Week Beginning 17th June
Monday 13th May 2019 – Friday 17th May 2019
We have looked at the author Anthony Browne in our English lessons this week. We read the first part of ‘The Tunnel’ and shared ideas of what might be at the end of the tunnel. We are going to use our ideas to write our own adventure stories next week. In Science we set up a hydroponics farm in our classroom. We are looking forward to observing the changes in our seeds. Will our beans grow? What will happen to the one in the cupboard? Everyone has worked very hard again this week. We are very proud of you!
Message from Mrs Middleton
‘Thank you so much for all of your thoughtful cards & gifts, your kind words and your best wishes. The operation was amazing and the recovery straight after was swift. I am doing my exercises as instructed and was out of bed and walking with a frame just 5 hours after! The physio said it was the best he’d ever seen- but I bet he says that to all the girls......! I wish you all a very Happy Easter- relax and enjoy the holidays- I will keep you updated on my progress. Thank you all again’
The children had a wonderful time taking part in the Rainbow Theatre’s performance of The Great Fire Of London last Friday.
Here are some photos…
Thank you so much for the children’s amazing costumes!
We are continuing with our topic and, in our English lessons, we have been focusing on the features of a recount and on how to write a completely fabulous one of The Great Fire Of London next week!
In Maths we have collected more data and thought about how many different ways we can represent it. This time we have used birthday months as our starting point.
We began by creating a living pictogram, which we then transferred to a pictogram frame.
In other news our tag rugby skills are developing well and the children are really enjoying the Monday morning sessions- even though the past couple of weeks have been a little bracing!
Monday 4th February 2019 – Friday 8th February 2019
This week in our mathematics lessons we have been investigating fractions.
Mrs Middleton (otherwise known as Fanny Craddock-you need to be fairly old to get this!), baked 2 cakes to demonstrate dividing a shape in to halves and then quarters……
The children were so good at understanding the concept that we even moved on to 1/3!
The children were keen to sample the cakes but as they had been handled quite frequently and had been used in 3 days worth of lessons, it was deemed too dangerous…..!
Have a lovely weekend!
This week we have been immersing ourselves in TraditionalTales, with a focus on Little Red Riding Hood.
We have read lots of different versions of the story and were surprised at the variety of ways that the wolf disposed of Granny!
We revisited the 5 part story plan and looked at the characters and the settings in the story.
On Thursday we had fun recreating Grannys bedroom……
Here are some of the results….
We even read a story which told the traditional tale from the wolf’s point of view and, according to him, it was all a terribly unfortunate series of events and he was misunderstood….
Sandhopper Class were not totally convinced!
Keep warm and have a lovely weekend.
Monday 17th December – Thursday 20th December 2018
Well, here it is, Merry Christmas
Everybody’s having fun!
As you can see, we had a visit from the Big Man himself and we all enjoyed our class Christmas party.
We would like to thank you very much for all of our lovely Christmas gifts and cards- we wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!
See you in January
Monday 10th December – Friday 14th December 2018
Well, what can we say about this week?!
Decorations were made and hung in the classroom with care, In the hopes that the end of term soon would be there........!
Thank you to all of the Santa’s Little Helpers who bravely volunteered to help- it was a lovely, festive sort of a morning and we couldn’t have done it without you!
We have been busy practising our Christmas production- culminating in a fantastic dress rehearsal on Thursday.
We are very much looking forward to our 2 performances next week- see you there!
This week we have been immersing ourselves in dance……..
Every week with Mrs Lawrence we have been learning parts of a Florence Nightingale dance and we have been practising putting the different moves together in a sequence.
Mrs Lawrence has even found a song that mentions Florence- who would have even thought that was possible!
We have also been thinking about Strictly Come Dancing and there are now only 6 couples left!
In our maths lessons we have collected data and have produced a class tally chart that shows which couple is our favourite to win the competition.
The children then recorded the information in a different way- a block graph- and we discussed which method the children thought was the clearest to use to retrieve information from.
Have a lovely weekend and keep dancing!!
This week we have immersed ourselves in the life of Florence Nightingale!
We have experienced standing in her shoes through our new interactive resource ‘Now Press Play’, which the children loved.
We have watched the ever popular Magic Grandad episode about her amazing work in the field hospital in Scutari in Turkey.
Next week our whole class of Florence’s will be writing a letter home from Scutari describing the terrible conditions in the hospitals there.
Monday 12th November - Friday 16th November 2018
Monday 5th November 2018 – Friday 9th November 2018
Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018
Monday 15th October 2018 – Friday 19th October 2018
Well, it seems that we have made it to half term safe and well-how quickly did those weeks go?!
We have been as busy as usual in Sandhopper 2 this week and, as part of our R.E topic of Special Places, we visited St Clements Church on Tuesday afternoon…
We sketched a stained glass window and Father Neil told us about some of the objects that were used in the church services. Sheila also gave us some background on the history of the church and of St Clement himself-it was all very interesting and the weather, once again, was extremely kind to us!
In English this week the children have written their first Year 2 story based on the book we read last week-The Snow Lambs. The Sandhopper team have been very impressed by the results!
We wish you a great half term-keep safe and have fun!
We look forward to seeing you on the Tuesday after half term as the Monday is a training day and the school will be closed.
Monday 1st October 2018 – Friday 5th October 2018
Monday 24th September – Friday 28th September 2018
Following on from our material testing last week, we have conducted an experiment to see if water would be absorbed by a kitchen towel and transferred to another cup. The children have been excited to check every day to observe what was happening!
In a very handy cross-curricular sort of a way, we were also able to revise the 3 primary colours from Year 1 and learn about the secondary colours too……
We have also finished our Great Wave inspired pictures.
Monday 17th September – Friday 21st September 2018
Another action packed week in Sandhopper 2. In our Maths lessons we have been partitioning 2 digit numbers and making the numbers using tens and ones equipment. In Art this week we have been looking at ‘The Great Wave’ painting by the Japanese artist Hokusai and making our own pictures in his unique style. Did you know that during his life, Hokusai moved house 93 times?! Apparently he did not like housework so when his house became uninhabitable he simply moved in to another one!
We have also conducted an experiment to find out which materials are absorbent-phew!
Monday 10th – Friday 14th September 2018
Wow! Our first full week in Year 2 and it has been action packed- we have had our first ASSA session on the astroturf and we have investigated everyday materials in our science lesson and discussed why a teapot made of chocolate would be no use to anyone!
We have discussed our worries in our Jigsaw lesson and how we overcame them, now our only worry is can we keep up this pace? Of course we can!
Homework Opportunity: Please keep reading regularly at home and making an entry in to your child’s Home Link Book-we have a brand new reading reward scheme which your child will tell you all about.
Thursday 6th – Friday 7th September 2018
Welcome back! It has been lovely to see so many smiley faces over the last two days and to see the children come back with a new enthusiasm for learning. We have spent the two days learning our class routines and immersing ourselves in this half terms topic, which is weather. We've managed to squeeze in time for art and outdoor learning session as well as writing about our summer holiday news and agreeing our class rules. We hope you have a great weekend and look forward to seeing the children again on Monday.
Miss Bye, Mrs Middleton, Mrs Brown, Mr Harrison and Mrs Brown.