Over the last few weeks we have been busy showing our teachers all the things we have learnt showing great resilience. We noticed that when the classroom was quiet we found it easier to concentrate and our learning improved. Today we decided to play quiet music when we were writing to help us concentrate. As a result we have done some amazing letter writing independently. Ask us about it.
Well done to the 26 children who learnt their 10 times table and the division facts by heart.
Friday 23rd March
What fabulous learning the Year 2 children have done this week.
Having finished their story writing based on "where the wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak we have created a class book of Max's Adventures, look out for it during the learning hunt on Tues.
We took full advantage of the lovely sunny weather to do PE outside where we learnt throwing, catching and aiming skills with bats and balls. We also enjoyed using the apparatus to continue our lessons on travelling at different levels ( high and low) and balancing.
Well done for all the fantastic costumes despite the cold weather.
We have been reading The story of The Wild Things where Max becomes the king of the wild things. He commanded the wild things to have a wild rumpus. Year 2 enjoyed recreating the wild rumpus before inviting the rest of north campus to join in. They enjoyed using the musical instruments to recreate jungle sounds and beats. Look out next week for some great descriptive writing. Maybe you could create your own rumpus at home!
Well done to the following children who have learnt all their doubles and halves by heart.
Grace, Summer.B, Luke, Tyler, Mason, Aston, Phoebe, James, Luca, Hartley, Dominick, Summer.K, Faith, Lloyd and Jack.
Well done to all these children who have learnt all their doubles and some of their halves.
Kaidan, Alexis, Nicole, Harrison, Ruby, Oliver, Jessica.P, Sophie, Jay Anna,
A fantastic time was had by all at the Sea City Museum. Ask your child what they enjoyed most about it. Here are a few pictures for them to talk about.
A great time was had by all the children, parents, helpers and staff. The evening was inspirational and generated fantastic language that the children have used in their learning. Thank you to everyone for helping this event take place.
This is what some of the swans thought about the vaulting display:-
Skye - it was good when they jumped over, they were really good.
Leah-Mai - When two jumped over it was amazing, they went really high.
Derren - They did somersaults and backflips.
George - It was very good when two went at the same time, they were amazing.
Payton - At the end we danced, it was really good fun. I loved it when they were flipping over.
Thomas - It was good fun but it was a long way to walk.
Today we experienced a music workshop. We learnt a new song and played the ukulele.
Here are some of our thoughts:-
Amelia - I liked the ukulele, playing it and tapping it.
Kecia - I liked clapping and clicking my fingers to the music and learning a new song.
Riley - My favourite sound was the flute.
Kaysie-Marie - I loved the ukulele it was the first time I played one.
Jaxon - I liked the ukulele and learning a new song about a man from Tennessee.
Bailey - It was good there were lots of instruments, I liked the flute the best.
Harry - It was fun, I liked listening to the lady play the silver flute.
Derren - My favourite instrument was the purple trombone.
Today Year 2 have been outside tidying up the area by the classrooms.
They did some weeding, cleaning between the paving stones, looking for bugs and composting.
The last week has been busy, but fun too.
On Monday we had a Christingle making session and an assembly to celebrate.
The Christmas party on Wednesday saw dancing, party games, food (thank you for the contributions) and a special visitor..... who was just checking to make sure all the children have been making the right choices this year, by being respectful, responsible, reciprocal and reflective at school and hopefully at home too.
Today we walked to the church and sang our nativity songs and shared thoughts about Christmas.
We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas.
The school reopens on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
The Swans class reflected after the Nativity about how they felt taking part. These are a few of the comments they made....
Charlie - "I was nervous but then I was happy when it all went well"
Amelia - "I was happy because I liked saying the words and singing"
Derren - "I was proud when my mummy and daddy came to watch"
Marcus - "I was a bit scared and then when we did it once it was OK"
Willow - " It was good and I liked doing the wise men dance"
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