Today was exciting as everyone was taking part in the Children in Need activities.
We kicked off with some Pudsey Bear picture making during the Stay and Read session. Thanks to all the parents/carers who managed to help . it is much appreciated!!
Wow! What a day!
Today all of Year 2 went to Sky High Adventure. This was the end of our 'Do all superheroes wear a cape?' topic. The teachers wanted to challenge the children to try something new, face a fear and above all, keep persevering!
Mr Williams and I were so impressed with 2T. Quite a few children came to school feeling worried about what they had to do and there were tears. However, almost everyone had a go at everything even though some of it was pretty scary.
We hope you had as much fun as the adults did and next time you face something difficult, think about the time you were at Sky High Adventure.
Today is of course, Bonfire Night! You might be lucky enough to go see some fireworks tonight.
We had a PSHE lesson all about bonfire safety and talked about the importance of keeping ourselves safe when around fireworks. Can you remember what we could do with a sparkler?
After that we did some wonderful art work. Instead of using a paintbrush to paint on the fireworks we used a ....STRAW! Look at how we created our unique fireworks.
Have a look at the finished artwork. I love how each piece has come out so different!
In Science we have been learning all about materials. We have been using scientific language such as flexible/rigid, waterproof/absorbent, soft/hard etc.
We have looked at materials in the classroom and all around school and talked about how different materials are used for different purposes. For example, can you remember why we have a lot of plastic in the classroom? Why are windows made out of glass?
This week we had to discuss which material was the most suitable and least suitable for a superhero's cape. As a class we decided that plastic was the most suitable and paper was the least suitable.
Can you explain why?
We have been working SO hard on our writing this half-term and it's amazing to see the improvement in such a short space of time.
In Year 2 we do a combination of class writing (with the teacher leading), paired writing, group writing and lots of independent writing too. For the past few weeks we have been building up our letter writing skills so that we can write a letter to Steve the paramedic who came to see us.
Yesterday the children helped me write a shared letter. I needed a lot of help as I kept forgetting my capital letters! Today the children worked in groups of three to write their own letter. Later in the week the children are going to write their own letters before posting them to Steve. Have a look and let us know what you think.
Today at Stay and Read we were busy trying to get to grips with making 3D shapes. We used paper, straws and modelling equipment to help us. We became obsessed with them and spent most of the day trying to figure them out!!
The shapes we were learning are;
Cube, cuboid,sphere, cone, cylinder, square based pyramid, triangular prism and triangular based pyramid (also known as a tetrahedron). Here's some pictures of them - hope it helps!!
Here are some links to some websites about Mary Seacole. This will be needed in our ICT lessons. You can also look at them at home if you want to find out more about this wonderful and interesting woman.
Over the past few weeks we have been looking at Special Places in RE. We walked up Platt Lane to find places we thought were special in Fallowfield.
Back at school after writing about them we decided to make some of our own .
Look at all the different materials we used!!
We also made lots of different places. Mosques, churches, houses, fun fairs, museums, zoos, bedrooms, underwater worlds, boats and schools were amongst our ideas.
In Literacy we have been doing lots of work on 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne. In the story we never find out what happened to Jack when he crawled into the tunnel. How did he get turned into stone?
In small groups we came up with our own ideas about what happened to Jack. Some children in the class have a super imagination!
To prepare for writing next week we did some drama where we had to act out what we thought happened and then freeze. Have a look at our freeze frames and see if you can work out what we're doing.
I can't wait to read the children's stories next week!
In Art we have started looking at Pop Art. One of the artists we will be studying this term is Roy Lichtenstein who was famous for his comic strip inspired paintings. We looked very carefully at his use of colour- can you remember the colours he used? He also used a special technique called pointillism where he painted with tiny dots. We tried to copy this in our drawings.
What do you think of our work?