2DH spent a lovely yet windy morning in the park! Our visit was planned as part of our geography unit on weather, so it was quite fitting that the children observed all types of weather during the day. Fortunately the rain held off while we were enjoying the activities and nobody got soggy!
Whilst at the park we took part in three activities. We all worked in groups to create a piece of art work with natural objects that we could find. The children were imaginative and creative, their pieces of work looked lovely as you can see from the photo's. We had bird nests, trees, cats, houses and stick man! We then went off in teams for a scavenger hunt to find a range of natural items in the park.
Next we explored an area of the park with compasses, we enjoyed finding North and using the vocabulary of directions which we had learnt in geography,
Finally we had a stop at the playground, a well deserved treat for all our hard work. The children were amazing and really enjoyed being outside.
We have been having lots of fun in science this week. We have been looking at our skeletons and muscles.
Our challenge was to build a tower without using our hands! Some of us used our feet, elbows, knees and wrists to name a few!
See if you can show your grown-ups at home.
It was lovely to meet so many of you at the Meet the Teacher event at the start of term. For those of you who were unable to attend we have uploaded the PowerPoint containing all the bits and pieces you may wish to know about the year ahead. At this session we also gave out photo permission and acceptable use of ICT forms, for those who didn't attend we have sent them home in book bags. Please check your child's book bag and return to school as soon as possible.
Just a quick update - 2DH now have PE on a Monday and Tuesday.
Welcome to the 2DH class blog. What a busy start to year 2 we have had! The children have all settled in really well and are enjoying the challenges of year 2.
Use this blog for weekly updates of what we are doing and games and websites you might find useful to use at home.
We have been working hard at adding 10 to any 2 digit number. We used the octopus game to help us which the children really had fun with. (The link for the game is below).
Remember any queries however small they may seem - feel free to come and talk Mrs De Lellis or Mrs Hoey. We want your children to be happy and confident at school.
The next 3 weeks are a very busy time of year in the school calendar. Please check the school newsletters, website and this blog regularly to keep yourself up-to-date with events. Here are a few of the key dates.
Thursday 5th July - KS1 and Year 3 Sport's Afternoon
Friday 6 July - Mrs Garland's last day
Wednesday 11th July - Year 1 Poetry Sharing - this will be in classrooms at the end of the afternoon.
Friday 13th July - Southwold Trip
Tuesday 17th July - Moving Up Morning and Whole School Open Evening
Friday 20th July - Last day of the summer term
Please remember to send all children in with a sun hat and water bottle every day.
We have worked very hard this half-term in 1G. We have learnt lots of new things across a range of subjects.
In Maths this week, we have been learning about Bar Modelling. This is a method that we can use in Maths to help us understand questions better. It was developed in Singapore and we have had lots of fun experimenting with it. As you can see from these photos, we used it to help us understand fractions better and apply our knowledge to word problems.
In English this week we have continued our theme of the seaside by thinking about Deep Sea Diving. We have read the story 'Dougal The Deep-Sea Diver.' Listen to the YouTube link below to hear the start of the story - can you remember what happens next?
We have been planning our own piece of writing about being a Deep-Sea Diver. We looked at some pictures and shared ideas about what we could see.
Remember - next week is a half-term holiday and we look forward to seeing you on Monday 4th June. Have a great week!
In Maths, we have been learning all about halves and quarters. Last week, we explored halving shapes and finding half of a given amount. Today, we learnt that a quarter is one of 4 equal parts.
We drew around 2D shapes and cut them out. We then tried folding them in different ways to find halves and quarters. Some of the shapes were very tricky and we had lots of fun exploring!
This week in Maths we have been learning all about arrays. We have been using words like 'columns' and 'rows' to show different numbers with counters. From this, we have thought about the different number sentences that our counters could represent.
This afternoon we took part in a squash roadshow. We were very lucky to have two squash coaches who came and taught us some basic squash skills. We used special squash balls and rackets. We played lots of different games and it was lots of fun!
Thursday 29th March
On Thursday, parents and carers are welcome to join us in our classroom for a share session. This will be from 2.45pm until the end of the school day. We will be making a variety of puppets during the day as part of our topic and Design Technology work. There will also be the opportunity for you to see some other art work completed by the children earlier on in the term.
We look forward to seeing you then.