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.
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.
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.
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.
This morning Mrs Wren launched Book Week and the theme is inspirational figures. We are learning about the inspiring, first female pilot, Amelia Earhart. In reading Mr Jackson read us a story that we had to sequence in the correct order.
In the afternoon we enjoyed sharing our favourite books from home with Year 6.
Later on we started a scientific investigation. We are trying to investigate the best way to keep a paper helicopter in the air for longer. We had to work in teams and share out different jobs while making sure that our paper was dropped from the same height. We’re going to continue with this tomorrow.
This week we’ve started learning about fractions and today we were find half of an amount. Some of us used smarties to help us share the whole into two equal groups.
We’ve been working extremely hard on our traditional tales and we’re practicing our retelling of The Three Little Pigs to perform in school meeting on Friday. We think you’ll love it.
Today was all about maths with a specific focus on games and puzzles. We started the day with a Tantrix Discovery puzzle which started off really easy but got challenging very quickly. It was lots of fun and we eventually found different ways to solve it.
After this we played some games that involved addition and subtraction and place value. This got very competitive and we had to work tactically to block our partner from winning.
This afternoon we used our data from our homework to make block diagrams. We’ll be looking at these in more detail soon.
This week in music we started to compose small pieces of music to match a scene from the Nutcracker. First we listened to some of the music and pretended to be asleep like Clara, we had to listen carefully for the change in the music and wake up in time with it. After, we used some percussion instruments to create our own pieces that suited the scene of someone sleeping peacefully and waking up slowly.
In P.E. we braved the cold and went outside to play some team games. We especially liked the bean and cones games.
Yesterday in maths we learnt about arrays. These can be used to help us represent and calculate multiplication sentences.
In grammar we learnt about adverbs and these words give more information about the verb. They usually (but not always) end in the ly suffix.
This week in spellings we are learning about apostrophe for contraction. We need to remember that the apostrophe replaces the missing letter(s).