All posts by Cheryl Johanson

Illustrations and more

Today we began to make our part of the whole school story come alive with illustrations. We worked with two Year 9 art pupils from Lavington to create some amazing illustrations. As well as this we starting writing narrative to go with the illustrations for our class book The Umbrella and we enjoyed the book swap.  Another great day for #bookweek2020.

Inside the Umbrella ☂

Before we opened our wordless book we were given special envelopes to open.  Inside were copies of the illustrations and we worked with our reading partners to sequence the story.  We had to look really closely at the illustrations to help us.

This afternoon we wrote questions to the illustrators of the book which Mrs Johanson is going to send onto the publisher.  Then we had a great time with Lime class where we shared our favourite book with them.

The Beginning of Book Week 2020

Today was the beginning of Book Week 2020.  In assembly Mrs Wren explained that this year the theme is all about illustrations and illustrators. Maple Class are looking at the wordless picture book “The Umbrella”.  We looked in detail at the front cover and made some predictions about what the might be about.

Instead of dressing up for World Book Day we are illustrating t-shirts of our favourite book.  We had a great time doing these today and can’t wait to wear them on Thursday and find out who the winner is.

As well as this we also contributed to the whole school story and included our mystery item of a Fairy Tale land map.  This afternoon we enjoyed walking to the mobile library and sharing our books when we got back to class.  Remember to come back tomorrow to see what else we’ve been up to.


Dodgeball and presents 🎁

This morning all of KS1 took part in a house dodgeball competition. This was lots of fun and we’re looking forward to seeing who the winners are next week after KS2 have played their games.

In the afternoon we opened our special deliveries from yesterday. We all inferred that our class book was about Santa and we’re excited to begin reading How Santa Really Works this term.

Smarties and a Special Delivery

In maths we recapped finding half of shapes and then we started to find half of numbers.  Some of us used Smarties to help us and it was lots of fun.

In phonics we learnt about the er suffix. We were challenged to add the suffix to different words so we really had to think about what we do to the root word first.

In English we looked at the Year 2 Common Exception Words and which ones relate to our topic. Here are some of our sentences.

In reading we had a very special delivery from the North Pole!  We had to infer what our new class book is about and then we designed what we think the front cover looks like. Tomorrow we will open them to find out.

First Aid and Past Tense

This morning we enjoyed a First Aid workshop organised by the PTA.  We learnt how to phone for the emergency services on a mobile phone and how to put someone in the recovery position.  We know that our address and, in particular, our post code is essential information that we need to give when we ring.

We then learnt how to put someone in the recovery position.

In spellings we learnt about the ed suffix. Sometimes it sounds like t but we need to remember to spell it ed.  We use this suffix for past tense.

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.