Australia Day

26 01 2016

We have had a fantastic day to day learning about Australia day and building our own versions of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We worked really well in groups to succeed with our challenge. We tested materials for strength and suitability for the task, designed our bridges and then made them. It was a fantastic day.




Y2 Visit to the Panto

17 12 2015

The children are having at great time at St George’s Hall watching Aladdin!

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Christmas is coming!

16 12 2015




Christmas is coming!

16 12 2015

We’ve had a very exciting day today in Year 2!! This morning in Maths we have created our own Christmas bauble repeating patterns, and in English we have been writing Christmas poems.
At lunch time today we have enjoyed eating our yummy Christmas dinner. Then this afternoon…Father Christmas came to visit! He very kindly brought us all a present!
What an exciting day!!




Kipper Story

11 12 2015

On a white, magical and snowy Christmas Eve Kipper was looking for a glowing, special and perfect Christmas tree in the dark and freezing forest, for his cosy home. But just then, suddenly and as quick as lightening, Kipper had only just remembered he had to buy a wonderful present for Arnold. When he brung his glowing Christmas tree home he went to the toy shop.

Kipper very quickly rushed to ToysRus before it shut down. When Kipper got to ToysRus he found the best toy aisle there and Kipper thought, “What should I buy?” What will he buy? Will he buy a toy robot, a lego box, a clock-work mouse, a new Animals book or a bike? “NO!” Kipper screamed, “I’m going to buy a Xbox 360.”

Time was quickly running out. Kipper carefully wrapped up the Xbox 360. Then Kipper speedily and as quick as a flash raced to Arnold’s house and when he got to Arnold’s front door, Kipper loudly knocked at the wooden door. Arnold came and…”Merry Christmas!” shouted Kipper excitedly. “Thank you very much” replied Arnold. “Oh and here’s your present and Merry Christmas to you!” shouted Arnold. “Thank you” replied Kipper.

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English – exploring the work of an author

11 12 2015

In our English work we have been exploring the writing of the author Mick Inkpen. We have enjoyed reading and comparing his Kipper and Jasper stories, especially Kipper’s Christmas Eve!
Our final writing task was to write our own Christmas Kipper short story. Our challenges were to include a dilemma and to improve our use of punctuation – especially speech marks.




Our Tiger Dance

25 11 2015




Year 2 Tiger dance

25 11 2015

In PE we have been working with the Sports Development team to create a Tiger Dance. We have been dancing to the track ‘The eye of the Tiger’. We had to practice moving in time with the music and each other. Our faces played an important part in telling the story as well as our movements.




Exploring shapes

25 11 2015




Exploring shape

25 11 2015

In Maths we have enjoyed exploring shape. We have been exploring 2D shapes – learning their names and about their properties. We especially enjoyed looking for lines of symmetry in regular and irregular shapes, using the mirrors. We then used rulers to draw them on. We discovered that some shapes have more than 1 line of symmetry. As a challenge we then used the peg boards to create a symmetrical pattern which we then had to check with a mirror.
As part of our 3D shape work we were set the challenge to make the shapes out of modelling material. This was much harder than we thought it would be! After making each shape we had to explain to our partner the number of faces, vertices and edges our shape had. We also needed to explain any 2D shapes that we could see on the faces of the 3D shapes!