Thursday, 24 March 2016
Walnut Class were split into groups and had 40 minutes to complete as many Easter related Maths questions as they could!
Mrs Hall has been working super hard with Year 2 on Tuesdays, exploring many aspects of music.
We thought that it would be lovely to celebrate, by enjoying a performance from each group today.
*sorry.....the videos will only show on a laptop :-(
Instruments were played, words were recalled confidently......and tunefully!
Mrs Tatman and Mrs Peterson were very impressed.
What a super way to spend a Thursday afternoon!
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
In the morning we investigated how the force of air can make things move. We began by looking at what forces can make a pencil move by flicking, rolling, and blowing. Making our straw rockets we had to think carefully about how to roll and tape the paper so that our rocket could fly as far as possible when we blew it. The stronger the force the further it went. We had fun with an Ash class blast off!
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
We had a great afternoon reading lots of different books, magazines and short information texts to find out even more about the birds of prey we saw at the Hawk Conservancy. We also have begun to find out about chickens in preparation for our visit to our school chickens next term. We set ourselves a challenge to write questions for friends about what we had read. We found this quite tricky trying to use our question words and using the information we had read to make good questions.
We had a great time cooking hot cross buns with Mrs Horne yesterday afternoon. We thought about why we eat hot cross buns on Good Friday. We enjoyed smelling the spices in the mixture we made and icing the cross on the top of our bun. We were very excited to take them home to bake and share with our families.
Monday, 21 March 2016
Today we thought about really understanding what we read.
At first we thought about what we could infer from just a picture:
Then we used our skills to really think about a piece of writing. Some of us had read it before and got into a pickle. Really thinking about who, what, where, when and how helped our understanding.