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Wednesday 17th May - Class trip to Sherwood Pines
Our topic before half term is Roaring to Crawling. This topic covers animals from around the world and the habitats in which they live. Our Art will closely link to this with a focus on the work of Andy Goldsworthy and William Morris. During English, we will continue to develop our sentence writing skills whilst improving our punctuation and handwriting.
After the holiday, our topic is the Magic Carpet Ride. This will continue our understanding of the geography of the world and the different habitats around the globe. We will be writing our own information pages about different animals.
Your child will continue to bring home two home readers from the scheme. Please read regularly with your child and discuss their ideas about the book. Please help you child by completing their reading record when they have read with you. As a school we are still registered with Bug Club.
In Maths, we will be learning about fractions of shapes, and numbers. We will use place value to develop our subtraction of 2 2 digit numbers. We will continue to undertake the BEAT IT challenge on a Friday and your child will bring home their score for you to see.
Homework will be spellings that will be given out on a Thursday. This is due in the following Wednesday when the spellings will be tested. Your child also needs to learn the number facts from the BEAT IT challenge each week.
Our PE will now be outside when the weather is kind enough. Please make sure your child has a labelled PE kit in school, including plimsoles / trainers that fit. Your child may also like to bring in an old jumper or sweat shirt for PE as it can be cold.
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Earlier this term the children wrote some fabulous pirate stories which we decided to turn into movies! After drawing pictures to go alongside their stories they used iMovie on the iPads to create some brilliant films. You can see a super example below.
Following on from our visit to Sherwood Pines recently, the children have created some fabulous e-books!
Despite the rainy weather we had a great day at Sherwood Pines! In the morning we went pond dipping to find mini beasts which the children then had to identify. After lunch thy worked in teams to build shelters. We had great fun finding out whether they were waterproof! More photos can be found in the Gallery.
The children had the opportunity to see and handle a variety of creatures recently when ZooLab visited Belmont as part of our science week! They were able to hold a fabulous corn snake and giant snail and look closely at a toad, rat and even a tarantula! They all had a great time learning about the different creatures and asked lots of questions.
World Book Day
There were some fabulous outfits on World Book Day! After a very busy morning, the children were excited when Mr Grossmith came and read them a story during the afternoon. They then had the chance to read with other children from all different classes and they really enjoyed spending time sharing books. The atmosphere in the classroom was wonderful and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Welcome To Our Art Gallery!
As part of their work in SMSC, the children have been exploring the British Value of tolerance using the Christian story of Joseph's Coat. After creating their own fabulous coloured coats they thought about how our actions make us and others feel. They then took part in a Conscience Corridor to experience jealousy and kindness.
The Great Fire Of London
Recently, members of the Partake Theatre company spent the day with us on the topic of the Great Fire of London. With one child dressed as Charles II and another as the baker, Thomas Farriner, the children had great fun re-enacting the momentous events. They dramatised rats in the plague, made a ribbon fire, pretended to ride horses with King Charles and row boats on the river Thames.
More photos can be found in the Gallery.
Anti-Bullying Week Activities
During the recent Anti-Bullying Week we did lots of activities where we talked about friendships and our similarities and differences. The children took part in a circle time to discuss how they felt when people were unkind to them. They then spent some playtimes playing with a new friend which they all thoroughly enjoyed.
Road Safety Walk
As part of our learning on how to keep safe, the children had the opportunity to walk round the local area with Sara Bartlett, the road safety advisor for Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership. Harrowby Lane is extremely busy, so they talked about a safe place to cross and used the zebra crossing. The children then practised crossing a quiet road always remembering to listen and look all around for traffic. More photos can be found in the Gallery.
As part of our topic on plants we have been learning which ones are safe to eat and how they keep us healthy. We decided to make some vegetable soup which involved lots of chopping and grating and tasted delicious!
We were very lucky to have a visit from Carl Blackman from Inspire+ who came in to show the children some Paralympic sports. To experience what you can play if you cannot see, the children in Year 2 played a sensory game using a special ball which had finger holes and a bell inside. Wearing blindfolds they sat very quietly in a circle and had to point to and catch the ball as it was rolled around the space. The children thoroughly enjoyed the game and had great fun!
DigiDog and DigiPup
We have two new members of the class! DigiDog and DigiPup have joined Year 2 to help us with our e-safety learning. In class we will talking about the things we should teach DigiPup before we let him go online, and every weekend one of the children from the class will be able to take DigiPup home. We would like the children to talk with their family about how they can have fun online and what's okay and what's not okay to do on the internet. They can also write a DigiPup diary or story to tell us what happened when they took him home and how they made sure he stayed happy and safe.