Ms Tang noticed that some children in 2T could be a bit lazy when it came to washing their hands. Therefore, we did an experiment to investigate how easily germs can spread. Before the experiment we learnt a bit more about germs and discovered that actually there are good germs as well as bad germs.
Have a look through the pictures to see what we did:
Can you explain to an adult what is happening in each picture?
Why is it important to wash your hands with soap and hot water?
Last term we were learning about traditional tales so inspired by this, we designed and started making our own puppets. It's a long process as it's quite tricky sewing- just look at those furrowed brows of concentration! We've almost finished the first stage now. Next we will cut out and stick on the details. Come back and see how we get on!
We had a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day. The children came dressed up in colourful clothes whilst the boring teachers were dressed in only black and white! We read a new story called, ' Perfectly Norman' by Tom Percival.
After we read the story we thought about why we are special and unique. We made colourful masks too. Then we found a giant pair of wings just like Normans. Have a look at our pictures below.
Wow! I think today has been one of the best trips I've ever been on. I've never been to Beeston Castle and I had so much fun! The weather was absolutely perfect and the children were so well behaved; they really did Wilbraham Primary proud.
My favourite part was climbing up to the top of the hill (phew that was hard work!) and seeing the ruins of the castle, as well as the dry moat which was much bigger than I thought. I liked looking through the arrow slits imagining what it must have been like for the soldiers defending their castle.
Rose asked me, "Is it a motte and bailey castle or a keep and bailey castle?" Could you explain which one it was and why?
What was your favourite part of the trip to Beeston Castle?
This term we have been holding our parent/carer stay and read sessions on a Wednesday morning. This gives an opportunity for different parents/carers to come who may normally be busy on a Friday and it also means Ms Tang and Ms Stapleton can be involved!
It's really important to us that lots of grown ups come and join in as we want to show how fun it is to read. Some of the things we have done so far include: decorating knickers for the Queen, performing poetry for Chinese New Year and making origami hearts for Valentines Day.
Thank you to every grown up who has managed to make it to a session so far. We hope to see many more of you soon.
In 2T we have been really enjoying some new songs and dance moves. The website is called BBC Super Movers and some of our favourites are the number bonds song and the two times tables song. If you would like to practise some more learning songs at home then ask an adult to help you copy and paste this link:
Or ask them to Google BBC Super Movers. Don't forget to go to KS1.
Happy dancing and singing!
As part of our new topic we are learning all about our local area and the city where we live. Last week we went on a walk around the school and today we went into Manchester.
It was a cold and windy day, but the children did so well! They walked for miles and miles and we saw so many interesting buildings and sites around the city.
Have a look through the photographs. Can you tell someone in your family about the things we saw today? What was your favourite part of the trip?
This half-term in ICT we are looking at cameras.
For the first few sessions we looked at good photographs on the internet and this week we practised taking photographs. We learnt that there are three important things to remember when we want to take a good picture:
In the next few weeks we will be taking some more photographs and then editing them to make them even more interesting.
In Literacy we are starting a new topic: non-fiction!
We are learning about the difference between fiction and non-fiction. We spent some time reading some non-fiction books and looking at their features.
Can you remember some of their features?
We made it! Hooray! Well done everyone on a great first half-term. We hope you continue with your hard work and good behaviour next half-term.
Here are a few things you might want to try and do over the next week:
We look forward to seeing your smiling faces on Monday 29th October.