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Communication with Mrs Singh
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Name the fish competition.
Well done to Jenson for choosing the winning fish names Ben and Rosie! These names were selected by a class vote.
Our writing polished pieces.
Purpose: to write a character description.
In year two we have been reading the story of The Princess and the Wizard by Julia Donaldson. As part of our first writing sequence we have been learning about adjectives and nouns. The children developed the skills to enable them to write a character description of the wizard/princess in the story. All of Year two have worked immensely hard to complete this piece of writing. I am very proud to say that all of the Robins have used all of Willow’s ASPIRE values when writing their character descriptions! Please find below some of our character descriptions. Enjoy reading !!!
The Princess and the Wizard
Light bulb 💡 moments!!
In year two we want the children to be able to express and share any ideas they have. This could be in the class or out of school. We celebrate these ‘light bulb moments’ by giving the child the opportunity to explain their idea verbally and the also receive a light bulb 💡 that they keep at their table. This is do they can be recognised for having a good idea and adults in our class can ask them questions about their new idea. This will improve independence, communication, self-confidence and more!! You might like to talk to your child about this at home.
Thank you to everyone who entered our ‘Design the pumpkin competition.’ It was clear that everyone had spent a lot of time designing and decorating them. Everyone who entered received a small prize. Each key stage had an overall winner. I am delighted to say that the key stage one winner was Robin !!!
Well done to Kav Singh!!!!
Some of our fantastic entries.
The children created their own poppies using different materials to mark this important day. We talked about what Remembrance Day was and why it was celebrated. We also took part in a 2 minute silence to show that our thoughts were with those who fought for us.
In English the children have been working on poetry for the last two weeks. They have learnt about what poetry is and have been looking at the different types of poems.
Using all of the poetry skills they have been taught, the children have created their on senses poems based on bonfire night.
Here are some examples. Enjoy!
Sparks in the Sky
Castles and the Sun
The children have been working on an Art project this term which has been based on the work of the very famous Artist Paul Klee. We started off by using different art techniques with oil pastels and then went on to investigate what would happen if we painted over the oil pastels with some water colours.
Next we used shapes to build our own Castles in and the Sun art. I am so proud of the final outcomes of our art masterpieces! The Robins worked incredibly hard to create their art.
The children had a magical surprise this morning...REINDEERS!! We were all very lucky to be able to see these beautiful reindeers. The children had no idea and when they all saw the reindeers the look on their faces was priceless! We got to find out lots of facts about the reindeers and the children had the chance to ask questions. It was truly magical.
Design and Technology
Year two have worked in collaboration with a partner to create their own castles as part of our Kings, Queens and Castles topic. The have used various boxes, tubes and paper to make the different features of a castle. First the children had to make a plan of what they wanted their castles to look like and had to then label the different features they had included. They were all resilient and produced some super models.
We have been practising our Christmas performance. Thank you to all the children for practising their lines independently. They all were fantastic at acting out their parts. This performance will soon be ready for all grown ups to watch on our school website, look out for the details which will be communicated soon.
Christmas Jumper Competition
Well done to Nyal for winning the Christmas Jumper competition. There was one winner per class. Thank you to everyone who entered.
Red Nose Day
Thank you to everyone for supporting us raise money. All the children made an effort to dress up as superheroes! In my opinion I think our pupils are the real superheroes!
I just wanted to say how proud I am of my class. Coming back after the lockdown all the Robins have settled back into school routines easily and have been following our ASPIRE values and our BE Rules.
Pyjama Day to promote bedtime stories.
Did you know that reading with you child at bedtime provides a point of focus and distraction, away from the day's activities and frustrations, allowing the body's fatigue to take over and bring your child closer to sleep. Even in young babies, this point of focus helps them to filter out the stimulating world around them and relax. This is a fun way for children to digest morals which are in the story.