Welcome to France class. We are in Year 2 and our teacher is Miss Robertson. Mrs Riccobena and Miss Steer are our Teaching Assistants.
This week we followed an online live lesson to recreate Van Gogh’s Starry Night. It was brilliant to see work for home and school learners which were all a bit different, despite following the same tutorial!
Today we made mincemeat muffins! We weighed the ingredients, mixed them and poured the mixture into the cases. Once baked, we will do the best bit: eating!
This week we received some mysterious letters from different fairytale characters: Prince Charming, Goldilocks, Jack (with the beanstalk!) and one of the little pigs. They needed our help to solve different mysteries. We thought about what we could do and wrote some letters in return.
Today we have been learning about the Nativity story. We ordered the events of the story and held freeze frames for different parts. Can you tell which parts of the story we are acting out?
This week we have been sharing in maths. We talked about equal and unequal groups and ensured that our groups were equal. Some of us even began to use the division symbol!
This week in our Nurture session we read ‘Jeremy Worried About the Wind’ and discussed how worrying makes us feel. We then made some streamers to take outside and fly in the wind.
We have been down to the wildlife garden this week hunting for different habitats and animals. We used magnifying glasses to look carefully and jars to have a closer look at the insects. We had a great time pond dipping and using the butterfly fishing nets. We had a brilliant time, although I apologise that the children went home smelling of pondweed!
Today we learned all about a Victorian washday. We talked about mangles, washboards and we smelled some carbolic soap (their reactions were priceless!) We then went into our outdoor classroom and tried recreating our own washday. We had so much fun and got very wet! Later in the week we will be writing instructions for a washday in our English lessons.
This week in Nurture we talked about feeling angry and strategies to help us calm down. We went outside with Mrs Riccobena and watched our mini-volcano erupting in the allotment digging pit – I think you can see how excited we all were!
Last week we continued reading and writing poems. We looked at a monster poem and adapted this to suit our own monster. We used adjectives to describe our monster and it’s different parts.