Observing Plants and Trees
One a penny, Two a penny, Hot Cross Buns
Skip for British Heart Foundation
We looked at examples of The Stations of the Cross by Aboriginal artist Miriam-Rose Ungunm. We created our own Australian crosses inspired by the Aboriginal paintings.
Five times Five is Twenty-Five
We really enjoyed an afternoon sharing our talents and painting with Chas Jacobs.
Our assembly was about how to be a neighbour to everyone all around the world.
We explored the snow and looked for tracks. We tried to work out which animal had left the different footprints.
We chose pictures of our class mates and described what they do that shows they are our neighbour.
Living, Dead or Never Alive
We learnt about the 7 life processes using MRS GREN. We looked around the school grounds to identify things that were alive, dead or had never been alive.
We looked around school to see if we could identify any 3D shapes
We described objects to our friends to see if they could guess what it was.
Class 2 really enjoyed playing different sports. The sports committee organised lots of different activities and we chose which ones we wanted to play. We got very muddy but had lots of fun being active!
We found out lots of interesting facts about Neil Armstrong. We ordered important events in his life in date order to create time line.
We learnt lots of facts about Barn Owls in the story, The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. We wanted to research facts about other nocturnal animals so we can plan and write our own animal adventure story.
I'm part of God's big family for ever!
On Wednesday it was our class assembly. We talked bout our own families and how we our all part of God's big family. We acted out the story of the Presentation at the Temple.
We have been very creative at home and made some super rockets. Thank you Mums and Dads for helping us with our homework.
We had lots of fun practicing our throwing and catching. We enjoyed striking the ball with a bat. We worked as a team to field the ball around each member and back to the batters spot.
Year 2 learnt to tell the time to quarter past and quarter to the hour. We know that quarter of an hour is 15 minutes.
We explored differed materials. We read different descriptions and identified the material by the properties described. We matched materials to their job based on their properties.
We looked at different sources to find facts about traveling in space.
Happy Christmas from all of Class 2
We looked at what Christmas was like in the Victorian times. We learnt how Prince Albert brought the Christmas tree to Britain and made traditional decorations to dress our class tree. We made delicious minc pies. We enjoyed mixing different colours in interesting patterns to make marble wrapping paper. In the afternoon we played traditional parlour games and making Victorian toys.
We enjoyed making jumps up and down the number line as we solved additions and subtractions.
This week we enjoyed playing with some old toys.
We have been describing position and giving directions. We looked at left and right, different types of turns and the compass points. We we good at describing the positions of objects on a grid.
Class Assembly - Christ the King
We reminded everyone about the type of King Jesus was.
We made dens and wrote a set of instructions to tell others how to make them too.
The fire fighters came to talk to us about fire safety. They taught us what to in the event of a fire in our home. We role played what to do, Get out, Stay out , Call 999.
We enjoyed playing and talking about our favourite toys. We looked at the materials they were made from and talked about their special features. Some of us brought in our parent's favourite toys. They looked very loved. We talk about how we could tell they were old toys and compared them with our toys today.
We enjoyed the story of Where the Wilds Things Are and wanted to make shelters for Max. We made a pictures using leaves and twigs of what we thought the dens would look like. We went out side and found interesting leaves. We compared the leaves and used adjectives to describe them. We added labels, using these exciting words, to our diagrams. We look forward to building the dens next week.
We really enjoyed English this week. We have been reading and following instructions. We identified bossy verbs and used commas to write lists of equipment. We made pirate hats, paper aeroplanes and sandcastles and we really enjoyed making toast and banana smoothies!
Jacob's mum brought in their pet snake, Douglas. He is a Banana Pastel Royal Python. Jacob's mum told us lots about him, like how he uses vibrations to work out where things are. We asked lots of great questions. We all had a stroke or were brave enough to hold him.
In science we have been looking at the importance of good hygiene. We conducted an investigation with ‘Glitter Bugs” to find out how germs are spread. We then investigated the best way to wash our hands in order to get rid of all of the germs. We talked about different ways to keep our body and clothes clean. We wrote top tips for cleaning our teeth and sequenced the best way to wash our hands.
On Thursday it was our Class assembly. We showed everyone the baptism candles we made. We explained the meaning of the different symbols used at baptism. We also read the story of Jesus’ baptism.
Class 2 joined the whole school in praying the Rosary.
This week Class 2 exposed length. We measured height and width in different units, such as cubes, hand span, strides and centimetres.
Class 2 have looked at Baptism this week. We made baptism candles. We have asked about the meaning of water, the candle and wearing white at baptism. We talked about what happens during the service. We acted out a baptism and ordered pictures of the service.
This week in science we looked at the importance of a balanced diet. We know food gives us energy and we need to eat the just the right amount of food that our body needs. We talked about the different role different foods have and how often we should eat each type of food. We choose foods to make a balance meal. We tried different fruits and choose our favourite five to try and eat each day.
We identified different organs and the job they do in our body.
We know exercise is important to keep our bodies strong and fit. During PE we investigated how many times we could complete different tasks in one minute. We discussed how some activities were harder than others so we couldn’t complete as many of these activities in the time given.
We are enjoying reading the adventures of about Katie Morag. We have looked carefully at the illustrations and drawn our own pictures of the island before writing a description of the setting. We also compared Katie Morag’s grandmothers and used conjunctions to write sentences about them. We look forward to writing our own adventures for Katie Morag.
This week we have explored shape, looking for lines of symmetry and drawing shapes carefully with rulers. We had lots of fun creating different shapes on the geo boards.
God's World Class Assembly
Everyone loved our creation song. We showed the paintings we made of our favourite part of God's world and explained why we liked it. We read out our thank you prayers to God for making the world and everything in it.
Doctor Judy came to talk to us about her job. She showed us some of the equipment she uses to find out what's wrong with a patient. Doctor Judy showed us how to bandage a sore arm. We had lots of fun practicing bandaging each other's arms.
Baby Jacob and his mummy came to visit us this week. We talked about the things Jacob can do and things he needs his mums help with. We thought about how we have grown and changed since we were a baby and how we will change as we grow older.
We're all going to the zoo ...
Using the IPads, we researched where the animals came from. If the animals came from Africa, we coloured the key and found the animals on the map.
We used directional language to write our instructions. We programmed the Bee-Bots to travel to the correct destination. We reprogrammed the Bee-Bots if they went the wrong way.
We went on an African safari with Class 1. We made a map of our journey. We made sandwiches for a snack. We made binoculars to spot the animals with. We had to look for the animals and record with station they were. We ended the day eating our sandwiches around the camp fire.
After reading Handa's surprise, we tasted the fruit she took to Akeyo. We tried mango, avocado, passion fruit and pineapple. Our favourite was the ripe red mango, just like the elephant! Our least favourite was the creamy green avocado.
We read the story Handa's Hen and discussed the village she lived in. We looked at the clothes she wore too. We played a game where we compared our life in Carnforth with life in and African village. We had a go at a traditional African dance. We made African jewellery in bright colours with traditional patterns. We designed and create a rain stick.
This week we went on an African safari with Class 1. We listened to the story Giraffes can't dance. We reaseached animal facts to make our own trump cards. We made animal masks and foot prints. We enjoy dancing as different African animals. During PE we had to find the different animals hidden across the field. In music we sang an African song.
We identified trees by their leaves. We looked for evergreen and deciduous trees.
This week we have explored capacity. We estimated how much it would take to fill different containers. We ordered containers based on how much they could hold. We looked at reading scales. We investigated if containers could hold more or less than a litre. We also measured amounts of water and then halved them.
We worked with a partner to complete our exercises. Some of them were tricky.
We told the story of when Jesus went back to be with his Father in heaven. The disciples were sad to see their friend go. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to be their friend and stay with them forever.
We have been practicing our throwing and jumping skills. We enjoyed finding out how far we had jumped.
Looking after God's world
We have been thinking of ways to care for God's world. We made posters to remind people to save energy by turning off lights and plugs when not in use. We thought about reusing materials and sorted the rubbish in to groups for reyclying. We talked about choosing to walk instead of using the car and conducted a survey on how we travel to school. Class 2 have been looking after the school grounds. We we did some weeding and tidied the plant beds ready to plant new flowers.
We made a model of a plant and labelled the different parts.
We learnt that when we exercise the heart pumps blood around the body to the muscles, this make us hot. We tried different exercise to keep our bodies healthy. We learnt why it is important to stretch our muscles after exercise.
We looked at hot and cold climates across the world. We talked about different animals and if they live in a hot place or a cold place before we placed them on the map.
We looked at the shape, size and colour of different leaves to identify plants round the school grounds. We recorded what we found in a tally chart. We counted how many we found to identify the most common plant.
Our topic this term is Journeys. We have been using the globes to find the 5 oceans. We also used the maps to name the 7 continents of the world.
This week we have been busy collecting and sorting data. We have used Carrol diagrams, tally charts and Venn diagrams.
We really enjoyed learning about how to keep our bodies healthy as we exercised with Debbie.
We haven found out that plants need light, water and soil to grow properly.
Now are tadpoles have grown into froglets, it is time to release them back to the pond we collected the frogspawn from.
Class 2 would like to wish you all a Happy Easter. We had lots of fun this week making Easter biscuits, chicks and bunny baskets.
Year 6 organised an egg hunt. We had to collect the different pictures hidden inside the eggs. We had to work together as a team. The team with the most pictures won a special prize.
This week are tadpoles have turned into froglets. They now have four legs and come out of the water to sit on the rock. We are watching carefully to see their tails get shorter.
We have been thinking about the journey Jesus made on Good Friday. We walked around the school grounds to find each station. We thought about how Jesus felt at each station and although he was suffering greatly, he still had time to think of others. We took time to reflect on how Jesus' mother Mary and his disciples must have felt to see Jesus in pain.
What do plants need to grow?
We are investigating what plants need to grow. We think they need light, water and soil. We planted one seed without soil, one we won't water and the last one we have left in a dark place.
We have been learning about Holy Week and Easter with Class 1. We talked about Palm Sunday and the last meal Jesus shared with his friends on Maunday Thursday. We tasted Hot Cross buns and learnt in the past they only ate them on Good Friday. We looked at the stations of the cross through symbols. We made Easter nest and Easter cards to celebrate when Jesus rose again on Easter Sunday.
This week we noticed that our tadpole have started to grow back legs. We painted pictures of frogs and wrote about their life cycle.
We worked with Class 1 to learn about the festival of light, Diwali. We made diva lamps, Indian sweets and rangoli patterns.
It was our assembly this week. We talked about saying sorry when we upset our friends and how God forgives us when we say sorry.
Carole, from CAFOD, came to talk to us today. We thought about ways we can care for God's world. We made a promise of one thing we will try to do to show God we are looking after his world.
As part of our investigations in science, we went looking for signs of spring. We found buds and blossom on the trees. We also found daffodils.
RE week - make the stranger welcome
This week we have been thinking about ways to welcome people. We did a sponsored walk to think about the long journey refugees make. We thought about how we would feel to leave friends and family behind and what few items we would pack to take with us.
To help us learn how to look after the tadpoles, we read information books about frogs. We found out what frogs like to eat and where they live. We also looked at the life cycle of frogs.
We now have tadpoles. We enjoy watching them wiggle their tails as they swim.
We celebrated St Patrick's day by learning Irish dancing. We tasted Irish stew and soda bread. We also made shamrock people.
We have new friends in class this week. We have some frogspawn to look after as we learn about their life cycle.
With Class 2 we learnt about how people celebrate Shrove Tuesday around the world. We looked at Mardi Gras. We tasted food eaten in New Orleans and located it on the map. We made Mardi Gras beads in green, purple and gold.
This week it was our assembly. We explained what treasure is and how we look after our special things. We made treasure boxes and drew our treasures inside. We know that we are God'd treasure and we told the story of creation.
We celebrated Shrove Tuesday by making pancakes and having a pancake race. We also made our Lenten promises.
We have been reading the Traditional tale, The Great Chapatti Chase. Today we made chapattis. Mrs Saunders taught us how to roll them out so the stayed round. They tasted yummy!
This week we investigated mass. We compared light and heavy objects and ordered our items by weight. We measure the mass of different items in grams and kilograms.
The fire service came to talk to us about fire safety. We learnt to Stop, Drop and Roll if you were to catch fire. We talked about the important job a fire alarm does, to works just like a big nose. We know to get down low to get below the smoke and gases. We met Frances the firefly who taught us not to play with matched. We talked about a Fire Plan, what to do in order to escape the fire safely.
We enjoyed working with Class 2 to learn about the festival of Yom Kippur. We compared Judaism with Christianity and tasted apples dipped in honey. We thought about what we will do during Lent to bring us closer to God and wrote our Lenten promise.
We're going on a snake hunt!
We have been reading the story, We are going on a Bear Hunt. We packed a bag and dressed up ready to go on our own hunt but we didn't find a bear! We found a snake!
We have been looking at different ways to travel. We went over, under and through the different equipment.
We are looking for a bear, have you seen one?
Carol, from CAFOD, came to talk to Class 1 & 2 about refugees. We talked about journeys we take. We discussed the special journey Mary and Joseph took to Bethlehem and how they had to leave before King Herod found them. We talked about having a special place where we all feel safe and drew a picture for CAFOD to send to a child who has been made to leave their home.
We have been exploring by travelling up and down the PE equipment.
Class 2 retold the story of the Chinese Zodiac. We put the animals in the order that they won the race. We made lucky red dragons and danced with them.
Shapes are all around us!