Welcome back to the Summer Term. This year seems to be flying but we have a packed term to look forward to and your children are going to be busy as always. We have had a busy start this week with lots of planting, an archery experience and several play times on the field as well as the daily maths and literacy lessons.
Our topic for the whole of this term is LAND AND SEA. This will cover a wide range of mini topics including Planting and Growing, Tanzania, Oceans and Continents and Under The Sea.
Children in year 2 are currently taking part in activities which will be used to make an assessment of their progress as is required by the Statutory Testing Authority. This judgement is made using a wide range of their work including Maths and Reading test papers. Please rest assured that any assessment is done as part of normal teaching and learning and we work very carefully to ensure it is a positive experience for the children. KS1 assessments are sent home with the end of year school report. Please come and see us if you have any questions.
More excitingly, we have also confirmed the date of the annual year 2 sleepover which will take place on Friday 14th July 2017. Further details to follow.
As always, come and see us if you have any queries about anything at all!
Mrs Charles, Mrs Salisbury and Mrs Brown.
We have spent lots of time looking at Andy Goldsworthy's work and have recreated it using natural materials, paints and sketches. Today we looked at other examples of land art that had been inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. The children were challenged to come up with their own sculpture or piece of art using natural materials. There was some lovely individual efforts as well as superb co-operation between groups of 3 and 4. Great work class 2!
(We also jumped in the puddles, explored the very wet field and practiced throwing our voices across the field in preparation for the nativity!)
Spider's webs were the theme of today's session. We talked about the webs we had seen outside and watched a short video about how a spider makes its web to understand the structure. Then we had a go at recreating them using sticks and wool. Everyone worked together to collect straight sticks as we decided they were the best were the best to use.
18.10.16 - Forest School
This afternoon we tried real orienteering using a map! Previously we have looked at photo clues and followed trails. It was quite a lot trickier using a map. We found places on the map and then had to match them up to places in"real-life". This helped us find fairy tale clues which were hidden around the school grounds.
There was some great teamwork this afternoon and lots of persistence. The children worked with partners in the opposite year group and it was lovely to see them supporting each other.
When we had finished, we popped to the wooded forest school area to make dens for hedgehogs to potentially hibernate in as we noticed the weather is getting colder. A busy afternoon!
Difficult to get photos today as everyone was moving very quickly! The children were following a photo-orienteering trail which was helping them to observe signs of Autumn in the school grounds.
It was great fun and the fastest team to complete the course will be announced tomorrow in class.