Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Drama and Freeze-Framing

Today we looked at the next page of our story (we still don't know what it's called but we'd like to keep it this way!).

The sentence was 'Every day Noi's Dad left early for a long day's work on his fishing boat.'
We also looked at the illustration of Noi looking out the window watching his Dad go.

The children worked in pairs in role as Noi and his Dad. They thought about the facial expressions and thoughts that these characters might have been feeling (making inferences). We then wrote a thought bubble showing our ideas.

Power of Reading

 In Year 2 we have started a project called the 'Power of Reading' which involves focussing all our work on one book and gaining a deep understanding through drama, role investigation, writing tasks, sketching etc.
 Today we read only the first sentence of the book without looking at the front cover or any illustrations. The sentence was 'Noi and his dad lived with their six cats by the sea.'
From this the children sketched their own representation of what this looked like to them.

They then added any interesting vocabulary which gave their picture meaning.
We compared our pictures and asked each other questions about our choices.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Measuring Sharks!

This week we went outside and measured the length of different sharks on the playground.

We used metre sticks and chalk to measure whale sharks (12m), great white sharks (5m) and angel sharks (3m) among others!

Some children challenged themselves to measure in metres and centimetres. Some even converted measurements.

New Shark Class

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Here you will find posts and photos showing the exciting learning taking place at school.

Remember to check it regularly, especially after an exciting event!


Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Science Cafe

Thank you to everyone who came to our Reading Cafe with a science theme.

We enjoyed the story of Jack and the Beanstalk (with a modern twist) before planting our own magical bean.

Watch the beanstalk grow up to the castle....

Friday, 22 June 2018


We have been nursing caterpillars for the last few weeks and today we released them as fully-grown butterflies. We were very proud of how well we looked after them and it was fascinating to watch their life cycle in real life!

Tuesday, 19 June 2018


This week we have been learning about the village of Chembakolli in India.
We began by comparing our daily life with the daily life of a child in Chembakolli.
We then made our own Chembakolli houses using clay and natural materials.