On this page you will find information and updates for Lynx, Chamaeleon, Scorpius and Sirius classes.
Today Scorpius made the most of the weather and did their maths outside. We collected natural objects then worked in teams to represent what we found in a tally chart.
This term we have been learning about Great Explorers. Mrs Lee and Miss O'Dwyer set us the challenge of finding out about some famous landmarks around the world, and we used what we learned to create silhouette artwork. We painted the skies with sponges then created the buildings with black paper. Can you guess the landmarks we chose?
In Art, we were learning to create a repeating pattern through printing with different objects.
In English, we followed instructions to help us plant a bean. We are hoping to grow beanstalks as tall as Jack did in the traditional tale ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.
Here are our brilliant Tudor houses we made as part of our home learning. We learned about the features of this type of house and included them in our models. Thank you especially to the parents who helped to make these amazing projects!
Today Scorpius learned about the Easter story and why it is significant for Christians. We talked about how Jesus was betrayed by Judas, crucified on Good Friday and that he was resurrected on Easter Sunday. Can you spot these words in our writing? We also tried to explain and extend our sentences with conjunctions.
This term we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. During home learning we learned about the features of a Tudor house, designed our own and then made a model of one with our families. We are blown away at the creativity of the children and families and it’s fantastic to see such unique designs that all have the same specific features. Very well done to you all and massive thanks to your parents for helping with this!
We have been very busy so far this term and have enjoyed making the most of the weather and being able to get outside.
One of our poems from the Spine document is ‘On The Ning Nang Nong.’ This week we have drawn pictures of what we think the Ning Nang Nong might look like, and we have practised reciting and learning the poem. It is a very silly poem and we loved it!
Scorpius class have been working hard on our spellings and this week we looked at how y can make a different sound. We practised spelling the word pyramid by dong pyramid writing!
Year 2 had a fantastic World Book Day! We celebrated the occasion by decorating potatoes to look like our favourite book characters. Can you tell who they are? We also had so much fun playing The Masked Reader, guessing who was reading a book from behind a disguise.
To finish our Space topic, we are designing and making moon buggies! Yesterday we used the saws to cut our axles, and attached the wheels. Today we are using tin foil to make our moon buggies look more realistic.
Scorpius look super in the Christmas jumpers today! We’ve enjoyed reception’s nativity, having a Christmas cracker and eating our Chrismas lunch.
This afternoon we have been learning about what a healthy diet is for humans. We sorted foods into our own groups, then sorted them into the five food groups: bread, rice, potato, pasta; meat, fish, eggs and beans; fruit and vegetables; foods high in fat or sugar; milk and dairy produce. We had some great discussions about foods such as gravy and Yorkshire puddings!
This morning we’ve been using the ipads and a range of non-fiction books to research about space, ready for writing a non-chronological report.
We have been working hard this term on our handwriting. Today we wrote up our story about Bob going to Jupiter, with a particular focus on presentation on handwriting. Mrs Lee was super proud of us!
This morning we have been using all the skills we have learned over the past few weeks to have some fun races! We then linked our PE lesson to our Science work and considered how our bodies felt after exercising and why doing exercise is good for us.
As part of the EMBRACE Challenge we listen to the story Look Up read by the author Nathan Bryon. Then had a drawing lesson with the illustrator Dapo Adeola. We listened to the instructions and all had a go at drawing the cat from the story. We did a great job!
As part of our on going science we went on a tree and leave hunt. We tried so hard to find all the different trees and leaves that we had a little fun in the fallen leaves at the end.
We are working hard every day in phonics.
We were moving so much during our music session that some of us are blurry. We were working on finding the pulse and here we are moving to the pulse.
We really enjoyed making our sculptures of dinosaurs and are proud of our work. We used the skills we practised to make some amazing models!
We have had so much fun this afternoon in Sirius class making our clay dinosaur sculptures. The children have done a fantastic job and really put into practise the skills they learnt earlier in the week. They are very proud of their finished product.
This week in Year 2 we are going to design and make clay sculptures of dinosaurs. This morning we practised all the techniques we might need, such as pinching, rolling, shaping and flattening the clay.
In maths today we were comparing number sentences using the greater, less and equals signs. We enjoyed using numicon and bar models to help us!
After building up our skills with a number of tasks, we finished the week by painting our self-portraits.
Do they look like us?
In Sirius class we have been working hard in Science to classify animals and consider how they are adapted to be able to survive in their environment. In maths we have been looking at fact families and using the inverse calculations to check work.
In English Year 2 have been working hard to develop our descriptions of settings. We rewrote the opening to the book ‘Gigantosaurus’ – can you spot our adjectives to describe the lava? (click on the pictures below to enlarge them)
Today we have been learning about hot and cold places in the world. We learned about the equator and the North and South Poles and then used this knowledge to identify hot and old places on a world map in an atlas.
Everyone in Lynx class started their journey into year 1 by sliding into the classroom, both Mrs Goult and Mrs Thompsett were disappointed to not get a go!
We have made a great start with Get Set 4 P.E. This term we are developing our Athletic Skills.
We are working on self portraits in art and will spend a week working on our skills building up to the a painted version of ourselves.
We are working hard in phonics. Great work on the ‘sh’ phoneme.
We’ve been recognising which are the smallest and largest numbers, and using symbols correctly to show this.
In Scorpius class we’ve been using base 10 to partition numbers into tens and ones, and writing this as a number sentence.
We have been learning about Russia for European day of Languages. We have listened to music by Tchaikovsky and have imitated the artwork of Kandinsky. We can’t wait to see the finished product!