20/04/2016 at 12:08 PM
Hello and welcome back!
I am hoping that everyone had a lovely break and is looking forward to the Summer Term.
This term is going to be very exciting and busy. Our topic is called ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ and we will be spending a lot of time learning about different mini-beasts and plants as well as the habitats they live in. We are linking this with our Literacy curriculum through poetry and report writing. Later in the term, the children will be visiting Skelton Grange and making mini-beast hotels in school.
In Maths the children are looking at the relationship between multiplication and division. We are also looking at how to solve everyday problems involving multiplication and division.
We are very excited that Mrs Cruise is teaching the class on Thursday mornings and all day Fridays. Mrs Cruise is replacing Ms Howells. The children will still be seeing a lot of Ms Howells as she is continuing with her recorder club and she will see the children when we visit the farm.
PE days have changed and they are now taking place on Monday and Thursday.
Throughout the month of May, the children will be taking their KS1 SATs. The tests will be spread out across the month and we are going to make these tests as child friendly as possible. In fact, in the past the children didn’t even realise they were taking the tests!
Supporting your child with their reading and times tables (x2, x3, x5, x10) is always appreciated. I have updated all the children’s books on Bug Club www.activelearnprimary.co.uk and allocated new tasks on Mathletics.
As always we really appreciate your on-going support.
All the staff in 2L
04/04/2016 at 12:45 PM
In Year 2 we have been busy learning about Tingatinga Art. We created our own Tingatinga art through painting and printing.
Tingatinga art was founded by an African artist called Eduardo S. Tingatinga. He was born in Mozambique, but during the 1960s he established an art form that became associated with his new homeland, Tanzania. Today, “Tingatinga” is the Tanzanian term for this form of art, known mostly in Tanzania, Kenya, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.
Here are some of our paintings.
23/03/2016 at 12:21 PM
Over the past few weeks in RE, the children have been learning about making good choices. The children have learnt about the ten commandments from the Bible and the 5 Pillars of Islam. Here are some photos of the children making their own pillars.
In his last three assemblies, Mr Harris has been retelling the bible story of Easter: Palm Sunday; overturning the tables in the temple; the last supper; Jesus’ arrest; the crucifixion; resurrection; ‘Doubting Thomas’ and the ascension.
17/03/2016 at 2:26 PM
In our topic this week we have been busy learning what life is like in a rural Kenyan village. The children generated questions which they then proceeded to find the answers to. Through drama, film and photos, we learnt what it was like to live in a village in Kenya.
11/03/2016 at 4:18 PM
This week in maths, we have been learning how to do addition of two 2 digit numbers. First of all we learned an expanded method where we added the numbers by partitioning them into tens and units:
35 + 23 =
30 + 20 = 50
5 + 3 = 8
50 + 8 = 58
After that some children moved onto using the column method including carrying the ten:
By the end of the week some of us were even adding 3 digit numbers! The children have all worked very hard and we have been impressed by the progress made throughout the week.
08/03/2016 at 11:40 AM
As part of our topic on Africa, this week in Literacy we are looking at traditional African tales. We are using Tinga Tales to help ignite our writing. The children are going to be thinking about the characters in the stories and learn how stories are structured. We are going to be using story mountains to help us see how stories are structured. A story mountain has five parts to it: an opening; a build up; a problem; a resolution; and an ending.