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On Wednesday, we had a visit from Andrew Masters and Alfie. They answered some of our questions about how and why Christians pray.
Thank you for taking the time to help us!
Today at the start of maths, we recapped different ways to make the same amount.
We have been practising our weaving skills in DT lessons and have used material and weaving boards.
We have been using tens frames and different coloured counters to help us add by making ten.
We have been focusing on yoga in our PE lessons. In our final session, we created our own superhero flows and taught them to our classmates! POW! KABLAM!
On Monday 17th October with Mrs. McGowan and Mrs. Egerton, Year 2 were investigating solid materials and whether they could be manipulated or not. We checked to see if we could squash, bend, twist or stretch plastic bottles, pipe cleaners, socks, a bath towel, drinking straws, playdough, sponges and elastic bands. We noted our findings in a table in our books and found that playdough could be manipulated the most.
Why don’t you test your own household materials at home and see what you discover!
In DT this week we have been learning about fruits and vegetables. As part of our food lessons we have tasted three different pre made salads which all had a root vegetable in. The children rated each one using their senses and enjoyed trying coleslaw, beetroot and potato salad.
We have had an amazing week of science, taking part in a range of activities, workshops and watching an amazing assembly by science boffins. Take a look at what we’ve been up to!
We had a fun afternoon taking part in the big sing with lots of famous singers singing live. We joined in with the singing and also had a boogey!
We have composed our own music piece using symbols to show high/ low pitches and long/short notes. We practised and performed our compositions in pairs.
We have mapped out and put actions to an existing explanation text about how beans grow.
In art, we have been learning the skill of collage and used coloured paper to build up layers to cover flower pictures.
We have been learning about repeated addition and arrays in maths which link to the introduction of multiplication . We have made arrays using counters and then written the matching number sentences.
We have learnt the difference between garden and wild plants and made tally charts to show how many types we found on the field. We found lots of daisies, buttercups, dandelions, brambles and nettles.
We have been learning about long and short sounds and have been exploring high and low pitch.
Thank you so much to all the parents who came in to talk about their jobs and skills they need. The children loved it!
In art we have been using tools to carve flowers and animals into a clay tile.
In science, we have been looking closely at flowers and dissecting them into different parts. We then labelled our own diagrams for our books.
In maths we have been learning the value of the tens and ones in numbers up to 50. We have made numbers using ‘base ten’ equipment
This week we have been reciting poems and performing them. We have learnt a spring poem, funny poem and also focused on rhyming words using musical instruments.
Thank you for sharing this special letter from the Queen celebrating your great grandparents diamond anniversary back in 2018!
We enjoyed going outside to identify signs of spring today. We noted down what we could hear, see, small and feel.
We have started word processing skills in computing by typing the alphabet in lower case and upper case letters as well as having a go at typing a sentence about our Easter holidays.
After lunch, we enjoyed using ‘rainbow’ breathing to help us feel calm and relaxed.
In DT lessons, we have planned and created our own pop up pages for the story of Three little pigs. The children have used a sliding strip, pop up fold and spring techniques. We enjoyed looking at each other’s and gave them marks out of ten.
We have taken advantage of the lovely weather and enjoyed reading for pleasure in the sun!
We have been testing which material is the most waterproof to make Percy the park keeper an umbrella. We tested each material and kept the amount of time observed and amount of water dropped onto each one the same. We found out that plastic didn’t absorb any water so would be the best choice.
In RE, we have been investigating artefacts linked to Christianity and discussed the importance of each one.
We have been reading how to wash a woolly mammoth and have acted out each step in groups.
During history, we have been learning about the Queen and her Coronation ceremony. We have been lucky enough to have a look at some original newspapers dated June 1953! The children found it fascinating as did the adults.
What an amazing afternoon we had at the sports centre! Take a look at all the fun sports activities we had a go at.
In science, the children have made rain catchers to measure how much rainfall (in mm) we get over the next couple of weeks. They will record what they find out.
The children were excited to visit our local church to find out about baptism and christenings as well as have a look around at what they could see. Thank you for having us!
We loved looking at all the fantastic potato designs, making our own potato heads, creating a watercolour sunset picture and reading for pleasure.
During our PSHE lessons, we have been learning about how to take care of the environment through recycling and reusing household items. We enjoyed finding out about what goes in each bin at home and worked as a group to make a list for each one.
As part of our learning, the children thought of some interesting questions to ask our visitor Andrew Masters about what it’s like to be a Christian. They enjoyed listening to the answers!
The children have enjoyed learning to weave using material and weaving boards.
We painted symmetrical butterflies. We painted one side of the page and folded it in half.
We have been learning about different People Who Help Us; doctors, nurses, firefighters, police, builders, teachers and vets.
The challenge was to make an insect without glue. We used scissors and different folds.
We have learnt about the Festival of Light, Diwali. We made diva lamps using clay.
Lots of Halloween and Bonfire Night activities.
As a school we were very lucky to experience sending an object into space!
We have been learning about repeating patterns during maths.
Our first few weeks at Pixies Hill School exploring the classroom and making friends.