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We enjoyed reading The Pirates Next Door story. We are all excited about Pirate Week coming up. Don't forget to dress like a pirate on Tuesday and Friday.
On Monday 9th March , we celebrated the Hindu festival of Holi in school. We had great fun making colours explode and experimenting with marbling techniques.
Australian Animal Art
Class 2 have been learning all about ocean animals and they are very concerned about their welfare. We've had some very interesting discussions about the problems caused by different types of pollution.
How can we keep our oceans clean?
We are reading The Secret of Black Rock at the moment. It was written and illustrated superbly by Joe Todd-Stanton.
We are thoroughly enjoying teaching Class 2 and we've had a tremendously busy term so far.
Year 1 will have sports coaching at lunchtime on Tuesdays and Year 2 will have it on Wednesdays. These will also be Class 2 PE days. PE kits with trainers need to be kept in school. Please make sure that every item of clothing and shoes are labelled clearly.
It would also be helpful if you could provide a painting apron or an old shirt for art activities to be kept at school.
Please help your child to form their letters carefully when they are writing at home. From Year 1, we teach the children to flick into the top of the letter and then follow round , ending with a short flick.
This week we have started reading Tom's Magnificent Machines. It has set the children's imaginations on fire. We have been very impressed with the children's fantastic ideas for marvellous machines and superb similies in their own writing. We've noticed the book is now on sale for just £2 at The Works so the children may enjoy having their own copy.
Year 2 have started their Right Start road safety training.
Class 2 have all had handwashing training this week. Ask them how it should be done for infection protection.
Active Kids Do Better We're trying to include more action in our classroom time. The children really enjoy action breaks during the day. There are some lovely ideas you can do at home on this website.
Wildlife Watch websiteClass 2 have shown a real interest and love of nature. The website link has some super activities to try out at home.
We have been enjoying reading and following instructions to play games in the playground together.
Please bring in some different shaped and coloured leaves for collage work that we'll be doing in class. We will look at the Leaf Man book and have a go at leaf collages like Lois Ehlert.
We have been learning about our senses.
In Science lessons we have been investigating our senses.
The children all enjoyed a senses scavenger hunt around the school grounds. We found things we could eat in the school garden and enjoyed looking for different smells and textures everywhere. We also used our eyes and our ears to spot things we needed to find.
We all did a smelly quiz- it was really tricky. Coffee and garlic were the easiest to recognise.
The children did group experiments about crisp flavours. We had to be blindfolded do we couldn't see and then had to pinch our noses so that we couldn''t smell. When we tasted the different flavour crisps, it was really difficult to tell the flavour without smelling too. Only half of us correctly guessed the flavour without our sense of smell or being able to see the packets! We also tried this out with different flavoured jelly beans. These were even harder to guess.
Try the experiment again at home! You'll be amazed!
The link below gives more information about the senses.
We will be learning to make dips and dippers in D & T lessons.
If you have a favourite recipe , please send it in. Or even better, make it and then send it in for us to taste in class.
We will be exploring healthy choices for dippers.
Mr Maths - Mathematician of the Week. If Mr Maths comes home with you, please take a photo of him doing maths at home and bring it back with him.
Our pond has been renovated over the holidays! We're looking forward to visiting it soon.
Photos and information from 2018-19 in Class 2.
Year 1 and 2 have been doing Right Start training this week.
We made clay animals and shelters for them.
Having fun with our bubble prayers.
We met Clare Balding!
Year 2 went to Westholme School to listen to Clare Balding talking about the inspiration for her books.
Archie asked her about her pets and she said she had a cat called Buttons and a dog called Archie!
The Little Mermaid
Fleetwoood Seaside Experience Day
Signs of Spring
We love reading!
Talent Show Finalists.
Poppy looking very composed.
Maisie and Aaliyah ready to dance.
Kaisan all set to rap.
Francesca ready for her turn.
Gymnastics Festival Photos
Circus Skills at the Gymnastics Festival
This week we have been particularly busy in Class 2.
On Monday we all helped make five different vegetable soups. We had a lot of peeling and chopping to do. Jacob H wasn't keen on chopping onions as it made him cry! Afterwards we got to taste and evaluate each soup.
Our favourite by far was our tomato , onion and basil soup. Mrs Holroyd invented a new recipe called 3 P soup. It had pear, parsnip and parsley and it actually tasted very sweet.
Please have a go at making soup with your children again at home as they all enjoyed it so much and had lots of ideas for recipes.
What a fantastic visit we had to Osbar Farm- despite the driving rain!
We have written recounts about our visit and letters of thanks to Farmer Chris. last week we made posters to advertise the farm and we have been busy writing leaflets too.
We also learnt all about life cycles and the the milking process.
It's Book Week on 4-8 March and we have lots of activities planned for you.
Please bring your favourite book to share on Wednesday with Class 1. Dress up as a book character on Thursday.
We're also tasting different soups on Monday and making pancakes on Tuesday with Mrs Whalley.
Victoria Barry also came to our class.
Peter Lynas read some of his stories to us.
What strange weather we've been having!
Last week we wandered around school looking for signs of Spring. We were surprised to find some ladybirds!
We're enjoying reading Mossop's Last Chance by Michael Morpurgo. It's part of a series of stories set in Mudpuddle Farm. The story has lots of chapters in it.
We had fun making pictures of trees from all the sticks we collected around the school grounds. We worked in groups to make the tree sculptures in the outdoor classroom.
We made a clss picture of the view from our playground. Every class made a view picture . They are all on display at the back of the hall. Aren't we lucky to have this view?
In our Science lessons, we set up an experiment to see what conditions seeds needed to germinate and then grow into seedlings. We got some surprising results. Even the seeds without water grew a little bit because the soil had water in it.
The seeds in the dark grew long white shoots with tiny yellow flowers.
The seeds that grew best had light, warmth and water.
Look after your sunflower very carefully at home. What will the seed need?
You can keep it warm by covering the pot with half an empty plastic bottle.
Bring your seedling back to school when it has grown.
City Green is the book that we've started reading this term.
Big Garden Birdwatch link.We are planning on taking part in the RSPB Big School’s Birdwatch this month and it may be something you’d be interested in doing at home.