It has been lovely welcoming all of the children back this week, seeing all of their happy, smiling faces and hearing about everything they have been doing while they have been learning from home.
My main priority on their return is supporting the children's Well Being so that they are happy, feel safe and are in a place where they are ready to learn.
We have given the children lots of time to talk and catch-up with friends that they may not have seen during the last 10 weeks and encouraged them to work collaboratively in all areas of their work and play this week.
Science Week has proved a big hit with all of the children and adults I must confess! I have uploaded some of the photos of our learning so far and will add to this as the week goes on.
I will continue to use the class email to communicate with you each week.
Giraffe of the Week
Term 1 / Week 5
We have been reading the story of the Stone Age Boy in Literacy which culminated in the children completing their first independent writing task this week. They showed that they were able to use what they have learnt to produce some fantastic stories which included adjectives, adverbs and even some time connectives. They should be very proud of the work that they produced, I know I am.
In Science this week the children have had the opportunity to create their own trace fossils using shells, plasticine and plaster of paris. This provided the children with opportunity to learn about how fossils are made and the different types. Next week we will have the fun of excavating them out of their moulds but luckily we don't have to wait 65 million years!
We managed to dodge most of the rain this week and in PE have started to learn the skills that we will need to play a game of netball. We were learning how to accurate chest pass this week and will move on to bounce and over head in the coming weeks. The children all really enjoyed themselves.
In Maths the children have been learning all about column addition with exchanging (carrying for us oldies!). This is a tricky concept but the children have taken it on board really well. Keep up the great work Giraffes!
Term 1 / Week 3
In PE we are working on our listening and collaborative working skills. The children were set the challenge to design a physical game that brought together all of the skills that they learnt in Year 2. This required them to listen to each others ideas and try out different versions of the game to see which one worked best. Then they had write instructions and teach another group how to play their game. Next week they will be giving each other feedback and using this to improve their game.
Thank you for helping the children to find and bring in an amazing collection of different rocks. This week we have been having a go at classify and sorting the different rocks based on their properties. They were very excited when I showed them a piece of Obsideon and explained that it was once molten lava and had come out of a volcano!