Scooters and Swimming 🏊‍♂️ 🏊‍♀️

This morning we had a scooter workshop. We had a great time putting on all the safety equipment and we learnt how to brake. Adam, the scooter teacher also taught some one legged moves that included the miniman, the ninja and the ballerina.

We had our first swimming lesson this afternoon which went really well and we’re looking forward to doing this every week.

Fire, Fire!

Welcome to Maple Class.  We’ve had great but very busy first day.  We started the morning with an assembly from Mrs Brewis and made a whole school recipe for making this school year a great one.  After this, we came back to class and did a reading lesson where we had to answer questions about a picture.  In maths were we reading and writing numbers before having our first topic lesson.

This was lots of fun and we were surprised when Miss Bolwell set off the old fashioned fire alarm!  We weren’t sure what was happening but we made sure we evacuated Maple Class.  After this we designed our front covers for our Great Fire of London topic.

Wonderful Workshop

This morning we had our class workshop which we really enjoyed. Thank you to everyone who came, we hope you had as much fun as we did.

After break we continued making our habitat dioramas. These were lots of fun to make and our habitats include rainforest, oceans, desert and the Arctic.

We finished the day practicing for Sports Day which is next Wednesday.

Guess Who?

This morning we recapped what mindfulness means and how important it is, especially in our very busy lives.  We enjoyed another session of breathing activities outside in the sunshine to help us relax.

We also took a class photo of us with our self-portraits.  Can you guess where we are?

Our Self Portraits 🎨

Today we finished our self portraits that were inspired by the Brazilian artist Romero Britto. We worked hard to choose bright and bold colours and colour inside the lines.  Don’t forget that Art Week school meeting is tomorrow and starts at 2.15pm.

Weibop 🦁🐶🐬🌈

Today we started to decorate our class creature which is called a “Weibop”. It has the following features:

Owl’s eyes because we are wise

A puppy tail because we are excitable

A dorsal fin because we are intelligent

A lion’s mane (yet to be added) because we are brave

Antennae because we are observant

Peacock feathers because we are pretty and beautiful

We also started our self portraits and learnt about an artist called Romero Britto. He uses bold, bright colours and patterns to make his artwork unique. We’re looking forward to finishing these tomorrow and showing them on Friday.

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Today we went to Cotswold Wildlife Park and despite the unpleasant weather we had a brilliant time.  We enjoyed lunch with a Peacock, a train ride, seeing lots of exciting animals and free play at the Adventure Playground.  Thank you to all the adults who came to help and well done to all of the children who did an excellent job representing the school.

What’s the time?

In maths this week we’ve been learning about telling the time. We recapped o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past before moving onto 5 minutes past the hour. We were very confident with this so today we learnt about telling the time to 5 minutes to the hour. This was more challenging.  We made good use of our maths working wall to help us play a telling the time game on the laptops.

We continued with our gardening and we even found the enormous worm that Mrs Johanson found a couple of weeks ago.

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Fun

This morning we worked in small groups to revise all of the Year 2 grammar and spellings.  We had to work in teams to find our starting symbols for the treasure hunt and then answer the questions correctly.  We had lots of fun and we are looking forward to doing this again with some more challenging questions.

Ready, Steady, Grow 🌻🌼🌺

Welcome back. All the children returned eager to learn this morning and we’ve had a very busy day.  We started off by learning about capacity and measuring in ml in maths. After break we started to design our moving vehicles and we’ll finish these tomorrow.

In the afternoon we enjoyed some fun team games in P.E. and we started our new topic about plants.  We learnt that plants don’t always need soil to grow. We have started our own hydroponic garden and we’re looking forward to watching our seeds grow.