Class 2 Blog

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  • 16
    Nov

    The Snowman

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    In the Wednesday afternoon musical drama sessions with Miss Blythe the children have been using the Snowman story by Raymond Briggs as inspiration. This week they made snowmen puppets!
  • 14
    Nov

    Working on new Maths strategies

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    This week we are tackling subtraction using 2, two digit numbers. We are developing strategies to support our ability to work out the solution by applying skills we have learnt previously. Yesterday we used partitioning to help us and today we explored using a number line.
  • 15
    Oct

    Harvest - the introduction

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    After an inspiring Harvest assembly this morning Class 2 carried out our follow-up activities this afternoon. First we discussed the food we eat. - what we do and don't like to eat, any unusual food choices we have come across and where our food comes from. We talked to our friends, shared ideas with the class, played interactive games and watch presentations of the Smartboard.
  • 15
    Oct

    Harvest - the build up

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    Then we talked about what might affect food production and how some children in our world and our country don't have enough food to keep healthy. We watched a video about Ruben a boy from Bolivia who has been through difficult times and not always had enough food until his family were helped to build a greenhouse and taught about good farming practices. Now they produce enough food to feed the family and have some left to sell at market. We talked about what will happen to the kind donations for the food bank received today.
  • 15
    Oct

    Harvest - and finally

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    We made our "we are thankful for.." statements. We are thankful for our families who love us and care for us. We are thankful for our homes and the shelter and comfort they give us. We are thankful for the food we get which helps us stay active, healthy and alert. We turned our thankful statements into our harvest of apples which are now hanging in the window overlooking the playground for all to enjoy!
  • 15
    Oct

    Only One You!

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    Check out the beautiful and completely individual yogurt pot fish we are working on in Art, inspired by the whole school story Only One You by Linda Kranz. The book is full of words of wisdom given to Adri a young fish about to set off on his own life journey by his parents. The illustrations in the book are bright and vibrant and really captured our imagination. The children also used the ideas in the book to write a what happened next version of the story, completely independently, which can be seen in their Literacy Skills books. Both finished projects will form part of a whole school display in the main entrance.
  • 15
    Oct

    Rapid Phonics a go-go

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    Ms Tarkowski and Mrs Tainton are working with children on continued phonic skills. The daily sessions are proving a real hit!
  • 15
    Oct

    Working with Numicon

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    Hopefully you will have heard the children talking about this invaluable resources used to support our mathematical learning in Class 2. We are lucky to have Berkeley's resident Numicon expert in Mrs Tainton. The children use the resource to help support calculation skills and they play a great supporting role in helping the children to see patterns and relationships in numbers.
  • 15
    Oct

    Showing Kindness

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    Our R.E. theme this term is focusing on the Christian faith and specifically the idea of showing kindness. We have explored this theme throughout our weekly sessions by talking about our experience of showing and being shown kindness and how it makes us feel. We have shared the stories from the New Testament of The Kind Traveller (the Good Samaritan) and The Hole in the Roof to help share why Christians believe in "being a good neighbour". We have tried our hand at acting out the stories and are working on being a good buddy at playtime and work time to support our friends to do their best.
  • 15
    Oct

    Solving Problems

    Posted by Mrs L Trotman
    In Maths we try to integrate solving problems into all areas of learning. This week we have been looking at using clues and patterns or number pairs we already know about to help us work out a problem. For example if we know that 2+5=7 we can work out what 20+50 will be by using associated number facts.