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Remembrance Day

posted 18 Nov 2020, 00:31 by Anna Rust

Last week we learned about Remembrance Day. We started off by visiting the war memorial in the village before learning some facts about the world wars. We then designed a medal for the soldiers and Year 2 write an acrostic poem which they performed to the rest of the class. In the afternoon, we learned how to draw poppies in different styles.  

Children in Need

posted 18 Nov 2020, 00:27 by Anna Rust   [ updated 18 Nov 2020, 00:27 ]

Last Friday we celebrated Children in Need Day. We dressed up in an 'odd' theme and took part in lots of fun activities. We prepared Pudsey for a trip to Australia by drawing a cork hat and boomerang on him. We then painted Pudsey in an Aboriginal dots style. We also joined in with Joe Wicks' workout and learned how to draw Pudsey. 

Australia Day!

posted 5 Nov 2020, 00:08 by Anna Rust

Oaks have flown to Australia today! We made passports and packed a suitcase with appropriate items. On arrival in Australia, we listened to didgeridoo music and then made our own didgeridoos. We also made collages of things to do and see in Australia and used maps to locate the country.

22/20/20

posted 22 Oct 2020, 08:22 by Anna Rust

We've had a busy few weeks. We have continued our work on portraits by creating abstract and line drawings. We have also learned to paint watercolour wash backgrounds and then turned these into silhouette harvest art. We have made some simple toys from the past and found out what school was like in the 1950s. In maths we have finished our place value unit and we are now working on addition which we will continue after half term. 

Welcome back!

posted 13 Sept 2020, 11:17 by Anna Rust

We've already been back to school for a week and what a busy week's it's been! We have started a new topic called Memory Box. We have made our own memory boxes and taken these home to fill with our special items. We have also received a letter from Little Mouse who wanted to find out about what we do at home and whether this is same or different to what our parents did at our age. We have started a unit of maths work on number and place value which we will continue for several weeks. Earlier in the week, we played lots of 'getting to know you' style games. Our favourite activity is discussing our choices from the 'You Choose' book. Lots of us decided we would like to have a trampoline and swimming pool in our ideal home. Next week we will continue to learn about changed within living memory, particularly from a domestic perspective. We will also learn to draw portraits and develop our writing skills.

Homework project

posted 18 Mar 2020, 00:46 by Anna Rust

Our homework project sheet is attached to this blog entry.  

Caterpillars

posted 11 Mar 2020, 07:25 by Anna Rust

Our very own caterpillars have arrived! Since last week they have grown about 5 times their original size and are certainly not little anymore! We are eagerly awaiting the next stage in the lifecycle. 

On World Book Day we enjoyed a Mr Men/Little Miss themed day. The children talked about which character they would like to be and why and then designed their own character. After describing the new character's personality and looks, it was time to include it as the main character of a story. At the end of the day, the children drew a front cover for their story. 

So far this week we have learned about halves and quarters in maths, sketched daffodils, listened to poetry by Mrs Dervish and lots more! 

Wriggle and Crawl

posted 28 Feb 2020, 07:07 by Anna Rust

We began our new topic for this half term by looking at insects. We learnt about the three main parts of an insect (head, thorax, abdomen) as well as other parts such as legs and wings. We then applied our learning to creating a new variety of insect. We drew a design and then discussed its habitat. Then, we painted the background of the habitat using watercolour paints and added features such as logs which we made using craft materials. 

On Tuesday, we had a Pancake themed day where we talked about our favourite toppings and drew pictograms to show this information and we rewrote our own version of the Runaway Pancake story. We made and flipped pancakes as well of course! 

On Thursday we had a Very Hungry Caterpillar themed day. After listening to the story, we planned a snack for the character. Next, we prepared the snack by cutting fruit, cheese and marshmallows into pieces and putting them onto kebab sticks. We then became the Hungry Caterpillar and ate our kebab sticks, whilst thinking about adjectives to describe the different foods. In the afternoon, we wrote instructions for what we did. 

This week in maths we have continued out statistics learning. We have made tally charts, pictograms and bar graphs, both on the laptops and by hand, linked to our topic and Pancake Day. Next week we are moving on to fractions. 


Reading skill - Sequencing Suzie - week beginning 3rd February

posted 4 Feb 2020, 00:33 by Anna Rust

This week we will sequencing extracts from a text, linked to instructions. 

Our learning this week - 31st January

posted 30 Jan 2020, 23:15 by Anna Rust

Following on from our walk around the village earlier in January and writing questions linked to this, today we had a lady who has lived in the village since birth visit us to answer all of our questions. We discussed changes in the village over time and how the use of land has altered. We found out about how our school is different today as well, compared to 130 years ago. Our classroom used to a swimming pool! We thoroughly enjoyed interviewing Mrs Bamfield and everyone, including the teachers, learned a lot. We will be writing letters as a thank you. 

This week we have begun a unit of work on division and have looked at the story of the 3 Little Pigs in depth. We are in the middle of writing our own version of the story. 

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