In Science we have been challenged to conduct an enquiry into growing beans (just like in Jack and the Beanstalk). We began by learning about what a bean needs to grow, understanding the different parts and functions of the plant and the growing process. We have been keeping a bean diary and observing the changes over time. We are currently planning a new scientific enquiry investigation what would happen if we changed one of the variables. Would our bean still grow?
In numeracy we have been learning about partitioning and understanding the place value of numbers. We have also revisited doubling and number bonds and applied our knowledge of this to help solve problems involving near doubles and near bonds e.g. 7+8 = .
We are currently learning to use and apply our knowledge of numbers and different strategies to check our calculations and solve problems fluently and accurately.
In Literacy we have been revisiting lots of traditional fairy tales and have explored writing for different purposes. We have also been thinking about how to use drama to enhance our learning experiences. So far we have completed narrative story writing tasks involving Jack and the Beanstalk and Hansel and Gretel. Acted out a number of scenes from Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel. We have produced and edited newspaper articles and wanted posters for Goldilocks and currently we are writing a letter to Grandma from Into the Forest. In year 2 we are continuing to improve our writing by remembering our non negotiables, including adventurous vocabulary and thinking carefully about our handwriting.
In enterprise we have already completed our first design challenge, creating a new gingerbread treat for the witch to entice more children to visit her candy cottage. We had to work as a team considering the cost of the product, attractiveness and size. Our next enterprise challenge will involve designing a new coat for Little Red riding Hood, using our enterprise skills and scientific knowledge of materials. Keep checking for how we get on later on in the term.
Autumn Term - DreamWorks
This term class 5 will be learning all about a company called DreamWorks, gaining a greater understanding of how an animation is made!
We began the topic with an exciting Madagascar enterprise challenge to design and create a vehicle to help Marty, Alex, Melman and Gloria make their way back to New York Zoo. We needed to investigate different materials as well as different shapes for our vehicle. Have a look at our design brief below.
In Literacy we've learning about poetry.
When we performed a known poem, our criteria was, to have a loud voice, to use hand gestures and to look at the audience. Watch our Cats Sleep Anywhere performance below!
We have also written our own poems as teams by adapting Roger McGough's 'Sound Collector'. Have a look at one of the performances below, we gave it a Christmas theme!
In Science we have been developing our 'observation skills'. We used them when thinking about how different animals are adapted to their habitats. Have a look below at us in action!
In PSHE we have been exploring what makes a good friend! We discussed qualities such as kindness, respect, forgiveness and laughter. To make the perfect friend we decided to use all the qualities as ingredients and write a recipe for our very own perfect friend. Have a look below at some of our creations.
Jump into our DreamWorks learning stations with Shrek's Swamp where we will be writing narratives as well as the Trolls Sand Fluency challenge where we will be improving our fluency and speed with number facts to 20!
Summer Term - How Wonderful is the World?
This term we will be embarking on an adventure around the whole world. We will explore what makes it wonderful from towering volcanoes and rain forests to the vast variety of fascinating creatures that call the Great Barrier Reef home.
As well as this we will be investigating a huge range of flavours and tastes which make our world so exciting.
Keep visiting our page to follow our learning journey.
This term our topic is Disney! We are very excited to explore our learning through through the world of animation! We will be learning about Walt Disney, John Lasseter and much more!
Keep visiting our page to see what we are getting up to!
Book at Bedtime
During March we took part in Book at Bedtime month. Children had to read at bedtime every night for the whole month. To celebrate our achievements, we came to school in our pyjamas for the final day with our favourite book to share. A winner was chosen out of the hat to receive a book of their choice from 'book shop' as a prize! Not only was this an exciting challenge to complete, it has also developed our love for reading regularly and allowed us to share our favourite stories. Why not have a look at the photos below?
As part of our money raising activities for Comic Relief, we had a joke competition. Watch the videos below of some of our fantastic jokes as well as photos of our competition winners!
Have a look below at our Disney integrated learning stations. We've been using our resilience to achieve the challenges set at each station!
This term we are 'travelling through time' in our learning! This gives us the opportunity to visit many different eras. Some of the places we will be landing are, the prehistoric dinosaur era, the Ice Age, Ancient Egypt, Medieval Times, the Victorian era as well as flying into the future!
The Enterprise Christmas Fair
Over the past week we have been working hard in our companies to research, design and produce products for the school Christmas fair. We learnt about the different job roles involved in the process such as, designers, accountants, manufacturers, quality controllers and marketers.
Have a look below at the photos of our journey!
Victorian Experience Day
This week we went on an exciting visit to Cannon Hall to experience life as a Victorian servant. We made our lunch in the kitchen, toured the master's house, did the washing, polished the master's brass and boots and made some butter in the larder! It was a busy and tiring day but we worked hard and the housekeeper said we could definitely come back as Victorian servants whenever we wanted! Have a look below at some of our photos.
Over the past couple of weeks we have been focusing on mastering the place value of two digit numbers. Using reasoning skills we were able to explain how many tens and units were in a number. Have a look at the video below of some reasoning.
If you would like to practise your numeracy at home, why not try out some games? Have a look at the link below!
In PSHE we have been thinking about the feelings we all share and how we can empathise and support each other. Have a look at the video below, where demonstrate how we can be kind on the playground.