Monday 5th February - Friday 9th February 2018
On February 16th it is the Chinese New Year. We have learnt about why each new year is named after a different animal. This year it is the year of the dog. Then we discussed all the different activities that children and adults take part in. The most important one is the New Year Parade where there is dancing, music, acrobats and most importantly - a dragon dance. We have designed a dragon mask for this parade. We used oil based pastels and let our imaginations go wild!!
We have been studying the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood. With our learning partner we created a room for her. She loves things beginning with R so we filled the rooms with lots of items. In maths we have been shopping and in science we have been investigating how to waterproof different materials. We were amazed at how the material suddenly became waterproof when we added wax to the surface!
This week we have been learning about stories from other cultures. We read a story called ‘Why Flies Buzz,’ and then we worked with others to retell the story. In maths we have been learning how to subtract a two digit number from a two digit number and in geography we have been finding out why there are no polar bears in the Antarctic. We have also been trying really hard with our joined up
We have had an exciting week waiting for our trip to Irma’s for our Attendance award treat. Finally it was Thursday and we set off in two groups to Irma’s. When we arrived some children sat in the restaurant and had a drink while the others went into the kitchens to create pizzas! The chef was really great and showed us how to mix the dough and roll it out. Then we could choose our own toppings. After that the pizza only took three minutes in the special ovens! We took them back to school and everyone was looking forward to eating them later. Thank you Irma’s we had an amazing time. 😄
Monday 18th December - Wednesday 20th December 2017
We had a lovely Christmas party and we had a special visitor! Happy Christmas to everyone.
An exciting week! We had our Christmas Nativity Play and Christmas dinner all on the same day. Well done everyone you were all amazing in our Christmas play and we enjoyed Christmas lunch together.
We have been working very hard this week. In mathematics we have been learning about the language of direction, in history we have learnt more about Christopher Columbus and in DT we added all the detail to our puppets. We think they look amazing! Next week,on Tuesday, we are looking forward to our Christmas Nativity play ‘Counting for Caesar”
Monday 27th November – Friday 1st December 2017
This week we have been helping Father Christmas!
It was Christmas Eve and his reindeers had the flu.
He set out on his mission to find another animal to help him.
We all enjoyed writing these exciting stories. I wonder which animal helped him in the end!
Monday 20th November – Friday 24th November 2017
This week apart from planning our new Father Christmas story, we have been busy investigating polygons. We have identified them, tried to draw them and also we have tried to make them using equipment. Hopefully everyone will remember the properties of pentagons, hexagons and octagons.
As this week has been anti bullying week, in Sandhopper Class we acted out different scenarios and then discussed whether the actions would be called bullying or not. Then we discussed what would make a good friend. We enjoyed our acting out and we were able to discuss the actions together. We have also designed a puppet and some of us have begun to sew the parts of the puppet together. Can anyone remember the name of the stitch? We can’t wait to add all the detail in a couple of weeks.
This week we have been learning all about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot! We have acted out the events which led to the capture of Guy Fawkes, then we pretended to be journalists reporting about the news that shocked London! We had great fun and Mrs Knight hopes that everyone remembers the historical facts!
Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November 2017
This week we had a surprise visit from Pudsey Bear! We all enjoyed seeing him. On Thursday we began our dance lessons. The theme was fireworks and We made up a great dance - all in one lesson. Watch it and see what you think!
This week we have been very busy measuring! On Tuesday we went to the beach. Once there we had to try and find things that were exactly 1cm long or wide. Then we 'estimated' how long a metre would be in the sand. After we checked our estimates, we filled our metre line with beach items in a repeating pattern. At school we used decimetres to measure things including ourselves (and Mrs Knight!!) Apart from that we have had our last ASSA lesson, written our Egyptian adventure, located the seven continents and the oceans and seas of the world, discussed what we could do as a baby and what we can do now and lots more. Happy half term everyone!
Monday 9th October - Friday 13th October 2017
This week we have been discussing a story where we travel to Egypt and visit the pyramids........ but things don't work out the way we thought!!! On Thursday we took part in a music and language workshop with our other Year 2 friends. We enjoyed working together and we are going to use some of the lovely language that we discussed in our stories. Thank you Miss Bye for helping us.
Monday 2nd October – Friday 6th October 2017
We have enjoyed meeting up with our reading buddies in Pacific 5. Everyone got to know each other and we shared books together. In our geography lessons we have been learning about Egypt and this week we read a book called 'We're Sailing Down the Nile' where we learnt about all the famous landmarks along the way. Then we recreated the Nile in our classroom!
Monday 25th September – Friday 29th September 2017
We have been learning how to improve our sentences by adding lots more detail. We began with a really boring sentence and then we gradually added more information until we had a super sentence! Some people were nearly outside the door because our sentence was so long!
In our art lesson we have been learning about Vincent Van Gogh and how he used colour to represent his feelings and moods. Then we studied his painting 'Starry Night' and we created a mood board by mixing colours together.
Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September 2017
In our ASSA lesson this week we learnt how to dribble, pass and shoot! In science we have been discussing healthy eating and a balanced diet. We made our own healthy lunchbox meals. Everyone enjoys eating fruit so in art we drew and carefully painted a selection of fruit with water colour paints.
Phew what a busy week we have had in Sandhopper Class! We have learnt about how to write instructions in our English lesson, we have had our first ASSA session in PE and we have learnt all about the different food groups in Science. On top of that we have been learning all about place value in Mathematics and we have tried to sketch some fruit and vegetables in our Art lesson. Time to rest over the weekend and be all ready for Monday again.
We have been getting to know each other this week! We began by finding out something about our new classmates by talking to them and remembering what they had said! We have also been focusing on our school values. One activity was to make a tall tower out of newspaper. It was great fun and we certainly had to focus on Acceptance, Perseverance, Respect and Enjoyment.
Everyone is tired but looking forward to further challenges over the weeks to come.