Year 2 - France
Welcome to France class. We are in Year 2 and our teacher is Mr Bamford. Mrs Peel and Mrs Philpott are our Teaching Assistants.
The children are getting into the swing of being back at school now and they have been very busy. In English they have been immersing themselves in some fairy tale story-telling and acting out some freeze frames from the story of Cinderella – here are a just a few snaps from our drama lesson:
France class had the difficult decision of which traditional story character to make as rod puppets in our DT lessons. We can’t wait to finish these off and share them.
In maths the children have been splitting up numbers in different ways to become confident with their place value of tens and ones. Here are some representations of the part-whole model using lots of different resources:
A great big welcome to our new Year 2s. It was great to hear about all the exciting things the children got up to in their holidays and they shared some fantastic writing and drawing telling us all about it.
We’ve been establishing our classroom rules and getting to know the space which we will be working in this year. Importantly in France class, we must remember that we are all fantastically different, and that’s what makes us special. Our class jigsaw will help us all remember that!
To help us learn about France, the children donned their aprons and produced some art depicting one of its most famous landmarks, the Eiffel Tower. We used special stamps and printing ink to make the structure, adding flourishes afterwards of the French night skyline and fireworks in the sky using pastels.
Au revoir for now.
In our Science café, we read “The Rainbow Bear” by Michael Morpurgo. The book tied into lots of the Science (and some Georgraphy) learning we have been doing this year about animals in their habitats, basic needs for survival, colour and floating & sinking. The children were then tasked with building a raft to help our Polar Bear make his way back to the Arctic. They had to cut a boat shape out of polystyrene and then add a mast and sail to help it sail before trialling it in our ocean test tanks. Many successfully floated on their first voyage, but maybe we’ll need to try something a little sturdier next time so it can last the whole journey…
They also observed the colourful patterns (like the Rainbow Bear) they could create using just M&Ms and water. Thanks to all who came – hopefully everybody had a good time and managed to grab a biscuit before they all disappeared!