
Don't forget you can borrow books from the lending library which is open every morning from 8:55am till 9:10am.
This is situated in the Year 2 entrance.
(old office area )