Y2 had Norden Farm visiting this week providing a workshop on Wild Flowers. Please see class photos. They thoroughly enjoyed creating different sized flowers with different shaped petals, using poster paints in various colours on a 10ft piece of paper.
Well done Year 2.
What a great start to this term, the children have been busy working hard. We have been looking at habitats these past few weeks and classifying items into groups of alive, dead and never been alive. We went round the school grounds and collected lots of interesting things we then grouped. See our class photos. We had a drama workshop where the children had to pretend to be ring masters and find the clowns red nose, we all thoroughly enjoyed moving around the hall in role. We have been adding and subtracting numbers and looking at money. If you get the time please allow the opportunity for your child to use real money when shopping so they become familiar with the different coins, notes and amounts. In English we have been looking at rhyming words, verbs and question marks. Lastly we have started rehearsals for our Christmas Nativity, the children are very enthused about performing for you all.
We have had a great few weeks. The children in English wrote shape poems about what they might find in a sewer, for example, rotten food, empty cartons, flies and had fun smelling lots of different items (pretty stinky stuff). In Maths they have been learning about different ways to represent numbers, greater than, less than and equals. In Science we have continued our work on life cycles and the children thoroughly enjoyed explaining the life cycle of a frog in their class assembly. They painted their own versions of Vincent Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' which were very beautiful. We have currently been drawing his 'Starry Night' with small stokes using wax crayons. Later on next term these will be going home for you to keep. We have had International week, where we looked at Italy, their currency, flag, landmarks and tasted olives, chorizo, salami, parmesan and bread sticks. Many tried things they hadn't eaten before. It is also Black History Month and we have studied Lewis Hamilton, watching a short video of him racing in his Formula 1 car, learning about his childhood, achievements and his recent win in Japan.
Please look at the class pictures page for photos.
Y2 have had a great start to the term. They have been learning about Vincent Van Gogh and have just started their own paintings on 'The Sunflowers'. We have been practicing our 1 and 2 times tables and number bonds to 20. In English we have been creating magic potions where the children went out into the garden area to collect ingredients to make their own. Please see pictures under class pictures. I am look forward to reading all about them on Monday. Well done Y2 keep up the hard work
Welcome back to a new academic year. We hope you have had a restful but fun packed holiday and the children are ready to start the term. We have lots of interesting learning planned, more information to come in the curriculum newsletter, so watch out for this. Please can children bring their P.E. Kits to school on the first day.
On a separate note, we would be very grateful for any donations of unwanted knitting wool to use in school. Please could you hand them directly to me please. Thank you in advance. And any Science resources that you are able to donate, (letter sent out at end of summer term detailing items) there will be a box in the main Reception area. Again thank you for those.
Lastly, we are looking forward to seeing the children bright and chirpy on Wednesday 5th September.