04/07/2014 at 4:02 PM
We have had a lovely week in 2H! The children went to Year 3 on Thursday to meet their new teacher Mrs Charlesworth. They were all very excited and had a lovely time!
In literacy, the children have been very busy writing their own stories. Each story was based on the story of ‘Baboon on the Moon’ which is a short video about a Baboon whose job it is to turn on the Moon.He later realises that he doesn’t need to do this job any more but there is no reason given why – the children had to guess using clues from the video. The children have all chosen their own animal, setting and job for their story. There was some geography linked into the story work as the children had to research which continent their animal came from.
Here is a link to the video: http://vimeo.com/58445945.
In numeracy, the children have been writing and solving mathematical problems involving fractions, time, addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. To begin with, the children followed a map to find and solve analogue and digital time questions around the school grounds involving o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. The children then drew their own maps of the school grounds and have written some questions for their peers to solve next week.
The children really enjoyed our visit from the author, Tom Palmer. He answered lots of the children’s questions and he even read us a chapter from the story we have been following ‘Foul Play: Brazil’. It was a really lovely morning and we thank Mrs. Fisher for organising this for us!
We have also been looking at the work of Van Gogh this week. The children have used oil pastels to create their own version of some of his most famous paintings including Starry Night, Poppy Field and Sunflowers. The children have also used Van Gogh paintings to create a piece of music on the iPads. The children focused on one piece of artwork and thought about how the picture made them feel and what they might be able to hear. They then chose their own musical instruments and composed a short piece of music.
I hope you enjoy your weekend. I am sure many of you will be going to watch the Tour de France.