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.
11/05/2016 at 4:54 PM
We have had a fabulous day at Skelton Grange today where we learnt all about different plants, mini-beasts and their habitats. Highlights included pond dipping, mini beast hunting and searching for different parts of plants and sticking them onto ‘sticky boards’. The children loved every minute of the trip. Here are some of the things the children said about the trip:
“I loved everything!” Harry
“I liked the pond dipping.” Sophie
“I found a really good newt!” Owen
“I loved finding the newts!” Stevie
“I enjoyed the camouflage game.” Betsy
“I loved pond dipping” Lewis
“I loved mini beast hunting” Sam
Here are some photos of our trip:
10/05/2016 at 8:43 PM
We have had such fun this afternoon making our very own boggits! If you don’t know what a boggit is, well let me educate you: a boggit is a little magical creature which is made of clay and natural materials. When you make your boggit, if you put lots of love, time and care into your creation then a little bit of magic is transferred from you into your boggit! Next week in DT, we are going to start designing and building shelters for our little friends using natural materials we find outside.
Here are some of our creations:
28/04/2016 at 4:40 PM
Over the past 2 weeks we have been working on multiplication and division in Maths. Last week we were learning about the relationships between multiplication and division – we know that multiplication can be done in any order but division cannot.
This week we have been solving everyday problems related to multiplication and division. We have been using our detective skills to decide whether worded problems are asking us to multiply or divide.
We have also linked in fractions to our division work – we know that finding half of a number is the same as dividing by 2. Finding a third of a number it is the same as dividing by 3.
Mrs Loveridge and I have been very impressed with everyone’s hard work and effort in class – we are now multiplication and division experts!