Welcome to our Spring Website pages. Well, we have grabbed our passports and headed off to the continent of Africa to kick start our 'Around the World' topic. We enjoyed reading some traditional tales and wrote our own versions of 'Why Frog and Snake Can't be Friends' and 'Why Flies Buzz'. We have explored alphabetical order using dictionaries and glossaries.
When we visited India we enjoyed using 'Become a World Explorer' to familiarise ourselves with its landmarks and animals. We used images from this exotic country to inform our pressprint tiles. Miss Cox was very impressed with our finished art work. One of our favourite activities was tasting poppadoms with mango chutney. Some of us were very brave and sampled lime pickle!! Good job we bring water bottles to school!
Mrs. Rothwell gave an extremely interesting talk about her travels in China. She brought an amazing array of artefacts. We all wondered how she got all the bits and bobs in her suitcase, it must have been colossal! Following the talk we made some informative leaflets about China. We made some excellent word choices and found pictures on the internet to illustrate our work.
Our Numeracy skills are really developing and we are becoming much quicker working out calculations in our heads. Some of us are using three digit numbers confidently. We have enjoyed exploring 2D and 3D shapes, finding right angles and spotting lines of symmetry. We are continuing to practise telling the time and solving time problems.
In science we thoroughly enjoyed making circuits and testing various materials to see if electricity would travel through them. We also inserted motors, buzzers and made spinners. In RE we enjoyed listening to stories which have meanings. In Year 2 we enjoy using the large climbing frame, some of us are getting really brave and can reach the top. The real 'monkeys' in the class can reach the top using the rope! On 'Space for Sport' we have been honing our hockey skills and developing our ability to work as a team. In SEAL we have been working on 'Going for Goals'. Some of us are very proud and have worked very hard to achieve them.
Junior Chef have visited and we all became 'Mini Chefs' for the afternoon. We cut, sliced, diced and assembled a terrific tropical fruit crunch...Watch out Jamie Oliver!!
We all enjoyed our relaxing half term holiday and were lucky with the weather too. 'Plop' the baby barn owl has introduced himself in our literacy topic and we think he is really cute. Will he ever get used to the dark? Our SEAL topic 'It's Good To Be Me' has started with some drama work. We had to think about our behaviour and not be impulsive like Daphne Dinosaur but be more thoughtful like Olive Owl.
In Design and Technology we made wonderful winding mechanisms. Miss Cox was impressed with the great variety of creative ideas.