The children really enjoyed making the gingerbread in preparation for our gingerbread houses for our gingerbread village. Thank you to all those who volunteered to help and the SJSA for organising this event.
A very big thank you to all of you that dressed casual to help raise money for A very big thank you to all of you that dressed casual to help raise money for Children in Need. We also had a special visitor. Pudsey made an appearance in the form of a yummy cake made by Diane (Kayla Payne’s Mum). It seemed such a shame to eat him although he was delicious!
On Monday 17th July, Year 2 held their very own garden centre in the school hall. We sold many hand crafted items as well as plants and yummy cakes. It was very well attended and we hope to have made over £200. We will post the total amount raised towards the end of the week when we have sold some more items. The children worked very hard and the afternoon was a complete success!
Last week the children of Year 2 had the opportunity to pair up with a child from Year 6 to learn how to use the animation tool on J2Launch. The children used lego to create props and filmed their stories frame by frame. By the end of the afternoon we had some budding filmmakers.
I hope you enjoy looking at the photos of our recent residential. As you can see we had an amazing time and the children were an absolute joy to be with.
Year 4 & 2 joined together to complete a maths investigation about perimeter. First the children had to think of ways of measuring around the hall without using any standard measurements. The children discovered that their measurements all differed. Then they were given a variety of standard units of measurement to use such as rulers, meter sticks and tape measures. The children noticed that although their measurements were similar they still differed due to a variety of factors. They all agreed that a trundle wheel would be the best option and they discovered that their measurements were accurate. We then asked the children to use the information they had about the perimeter to calculate the area of the hall. The groups were mixed year groups and they all had fun working together.
In Year 2 we have been learning all about weight, in particular grams and kilograms. The children used the chrome books to practice reading scales using a game called ‘Mostly Postie’.The children were able to follow a flap jack recipe, measuring ingredients and more importantly, they got to eat them! Another group were learning all about seconds and had to complete a range of activities in either 15 or 30 seconds and record what they had achieved. Activities included, counting, writing the alphabet and building towers of cubes.
In Year 2 as part of our Geography topic we have been looking at physical features with regards to our environment. Last week we created mountains, this week we concentrated on rivers. The children used sticks for the river banks and made a river bed using sand and grit. We then poured ‘rain’ down the river and watched what happened. The children noticed that sand and grit travelled with the water and that the water made a natural path down the river bed. The children also related this activity to the water cycle and what an important part mountains play within this cycle.