Welcome to Class 8 - Perfect Penguins!
Our teacher is Miss Asquith and Mrs Elks is our teaching assistant.
We are very excited to start Year 2 and ready to learn lots of new things!
We enjoyed painting rainbows.
We have done lots of brilliant maths so far this year.
We used our knowledge of place value to help us to make 2 digit numbers using tens and ones.
We also learned all about 2D shapes. We practised naming them and describing their properties. We talked about how many sides and corners they have and we even learned some new special maths vocabulary! Did you know that vertices means corners?
We are really good at telling the time!
We learned how to tell and write the time to o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to on both analogue and digital clocks.
We had an amazing time on Year 2 Spa Day. We had spent the half term learning all about different ways to stay healthy and planned a special spa day to implement what we knew.
We made fruit kebabs and healthy savoury kebabs, had our nails painted, enjoyed a relaxing foot spa and made a face mask which we put on while we had a lie down!
In Science we have been learning about materials. We sorted different materials and found lots of words to describe them. We also thought about which materials are used to make household objects and why.
In Reading Week we were very lucky to get a visit from Primary Books. We were able to have a go at playing the steel drums and we all made a whale bookmark from paper and a lollipop stick.
We had the chance to buy some lovely books from the book fair...which raised lots of money so our teachers could get us some new books to enjoy at school too!
Our Christmas Tree
For our homework we all made a Christmas decoration and we hung them on the tree in our classroom. Look how amazing it is!
We have been doing some reasoning in Maths.
Can you work out the answer to this tricky problem?
We are working really hard to improve our spelling. We have been sorting words into groups that have the same spelling patterns. If we are feeling clever, we can add some words of our own that fit into each category.
In Science we conducted an experiment to find out which materials are waterproof. We used a sugar cube and made little boats from the different materials - tin foil, plastic, tissue paper, card and fabric. We poured blue liquid onto the tray and waited patiently to see what happened. Some materials stopped the water and kept the sugar cube safe and dry. Others let the water through - we could see it soak up into the sugar cube and eventually the sugar cube dissolved. It was very exciting and we learned a lot about materials.
On Sport Relief day we ran a marathon to raise money for charity. Every child from Reception to Year 2 ran 8 lengths of the track on the playground...which in total added up to over 26 miles, a whole marathon! In Class 8 we loved taking part and some of us even wanted to do it all again!
Rosliston Forestry Centre
In April we went on a school trip to Rosliston Forestry Centre. It was freezing cold but we still had a brilliant day! We learned about plants and counted how many plants grew in different habitats, played lots of fun games and went on a very muddy minibeast hunt in the woods. We found lots of woodlice, slugs, worms and centipedes hiding under the logs - one group even found a tiny lizard and a frog!
We had lovely weather for our May Day parade this year and we really enjoyed showing off our maypoles to our family and friends that came to watch. Pippa was the May Queen and did a super job of leading the morning and afternoon parades with Thomas from class 7. She looked beautiful in her dress and tiara!
In the summer term we were very lucky to have some eggs delivered. We kept them safe in an incubator in class 9 until they hatched. Out of the eggs came 9 very cute and fluffy little chicks! We were able to hold them and let them run around on the carpet for a few minutes, but not for too long because we had to make sure that they didn't get cold. We had a lovely time looking after the chicks and even gave them names. Here we are playing with Chicky Minaj, Egg Sheeran Yolko Ono and David Peckham...
ON FATHER'S DAY WE HAD A GREAT TIME MAKING FOOTBALL STADIUMS WITH OUR DADS AND GRANDADS. SOME OF OUR CREATIONS WERE VERY IMPRESSIVE...AND OUR DADS TOOK IT ALL VERY SERIOUSLY!
NOW WE'RE KEEPING OUR FINGERS CROSSED THAT WE CAN DO WELL IN THE WORLD CUP - COME ON ENGLAND!!
In cultural week we learned lots about Africa. We made some pop up cards showing an african landscape and looked at lots of African artefacts, such as musical instruments and African masks. We also learned about a special woven fabric from Africa called 'Kente Cloth' and made our own by painting and weaving brightly coloured paper. On Friday we had a special visitor called Miss Houghton. Miss Houghton is an artist and she taught us how to make our own African masks from card and paper.
We had lots of visitors in sports week and did lots of brilliant activities. We enjoyed basketball, soft archery and street dance workshops and we also got to watch the circusology assembly.