Happy New Year!
Our topic this term is Dinosaur Planet .
A big well done to everyone who completed a dinosaur model over the holidays - they look fantastic on our 'prehistoric' wall display!
I have added the outline of work we will be doing in the Curriculum documents - watch this space for updates on our exciting work!
New Year Resolutions - we have already all made lots of promises to ourselves for things we'd like to improve. We wrote our ideas on the back of a leaf and threw them to the wind so our promises can go out into the world and be seen by everyone. You'll be pleased to know there were lots of people wanting to work hard, make more friends, be good - and best of all many children wanted to help Mum more with the jobs at home! Just what you wanted to hear!!!
Watch out for photos of our enormous dinosaur that we are making - and for pictures of us going on our prehistoric evidence hunt in the forest!
We have been so busy all term. When we had finished our work about our trip to Woburn we were really lucky and Mr Hewitt brought his rescue owls into school. We got to ask lots of questions and to hold and stroke the owls.
We have done some fantastic non-fiction writing and art work from the visit. We know lots about the different types of Owls, their habitats, their food chains and much more. We took the Owl pellets and dissected them and found the small bones and fur of the animals that they ate.
We have also been doing some good maths work where we have been learning ways to add and subtract both single digit and 2-digit numbers
We have been finding out about the 7 continents of the world and about which animals live in each continent, especially looking at penguins from Antarctica.
Of course, we have also been doing lots of Christmas activities - decorating the tree, making cards and we had great fun doing our Christmas production 'Animal Rumble Grumble' with Year 1 and Year 3 - we were all fantastic!
Don't we look great?! Happy Christmas from us all!
We had such a fantastic time at Woburn Safari Park! Look at some of our pictures!
- we had a great time ! We have done some super paintings and writing about our trip.
We have been learning about the animals we saw - some are carnivores, some herbivores and some omnivores. Look at us making a meal for some of the animals:
As well as our literacy, art and science we have also been doing lots of maths learning - especially looking at making our number bonds
We have some visiting Owls next week so we will be able to find out about them up close and also carry on learning how to make our own non-fiction books. We'll share some of that with you next time!
Term 2 - Paws, Claws and Whiskers!
Our topic this term is all about animals - their habitats, their needs, sorting and categorising into carnivore, herbivore and omnivore.
We have some fantastic books too - Rumble in the Jungle, The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me, Fantastic Mr Fox, Owl Babies, The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark, Pumpkin Soup, Animal poems and many more!
We started off with celebrating Bonfire Night round a camp fire with hot chocolate once we had done our guided reading learning about Guy Fawkes. The smoke swirled everywhere because it was windy - but once it was going the flames flickered like a dragon! Misha said the flames looked like swords pointing upwards. It crackled beautifully!
We are going to visit Woburn Safari Park tomorrow - we'll let you know how we get on! We think it will be ROAR-some!!
The rest of our Enchanted Forest work
We had so much fun learning about this topic - both at school and in the forest. We wrote some great letters to the animals of the woodland, learned about their homes and habitats and enjoyed reading so many stories about life in the woodland.
Here are some of the photos from our work:
We did lots of work about maps - reading them, following them and using a key to help us. We even made our own maps of our own fantasy world from the story The Faraway Tree.
We made fairy crowns in the forest - it was really hard but we learnt that you have to stick at a job until you can do it - we were very resilient and it took us almost 2 hours to complete. Lena said it taught us to never, ever give up!
We used natural materials to make our own Goldsworthy art work - that was fun, using all the beautiful autumn colours.
We celebrated Diwali - we made our own decorations and heard the story. Mrs Rajkumar even wore her beautiful sari to share with us how she celebrates Diwali.
Luckily, we have done lots of seasonal cooking from our allotment plot - potato salad, roast pumpkin and beetroot, coleslaw - and some gorgeous hedgehog biscuits for our party!
At the end of term we had a fairy tea -party where we told stories and shared our food
Hello! What an exciting week we have had to start the year.
There are lots of new things to do in year 2 - now we are the oldest children in KS1 we have lots more responsibility - we are starting to remember many of these things now!
On our second day we went to Abington Park. Our topic is called 'The Enchanted Woodland' so we went to collect things you may find in the woods. We've done leaf hunts and found the names of different leaves, made some collage leaves and flowers and we've been text mapping the story of Little Red Riding Hood and doing some good sentences about how she felt in the woods. We even met her to ask her some questions!
Snack time is a bit different this year - we have snack and Book club where we talk about books and share a drink and some food - it's a lovely time of day.
Tomorrow we are going on our first visit to Overstone Scout Ground where we will explore the really big forest - watch this space to see how we get on!