Making Easter baskets in Apple class – 30.03.21
In Apple class, we made Easter baskets using coloured card and glue. We had to follow instructions very carefully and showed great resilience, collaboration and empathy when making our baskets. Some of us even made eggs out of paper to put inside our baskets – it was lots of fun and we cannot wait to use them for an egg hunt in the holidays!
As part of our ‘Beat Band Boogie’ topic work, we explored all the sounds we can make using our bodies. We learnt this was called body percussion. Using stomps, claps, slaps, taps and clicks we learnt a body percussion sequence as a class and enjoyed making beats and rhythmns.
This week is Science week and today we looked at pictures and discussed what we thought was going on in them. In one of the pictures, we thought that a group of people were dancing and we talked about what is different about the dancers, how children might dance compared to adults and how bodies move. We listened to a variety of music types and even had a dance with Mr Quint! It was lots of fun!
As part of our ‘Beat Band Boogie’ topic, today we enjoyed making drums and listening to all the sounds we could make! We used yoghurt pots, balloons, masking tape and coloured pens. The balloons were challenging to put over the top of the yoghurt pots but we were very resilient and worked collaboratively to help each other succeed. After we made them, we carefully decorated them to make them our own.
We all had a brilliant online Pilates session this afternoon with an instructor from the Dartmoor Schools Sport Partnership. The session had a focus on keeping physically active and on the children’s mental well-being.
Year 2 enjoyed a very creative afternoon with making monarch models! They chose an English monarch and then were asked to make a model/picture of him/her. They were allowed to use anything in the classroom!!!!!
For Wellbeing Wednesday, we all enjoyed a variety of activities. Half of Year 2 found their inner peace during a yoga session in the hall. The other half completed mandala patterns as a calming activity. We had a great afternoon and look forward to our activities for next week! Read more
In Year 2, as part of our learning journey, we spent the afternoon researching facts about crowns and why members of the royal family wear them. Then, we made our own crowns, using card, jewels, cotton wool and lots of other colourful things!
Today, in Apple class we had a visitor from Coram Education, the charity responsible for our PSHE resource SCARF. We had an exciting afternoon talking about friendships and our bodies. We even met a new friend – Harold the Giraffe! Harold and his friends were having a party and we helped them solve some problems. We had a wonderful time and are now more aware of other people’s feelings.
This week in Apple class, we have been learning about many significant people from the past. We have been learning about Rosa Parks especially and her stand against racism. We were very surprised to learn that in the past, racial inequality existed and stopped certain individuals from living as they do now. We have acted out a scene of Rosa Parks’ protest on a bus and discussed why this was an important part of History! ;
This week, in Apple class, we have had great fun acting out scenarios where positive choices can make a difference. It is all part of our focus at the moment of anti-bullying week.
We now have are very own pumpkin patch! A kind parent brought some pumpkin plants in to school. Our happy band of green fingered children weeded and dug the raised beds. We then planted the pumpkin plants and have watered them daily. We have had great fun and have learnt all about looking after plants.
All the children at home are working extremely hard. An enormous thank you to all the parents for your continued support. Here are a few examples of some of the excellent work.
This is a fun song to help the children remember to social distance. We talk about staying in our bubble and not going into anyone else’s bubble!! Sing along – you will recognise the tune!!
Apple class are working incredibly hard to score high points and try and win their heats in the weekly tournaments in Times Tables Rockstars. Well done Apple Class, you have done it again this week! Brilliant, excellent work – keep it up!
It is wonderful to see all the different work coming in from Home Learning. All of Apple class are working so hard and showing me what clever and creative children they are. Keep the work coming in, you are all doing a fantastic job.
It is great to see all the different activities that make us feel in the ‘Green Zone’. These are activities that make us feel happy, energised, feel good, focused and ready to learn.
Apple class have been busy making treasure chests, burying their treasure and then making a ‘Pirate Treasure Map’ Arrrrrrrrgh!!!!
What a wonderful variety of work is coming in! Children are making wonderful Pirate flags and Treasure maps in their SOLE work. Some are planting things and making Dens which put them in their ‘Green zone’. Others are making edible clocks!!!!
It is also brilliant to see how hard they are all working with their maths and literacy. Well done Apple Class, you are working extremely hard.
Apple class have been producing some terrific work. It has been great seeing all the work about Captain Cook and his travels around the world. Keep sending in your work – it all looks brilliant. You are all certainly working very hard at home. A big ‘Thank You’ again to all parent/carers: You are all doing a fantastic job.
Well done Apple Class. Absolutely brilliant . You were the champions last week. You are all working so incredibly hard – I am very proud of you. Keep going – we now need to stay at the top!!
Apple class are all very busy at home and it is great to see the excellent work that is being produced. We must say a great big thank you to all the parent/carers for your brilliant support.
An enormous thank you to all the parent/carers for your continued support at home. Here are some more examples of our Awesome Apples busy working at home!!
Well done everyone!
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Well done everyone for working so hard at home. Remember to look at all the folders even if you don’t get chance to complete everything. There are lots of fantastic things to do.
An enormous THANK YOU to all the wonderful parent/carers ……….. you are all doing amazingly well.
It is lovely to see all the hard work being done at home with your parent/carers. Everyone has a totally different situation at home, so please don’t worry if you are not able to send work in. We will have the biggest ‘Show and Tell’ in the world when we are all back together!!!!!
You are all doing a BRILLIANT job.
Apple class are working so hard at home. Lots of work is coming in and even if you can’t send it in your parents have told me all about how hard you are working and all about the great things that you are doing.
An enormous thank you to all the parent/carers: You are all doing a FANTASTIC JOB!!!!
Brilliant work still coming in from our class. Please don’t worry if you can’t send your work in. We will look at all your wonderful work when we all get together again.
You are all doing a fantastic job.
Parents and carers – you are all doing great, thank you.
Everyone is working extremely hard and really trying their best with the work that we are setting. Well done Apple class and thank you parent/carers for all your amazing support.
Apple class children have been working really hard at home and here is some of the wonderful work that I am receiving. Thank you very very much to all the parent and carers. You are all doing a fantastic job.
Thank you everyone for sending in work. You are all working so very hard – well done. Please don’t worry if you can’t send any of your work, we will have an enormous ‘show and tell’ when we all get back together!!!! This is just some of the work is coming in – thank you. Also an enormous thank you to all the parent/carers – You are doing a fantastic job.
Thank you to the children who are sending in work. If you are completing work in your book then you could ask your parent/carer to take a photo and send it to email@example.com.
You are all doing brilliant at home , well done, we are all very proud of you.
We all had a fabulous treat today as we were entertained by two exceptional classical musicians Alfie and Rebecca. This was organised as part of the Teignmouth Classical music Festival. They played all manner of instruments including violin, viola, bassoon, glockenspiel, xylophone and piano. They played music from a range of composers and periods. Both were amazing musicians who swapped instruments constantly. We would like to thank Rachael Shearmur from the Teignmouth Classical Music Festival who organised this event.
We would also like to encourage you to visit some of the many events that are taking place in the following weeks in Teignmouth, a leaflet was sent out last week.
The children were absolutely engaged throughout the performance and we all had a wonderful afternoon.
Apple class looked fantastic today dressed up as their favourite book characters. An enormous thank you to all the parent/carers for all the effort in making the children look brilliant.
Year 2 had a very interesting and very informative talk this afternoon by a friendly Fire Officer called John. The children learnt all about safety in the home and school and what to do in the event of a fire. They learnt about various risks and how to avoid them. They also were asked to remind parent/carers to test their smoke alarms at home. A great presentation from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Services. Thank you.
Year 2 had great fun experimenting with bubbles outside. We used a range of bubble blowers to create bubbles of different sizes. How big could we make our bubbles? How many could we catch? Could we catch one and try and make it bounce? It was a really windy day which was even better.
|Year 2 Home Learning – Friday 10th January
(All learning to be handed in Wednesday 29th January.)
In Year 2, we expect you to be reading for at least 10minutes, five times a week. This needs to be recorded in your individual reading record.
|Home Learning Menu
Over the next 2 weeks you must complete an activity/series of activities that total at least 15 points. How you choose to do so is up to you! For example, you may just complete the fifteen-point activity or may choose to do one ten and a five-point activity; you could also choose to do three five-point activities – it is completely your choice! Have a look at the activity menu below:
Year 2 had an amazing trip today to iBounce as our memorable experience for the new topic Bounce.
We had great fun bouncing , jumping and balancing. A great start to our new exciting topic.
Year 2 had a brilliant day today. We were doing all sorts of activities involving food, all part of our ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures’ Learning Journey!
The activities were:
A food tasting table – a selection of food from all over the world – an enormous thank you to all the parents for sending in such a fabulous assortment of different foods.
A melting experiment – making Choc Crispy Cakes.
Food art – using food stuff to make pictures.
Ice cream – home made ice cream (This took longer than expected so we will enjoy the results tomorrow).
Dough making – We made pizza dough using Mrs Jeffrey’s home grown herbs.
A fabulous day which we all thoroughly enjoyed.
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?
We have an exciting new maths app. We have begun using this in class but you can also access it at home. Its called NUMBOTS. Your login details are the same as your TTRock stars.
Year 2 children had a fabulous ‘memorable experience’ afternoon for our new Learning Journey “Muck, Mess and Mixtures”.
We all put on old clothes and took part in mixing, measuring, experimenting and generally having fun and making lots of mess. We had magical messy cakes, multi-coloured foam and bubbles everywhere. A great time.
All year 2 children are loving the fact that we have a real life, living rockpool in the classroom! The children have already identified, shrimps, crabs, hermit crab, pipe fish, baby fish, rock goby, sea anemone and sea snails.
Both Willow class and Maple class had a creative morning in the school grounds. We didn’t take any paper, pencils or crayons. The idea was to use natural resources to produce a piece of art. The children demonstrated great collaboration and creative skills. A wonderful morning.
It was scooters galore this morning. Everybody had a scooter, either their own or one provided, and we learnt new skills, learnt how to jump and had lots of fun racing. It was brilliant fun and a big thank you to Wheeled Sports Academy for a great morning.
Year 1 and 2 thoroughly enjoyed a Devon Cream Tea to celebrate the end of our “I Love Devon” learning Journey. The scones tasted amazing because we made them. We all indulged ourselves with cream and jam which of course was served in the Devon way ………… Cream first!!!
Year 1 had a wonderful afternoon making and baking scones. They all took a turn in mixing the ingredients and the finished results looked fabulous.
Year 1 took advantage of the lovely weather and went outside to produce a pencil sketch of what they could see. We talked about how important it is to observe really carefully so that their masterpiece is full of detail. The children learnt a great deal about pencil sketching.
Year 1 learnt all about balance, control and safety whilst using the gym equipment in the hall. We talked about how to move up and down the equipment in different ways whilst keeping safe.
Year 1 had a wonderful treat today with a visit from the RNLI Lifegaurds. We learnt all about beach safety and how to have fun and keep safe. The two lifegaurds told us all about what flags to look for on the beach and what to do if you are in trouble.