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What a fantastic start we have had to our new text 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. The children have created wonderful predictions using the title, blurb and pictures as evidence, they have used inference and deduction and have dressed up as Grandma to look at her appearance and personality in order to be able to write a description of her. The children loved this activity and using new vocabulary from the story and their own ideas, have created a wonderful plan. We will be writing our descriptions this week.
In Maths we have been looking at addition and subtraction. We have been using practical resources, 100 squares, number lines and drawing out tens and ones to support our calculations. We have been trying really hard with this and are moving on to subtraction with an exchange this week.
Just a reminder that tomorrow children will need to bring a coat as we are visiting the local church for our 'Christmas Story'. The children are really excited and we will then work on this in next week's R.E lesson.
Last week 2N visited a local building site to look at materials and to see a finished property. The children were so well behaved and we all had a fantastic afternoon. We were led by Hayley who showed us around the site and looked at the various machines that were there on the day. We also met the site manager who showed us how they build various properties.
We also returned our library books and took another one for this half term. We would love for you to join us on Monday 10th December for our reading breakfast so we can read them to you. We are becoming much better at choosing the right books for us and has a lovely time reading stories and accessing the library.
Last week Year 2 were introduced to the column addition method. We used concrete objects, such as cubes and pasta, as well as pictures to help us complete calculations. The children really impressed us with their confidence and resilience.
In PE this half term we are focusing on invasive games. The children are going to build up different skills which can be applied in games such as football, basketball and netball. For our first lesson, the children took part in a carousel of activities where they worked on their accuracy in passing and shooting.
Our topic 'Australia' has allowed the children to use their artistic skills again by painting hand prints using the pointillism method. The children included an aboriginal art design from the work of Walangkura and used natural colours to create their paintings. We were so proud of the finished products.
Well done to Matthew, Harriet and Kate who were our Halloween fancy dress winners.
At the end of last half term we had a lovely Autumn walk to find natural materials to use to paint our Walangkura art work on. The children really enjoyed this and are excited to paint on their materials this week.
Just a reminder that we have parents evening this Thursday with appointments still available. If you would like to come, please ring the office and arrange a time.
We also had a visit from Abbey who taught the children some judo moves. The children really enjoyed this and came home with a leaflet explaining the classes.
Last week we had a visit from Northumbrian Water to discuss where water comes from and how best to save water. All the children became 'water wize' during the session and hopefully came home with wonderful ideas regarding how to save water and money.
Well done to Rosie and Beth for achieving Star of the week and Kenny and Amelia for showing positivity in the classroom.
Thank you to everyone who attended Crook library with us. We all had a lovely time finding a new book to read and have been enjoying reading them in class.
Well done to everyone who took part in 'Muddy Mayhem'. The children had a fantastic afternoon getting covered in mud!
In English last week we finally had our 'bush tucker trial'. The children had an amazing lesson learning how to use inference and did wonderfully well during their challenge of eating spider brains and rats!