Sew it's Christmas!
What a lovely afternoon we've had sewing, with Christmas music playing in the background! Hope your snowman, hedgehog or penguin has the position it deserves on the Christmas tree!
I'm Gonna Shine
Well we certainly did all shine in Year 2! What an amazing Christmas performance and a massive round of applause to every single child. The children went above and beyond with their enthusiasm, learning lines and beautiful singing. We hope you enjoyed watching the show as much as we enjoyed sharing it will you all.
Well done to everyone involved and a fabulous start to all the festivities.
Year 2 had a fabulous day at Woburn last week. We saw giraffes, tigers, elephants, penguins and otters to name a few. We loved it when the monkeys jumped all over the coach!
Thank you to the parents who joined us and to all the children for being so sensible and well behaved.
I'm Gonna Shine
Year 1 and 2 are busy practising their Christmas play and learning some fabulous songs. Please help your child to learn their lines and practise using their loud, animated voices! If any parents or carers would like to spend a couple of hours helping to create scenery and props please do let us know, we would love to hear from you.
Thank you !
Mrs Garcia and Mrs Foster
We are very excited about our topic this term - Sensational Safari - as we are off to explore Kenya! We have already got our flight tickets and decided what we will need to pack in our suitcases (to suit the warm Kenyan climate).
We were lucky enough at the beginning of the week to have Ali's Mum come in to talk to us about her work and trips to Kenya. She showed us photos of her drive through the safari, close ups of wild animals and the Maasai tribes. One of the highlights was hearing about a school she visited in Kenya and comparing it with St Peter's. The Kenyan children all looked very happy, but it made us realise just how lucky we are!
We can't wait to find out more about this interesting country.
The Great Fire of London
We have all loved learning about The Fire of London. It has been a fabulous topic. We hope you like our artwork as much as we do. We drew houses from the 17th Century and created collages from tissue paper, pva glue and black paper.
Year 2 have been testing different paper to see which is the most absorbent.
We had lots of fun and got a little bit wet in the process!
This week we have been ordering 2 digit numbers and using the vocabulary 'greater than' and 'less' than' to describe their position. We have also used the symbols < > and =.
The fun in gymnastics continues as we develop new skills. This weeks we learnt how to do a handstand safely and last week we followed steps to a perfect headstand (see photos).
Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down you hair!
In our Talk for Writing this week we have been learning the story of Rapunzel with actions and a visual story map. It is amazing how much of the story we can remember. Why not ask your child to show you? We think you'll be impressed!
Year 2 are loving our gymnastics lessons. Last week we learnt how to do a safe backward roll and this week we practised our cartwheels.
Talk for Writing
This week in Year 2 we have been exploring an alternative version of Rapunzel, by Bethan Woolvin. The children have shown a lot of excitement about the story and have used some amazing adjectives in their writing. Their excitement began when they were asked to predict what the story was going to be about from looking at the front cover. They couldn't wait to find out the answers following day. A great, inspiring start to our Talk for Writing work.
We have been using the 'think 10' strategy to help our calculations, using lots of different resources to help us visualise the numbers.
We now know when the Great Fire of London took place, why it spread so quickly and how many days it lasted, by placing all the events on a timeline. Ask your child to tell you all about it.
Year 2 have settled in well!
Keep an eye on our class page for future updates!
In Science we have started our topic on Materials. Today we are going to make the most of the sunshine and go for a material hunt around the school.