Music lesson in year 2

During our Music lesson we were listening to and appraising a traditional South African song. This inspired the children in our class to sing songs from their cultural backgrounds. We heard and saw a dance from Ethiopia, a song from Pakistan, Africa and Austria.  

Climat Change by year 1

In Year 1 we have been learning about our world and the causes and effects of climate change.

We have learnt about pollution created by people and its effect on animal habitats in rainforests and in particular, the Artic. We have discussed plastics and the harm the use of plastics is causing the environment. We have also talked about cars and their fumes and how it effects our health.

The pupils have discussed recycling, walking, turning off electrical appliances and planting trees; simple steps we can take to try to reduce climate change.

We have had a busy week. Look at our week in photographs!

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Busy start in Reception Class

We’ve had a great start to our year in Reception class, and a busy few weeks. We’re learning all about ourselves, our differences and similarities, along with what makes us unique. We’re reading all of the Elmer stories, and have made a collage of the patchwork elephant, along with writing about how we are all different and special. 
This week we have focused our time on making posters to use during our Global Climate Strike on Friday 20th September. Each child drew and coloured a picture of our wonderful world, and they are all… well, wonderful! We’ve laminated them so that you can keep them forever. 
We have a new construction area in the classroom where the children are designing their own town, and building them. They have made a list of what you might see in their town: school, Church, shops, roads, parks, hospital, museum, police station… We’re really looking forward to seeing the finished models. 

First 2 weeks in year 1

Year 1 have enjoyed being in their new classroom. Look at some pictures of the things we have been doing so far.

We have been learning how to read and make numbers using cubes.

Last week Year 1 worked with Coach Dan our new coach from Man City. Dan taught the pupils team building activities and they tried to work together to discuss and find solutions to problems.

During Circle Time Year 1 have been learning how to sort numbers into groups of less than 10 and more than 10. Most of the children could read and sort their numbers independently. Well done Year 1!

Climate change

In class today we read the book ‘The Lorax’ by Dr. Seuss. We understood the important message of how factories and deforestation is causing harm to our Earth, ruining habitats and creating climate change.

We created art work of the Truffala Trees using oil pastels and a water colour wash.

Our hand prints created icebergs and penguins. We sympathised with the penguins and their melting homes.

Our seas, oceans and water ways are being polluted by plastics. We promise to reduce our plastic use by recycling, reusing and thinking about our usage carefully.

During music we recreated the sounds of the rainforest using body percussions. Have a listen, we hope you like it.

In dance, we responded to the piece of music by pianist, Ludovico Einaudi who performed on an iceberg to show how the ice is melting dramatically. Two of our classmates performed their dance for us. It was fantastic.

Unless someone like you, cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

 Dr. Seuss

Busy Friday in year 2

We have had a great start to the year in Year Two. The children have settled well.

We have been working on hard on our number bonds in Maths.

In our English lessons we have been reading the twits and acted out a scene called ‘Wormy Spaghetti!!!’   We are enjoying our shared read about those awful people.

We also made some dragons in D.T like the dragon in our English story…George and the Dragon, and we had a great time on the tyre park

We had a nice afternoon on the tyre park after working really hard all day.

Working with coins

This week in our Maths lessons we have been handling real coins. We had fun sorting the coins into colour groups, shapes, sizes and value. We looked at the value of the coins and investigated whether we could make the same amount using different coin combinations.