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Class 8 ------- Perfect Penguins

Welcome to Class 8 - Perfect Penguins

 

We are the Perfect Penguins and we are very excited to be in Year 2.  Our teacher is Miss Asquith and we have help each week from Miss Mee, Mrs Elks and Mrs Palmer.  

 

We do P.E on a Tuesday afternoon and a Wednesday morning, we go to the library to change our books on a Wednesday afternoon and our homework and spellings are due in on a Friday each week.

Autumn 1 2019

 

This term our topic is 'Me, Myself and I'.  We are learning all about being healthy and how to look after our bodies. Did you know that we should eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day, do 1 hour of exercise and get 10 hours of sleep each night?

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In Science we did some food tasting. We got to taste foods from all of the different food groups - protein, carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables, dairy and fatty or sugary foods. It was a lot of fun! Some of the foods were delicious but some we weren't too sure about!
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Amazing Maths!

 

We have done some super maths this half term.

 

First, we learned all about the tens and ones in 2 digit numbers.  We practised making 2 digit numbers in lots of different ways.  

Next, we used our knowledge of place value to help us add 2 digit numbers with diennes apparatus.  We had to get the right number of tens and ones, add them together and count how many it made.  
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Finally, we did some work with 2D shapes.  We played a game where we had to describe their properties using the correct maths vocabulary, including how many sides, corners and lines of symmetry they have.  Did you know that a rectangle has 4 straight sides, 2 lines of symmetry and 4 vertices?  
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Year 2 Spa Day

At the end of the half term, we had a spa day in school to put into practise all the things we had learned about keeping healthy.  We came in our comfortable clothes and brought a dressing gown and slippers to relax in.  During the day we had lots of lovely activities to do including making and eating healthy fruit kebabs, yoga, face masks, foot spas and there was even a nail bar where we could have our nails painted! We had an amazing and relaxing day!

Autumn 2 2019

 

We have a new topic this term and we're very excited about this one!! It is.....

 

CHOCOLATE!

On the first day back after the holidays, Miss Asquith asked us this question...

 

'What maths can you do with a tube of Smarties?'

 

We were amazed to find that Smarties are great for helping with our maths! We worked in teams to show off some of the brilliant maths we could do with our tubes of Smarties.  We sorted them, counted them, used them for adding and taking away, made graphs, measured with them and created different 2D shapes. 

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Remembrance Day 2019

 

We made special boats for an exhibition at the National Memorial Arboretum to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.  Our painted boats will make up part of a special tribute to the almost 7000 vessels and 156,000 troops who sailed to the beaches of Normandy on 6th June 1944.  We decorated our boats with poppies and camouflage designs.  At the Arboretum they will be added to the other boats in the exhibition to make a total of 6939 wooden vessels - 1 for each of the ships which sailed that day. 

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3D shapes

 

We learned to name and describe 3D shapes using the correct maths vocabulary.  We practised using words like cube, sphere, cylinder, pyramid, faces, edges and vertices. We also practised building 3D shapes using construction, paper and straws.

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Materials

 

In Science this half term we have been learning about materials.  We named them, described them using some super science words and decided why objects are made from certain materials.  Did you know that glass is rigid and transparent but paper is flexible and flammable? 

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Cadbury World

 

In November we went on a school trip to Cadbury World.  We had a lovely day learning all about how chocolate bars are made, tasting delicious melted chocolate and going in the 4D cinema! We even got some free chocolate to bring home!

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Christmas!

 

It's nearly Christmas so we decided to put a tree up in the classroom.  For homework we all made a Christmas decoration and hung them on our tree. Doesn't it look beautiful? 

Spring 1 2020

 

Happy New Year!

 

Our new topic is 'London's Burning!' We will be learning all about the Great Fire of London including what Tudor London was like and how it was different from London now, where and how the fire started and why it spread so quickly.

Science

 

In science we learned about things that are living, things that once lived and things that have never lived.  We went outside to find things for each category and took photos of them using the ipads. Can you work out which things are living, dead or have never been alive from our pictures?

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Maths Open Morning

 

In January we held our annual Maths Problem Solving Breakfast and Open Morning. It was lovely to see so many of you enjoy the problem solving activities in the hall and to have the grown ups with us in the classroom, helping us to make treasure maps and write a set of instructions (or an algorithm!) using our brilliant maths vocabulary.  We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and maybe learned something new! :-) 

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P.E

 

In PE this term we have been doing fencing and archery with Christian. We have had lots of fun and learnt some new skills! 

Chicks

 

In March we had eggs and an incubator delivered from Living Eggs.  We only had 3 chicks hatch this year, but they were very cute and we loved stroking them and watching them run around. Introducing... Egg Sheeran, David Peckham and Chicky Minaj! :-)

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World of Work Week

 

Our World of Work Week in March was really interesting and informative.  We were very lucky to have lots of visitors, mostly mummies and daddies of children in our school, who came to talk to us about their job.  We asked lots of questions and found out about a range of different jobs including nursing, accountancy and sales.  A big thank you to all the grown up who came in to speak to us! 

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