Searching for wildlife at the Spinney

On Thursday we visited the Spinney again. This time we were trying to find as much wildlife as possible to support our Living Things and their Habitats topic. We found lots of things in the compost heap, under the soil, in piles of leaves and under logs! We also had fun raking up the leaves!

What creatures did people find? See if you can spot them in the pictures!

You’d better shape up!

This week we continued our learning about 2D and 3D shape.  We explored the properties of different shapes and developed our skills of problem solving in small groups. Play these games below to help improve your knowledge on shape and measurement:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/shapes/play/popup.shtml

http://primarygamesarena.com/Play/Shapes-and-Colors-Activity-3004

http://primarygamesarena.com/Play/Shape-Invaders-10660

http://firstschoolyears.com/numeracy/shape/interactive/shapes.htm

Please don’t forget to leave a comment  below to tell me what you have learnt from playing these games!

The Magic of Mindfulness!

This term we have been practicing Mindfulness as a strategy to calm our minds. We really enjoy it and lots of us have used it outside the classroom too!

One of our favourites is the Five Finger Breathing. We like focusing on our hand to help us breathe. Can you share this Mindfulness exercise with someone at home?

Leave their feedback in a comment on this post…

2A at the Spinney!

On Thursday, we had our first Year 2 trip to the Spinney. This is helping our science learning about Living Things and their Habitats.

At the Spinney we found lots of different living things including worms, woodlice, toads and beetles. Some children even painted woodland creatures or made them out of clay. We also had lots of fun making mud pies, water potions and building the River Thames in the mud!

Take a look at our photos. Can you spot any of the living things we saw? Can you remember where we found them? Leave your thoughts in a comment on this post… 

              

South London Synagogue Trip!

On Monday 5th November, Year 2 visited South London Synagogue to support our learning about Judaism.

We met David and he showed us around his Synagogue. We learnt about the ten commandments and the importance these rules have in his religion. David transformed one of our friends into a rabbi, he was wearing a kipper and a prayer shawl whilst reading the Torah using a Yad. David also explained to us about the importance of the Star of David and a Menorah.

Take a look at our gallery. Can you remember any of the ten commandments? Can you describe something you saw inside the Synagogue?  Leave your thoughts in a comment below… 

 

Brixton Market Trip

This week we visited Brixton to support our learning about Windrush and SMSC Value: Celebrate Diversity.

First, we stopped at  Windrush Square to recognise the important contribution the African Caribbean community has on the area. We then walked to Brixton Market where we were set a challenge. This was to buy anything that was not from the UK. We had to talk to shop keepers to find out where different foods come from and use our Maths knowledge to give the correct coins. Back at school, we collected all our items together to teach each other exotic new foods. We then completed an observational drawing before tasting all the delicious foods. 

Take a look at our album. Can you remember the names of any of the food? Can you remember where they came from? What was your favourite thing to eat? Why? Leave your thoughts in a comment below… 

Ready, Steady, Blog!

We are pleased to announce that we have now rectified the technical issues that led to the delay in our class blogs being active and linked to our school website.

Now that we are back with a bang, don’t forget to check in with us regularly to see how well we are achieving across the curriculum and to keep up to date with all the happenings in each class.

We look forward to welcoming your comments and will be announcing a ‘Blog of the Week’ in each newsletter.

So what is left to say other than… ready, steady, blog!

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Roald Dahl day is this week! 2A have been reading George’s Marvellous Medicine in class. We have been enjoying hearing about all the things George put in the medicine!

Why did George decide to make a new medicine for his Grandma?

What do you think will happen to Grandma at the end?

If you want to join in the fun, please check out the official website! http://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/join-in/roald-dahl-day