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WB 20.9.21

This week we have been writing our Rosa Parks biographies in English. We have been trying to include features of biographies in our writing (for example titles and subtitles) as well as using specific vocabulary to help tell the story of her life. In our phonics sessions we have recapped some of the special friends and used them in different spellings. Some of us also started to join our letters in our handwriting focus too!

In Maths we have continued our place value work, looking at how two digit numbers are made up of tens and ones and how we can make and draw different numbers.

In RE we have started to think about the creation story and how God made the world. We looked at the art of Caroline Street and we created our own painting of Day 6 of the creation story.

In our History lessons, we have continued to think about significant people and have sorted them under different headings, like explorer, scientist, activist.  In Music, we have continued to find the pulse (heartbeat) of a piece of music and have started to look at how the rhythm is different to the pulse. In PE we had Premier Sports in and we learnt some skills to help us keep control of a football.

Finally, in Science we conducted an experiment to see how germs spread, using glitter to help show us. We wrote our results down and though about whether our predictions of the precious lesson ere correct.

WB 13.9.21

We have had another busy week for our Bold Badgers!

In English we have been learning about more Rosa Parks in readiness for writing biographies about her next week. We have been learning what a biography is and what features we can find in a biography.  In Maths, we are continuing our place value work looking at tens and ones in numbers to 50 as well as grouping objects into tens to help us count more easily.

In our Topic lessons we have been using Dawson’s model in groups to help decide whether different people are historically significant.   In Science we have been thinking about how germs spread and shall be doing an experiment next week to find out. We made our predictions this week based upon what we already know about germs.  In RE we have thought about what we know of the creation story and what we want to find out. We have enjoyed our first PE lesson with Premier Sports and in Music we have talked about pulse in music and have kept the pulse when listening to different music.

Finally, in Computing we have started our Coding topic and have started to learn about algorithms and we created our own algorithms.

WB 6.9.21

We have had a lovely first week back to school after our summer holidays! The Bold Badgers have settled in beautifully to their new classroom and our Year 2 routines.

This week we have spent some time getting to know each other and exploring the areas of our classroom. We have enjoyed creating some art work in the style of Kandinsky and we used colour to represent different emotions after reading The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas.  In our Jigsaw lesson this week we read The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside and we talked about any worries that we had about starting in Year 2 and what to do if we have worries and who we can talk to. 

In English we wrote about where we would go if we found a magic pot of bubbles that could take us anywhere and in Maths we recapped counting forwards and backward to 20 ready to start our place value work next week. 

We also started our new topic for this half term - Movers and Shakers. We are learning all about different significant people in history and today we were historians and learnt about Dawson's Model which is a set of five statements that historians use to decide if someone is historically significant. We started to learn about Rosa Parks and we used Dawson's Model to decide if she was a historically significant person - we agreed as a class that she was!   

Well done to all the Bold Badgers this week.  We are very proud of how you have settled in and we are looking forward tp learning with you this year!