Collaborative Poetry by 2S
The children became wonderful poets last week as they worked with Ms. Jane, our EAL teacher, to create some fabulous and individual poems. The language discussions and poetry structures discussed were excellent. Being able to perform them for the class at the end of the week was a lovely way for the children to end the poetry aspect of our learning. Please enjoy them.
Dog by Asha, Krista, Petit and Mia
My dog has sharp claws
But she has lovely paws
My cute dog is fast
She is soft and sometimes comes last
She is clever but she never ever plays
She likes to lie and laze
She is shy
and likes pie
Stampy Longnose by Gor-Bua, Jessica, Janice, Justin and Puna
Super funny and crazy
The crazy stampy cat
A lot of people like to say stampylongnose is funny
Mucks stuff up a lot
Pumpkin is stampy’s fur colour
Yummy food for Stampy is cake
Loves his friends so much
Only stampylongnose likes to play on roller coasters
North is where stampy lives
Golden colour is perfect for stampy
Nose, cool, cake
Only stampy has a secret base
Stupid stampy fights a lot
Every day he starts with a cake
Werewolf by Sean, Stefan, Christopher, Harleen and Trinity
Werewolves run fast but not as fast as a cheetah
Every werewolf must not be lazy
Racing!!! and running around the wood
Every werewolf is fat and dumb
Woosy werewolfs are crazy
Orangy werewolves are fierce and wild
Looking in the dark for juicy prey at night
Fast werewolves are thin
Sea Monster by Max, Vinzent, Jade, Leanna and Linda
Sea monsters are mean
Every sea monster has a bad smell
Attacking sea monsters like to kill
Mean monsters live in the sea
October is the sea monsters birthday
Naughty sea monsters smile all the time
Scary sea monsters are sleepy
The sea monster eats people
Each sea monster is horrible
Rubbish sea monster does rubbish tricks
Science Investigation - Floating and Sinking
The children were given a collaborative challenge to work together to build a boat out of silver kitchen foil that would carry the most weight (treasure). The test had to be fair so that their results could be compared with the other groups in the class to find out which boat was the 'best'. To make it fair, they were given the same amount of foil each and the same amount of time to discuss and construct their boat. We did the investigation twice (after all, no scientist makes decisions and conclusions after one test) and made sure that it was the same both times to ensure fair testing. It was hoped that the groups would be able to improve on their first go the second time around - you will need to ask your children whether this was the case or not!
The children had a lot of fun working and learning together and focused really hard on working together to investigate the challenge of building the strongest boat - they were amazed by the largest total of weights carried by one of the boats at the end of the investigation and there were big smiles all round, whether their boat had been successful or not. The photos below give you a taste of the children's learning.
2S at Sports Day
The children of 2S thoroughly enjoyed their experiences at our Sports Day this term, including the ice lolly at the end as a reward for all of their efforts! They tried really hard at every activity and were able to showcase the skills they had learned during their PE lessons. It was wonderful to see so many parents supporting not only their children, but the rest of the class as well - it really was all about the participation and improving on what they had done individually rather than worrying about whether they had thrown the furthest, run the fastest or jumped the most. The thing that I liked the most from the morning, was the encouragement that they continued to give each other and the celebration of everyone's best efforts that was present from start to finish. Well done 2S, you were indeed SUPERSTARS!!
Chinese New Year Assembly
The children finished off their half term with a wonderfully visual assembly to celebrate Chinese New Year, now that allof the children in KS2 were back from their residential trips. As always, the Dragon Dance at the end was the favourite of many ... unless you found it a little loud, in which case, fingers in the ears were the order of the day.
Year 2 Pirate Production: The Pirate Problem - Land Ahoy!
The children were a stunning success and saved their very best for their last performance - true show people to the end! Many thanks to everyone who came to watch; it made for a wonderful atmosphere.
*** STOP PRESS *** The OFFICIAL Year 2 Pirate trailer is here ...