05/11/2016 at 11:14 AM
Over the course of this half term, all the Y2s will be visiting the warehouse and ‘Pay as you Feel’ supermarket of the Real Junk Food Project on the Richardshaw Lane industrial estate. The first group went on Friday and visited for about 45 minutes. It was a really interesting visit and we are very grateful to our excellent host Kevin.
The children were introduced to the scheme and spent some time in the supermarket area. They put some fruit and vegetables out onto the shelves. They then had a sorting activity to do, arranging a series of jars and packets according to their best before dates. Kevin then showed us the freezers and industrial fridge where dairy and meat products are stored. Finally, the children went to the ‘weighing in’ area where we sorted a crate of intercepted food into different food groups such as: fruit and veg; dairy and protein; carbohydrates; fats and sugars. The children were very impressive in their knowledge of food groups, having had lessons on this last half term. The children were weighing their different food groups when a special visitor arrived, having just intercepted a load of bread before it was thrown out by a supermarket. The children ‘high-fived’ Fred the Fox before heading back to school.
The key learning was about the difference between ‘best before’ and ‘use by’. Most foods are perfectly safe to eat beyond their ‘best before’ date whereas there are likely to be health risks if we eat beyond a ‘use by’ date – usually meat, fish and dairy. Kevin did say that meat that is close to its ‘Use by’ date could be frozen and then eaten within a month.
We were delighted with this initial visit – we are the first school group that they have ever had – and we wish the scheme the best of luck. We will be continuing with ‘Fuel for School’ stalls outside the old cafe at least twice a week until Christmas.
04/11/2016 at 4:28 PM
This week in year 2 we have been writing descriptions, focussing on including expanded noun phrases and using commas correctly. We started off the week in character as a witch making a gruesome potion. We added ingredients to our cauldron:
- a slippery eyeball
- a hairy, black rat
- bony witches fingers covered in warts
We carried on including expanded noun phrases in our descriptions of a witch and when we wrote a WANTED poster for Guy Fawkes.
Can you use any expanded noun phrases at home?
21/10/2016 at 1:44 PM
We have been busy developing our understanding of addition and subtraction. Using strategies such as the bar model and calculation triangle, we have learned how the numbers relate to each other.
Using these three numbers, how many different number sentences can you make?
3, 7, 10
12, 6, 18
36, 50, 14
21/10/2016 at 1:33 PM
We loved reading about Supertato’s adventure in the supermarket with the evil pea!
We wrote amazing book reviews, retold the story in our own words and created our own alternative endings. Through our writing we focused on developing a range of skills including:
- using different sentence types (statements, questions, exclamations and commands)
- using contractions e.g. don’t, I’m, I’ve
- using past tense verbs
- using conjunctions e.g. and, but, so, when, because
Other stories by this author include Supertato Veggies Assemble and Barry the Fish with Fingers!
21/10/2016 at 1:20 PM
In Key Stage 1 assembly this week, Mrs Lace talked to the children about how we can be happy at playtime. In class, we thought about some games we could play and learned some new traditional games such as clapping games and elastics. Can you teach your child any games you remember from when you were young? Can you guess what games the children are playing from these photos?
20/10/2016 at 3:56 PM
We had a great time in 2La this afternoon meeting our Year 5 reading buddies and sharing our favourite stories. We are really looking forward to working with them this year.