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.
02/03/2016 at 8:59 PM
2L had a very exciting afternoon today… we went on a trip to Africa! The children all boarded the aeroplane (African Airlines) with their boarding passes and passports. They were welcomed on board by their air hostess Chardonnay- Marie and their pilot Captain Ted Striker! On the way, the children tracked the journey from England to Kenya using a world map. We looked at the different countries we would have to pass over on our journey as well as learning about how long the journey would take. When we finally landed in Africa, we went on a fact finding trail. The children learnt lots of amazing facts about the continent of Africa – I wonder how many they can remember? Over the next few weeks the children are going to focussing on Kenya. We are going to look at physical and human features of the landscape as well as how Kenya is similar and different to Great Britain.