Year 2, Potion Making, 1.11.19
Today we started making potions. Taking inspirations from ‘George’s Marvelous Medicine’, we poured in a teaspoon of frogs spawn, a pinch of snake’s scales, the juice from a lizard’s spine as well as many other gruesome ingredients. What other things might you need a list of ingredients for?
In Year Two, we are getting to grips with what we are going to write in our message in a bottle. We want to include why we became stranded.
Have a look at the description of the storm that cause the unlucky sailor to become washed up on a deserted island.
What a super effort! Which bits can you magpie for your description?
Yesterday Year 2 started using colourful semantics to up level some of their sentences.
Can you spot an adverb of time or an exciting verb?
Year 2 have been looking at measuring objects and comparing their lengths. We had to look at which was bigger 1cm or 1m and why.
We had lots of interesting conversations about the accuracy of our measuring when we measured then ordered ourselves.
Year 2 have been looking at the value of each digit in a number. Today we built on what we already know and we have to compare different numbers and sorted them from smallest to largest.
Which is the largest 3 tens and 1 one, 29, 2 tens and 14 ones or 20+10? Maybe you can build them first to help you fin out?
Today the children in Year Two started making their very own sea creature models. They had researched them, spend time designing them and finally it was time to get hands on. What techniques did you use? Did you have to do any carving or joining?
On Friday the children took part in the annual Year 2 sleepover!
They all had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed their time at school when everyone else had gone home. A highlight was eating the pizzas and then going on a walk around the school in their pyjamas.
Today the children of Apple class had the chance to plant their own seeds. The children planted broad beans and cress and placed then on the window sill to see what they will turn into. The children used soil or saturated paper towel to help their seeds grow.
Watch this space for updates on how the seeds are doing!
Today the children of Year 2 took part in the Football Challenge as part of the SoccerAid challenge in Sports Week. The children had to dribble in and out of cones, go through two gates and then score a penalty into the goal. The children had a great time and even included some very exquisite dance moves!
Today, Apple class got the opportunity to take part in some archery. They had a go at firing the arrows at the target trying to get a score of 10.
The second game the children had a go at was making a pizza. In their teams they had to score one of each point.
The children really enjoyed it and were proud of their efforts.
Years 1 and 2 have been doing lots of work on plants. They have been learning how to draw them in the style of Georgia O’keeffe. They have learnt language used to describe them and then used this to help them identify different plants. They even used their sorting skills to classify different leaves.
This week the children of Apple class have had the opportunity to take part in some fantastic activities. They have had the chance to learn some new scooter skills, play dodgeball and take part in the brilliant event that was Sports Day. The children have worked extremely well together and should be proud of all their achievements this week.
The children of Year 2 had a great afternoon today. After a busy week, the children had time to look back at all the hard work they done in their SOLE books. They also had the opportunity to share their Home Learning that they are extremely proud of.
To finish the afternoon and to truly celebrate the topic ‘I love Devon’ the children got to fill their homemade scones, which they made on Wednesday, with Jam and Cream and eat them whilst enjoying the sun on the school field!
This afternoon Year 2 were provided with coordinates on a map and they had to work in teams to collect hidden letters from around the school. The aim was to be the most accurate, fastest and collaborate. Well done to those teams who completed it but especially to our teams from Palm Class who came first and second place and a team from Apple who came third. What skills did you use to find the hidden letters.
As part of ‘I Love Devon’ the children had a go at locating places in Devon using maps and Google Earth. The children had to use their directional language of North, South, East and West.
The Children had to find the cities of Plymouth and Exeter as well as Bideford and Dartmouth.
One of the reasons we love where we live is because of the beautiful landscapes we have.
Year 2 spent sometime experimenting with using water colours. Later, they sketched the view from the playground and used this back in the classroom to paint the landscape using water colour paints. What techniques did you use in your painting? What did you learn about painting the sky?
Today the children used the iPads to log into spellodrome and have a go at the fabulous games to help learn their spellings. The children really enjoyed being word detectives and trying to earn the most points!
The children have all their logins and are looking forward to having a go at home!
This afternoon, Year Two went outside to practise giving each other directions using the compasses. Can you remember which way the needle always points? What was opposite East?
The children of Key stage 1 had a visit from a firefighter to talk about fire safety. The children noticed that it was very different in 1666 compared to today.
The children were told about what to do if there is a fire, saw a uniform they wear and learnt about the role of a firefighter.
Year 2 have been looking at multiplication. We know that the words times, multiple, groups of and lots of can all be used. We have been looking at making arrays. What repeated addition number sentence could you also write for them?
Today the children continued building their willow lanterns. It was fantastic to see so many children working collaboratively and to have so many wonderful helpers come. They lanterns are looking amazing! We can’t wait to see them in the parade on Saturday.
Palm class enjoyed a class assembly today about Remembrance Day. We made our very own poppies and wreath to mark 100 years since the war finished.
I’m sure you will agree it looks fabulous!
Well done Palm Class!
Handed out on Monday 15th October; Tested on Monday 29thOctober
Note: Spellings 1-7 focus on this week’s phoneme focus; spellings 8-10 are from the Year 1 & 2 word list.
Year 2s current learning journey has seen us leaning all about bugs and minibeats. Most recently we have been learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly. Today Apple Class were lucky enough to watch some butterflies, that had been cared for by a member of our class, be released into the wild.
We would like to say a big thank you to all those involved.
This afternoon Year 2 had great fun creating the life cycle of a butterfly in SOLE for our minibeasts learning journey. They wrote about it on Monday and they have enjoyed creating one of their own today. Varieties of rice and pasta was used to create the different stages.
Year 2 have enjoyed using their pebbles today to make their very own minibeasts. We now have an amazing selection of ladybirds, bumble bees, big, scary spiders and beautiful butterflies.
Well done Year 2 for being soooo creative!
Apple Class had great fun exploring the school this evening in the dark!
We left some surprises for the teachers on Monday morning.
We’re off to sleep now. One of us is eagerly awaiting a visit from the tooth fairy! GOODNIGHT!!!!
We had a great time playing games on the field. Now we are chilling out with a film and our teddies.
Apple Class have had a an absolute ball playing games on the field and eating LOTS of pizza, chips and cake!!!!
Apple Class would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Tribble for the amazing cupcakes and Mrs Cameron-Pearce for Izzy’s early birthday cake.
Today Year 2 were lucky enough to have a visit from Athena the Corn Snake. Claire from Shaldon Zoo talked to the children about how snakes related to dinosaurs and she answered all the children’s questions.
All the children had chance to stroke the snake if they wanted to and they were all shocked about the way it felt.
Ask your child to tell you a fact about reptiles.
Palm class created their very own dinosaur timeline, whilst looking at the different dinosaur eras in time. We found out that the Stegosaurs was alive in the Jurassic period, around 150 million years ago and that the Ichthyosaurs lived during the Mesozoic era.
We had something very exciting arrive in the post today. Our baby caterpillars. Over the next few weeks we will get to watch them grow. We also explored the school grounds too, limboing under brambles and finding our own baby creatures.
Today year 2 worked hard making drawbridges.
We cut, measured and improved our drawbridges.
Our drawbridges are now fit for a King and Queen.
Well Done Year 2!!
We had a great morning in literacy today being interviewers and characters from our stories. We asked questions about how we feel and what we want more than anything else in the world and our characters answered really well.
We had an evil king who wanted a castle to live in, a princess who was lost in the woods and a fairy who was lonely.
What other characters do you think should be in a fairytale?
Year 2 were incredibly excited for their school trip to Coombe Valley Nature Reserve to do a litter pick. They trundled down the hill with smiles on their faces not knowing how much rubbish they would find. Straight away they noticed a bin that had tipped over and emptied its contents on the road and pavement, but further on down they saw the bin men collecting it all and recycling it.
Upon arriving at the nature reserve, we were split into two teams, one was to go food hunting for squirrels and dormice whilst the others did a litter pick. Everyone had a great time.
This afternoon Year 2 have had a great time completing a range of activities linked to our topic of Trash Bash.
They were sorting different materials and explaining why things went where they did, they recycled old bottles and created shakers, made predictions for science and created some circle art. All were engaged and loved the different activities.
We are however needing some more small drinks bottles, so please bring any in for us if you have any!
This morning, ‘Mrs Jones’ a Teignmouth resident, came in to answer questions the children had about the local area and how they could help keep Teignmouth tidy. They came up with some excellent questions and learnt a lot about how the litter really can damage the environment and animals. They became really aware of the impact of litter upon so many different things and has enthused them to want to encourage people to tidy up.
This morning Key Stage One were visited by Lizzie and Chrissie from Teignbridge Recycling team. They taught us about what happens to all the rubbish in Teignbridge and how much is collected every year. We were surprised to find out that all our glass bottles were collected and taken to Yorkshire to be recycled, but more shocked to find out that all cardboard was sent to China!
They then ran workshops for each of the classes that were fun and interactive and gave each child a present also.
All showed excellent manners as always and sat and listened and learnt so much!
Wow! How lucky are we?
Today we were visited by Lizzie and Chrissie from the Teignbridge Recycling team to talk to us about what is recycled and how we can each better at it. We then got to do an activity which was to guess what objects were made of. Apple Class did brilliantly and made excellent predictions and got every one correct!
Did you know a fleece is made out of plastic bottles?
They were so kind and gave each child a colouring book and pencil because of how well behaved they were.
This morning, Apple Class became feature detectives and searched for our new topic words within our letter example. They worked incredibly hard and collaborated with one another to be successful.
It was noticed that the words that were frequently present within the letter were: “tidy” and “litter”. The children decided they would be the words they must include in their own writing.
Do you know what all our vocabulary words mean?
Can you come up with a definition for each of them?
How lucky were we to have wind today to fly our amazing kites that we made!
We were very excited and proud that they worked! What do you think of our creations?
The new Apple Class have had fun this afternoon making their own kites to fly in the wind! They used teamwork and collaboration skills as the cutting and sticking was tricky.
Keep a look out for our post tomorrow of our finished kites flying!!
We have had a great afternoon creating some marvellous artwork of ourselves using sand! We got sticky and messy, but we had a great time.
We also had a go at some pencil art work, using pastels and choosing our own resource to create a picture of ourself.
We even used some of our learning values when tidying up!
Can you guess which ones?
Today, the new Apple Class played a lot of games that focused on the learning values. They collaborated with others with the hoop game, took risks whilst playing ‘Dragon’s Lair’, showed resilience when trying to get a note on the flute and reflected on how they could improve if they were to have another go. They have all had a great day full of fun activities….
Apple Class headed outside today to hunt for questions, commas in lists and apostrophes in a piece of text. It’s the start of their new literacy topic on the life cycle of a plant.
As Mr Quint would say “The sun is out the sky is blue.” Apple Class thought that it was too nice to spend the day inside so we took to the playground and field with our books today.
This afternoon Year Two took to the field to identify and name some of the trees.
We learnt to be good scientist who had to look closely at the size and shape.
What plants do you have growing in the garden?
Can you spot any if the same trees at the park?
Grubs up at the sleepover. Lots of smiling faces and full belllies.
Year Two braved the mist and rain to complete the ‘Two Tor Challenge’. We are increadibly proud of their positive attitude, sense of adventure and collaboration. They made a remarkable team as we used the compasses to navigate across the moor. On the way we learnt more about the local history, plants and animals as well as jumping in lots of puddles.