07/07/2016 at 7:52 AM
On Tuesday our classroom was transformed into our own chocolate factory! First the children had to design and make their own ‘secret’ recipes. They designed and made a box for the chocolates to go in. The children also made a ‘menu’ describing their chocolates. Finally the children had to evaluate their product. We were very impressed with how professional the final products looked.
01/07/2016 at 2:44 PM
Over the past two Science lessons 2L have been focussing on…chocolate! We set up an investigation to link to our topic about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The children were asked to find out which type of chocolate would be best to make a chocolate palace for the Indian Prince, who appears in the story.
23/06/2016 at 10:16 AM
Ten Year 2 children had the opportunity to visit the John Charles Centre yesterday afternoon to compete in the Pudsey Schools’ Mini Olympics competition. We had a fabulous afternoon; I was very proud of the children’s sporting attitude and their behaviour throughout the event. Here are a few pictures from the event:
07/06/2016 at 7:17 PM
Well we have certainly enjoyed the first few days of our new topic focus!
Through drama, the children have been learning about the different settings from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Yesterday, we explored Charlie Bucket’s house and then the children wrote an estate agent’s advert describing the house. Today, we recreated the scene outside the gates of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Here is a video of our soundscape and some photos of our drama.
Later on today, we discovered a mysterious old suitcase in the classroom and had to work out from the clues, which were inside, who it belonged to. The children worked out that the suitcase actually belonged to Roald Dahl! The children then went on a Roald Dahl fact hunt around the room.
Tomorrow in art, the children are going to start to design their own sweet-world settings based on the inside of Willy Wonka’s factory. I shall upload photos when the art work is finished.
Maths this week has been focusing on time using analogue clocks. We have been learning how to tell the time to the five minute. You can help your child by making sure they understand which is the hour hand and which is the minute hand as well as practising the difference between minutes past and minutes to the hour.
Here are two games to help your child practise:
Many thanks for your continued support.
21/05/2016 at 6:33 PM
On Monday, Year 2 had a DT extravaganza day making homes for our Boggits. The children investigated different types of tent structures then designed, planned, made and evaluated their own design. The design criteria included making sure that the shelter was large enough for the Boggits to fit in, making sure the Boggits could get in and out of the shelter and to make the shelter comfortable as well as aesthetically pleasing. Before making their own shelter, the children had a go at making different types of structures. We were very impressed at the children’s designs and creativity as well as their ability to adapt and inprove their structures. Here are just some photos of the day:
12/05/2016 at 8:12 PM
Wow! Such a fantastic day and how lucky was I (Miss Sedman) to spend it with my amazing old class. The sun shone and so did the smiles. Everyone described the day as one of the best days ever! We investigated habitats and learnt about mini beasts. We learnt all about the different parts of a plant and a plant’s life cycle. We had a brilliant time pond dipping and saw lots of creatures such as newts and frogs. We also played lots of fun games to learn about larger animals and their habitats and how they use camouflage to protect themselves. A brilliant day full of learning and fun. Click here to find out more about Skelton Grange. Thank you 2C for making it a day to remember but get well soon Miss Cuthbert.