26/01/2015 at 7:47 PM
Year 2 Recorder Groups performed today in our North Assembly. The assembly focused on learning from our mistakes; it was clear that the children in the recorder groups practise and learn from their mistakes.
Unfortunately the sound has not recorded properly for the first group, so I will reshoot their video in their next lesson.
It is really quite scary playing in front of so many people and the children did incredibly well. There were a few mistakes and the children were able to talk about where they had made an error and how they would practise to improve their playing.
21/01/2015 at 5:47 AM
Click the image above to link to the Community of Writers website. You can explore some brilliant writing by all the classes who enjoyed this project with the students from Leeds Becketts University.
17/01/2015 at 8:57 AM
We’ve been so busy this week! The previous two blog posts tell you about about some of our learning, but we have also been busy with our new topic about the 1960s and 70s too.
We started the week by sharing our Learning Logs with each other. The children enjoyed showing each other the work they had done and chatting about what they had learned from talking to friends and relatives about their memories from different eras.
Our Topic and English work is all about the 1960s and 70s. We have been enjoying looking at non fiction texts and finding out facts about what life was like at this time. Many thanks to families who have sent in some artefacts. Next week the children will be writing about the artefacts, ready for us to display them in our special museum, which will be open for viewing in the last week of the half term. ( Details of opening times will follow soon.)
In PE the children have started to learn some of the dance moves of the 60s and 70s and will be putting together their own dance sequence over the following weeks. If you fancy practising at home, here is the link to a video we have been using!
This weeks Special Mention children were Evie and Rosemary. They both have been working hard and doing their very best in everything we do. ‘Be the best you can be.’
Our Mathlete of the week was Leah and this week we also celebrated our first Gold Mathletics Certificate, which was awarded to Amelia. Well done to you all. 🙂
Thank you to everyone who has returned their slips for our trip to the York Castle Museum and also to the parents who have volunteered to help on the trip.
Monday 19th January is a training day, so I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.
17/01/2015 at 8:09 AM
It’s been another very busy week in 2F and everyone has been working hard to stretch their brains. Monday’s assembly was all about ‘Challenge.’ We read a story called ‘ The Most Magnificent Thing;’ it was all about a little girl and showed how she had to persevere to build her magnificent thing. Back in class, in our teams we set ourselves the challenge of building LEGO learning towers. On the first day, we didn’t get very far; some teams even found it hard to agree on how they would do the challenge. BUT, we persevered and the children listened to some constructive feedback. Day 2 saw the towers begin to grow. During the third session the teams really worked together, putting their towers together and asking the adults to add some motivation words onto the bricks for them. Finally, yesterday in Dojo time the children created characters and put the finishing touches on to their towers.
Here are the final towers; everyone feels really proud of their teams creation and thinking about them helps us to remember that learning can be tricky, but with team work, effort and determination, we can achieve great things.
17/01/2015 at 7:22 AM
Did you know that the Kellogg’s Variety pack was first sold in 1963?
So this week our Maths has been all about cereal and measures. We had four different activities going on all week and the children got an opportunity to do each one.
- We measured the height, width and depth of the cereal boxes using rulers and measuring in centimetres.
- We measured the weight of bowls of cereal using weighing scales and measuring in grams.
- We measured the capacity of the milk we poured on our cereal using a measuring jug and using millilitres.
- We created a tally chart and bar chart to show the most popular cereal.
Here is a link to a fun site to help you practise this weeks learning about measures
The children learned a song called ‘Pirate Captain Hugh.’ Here are a couple of videos of the children performing the song. What units of measurement does the pirate use to make his stew?
16/01/2015 at 4:32 PM
In numeracy this week, we have been learning all about 3D shapes. The children have been completing activities to help them visualise and describe 3D shapes.
One of the challenges the children were set was to make a 3D shape out of straws and blu tak. The straws represented the number of sides each shape has and the blu tak showed the number of corners.
The children were then challenged to spot the 2D shapes that they could see on the faces of 3D shapes. They had to shine a torch on the face and then look at the shadow to see if they recognised the shape.
In literacy, we have welcomed a time machine into our classroom. Each day an alarm rings on the machine which means something new has been delivered from the past! So far we have had a toasting fork, a Brownie Box camera, a Gramophone and a record! The items are all displayed at the front of the classroom as well as some of the items that have been kindly lent to us for our topic.
We have also been reading historical non fiction texts. We have looked at why we read these books and what features we find in them. The children have designed their own Glossary of terms for an information book about cameras, and have also written an email to someone explaining what a Gramophone is and how it compares to what we use now to listen to music.
In science, the children tested the ideas developed last week concerning how to get water out of a cup without pouring it out or drinking it. The two methods that enabled the children to empty the cups were using sponge and paper to soak the water up. A couple of groups realised that they had to squeeze the sponge to clear the water so that it could soak up more water from the cup. We all decided that sponge is more durable than paper which is why we use sponge, not paper, to clean things!
Have a lovely weekend,