All posts by Cheryl Johanson

Maple Class devoured the bread.

This morning we learnt a new Word of the Week – devoured.  This means to eat quickly or hungrily.  We had a go at using it in a sentence.

Also we have been making bread.  Some of us used a bread maker while others made bread the old fashioned way.  We’re looking forward to trying it and would like to say thank you to our helpers.

Equal Groups and Pudding Lane

This morning in maths we were learning about equal groups. We had to count the number of equal groups we had then the number of objects in each group. Some us drew the equal groups in different ways and tomorrow we’ll be learning about the multiplication symbol.

For our woodland learning session we worked in groups to recreate Pudding Lane. We used the natural materials to build houses made from timber and thatch and we had to build them close together.  We had a great time and thank you for the helpers who came with us.

Fact Finding

This afternoon we read lots of different books related to the Great Fire of London.  We worked in small groups to research facts and record them.  After we shared our facts with each other and played an interactive game (we can play this at home if we follow this link http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/)

We also voted for our Class Reps for School Council this term.

 

The Burning of London

This afternoon we looked at a piece of art called ‘The Burning of London’ by Samuel Rolle.  He was an eyewitness to the Great Fire and this means that he actually saw it happening.  We discussed whether we preferred the black and white or colour version before we explored the different colours we could use on our final piece.  We look forward to showing you these when they’re finished.

If anyone has any books about the Great Fire of London they would like to bring in then we would love to have them in class for our free reading time.  Many thanks.

Happy New Year

We had a great first day back and worked really hard on our new topic The Great Fire of London.  We did a reading comprehension activity in English where we learnt when, where and how the fire started.  This afternoon we completed our front covers for our topic books.

In spellings we looked at some of the Year 2 Common Exception words and played speed spell, remembering to join our handwriting.

In maths we were counting amounts of money.  We discussed the different types of coins there are and looked at different ways to make amounts.  We’re looking forward to moving onto £ tomorrow.

Weekly Roundup

Our week started with the sponsored Sport for Schools event.  We had a fantastic time doing the different exercises and any outstanding sponsorship money needs to be in by Monday.

In maths we’ve been learning about adding and subtracting 10s.  We need to remember that when we do this only the 10s digit changes.

For guided reading today Mrs Johanson taught us how to use the school library.  We all enjoyed reading non-fiction, picture books, the Bible and looking at the Ancient Egyptian artefacts on display.

Talk 4 Writing and Computing

This week in English we’ve been learning an information text about Owls and writing the text map into our English books.  Next week we are going to spend some time looking at the features and language of this before writing our own information texts.

In computing we used the iPads to create a forest background on Scratch Jnr.  We learnt how to change colours of objects and copy items.  We’re looking forward to adding characters next week.