Year 2 Beach Day

As an introduction to our new Learning Challenge class 5 had an afternoon at the seaside.
The children came to school ready for the beach with their beach towels, flips and sunglasses and enjoyed an afternoon outside. The children had a fantastic time paddling in the water, building sandcastles in the sand, playing volleyball, bat and ball and blowing bubbles before enjoying an ice lolly and biscuits. Take a look at our pictures to see what fun we had

Pirate Day!

The children had great fun on Pirate Day!  We came to school dressed as pirates ready for the day.  We learned lots about pirates from our special pirate visitor.  We also had a great time watching the pirate puppet show and then after lunch we got to make our own pirate puppet.

Check out some of our pictures below.

 

 

World Book Day!

Today we have had lots of fun dressing up as our favourite book characters. There was lots of variety in the books that we all enjoy.

We looked at some of the books written by Julia Donaldson including her stories of Zog, The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Superworm. We even created our own book reviews based on these stories.

Take a look at some of our costumes!

Science Investigation

Testing fabric. Is it transparent, opaque or translucent??

In class 5 this afternoon we have been carrying out an investigation in science. We have been investigating materials and their properties. We tested different materials to find out if they were strong, transparent or waterproof.
We began by making predictions about which materials we thought had which properties and gathered the equipment we needed.
We then had fun carrying out the experiments to see if our predictions were correct.
After testing the materials we wrote our conclusions about whether our predictions we correct.

Testing the strength of the fabric. It was so strong we couldn’t break or tear it easily.

We tested to see if the fabric was waterproof by pouring water onto each item. We used the same amount of water in each test to make it fair.

Drumroots

In year 2 we had a special visit from “Drumroots” who came to school to teach us how to play an African Drum. They brought 50 Djembe drums to school and we learnt a few songs and how to play them. The children had a fantastic day! Have a look at our pictures below.

Continuing with our topic on Africa Z-Arts will be visiting school on Friday 9th December to look at some African art. The children will have the opportunity to make African masks and African animal screen printing.

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Class 5 Art

Yesterday in Art class 5 were creating their own planets. As we have been learning about Neil Armstrong this half term we have been thinking about his journey to the moon and space. Using red and yellow paint, paper plates and cling film the children created their own planets take a look at how they did it.

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Maths Learning

This week in class 5 we have been learning our number bonds to 10 and 20. We have been making number bonds using a variety of practical methods. We used numicon, multi link cubes, counters, tens frames and bead strings to make number bonds to 10 and 20. We used the equipment and then recorded them using the whiteboard. We enjoyed all the activities take a look below.