Autumn 2 – Week 5

Stars of the week: Phoebe & Malique

We had an excellent trip to the science museum on Thursday. We had a space workshop, where we learnt all about what it would be like to be an astronaut! Afterwards we explored the galleries and did a materials treasure hunt. We discussed the different properties of materials and their suitability to certain jobs. We are going to use this trip to inspire our writing in English over the next few days.

       

Autumn 2 Week 4

Stars of the week: Justin & Anusha

We have been thinking ahead to Christmas already – we have been writing Christmas prayers and preparing our hall Christmas display.

Class 2 have been making excellent progress in gymnastics. The coach was really impressed with how quickly they have picked up their jumping skills and the ability to do a forward and backward roll. Keep it up Class 2!

  

Well done Class 2 for working so hard in your assessments this week too!

Next week in maths we will continue exploring the column addition and subtraction method.

Autumn 2 – Week 3

Stars of the week – The whole of Class 2

Well done Class 2 for an exceptional collective worship and for behaving so beautifully on our theatre trip.

We have started looking at column addition in maths this week. We used dienes to help us understand the new method. We will keep building on this method and look at column subtraction too.

Last Friday was SPANISH DAY! We thoroughly enjoyed our flamenco dancing, making maracas, learning the days of the week and our Spanish themed lunch. We also had some quiet time to read in our new library.

Autumn 2 – Week 2

Stars of the week: Miriam & Samuel

Well done to Class 5 for learning their lines and practising the song for our collective worship next week. We cannot wait to share all our learning with the school and our parents!

We will be constructing playgrounds in DT this half -term. We took a trip to Little Dorret to get some inspiration of the sort of equipment we might want to recreate.

Autumn 2 – Week 1

Stars of the week: Rory & Arabella

In English this week, we having started exploring the book THE TWITS. It has inspired our descriptive writing of the disgusting characters and has provided opportunities for learning about nouns, adjectives and verbs.

This term we have a gymnastics coach teaching us on a Wednesday afternoon. In their first session, Class 2 got familiar with the equipment, practised roly-polys and learnt different jumps.

Autumn 1 – Week 7

Stars of the week: Lennon & Evelyn

Well done Class 2 on a brilliant first half-term! The weeks have flown by, but you have managed to squeeze in so much excellent learning.

This week in art we finished our Matisse inspired collages (scroll down for photographs of our excellent art). Class 2 worked really hard to create different tones for their water colour backgrounds and they focused on the skill of ‘drawing with scissors’.

We also finished writing our dragon stories in English, which Class 2 are incredibly proud of. We will keep these in the book corner so they can share their writing with friends.

Autumn 1 – Week

Stars of the week: Ruby & Gerard

In Maths this week, we have started looking at addition and subtraction. We have been exploring our number bonds to 20 and building our fluency with adding and subtracting. We will continue this next week, looking at part whole models and bar models to help us visualise the number sentences.

In English we have been writing our dragon stories. We have been trying to include character and setting descriptions, interesting verbs and onomatopoeias. We cannot wait to share these with you!

In P.E. we have continued our mini-marathon training. We have also been trying to get our PB in fitness and practising our throwing and catching ball and bean bag skills.

Autumn 1 – Week 5

Stars of the week: Cruz and Jacob A

In English this week we have been planning our dragon stories. We have been learning about how adjectives and similes can describe characters and settings. Next week we will begin writing them.

In Maths we have been counting in 2, 5, 10s and even 3s. This is helping us to think about our times tables. Next week in maths we will be focusing on fluency with addition and subtraction.

We have been experimenting with drawing with scissors instead of pencils, in art this week. This is inspired by Matisse’s artwork. It has helped us to build our skills for our final collage piece, which we will be starting next week.