This half term the Children in Class Seedling have been learning about the human and physical features found in our locality and comparing them to those found in Australia. They have been on two trips to explore our local area. One around the village and across to the nature area. The other was a very rainy trip to Beacon Hill. The pictures below show some of the places the children explored and the learning that took place.
At Cossington Meadow
At Beacon Hill
Last Wednesday Year 2 stayed overnight at Beaumanor Hall. Day 1 was made up of a range of pirate themed activities. Day 2 was nature themed. The pictures below show what the Year 2 children got up to on this visit. Have a look and talk to your child about their favourite part of the residential trip.
In Seedlings this week we have been learning the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We have made a picture map of the story and put actions to the words to help us remember all the different parts of the text. Next week we will be innovating on the story which means changing parts of it to make it our own. Have a look at the videos of our story. What do you think of our actions and expression?
This week in Class Seedling we have been learning about Judaism as part of our whole school RE week. below is some of the work we completed and facts we found out about the Jewish faith.
We went to see the Orthodox Synagogue in Leicester. Look at our visit below.
Back at school we created these mixed media collages of the building.
We wrote these sentences to show what we had learned on our trip . . .
At the synagogue I enjoyed seeing the crown. I found out that Jewish people have a perticular diet. - James
At the synagogue I enjoyed eating the matzos. I found out the scroll is made of ded cow skin. - Luke
At the sunagogue I enjoyed look at the Mezuzah. - Courtney
At the synagogue I enjoyed looking at the torahs. I found out Jewish people only beliv in one god. - Neve
At the synogogue I enjoyed lisning to the storys. I found out Sabath is from Friday to Satday. - Isaac
At the synagogue I enjoyed conting the stars of david. I found out that Jewish people baleav in one god. - Oscar
At the synogogue I enjoyed fighnding out the Mezouza and eating the Matzos bred. - Hattie
What was your favourite thing about the trip? What were the important five things our Jewish friend asked us to remember about his faith?
To start our topic Class Seedling were shipwrecked on a mysterious set of islands. During the day we role played setting off on a voyage in our boat, being shipwrecked, exploring the islands and eventually working out where we have arrived. We used clues to work out we were on the Galapagos Islands and will now be learning all about them in our topic work. Look at the pictures from our exciting day!
Welcome to Seedling Class
Welcome to our healthy cafe!
The children designed the menus thinking about a balanced diet and what the body needs to run well. They enjoyed showing off their work to the parents and grandparents who joined them. Seedlings hope you liked the food!
Year 2 Poetry Corner - I wish I had a . . .
Year 2 have been writing poems based on a poem they learned called 'I wish I had a dragon'. They have turned the poem into their own by wishing for their own favourite creature. Please read them and let us the authors know what you think! Click on a page to make it bigger and easier to view.
Class 2 have enjoyed learning about Pancake day/Shrove Tuesday. We explored the Christian meaning behind the day and how it marks the beginning of Lent. As part of our learning, we had fun following a recipe to make pancakes and then finally we got to eat them!
We also read and reviewed a funny book called 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes' that has an unusual twist at the ending.
Have a read at what Robyn wrote about the book...
Have a read at what Robyn wrote about the book...
Book Title: Mr Wolf's Pancakes
Author: Jan Fearnley
Fiction or Non-fiction: Fiction
What is the book about? It is about a wolf who wants to make pancakes. He asks all his neighbours to help but they don't want to help. At the end of the story, Mr Wolf holds the pancakes out of the window and the neighbours smell it and Mr Wolf lets the neighbours in. Because the neighbours were so mean, Mr Wolf ate all the pancakes and the neighbours!
Rating: 5 star
What ages and interests is this book suitable for? Why? I would say it's for people 4 to 8 years old because they would find the story funny.
Inspiration Day to Warwick Castle
To start our new Foundation Stage and Key Stage One topic of 'Kings, Queens and Castles' , Class 1 and 2 visited Warwick Castle on 13th January. Class 2 had a wonderful, sunny and jam-packed day exploring the castle: from looking at the artefacts in the stately rooms, bravely going down to the jail and walking up the ramparts. The children even got to re-enact the Battle of Hastings and met Henry V111 and his wives! Have a look at some of our photographs below.
Talk for Writing
- This week the children have been learning to retell an adventure story, 'Aristotle' by Dick King-Smith, off by heart. They have been learning to do this using a story map and some actions. This will build a strong basis on which the children will soon write their own adventure stories.
You can see some children retelling the story on the videos below and an example of a story map.
In our history topic, we have started to explore Victorian home life. Class 2 have also been recently learning to write instructions in English lessons. Over the last week the children have had the experience of baking a yummy Victoria sponge cake and have all written a set of instructions so someone else could bake one, just like they did in the Victorian times.
Have a read of some of the children’s work below. I think we have some budding cooking writers or ‘Bake off’ contestants!