This week the children took part in two fantastic christmas performances on Tuesday and Thursday. They have been working so hard to learn their lines, songs and routines. Thank you to everyone who came and a huge thank you for all your help with costumes.
We also went to watch Year Three do their performance which was great. We have been learning more about weaving and developing skills using paper plates and thread. It was great to see the children have such a "can do" attitude towards this and they showed great determination to succeed.
Have a good weekend!
December has arrived but it's been another busy week. The highlight of the week was a fantastic dress rehearsal to Year 3, 4 and 5 on Thursday. The children have been working so hard and can't wait to show everyone their performance next week.
We've also been doing some Science outdoors. We investigated camouflage by trying find coloured capterpillars amongst the leaves. We learnt that brown was the best colour to be a caterpillar as it was very difficult to see them amongst the fallen leaves.
In Maths we have been learning about money. We have been adding amounts of coins to find totals and find different ways to make amounts - e.g. 50p by making 20p, 20p and 10p or 5 lots of 10p.
Have a good weekend!
This week has been another busy one in Year 2. We have continued to rehearse for our production. Thank you to everyone for bringing in your costumes!
In Maths we have been learning about money. We have learnt about different coins and discussed how to recognise them. We have also investigated ways to make different amounts using coins.
In R.E we have been looking at the nativity story in more detail. In PE we have continued to develop our hockey skills and applying them in small sided games.
This week in Maths we have started learning about column subtraction. We have used dienes to help us complete them practically. Next week we are going to have a go at regrouping with subtraction.
In Topic we learnt about the countries that make up the United Kingdom. We labelled a map and spoke about the capital cities. In computing we then had a go a creating flags from within the United Kingdom.
We read through our Christmas play for the first time this week. Thank you to everyone who has helped their child to learn their lines.
Reminder: Next Wednesday (20th) is the KS1 Stay ad Play.
This week in Maths we have been learning how to regroup. We can now complete column addition calculations where regrouping is required. We have been using our dienes to help us.
We started our Geography topic about the world this week and looked at the difference between human and physical geography. In ICT the children then used a simple programme to design their own flags.
This week we have told the children their role in the Christmas performance. You should have received a letter with information about costumes and some lines to learn if your child has a speaking part. All children chose whether they would like a speaking part or not. If you have any questions, please feel free to come and talk to your class teacher.
Have a lovely weekend.
Our final week of this half term has been another busy one. In Maths we have been starting to use formal addition to help solve problems. We worked on laying out the questions correctly and understanding the different steps involved. In Science we recapped our visit to Green Dragon from last week and wrote about what we enjoyed. In PE we continued to develop our fundamental skills of throwing and catching and apply them to small, competitive activities. We focused on "personal challenge" which involved trying to improve scoring each time we took part.
We have started to work on our Christmas performance by thinking about speaking roles and learning some of the songs. The children will bringing home more information after half term.
Have a great week!
What a fun week we have had!
In Maths, we have been learning about place value of 2-digit numbers. We discussed how many tens and ones are in a number and compared them using the terms greater than and smaller than.
In RE we had a go at re-writing the story of the paralyzed man. We used some interesting adjectives to add some description to our writing.
On Thursday we had a really exciting trip to Green Dragon Eco Farm. This included participating in a workshop about habitats and learning how some animals have adapted to their environment. We also experienced feeding goats, meeting a piglet, touching a snake and watching birds of prey.
In Maths we have been very busy this week. We started off by learning to tell the time as o'clock and half past an hour. We then started our new unit on numbers to 100.
We had great fun in RE this week. We discussed our opinions on the story of the paralyzed man and then created scenes that we thought were the most important.
In Science we played a game to help us learn about food chains before creating one in our books.
Reminder: Next Thursday (17th) is our trip to Green Dragon Eco Farm. We have sent a letter home with the children giving you some more information about the day. Please bring children in coats because the weather is very unpredictable. If you have any concerns about your child handling animals please tell your class teacher.
Have a great weekend!
This week in Maths we have continued to learn how to divide by both grouping and sharing.
In Art we have been finishing our self-portraits. We used our shading skills to brighten them up with some colour.
In RE we learnt about the story of the paralyzed man. We acted out the story and thought about what we learnt from the story.
Thank you to all the grandparents that spent the morning with us on Thursday. The children had a lovely time showing off some of their learning. We hope the grandparents enjoyed it as much as we did!
This week we have started learning about multiplication. The children are now confident with adding equal groups. If you want to practice any times tables at home we recommend starting with the 2's, 5's and 10's.
We have really enjoyed our Art lessons this week. We have continued to work on our sketching skills and have produced some fantastic self-portraits.
We have started to rehearse something special for our Grandparents day next week. We can't wait to spend the morning with you.
Enjoy your weekend!
It has been another busy week in Year Two.
In Maths we have been learning about mental subtraction. We have also started to look at multiplication.
In PE we have been developing our fundamental skills of agility, balance and co-ordination.
The highlight for this week was making mini-beast hotels. We started by finding the materials to use, such as twigs, leaves and bark. On Thursday, we spent the afternoon making the hotels using plastic bottles before going and placing them on the field.
Have a lovely weekend!
This week saw the whole of Key Stage 1 join forces to perform our nativity. The children have worked so hard at learning the songs, routines and lines and it was great to see them put all that effort into two fantastic performances. Thank you to everyone who came and for all your hard work with costumes.
This week we have also been starting to learn to weave. We used paper plates with holes in them to develop our skills and improve our techniques. On Thursday afternoon we went to watch Year Three perform for Christmas. In Maths we have been learning more about money. This week we focused on finding change from amounts of money and trying to solve some money problems.
Have a good weekend!
We have had a busy first full week in Year Two!
In Maths this week we have been looking at mental addition calculations. The children have been learning some different methods to help them add mentally. If you would like to do some at home you could practise adding on a tens number e.g 21 + 10 or 17 + 20.
The children have settled nicely into their phonics groups this week and are really getting used to the routines in Year Two.
Can we please remind everyone that we would like the children's reading books in school everyday. They change them once a week but sometimes we like to listen to them read their books at school.
Have a lovely weekend!