We've made it to the end of the Spring term!
What a busy one it has been with lockdown and four weeks with everybody back in school. We have had another brilliant week. The children have planned and written their own amazing stories based on the structure of Jack and the Beanstalk.
In Maths, we have been learning about fractions, we had fun finding halves and quarters of amounts using bar models and discovered that a quarter is half of a half.
This week we have been learning what happened at the very first Easter in RE and what happened to Jesus. We have also been learning how Christians celebrate Easter with Easter eggs and hot cross buns and what they symbolise. We enjoyed our own Easter egg hunt around the school grounds (we had to find 16 eggs and do different actions every time we found one!) and we tried delicious hot cross buns! Everyone enjoyed a chocolatey Easter egg surprise for completing the Easter egg hunt! See the photos below.
We've also learnt how to relief print using tiles and rollers and ink in Art! It was great fun and the children have produced some fabulous Spring time prints, some of which you can see in this post.
Well done for all your hard work and fantastic learning. I'll look forward to seeing you all back on Monday 19th April!
Have a lovely restful Easter holiday and enjoy time with your families.
Take care Mrs Watson :)
After Easter there will be spellings linked to the Read Write Inc stage your child is at. So if they found this terms spellings tricky, do not worry at all.
This week in Kingsand class we have been experimenting with different ways to print, using bottles and potatoes.
In music we have learnt about tempo, rhythm and pitch changes. We learnt songs all about Jack and the Beanstalk and especially enjoyed the song about the giant.
In English we have changed some of the characters in Jack and the Beanstalk and all wrote Ezra and the Beanstalk. Everyone is very excited to write their on versions next week! What characters will you choose?
In maths we have learnt all about fractions this week and are experts at halves and are just starting to learn about quarters.
We have made the most of this weeks weather and have been working as a team to build with large construction and drawing shadows.
We regularly take part in mindfulness breathing and calming exercises and this week Mrs Payne led us through a meditation session too.
We had brilliant fun with crazy hair for Comic Relief. We had many different colours, heights and even an octopus!
In Maths we have been learning about the properties of 3D shapes, we especially enjoyed learning about new shapes we hadn't seen before such as pentagonal Prisms and triangular-based pyramids.
We have written Jack and the Beanstalk stories and have used some amazing vocabulary such as 'valuable possession' and 'colossal beanstalk'!
During Computing we have learnt how to code and debug using a variety of coding apps.
Arrangements for next week
Monday 8th March- Enjoy your final day at home with your family! Celebrate all your hard work by having a day full of fun lets hope the days is nice and sunny. For those who have been self isolating, enjoy getting outside and being in the fresh air and getting lots of exercise that you have not been able to do these past 10 days. There will be no assignments to complete on TEAMs and no meetings.
Tuesday 9th March- Everyone in year 2 back to school today. The school day for year 2 starts at 8.45am and now ends at 3.05pm. Please bring your book bag with your reading book, monkey book, any exercise books you have used and your yellow folder with all your home learning work in it. Don't forget a water bottle and coat. Please enter the KS1 playground via the main gate and follow the arrows on the playground as before and stand socially distanced in the year 2 half of the playground. One adult (please wear a face mask) to drop off and collect and make sure your child is waiting with you ready to be let into the classroom.
We have really missed you all and can't wait to see you on Tuesday.
There is a lovely back to school booklet below that you might want to read through with your child before they return to school
Thank you for all your support and hard work throughout this difficult and strange time.
Mrs Watson :-)
Here are your new Spellings for the next 5 weeks AFTER half term. Open the pdf below to find them and read the instructions. Year 1 spellings on the first page, scroll down for Year 2 spellings.
Another busy week in Kingsand Class! We have been doing lots of shape work in Maths this week! We have made 2D and 3D shapes out of household objects, we have named and described them too, counting their sides and vertices. Take a look at all our wonderful photos below! We have enjoyed the story of The Rhyming Rabbit and written our own poems about creatures we would find beneath our feet! In Science we have learnt the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees. Looking forward to seeing everyone back in school in person for more learning next week!
Kingsand Class had a lovely time celebrating World Book Day!
Many of us decorated potatoes to look like different book characters and some of us dressed up as our favourite book characters too. We had a TEAMs meeting in the morning so we could show each other our costumes and potatoes and share our favourite books - it was great fun! Mrs Watson even dressed up the crab from Sharing a Shell, decorated a potato as the purple blob and read us the story! In our English work this week we also wrote book reviews about our favourite books and character descriptions about our favourite characters. Take a look at the photos below to see what we have been up to.
Can you guess the Secret Reader? There are 37 - yes, 37! - members of staff hidden behind their books!
This is seriously tricky stuff but there will be prizes!
Even more of a treat, is that if you click on each picture, you will be taken to an online reading of the story, some activities or a linked video!
Hand in your entries by Friday 12th March for a chance of a prize!
Quiz and entry form below... Good luck!
It's been another busy week for Kingsand Class! We have learnt a winter acrostic poem by heart and written our own Spring Time acrostic poems! In Science we have been learning about the seasons of the year. We have been enjoying the much more spring like weather and sunshine by going on spring walks and spotting signs of spring like daffodils and primroses and blossom. We also created our own Andy Goldsworthy inspired nature sculptures. We have learnt how to create healthy smoothies and healthy meals to ensure we eat healthy and balanced meals! The smoothies tasted delicious - it was great fun deciding which ingredients to use. In Music, we have learnt a call and response song all based on the story of Jack and the beanstalk!
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