Apple Class, Literacy and reading outside, 13.6.17
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?
Apple Class had a great time at their sleepover.
Many adults remarked on how polite, grown up and caring they all were. What a wonderful bunch of children they are!
Time for some sporting activities.
Fun in foundation.
We’re ready to take on Year Six learning now.
Singing happy birthday and learning new songs.
The next morning, after a … ummmmm… great night’s sleep.
Apple Class took over maths teaching today. Why don’t you ask them what they can teach you?
Take a look at those children edging their way up the reading tree.
The boys are currently leading the way.
Apple and Palm class had a terrifying visitor today. We got to ask them lots of questions and discovered how the wolf felt during different parts of the story. Did you feel sorry for him? Why did he trick Little Red Riding Hood?
Year 2 wrote their under the sea poems today.
Have at look at some of our verses. Can you read them with expression?
We have been having a maths tennis battle. We batted numbers back and forward between each other. The person that could count in threes to the highest number won.
It it was very heated with much excitement. Not only was it Apple Vs Palm at one point but sister Vs sister and pupil Vs teacher.
How high can you count in 3s?
Can you do it backwards?
We have come to the end of using the Explain Everything app and today used them do our presentations.
We put on pictures of ourselves, drew our family and some of us even added photos of our homes ( I’m not sure they’re all really our actual homes). We have been using the information and pictures brought in from home and will continue to use this over the next few weeks.
We encountered some funny problems along the way including upside down houses.
Today Year Two had a surprise visit from Her Majasity The Queen. She told us a super story all about how she got out of the castle.
Today Year Two have been learning how to use the explain everything app, to begin to create a presentation which is all about themselves. Please bring in anything else you might like to add into your presentation which you haven’t yet. What makes you unique?
We had to figure out how to pass a hula hoop around the circle without breaking the circle.
Then we had to pass two hula hoops in different directions.
After that, because we worked so well as a team, we had to do it without out dropping a ball that was between our knees.
do you think you could collaborate as well as us to succeed?
What a fantastic day that was!
Apple Class throughly enjoyed their day. The worked collaboratively with their team mates and showed some fantastic resilience. Well done to each an everyone of you!
We had a special visitor today who helped us learn all about keeping safe and helping others.
Have a look at some of the skills we learned.
We have been taking all sorts of measurements today. Can you remember the units for the different measurements? What could you measure at home?
Year two had a special visitor who taught them all about keeping safe. Can you remember what you needed to get your adults to check at home?
To support our learning about the butterfly lifecycle we have been learning some new vocabulary.
Which words do you think we are acting out?
What do these words mean?
Palm and Apple Class have gotten pretty good and answering questions about shapes so today we decided to create our own challenge booklets for other children to answer.
How do you shape up?
Could you answer these or create an even more challenging booklet?
The children had a counting battle to see who was the champion at counting in threes. No resources allowed but all contenders put up a great fight. Ultimatly there could only be one winner. It got fairly intense as the final two reached a grand total of 54 before the timer ran out.
Who can you challenge at home?
Want to take on the reigning champion? Best keep practising.
Today we have been exploring patterns and sequences.
We looked at finding the difference between the numbers to help us work out the answer. We were great detectives as we looked for patterns and clues to help us.
What do you notice about these sequences?
Some of also tried to create our own patterns where the difference always had to be an odd number. We had to find as many ways as possible using only the numbers 1-9.
We have been very busy in Year Two learning all about data handling.
We have been using Venn diagrams and Carroll diagrams to sort things in different ways. We even made up our own ways of sorting numbers and shapes. Can you guess what they were? What else could you sort at home?
Today we explored adding the suffix -ing to words.
We loved using the clay.
What words can you find at home end in ‘ing’?
Apple Class started off their new learning journey by heading outside to explore their school grounds to find creepy crawlies. We found lots of creatures lurking in dark damp places. We also created tally charts to show all the different animals we found. Later we drew some real life images of them. Surprisingly, most of them seemed to have smiling faces.
What is your favourite minibeast? What can you tell me about it?
Apple Class were very greatful for the help of Muffin today. They had to give him directions to pick up lost items. They had to use the language of quarter, half and three quarter turns as well as clockwise and anticlockwise to tell him where to go.
Later they went outside to direct each other around obsticales. We finished off with a game of Simon Says. Some of us got a bit dizzy.
Could play again at home? Maybe you could give directions to find some treasure.
We have been learning about the life of Grace Darling and how she and her father saved nine people from drowning. Her life was very different to ours in many ways. Even her house was different. It was a lighthouse.
Can can you think of any other ways her life is different?
How have you helped somebody?
You can watch the video here: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p015gmjd
In SOLE the children have had the opportunity to extend their learning of symmetry. In maths they explored lines of symmetry in 2D shapes and in SOLE they have been creating their own symmetrical patterns. Where else have you found symmetry?
Apple and Palm have been exploring 3D shapes. We have been learning their names and properties such as the number of faces, edges and verticies. We have found that the faces of 3D shapes are often 2D shapes and other 3D shapes also have curved faces. We imagined what it was like to open up the shapes to find their net.
what 3D shapes can you find at home?
The children in Apple Class have been learning the skill of weaving. Some of us found it hard to start with but we kept trying and used our class experts. We showed great resilience.
What else could you make?
Miss Cleasby’s spelling group celebrated success in their spelling test with a dance. It was the first time everybody got the three exception words correct. Raffle tickets all round. Keep up the hard work.
Who are these crazy characters and what are they doing?
These Gangsta Grannies and Billionare Boys have been teaching Mr Stink a thing or two about letter writing. They have been using actions to learn the structure, sentence starters and vocabulary.
Can you teach your adults at home?
Help! Help! The light has gone out in the Lighthouse. How can you help Mr Grinling fix it?
Look at what the children can achieve with some collaboration and resilience. They feel very proud.
What else can you find out about electricity?
Apple Class have been working hard to earn enough points for their class reward. They had previously chosen to use the sports equipment so they all ventured outside to create obstacle courses, bat and ball games and to use the parachute.
Some of the children have been asking to take more work home. They want to challenge their brothers and sisters. They have also asked for extra spellings in SOLE because they love to write them in the sand and glitter.
Who have you challenged today?
Today we have been finding and learning interesting words from the story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. We created actions for the new vocabulary and role played parts of the story to help us learn the them.
Can you guess what the word might be?
Can you find any more in the story? Have a look at it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfkZpKh5rU8
Today we went outside to use the lines on the playground as our blank number lines. We were given numbers and had to work together to decide where they should go.
We knew on a blank number line from 0 to 100 that 50 needed to be in the middle because we knew half of 10 was 5 so half of 100 was 50. This made it easier to put on the multiples of ten. We had some interesting debates about how close the different numbers should be to each other, where they should go and why.