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Year 2 seaside senses poetry.

In science we tested and compared whether materials could be twisted, squashed, bent or stretched.We had lots of fun, then wrote our findings and evaluations.

Hokusai beach fun! It was lovely to hear the children using the materials vocabulary they had learnt from their science lessons to describe the natural objects whilst they made beach art.

For our seaside topic in English we predicted and acted out the end of the story. 'Winnie under the sea'.

We have been learning the vocabulary for position, direction and movement in maths this week. We have practised moving around the classroom using the vocabulary and then played a practical game with partners to help Wally find the objects he had lost.

In science we are learning about materials, we first thought of questions we would like to find out about materials during our topic then looked at the different uses of materials around the playground.

Our Chinese afternoon was amazing, lots of parents, our governors Mrs Tew and Mrs Thomas, and Mrs Kowalska joined us to taste Chinese food, write our names in Chinese, try to use chopsticks and write a good luck message for our families.

Fractions. We made 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 in the playground then found fractions of amounts.

We made Paschal candles in class and made one for each class' collective worship table.

This week during SAT’s week we have completed a topic week linking to our China and Extreme Weather topics. We have looked at the different seasons of the year, made seasons plates and used role-play to act out a weather forecast. We then designed, our own sea creature puppets for EYFS, thinking about how we would attach it together and decorate it, next we made it and evaluated our puppet. We discussed the different weather and looked at how tornadoes are formed and how schools in America used tornado drills to stay safe. We then practised our own tornado drill. We next looked at Extreme weather art and recreated Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’ painting. Finally we made Chinese dragons and lanterns ready for our Chinese afternoon for parents at the end of half term.

Park Fun! We had a fun morning at the Memorial Park, first we started with a scavenger hunt to look at plants and other spring features. Next we enjoyed an Easter egg hunt and finally played in the park.

We decorated Easter eggs today and made Easter cards for our families.

Hokusai worked really hard to create their Stations Of The Cross. Our stations are; the 3rd-Jesus falls for the first time and the 13th-Jesus' body is taken down from the cross.

Joyeuses Pâques

The children have been learning about Easter celebrations in France.  They learnt that it's not the Easter Bunny who delivers the eggs, but the church bells, which fly to Rome to be blessed before returning laden with eggs for the French children.  We shared a story of an egg hunt, focusing on colour vocabulary and made an Easter card to take home.

We performed our Lentern assembly today for the school, we shared a message about working together through role-play. Then we sang 'This little light of mine' and 'One more step'.

Today in worship we thought about qualities which make others happy. We used stars with words of qualities on to show how these can guide us in life as the star guided the wise men.

Science day-We used a carousel of activities to show the journey of materials. We made lava lamps, bath bombs, play dough and investigated static electricity.

World Book Day - Mr and Little Misses.

In science we have been looking at the parts of the plant and what they need to grow. We then planted our own bulbs and seeds and set up a fair test to see which seeds would grow the best in different conditions.

We have been learning about fractions today and played a game in the classroom, half of the class were a fraction and the other half had to draw the fraction they saw.

We visited the church today to look at the items Father Michael uses in mass. The children were very well behaved and handed around the objects really carefully, we even tried the communion bread.

We celebrated World Prayer Day on Friday by reading out our own prayers in class brought in by the children.

We celebrated The 1st of March today as Bulgarians celebrate this as their traditional holiday Baba Marta. Some of the children gave traditional bracelets out to the rest of the class to wish great health, good luck and happiness to family and friends.

Body Parts

In our French lessons Year 2/3 children have been learning all about the names for parts of the body.  In addition to learning a French version of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, they worked in small groups and labelled the body parts using 'post-it' notes.  Finally, they made a 'human body train'  where they were connected to the person in front of them.  

We had a visit from BK Fitness today as part of our healthy bodies topic. We learnt how important it is to warm up our bodies before we exercise, we then did some cardiovascular exercise and then a cool down. We had so much fun and some parents came to join in too.

Internet safety day. We talked about how to stay safe on the internet and made posters to help other people stay safe.

We have been calculating money this week and we used a shop in class to help us.

Nursery came to visit our class for Chinese New Year.

Today in english, we worked in groups looking at the features of non-chronological reports and also looked at interesting facts about the body which links to our science topic.

We have been so busy in science! We have been looking at keeping our bodies healthy. We have predicted, carried out and evaluated how washing our hands affects the things we touch, so we experimented with bread, with not touching, it clean hands, and unclean hands to see what happened. We watched over 3 weeks and this is what happened. We also completed exercises to find out what it did to our bodies.

Healthy Heroes from Fleetwood Town have been spending time with our class, learning about team building skills.

We have been learning division by sharing numbers into groups. We then moved on to word problems and some children even calculated division with remainders.

KS1 Sat's meeting - Friday 25th January 2019

We had a super Christmas party and a special visitor.

Our Posada box has been travelling to different families, welcoming Mary and Joseph on their journey through Advent. The children have been taking photos and writing a diary of what they did to welcome Mary and Joseph.

To help us think about writing instructions this week we helped Mrs Stuchfield to brush her teeth and then instructed each other how to do it. Then we made reindeer hot chocolate cones so we can write instructions for them.

La Nativité

The children have been listening to the story of the nativity in French.  They realised that the story is the same as the one they have learnt in school here.  We practised the greetings, counted the animals and copied what the figures said.  These are all skills which we have been learning in Autumn term.  To end our work this term, the children made their own cards for Joyeux Noël.

This week in maths we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.

We discussed Advent in circle time and what it meant for Jesus to keep his promise to us. The children then thought about an advent promise they could keep. They then made an advent promise bauble and decorated it to go on the Christmas tree in the hall for the start of Advent next week.

For Holy Hour the children went into the hall for meditation and reflection and to learn about Bishop Paul and the year of the Eucharist.

In PE this half term, our topic in dance is the seaside. We acted out what we did at the seaside, such as sunbathing, swimming, making sandcastles, eating ice cream and fishing.

Hokusai having a quiet moment in the reading corner, enjoying the range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry books.

During our RE lesson today we discussed and retold why God chose Mary to be the mother of Jesus, we reflected on what Mary said to the angel during the annunciation and practised the Hail Mary prayer.

The lantern parade- Thank you for all who joined in, as you can see the dragon was amazing. For more pictures see the RE page.

We had a visit from the Fire Brigade today to tell us about staying safe and what to do if there was a fire.

The children have worked so hard creating their own habitats from around the world.

For anti-bullying week, this week we discussed the effects of being nasty to each other and how we could act differently. We had a circle time and passed around an apple which we said lovely things to. We then passed around another apple but said horrid things to it. When we cut the apples in half the apple which we called names was bruised inside, this represented our feelings. Even though we can't see someone is upset on the outside it doesn't mean they are not hurt. We then made anti-bullying friendship bands.

In Collective worship this week, we had the pleasure of three year 6 pupils joining us to talk to the children about Remembrance day and what it means. We invited one of our governors Mrs Thomas along to join us too.

Le Navet Géant (The Enormous Turnip)

In our French lessons, children from Hokusai Class, along with Y3 children from Michelangelo Class, have been learning the traditional tale, The Enormous Turnip.  After introducing the vocabulary to accompany the story, the children took roles as stick puppeteers or as characters.  We read the story together and the children re-enacted the story and joined in with the repeated lines.  The use of actions and repetition helps the children to memorise the vocabulary and so develops their learning.

We have started looking at map symbols this week in geography.

This week we have started our topic of 'Traditional tales with a twist'. We started re-telling the 'Three little pigs' and will be writing a wanted poster. We are then moving on to 'The true story of the 3 little pigs' which tells the wolf's side of the story.

Calculation workshop power-point for parents.

Calculation workshop for parents and children in Years 1,2 and 3.

In science this week we have started making our own habitat shoe boxes.

In our class Collective Worship area we have a prayer tree, we have been thinking about what we are grateful to God for and learning the responses for when we go to mass. If anyone would like to send in a thought or a prayer for us to say in our collective worship, that would be lovely.

We have been learning to subtract by using a number line this week.

When we walked into our classroom this morning the sight was amazing. Our second Hinduism workshop was fantastic! We dressed in Hindu traditional dress, acted out stories and learnt traditional Hindu dances.

In our first Hinduism workshop we learnt about India, and tried some foods. We all got henna on our hands and we learnt a Bollywood dance. We tried India cheese, lentil pakora and lamb and vegetable wraps. They were delicious!

Now that we have learnt the story of Rama and Sita we looked at the Festival of Diwali and how these link together. We prepared for our own festival of light by decorating the classroom with Diva lights and used instructions to make Barfi sweets. We then tasted them and make Rangoli patterns to welcome the festival into our classroom.

Multi Faith Week. Today started off our multi faith week and Hokusai was chosen to learn about the faith Hinduism. We researched where it was founded, looked at different places of worship and then created a Hindu shrine in the classroom.

Wonderful writing-Non chronological reports.

We made our own Victorian rag dolls.

In PE we have been practising our throwing and catching skills.

We had a fantastic time at Fleetwood Museum. We learnt why people came to Fleetwood for holidays and why they drunk sea water, yuck! We tried clothes on and tried some of the jobs that servants would do, it was hard work. We also looked at Victorian toys and what they were made of.