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Welcome to Deer Class- Year 2!
Friday 29th November
This week we have been very busy practising our Christmas play which we are very excited to share with you soon! However, we have still found time to fit in lots of other fun activities such as watching the performance of Snow White which we all really enjoyed and making a start on our shoebox habitats. We are all looking forward to continuing with them next week.
Friday 22nd November
After learning about the Diwali story of 'Rama and Sita', we had lots of fun designing and making a shadow puppet of one of the characters from the story. We used our learning from our work in science to decide which materials to make our puppets out of. We loved trying out our puppets and were very pleased with the results!
Friday 8th November
This week went off with a bang as we learnt all about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, wrote firework poems and created fantastic firework art!
Friday 11th October
Today we started our work on 2D shapes. After learning how to count the sides of a 2D shape accurately and using that information to work out its name, we investigated how many of each shape we could make using 18 lollipop sticks! Some of us had a go at stretching elastic bands on a geoboard to make shapes on the laptops.
Friday 4th October
We had a lovely afternoon today completing our monochrome paintings. Last week, the children applied their learning about making colours lighter/darker to paint their background. This week, they added a silhouette to complete their scene. All of the children took great care over their painting and were very proud of the results. They look fantastic on display in our room!
What a busy and fun start to the year we have had! The new deer have settled in brilliantly and we have already learnt so much. As part of our topic about light, we have been finding out about how plants grow with and without light. Toffee the dog wants to grow plants in his kennel but it hasn't been very successful! The children guessed that it might be because it was dark in his kennel so we set up an experiment to find out. We tried growing cress inside and outside his kennel and watched to see what happened. Lots of the children thought that the cress seeds in the kennel would not grow so we had lots of surprised faces when we opened the doors and saw the results! Have a look at the picture of our results below- perhaps your child could tell you which ones grew in the dark and which ones grew in the light! Our next job is to work out a solution for Toffee. We had lots of great ideas from the children including cutting a window in his kennel! We are going to find out if plants will grow well with torchlight as some of the children suggested putting a light in his kennel. Watch this space to see what we find out!