Winter at the allotments

January 30, 2017

As part of our learning and understanding about plants and growing, we went to visit the allotments to find out what an allotment was and what they were being used for.  We met a lady called Doris who informed us  what her fellow allotment holders grew in their raised beds and how they ensured their plants were […]


Year 2 Reading Group

January 25, 2017

We were looking at words that had the split digraph a _e  in them.  They included make, bake, cake and take.  The pupils identified these words in the text, highlighted them and then began composing their own sentences using them. They then read out their recipe and created apple drop scones or Scottish pancakes as we call them.  […]


Growing problems!

January 25, 2017

After waiting with anticipation for our seeds to grow, after 4 days we had no results. We then realised our classroom was too cold for ‘quick’ results so we placed them all in a warm cupboard and now we can see the first signs of life. From their list of questions they have now discovered that […]


Germination and Growing

January 19, 2017

We are studying ‘plants’ in science and investigating how they grow.  The pupils have lots of questions and theories they want to test out. They want to discover the following things: Do seeds need sunlight to grow? If I plant my seeds upside down, will the plants grow upside down? What is Germination? What happens […]


Museum of Childhood

January 19, 2017

We had a wonderful time at the museum on Tuesday.  We saw lots of toys that our grandparents and parents would have played with. We also got the opportunity to play and engage with the toys. There were light tubes, magnetic faces, rocking horses, sand pits, book corners and even a Punch and Judy theatre. […]


Shaping up!

January 13, 2017

We have been learning about the properties of regular and irregular 2D shapes this week. We know why they are 2D, the names of the shapes and can even sort them using different criteria using Venn and Carroll Diagrams. We then visualised the shapes and used peg-boards and isometric paper to draw them.


Gymnastics

January 12, 2017

Year 2 have been doing gymnastics as you can see.  The positions they have learned so far are Pike, Tuck, Dish and Arch. They are now using those four moves together to create short  routines. Pupils who attended the Gymnastics Club after school have displayed greater flexibility including the ‘splits.


Road Safety

January 7, 2017

Year 2 have been reading Dick King Smith’s book ‘The Hodgeheg.’ The main character Max, is struggling to solve the mystery of how humans can cross the road safely, and yet his family end up as spiky pancakes! We decided to practise crossing the road safely, so that we could write instructions for his family. 1  […]