Our learning challenge this term is ‘How can 5 a day help me be healthy?’ We will be thinking about the importance of growing and discussing things that we can do now that we couldn’t do 5 years ago, as well as looking at the life cycle of other animals. We learn about the importance of exercise and eating healthily. We will be finding out where our fruit comes from and using it to make prints.
To start our learning challenge we looked at this basket of fruit and read the story ‘Handa’s surprise’. We even got to taste the delicious fruits!
On Friday 6th July, Year 2 visited Saltburn as part of our Learning Challenge ‘Why do we like to be beside the seaside?’ The children had a fantastic time on the miniature railway, waving at people as we passed. We played in the park on all of the exciting equipment, sharing and taking turns with each other. Afterwards, we walked to the beach where we sat and had lunch. We had a super time making sandcastles, playing in rock pools and collecting shells. Everyone enjoyed dipping their toes in the sea and jumping the waves, even though we did get a bit wet! A delicious lolly was followed by a walk along the pier, where we admired the views. Unfortunately the cliff lift was not working so we had to walk up the many steps back to the top of the cliff, to meet the bus. Some of us needed a rest once we had reached the top! The children were amazing throughout the day. Mrs Robinson, Mrs Turner and Mrs Hopper were very proud of their behaviour, they were a credit to the school.
During circle time we talked about the importance of friendship and how we can be a good friend to others.
These are some of the words we thought of:
Love, Trust, Share, Care, Respect
As a class we discussed the difference between wants and needs. Everyone agreed that food, clothes, shelter, clean water and feeling safe were needs. We found out that some peoples needs are different to others. Most of the class would like a dog as a pet but a blind person may need a dog to live independently.
We worked in groups to sort pictures and decide which ones were a want and which ones were a need. Then we made posters to show our own wants and needs.
We have been very lucky to have visitors in today to talk to us about how different life can be when you’re partially sighted or blind.
John is blind and showed us how to use his specially adapted cane. He and Louise demonstrated what we should do if we find ourselves in the path of a blind person. John has a plastic right eye, we were able to look and touch it.
Louise informed us that blind and partially sighted people can use talking scales and clocks to help them cook and keep time. They brought these in to show us.
We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the different ways that partially sighted and blind people live. John and Louise were very informative!
Our Learning Challenge this term is Science based and focuses on the question ‘What is our school made of?’ We will be identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials. This Learning Challenge will begin by looking at materials within the classroom environment. We will then explore the outside of the school building to identify, name and discuss the suitability of the materials used to build the school. The children will be given the opportunity to experiment with a range of materials in order to change their shape by bending, stretching, squashing and twisting. We will end with each group giving a presentation to the rest of the class on their chosen material.
Professor Brainstorm came to visit our school. He showed us lots of different experiments. It showed us how fun science can be.
- We met his friend Zog who showed us how to make a circuit.
- Then we found out how to make water disappear by adding a magic powder.
- Next we met his friend Squid. He could move up and down the bottle.
- This was when we were filling the tube of Pringles with gas. The lid was popping off!
- Then we made a frozen flower with liquid nitrogen.
- Finally we could make a frozen banana which used to hammer the nail into the wood.
During his visit to our school Julio talked to us about Spain. He showed us pictures of his school and home town of Yeles which lies between Madrid and Toledo.
Julio showed us pictures of his family and school. We all listened carefully and then joined in with a Spanish song.
We all listened carefully and found it really interesting and fun.
8th November 2017
The theatre company M&M visited school today to perform ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’. We all enjoyed the story and sang along to the songs. Mr Cox and Miss Roe joined in with the dancing.
Class 2 have been reading a story called ‘Silly Billy’. Silly Billy worried about everything. He was given a worry doll to put under his pillow at night to help him sleep. During outdoor learning we made worry dolls using natural and man-made materials.