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Sandhopper Class Weekly News

Friday 13th May 2022

 

This week in art we have explored how to combine different textiles, wallpaper, tissue paper and wool to create a collage. In science we discovered that our broad bean seeds have now germinated; the children then updated their broad bean diaries. We are so proud of year 2 for completing the majority of the SATs papers this week, they have worked so hard and demonstrated great determination.

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones

 

 

 

                                                             

 

Friday 6th May 2022

 

This week in science we discovered how water and light impacts the growth of plants; the children discovered which conditions grew the most cress. We completed an observational drawing of a broad bean seed; the children planted the seed and recorded their predictions in a diary. In English, we created a character to replace 'The Big Bad Wolf' and wrote an alternative ending to 'Little Red Riding Hood.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones.

 

                                                              

 

Friday 29th April 2022

 

This week in science we carried out an investigation to see how cress would grow under different conditions. The children made predictions what would happen if the seeds weren't given any sun or water. In English we have used adjectives to describe Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf. We explored the use of commas when in our writing. We have also started to plan an alternative ending to this traditional tale.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones

 

                                                     

 

Friday 22nd April 2022

 

This week in English we are studying traditional tales; we will be planning and writing our own version of Little Red Riding Hood. We had a fantastic 'Learning to Learn' day on Tuesday; we talked about the importance of growth mindset and our ASPIRE values. The children worked in small groups to create a Rainforest 'moving picture' using three mechanisms. In PE we have been learning to use our knowledge of ball skills and communication to practise playing team games. 

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones

 

 

                                                        

 

Friday 1st April 2022

 

This week in DT we have made 'moving picture' Easter cards; the children used a slider and lever mechanism. On Thursday we were very lucky to have a visit from a fireman; the children asked some fantastic questions. The visit gave us the opportunity to compare how fires are put out now with 1666 and The Great Fire of London. In English we have now completed our 'Great Fire of London' newspaper reports.

 

We hope you have a fantastic Easter,

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones

 

                                                       

 

Friday 25th March 2022

 

What an amazing week we have had! Our Great of London day was fantastic! We stepped back in time to 1666 and dressed up as maids, fire fighters, Samuel Pepys, Thomas Farriner and villagers. In the morning we had a year 2 fashion show, created 'Great Fire of London' inspired art and made some paper houses. In the afternoon we designed new buildings thinking carefully about the materials we would use and how it would be safer than buildings in 1666.

 

Have a fantastic weekend,

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones.

 

 

                                                              

 

Friday 18th March 2022

 

In maths we have been learning how to measure, compare and estimate length using millimetres, centimetres and metres. On Thursday we had a brilliant time playing 'Dragon ball'. In PSHE we have been learning to recognise items that are medicines and why they must be stored away safely. 

We hope you have a fantastic weekend,

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones.

 

                                                              

 

Friday 11th March 2022

 

In DT this week the children were asked to design a 'moving picture'; they decided which mechanism to use. We had to think carefully which part of our picture would move whilst keeping the design quite simple. The weather was beautiful on Thursday so we had the opportunity to complete our PE lesson outside. The children have been learning how to 'place' an object towards a target using sponge balls and tennis rackets.

 

We hope you have a fantastic weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones.

 

                                                              

 

Friday 4th March 2022

 

In science this week we have been learning about the different food groups and 'designed' a healthy packed lunch. In maths we have started a new topic about statistics and discovered how to record data. On Thursday we had a fantastic time for 'World Book Day'; the children looked absolutely amazing and were able to talk about their favourite books.

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones. 

 

 

                                                         

 

Friday 25th February 2022

 

In English we started a new topic about 'The Great Fire of London'. The children enjoyed a role-play activity and then created a story map. In DT we explored different mechanisms; sliders, levers and wheels; we discovered how each mechanism works and created some fantastic 'moving pictures'. 

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones.

 

 

                                                    

 

Friday 11th February 2022

 

This week in science we have been learning about the food chain of penguins and discovered what they use their wings for. In art we created some absolutely stunning 'Southern lights' pictures using chalk and paint; the children were so proud of their final work. In maths we have continued to practise multiplication and division. It was lovely to share the wonderful progress your child is making during our Teams meetings this week.

 

We hope you have a wonderful half term,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones.

 

 

                                                        

 

Friday 4th February 2022

 

In geography, we compared Antarctica to the Arctic; we discovered the Arctic only has two seasons and explored how animals have adapted to the environment. In English, the children designed a friendly creature; we then thought carefully how to use noun phrases to describe the creatures. We also wrote sentences using apostrophes to show possession and to describe the creatures. In maths, we explored techniques to multiple by 2, 5 and 10 accurately. Please do remember to log on to TT Rock Star as much as possible!

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones.

 

                                                      
 
Friday 28th January 2022
 

This week in English we completed our non-chronological reports about penguins and discovered so many amazing facts. In art we used carbon paper and explored 'line' to create some beautiful monoprints of icefish. In science we have been learning about the life cycle of a penguin and discovered how penguins work together to stay warm.

 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones

 

 
                                                                      

 

Friday 21st January 2022

 

In art this week we continued to explore 'line' using mixed media; we also created wave monoprints using carbon copy paper. In maths we have started a new unit on multiplication and division; please remember you can always log on to TT Rockstars.

In gymnastics this week we have been learning to use a range of equipment safely and practised holding balances. 

 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones.

 

                                                              

 

Friday 14th January 2022

 

This week in art we have been exploring line and texture; the children have discovered how to improve use of line, tone and shade. In science we thought carefully how penguins have adapted to live in the harsh conditions of Antarctica. We have written an alternative ending to the story 'Where is home Little Pip?'. Our class have worked so hard and remembered to use adverbs and similes.

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones

 

 

                                                                       

 

Friday 7th January 2022

 

Happy New Year to you all! On Tuesday the children took part in our 'Learning to Learn' day. We imagined we were explorers in Antarcticawe had to consider carefully what to pack and made igloos for our basecamp. The children understood the importance of team work, perseverance and safety when exploring new places. We drew some fabulous penguins thinking carefully about line, shade and tone. In English this week we have been reading 'Where is home little Pip?' and created a word bank of adjectives, verbs, adverbs and similes in preparation for our writing task next week.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones

 

 

                                                                

 

Friday 10th December 2021

 

Wow! What a busy week! This week we recorded our amazing Nativity; special thanks go to the very creative Mrs Brown for all her hard work. In RE we have been learning about Judaism and discovered the names of several special celebrations. On Thursday we thoroughly enjoyed our 'Santa dash' and Christmas lunch. The children really enjoyed making Christmas decorations on Friday last week; they listened to instructions so carefully. 

 

                                                                     

 

Friday 3th December 2021

 

In DT this week we have discovered how to sew, stick, staple and pin fabric together. The children are becoming more confident when threading needles and completing a running stitch. We then designed a simple purse thinking carefully about the materials we will need. The children have now completed the Diwali clay pots; they look absolutely stunning!

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend,

 

Mrs Steed. Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones

 

                                                                              

 

Friday 26th November 2021

 

In English and history, we have been learning about Florence Nightingale; we compared Victorian and modern hospitals and also learned about the Crimean war. In DT we have been learning how to thread needles and complete a running stitch independently. In RE we have made Diwali pots and coloured a giant Rangoli design that will be displayed in our class this year. Rangoli patterns are thought to bring good luck, calm, peace and positivity; the children loved the idea of 'inner peace' in our class! In science we discussed and explored reversible and irreversible changes to substances such as chocolate.

 

Have a fantastic weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones

 

 

                                                                       

 

Friday 19th November 2021

 

This week in DT we have been thinking about different ways to join materials; we discovered how to create a running stitch. In English we have discussed the different features of a letter, planned and started to write our own letters. In science we have compared what materials make a ball 'bouncy'; we thought carefully how to make our test fair. In maths we have worked so hard to recognise coins, notes, make different amounts and started to solve money word problems. 

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones.

 

                                                                     

 

Friday 12th November 2021

 

This week in English we have written a newspaper report based on the dramatic events of The Gunpowder Plot. In maths we have been learning all about money; the children have used different coins to 'pay' for items in our toy shop. On Thursday we held a two-minute silence for Remembrance; we then created some beautiful poppies using mixed media.


We hope you have a fantastic weekend,

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones.

 

 

 

                                                             

 

Friday 5th November 2021

 

In English we have been learning about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot; we will use this knowledge to help us write a newspaper report next week. In dance we are practising a fantastic 'Gunpowder Plot' themed routine. In RE we have explored the religion Hinduism and discovered the story about Rama and Sita. 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones

 

 

                                                                     

 

Friday 22nd October 2021

 

In English, we used drama to explore the concept of 'fairness'; we discovered how the courageous actions of Rosa Parks led to significant changes to the law. We sent an email to the amazing American artist; Faith Ringgold and we were over the moon to have a reply from Faith's agent! We will now be starting our 'Tar Beach' art project after half term which embraces the powerful message that 'we can fly, we can really fly'. The children learned about Martin Luther King and wrote what their dreams would be. 
It was so lovely talking to you all this week; we are extremely proud of Sandhopper class.

 

Have a lovely half term.

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones.

 

 

                                                       

 

Friday 15th October 2021

 

On Tuesday we went to the library gardens to explore 'colours in nature'; the children matched colour samples to trees, leaves and flowers. For black history month so far, we have been learning about Rosa Parks, Ella Fiztgerald and Nelson Mandela as well as talking about the lives of everyday people. We have explored the amazing work of an American, female artist called Faith Ringgold. Next week we will be recreating some of her art used to illustrate her book 'Tar Beach'. The children are very excited about this project; we will be using collage and mono printing to recreate Faith Ringgold's work. Watch this space!

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

Mrs Steed, Mrs Binns and Mrs Jones

 

 

                                                             

 

Friday 8th October 2021

 

This week in RE we have discovered the names of items that we would find inside a mosque. We have introduced poetry as our new English topic; the children discovered how to perform a poem and thought carefully about nouns and adjectives they could use for a beach themed poem. In PE we have practised using co-ordination to throw and catch a ball with greater accuracy. 

 

Friday 1st October 2021

 

On Tuesday we had a wonderful time on our local walk; the children searched for clues, and we talked about human and physical geographical features. In English we have completed our stories based on 'The Queen's handbag'. In art we have painted some beautiful sunset scenes of Leigh on Sea in a 'Monet' style. Have a lovely weekend!

 

Friday 24th September 2021

 

In geography this week we have been learning about the 7 different continents; we have also started to make a papier-mâché globe! Year 2 have created some beautiful 'Monet' inspired art to celebrate The Royal British Legion 100th anniversary. Special thanks go to Miss Peters in Crab class for running this project; the poppy looks absolutely stunning! In science we predicted which material would be best to make a raincoat; the children thoroughly enjoyed testing various options.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Steed, Ms Binns and Mrs Jones.

 

Friday 17th September 2021

 

In English this week we introduced a fabulous story called ‘The Queen’s handbag’. We created a story map and thought about questions we could ask some of the characters in the story. In geography we compared human and physical geographical features. We also researched some natural and manmade features in England; the children compared The White Cliffs of Dover and The Angel of the North.

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Steed, Ms Binns and Mrs Jones

 

                                                                             

 

Friday 10th September 2021

 

In science we have been learning about different types of materials; we discovered that glass is made by heating sand and titanium is a very strong metal. The weather has been absolutely beautiful this week; the children particularly enjoyed learning how to control a ball outside during PE. In English we have practised using a range of punctuation and discovered how to write a postcard. We are so proud how quickly the children have settled at school and very much look forward to an amazing year!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Steed, Ms Binns and Mrs Jones

 

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