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Woodpecker - Year 2

Mrs White, Mrs Tasker, Mr Lyons and Teddy Welcome You To Woodpecker Class!

 

W.B. 9th April 2018

 

We enjoyed welcoming the Woodpeckers back to school this week and we have been enjoying listening to all the exciting things you have been doing over the Easter break.

 

This week in maths, we have been learning about measure. The children had a great time estimating the mass of objects and then weighing them to check their estimates. Colin was slightly concerned when he was put in the balance scales but he has now recovered and has gone home with Keeley for the weekend!

 

During Golden Time, it was great to see the children playing and interacting so positively and kindly with each other. What lovely children you have!

 

 

 

 

W.B. 19th March 2018

 

Please take a look at the results of our Easter Bunny art. The children worked very hard to create intricate patterns and I am sure you will agree that the results are fantastic!

 

 

 

 

W.B. 12th March 2018

We have been very busy in Woodpecker Class this week. We have been starting to make crafts with an Easter theme. Mrs Tasker has been making sock bunnies with the children and Mrs Price has been making Easter gardens. We have also started to create our Easter Bunny black and white artwork. The children have been very focussed and the results of their efforts are lovely.

 

 

 

 

 

In Science, we have been looking at growing beans and what materials will be the best for aiding this. We were very alarmed to receive a message from the Superhero Training Agency telling us that Jack was trapped up in the giant's castle because his beanstalk had died. Our task was to grow another tall and strong beanstalk so that we could rescue him. We made predictions about what material would be best for growing and made sure that our experiment was fair.

 

The beans were planted in cotton wool, magic soil, soil and paper.

 

 

W.B. 19th February 2018

We had a great time at Bath Fire Station. We all enjoyed learning about fire safety, the various fire engines and equipment and spraying the hose- even Mr Lyons and Mrs White had a go! Thank you very much to all the fire fighters at Bath Fire Station who all made us very welcome.

 

 

 

 

We have been learning about fractions. As part of our work, we have been making pizzas, cutting them up and discussing equivalent fractions. We then ate the pizza. Yummy!

 

 

W.B 5th February 2018

As part of our Victorians topic, we visited the Museum of Rural Life in Glastonbury. During our visit, we got to handle real Victorian artefacts including a butter churner and a telephone. We also got to make mini rag rugs and drop scones. After lunch, we went on a learning trail in the museum where we got to learn about significant Victorians from our locality, cheese making and agriculture during the Victorian period. 

 

 

 

W.B. 29th January 2018

This week, we have been focussing on multiplication in maths. The children worked well together to build multiplication towers. Please do continue to remember to practise Times Tables Rock Stars at home- this will help your child to learn their times tables quickly and effectively.

 

 

 

We have had a some great visitors to school this week. On Monday Fire Officer Lee came to talk to us about the work of the fire service and how to keep ourselves safe  around fire. We all enjoyed learning about the Stop! Drop! Roll exercise.

 

 

On Friday, PC John Gould and PCSO Mike Storey came to talk to us about the work of the police and how they help us. We also had an important talk with them about 'stranger danger'. The children asked some great questions and listened carefully to what the police officers had to say to them. The highlight of the visit was having our fingerprints taken to go on our own book marks and getting to sit in the police car!

 

 

 

 

 

 

W.B 22nd January 2018

We have been working very hard this week on column addition and subtraction. Every morning, we have been practising during Early Bird Maths. Everyone has improved and I have been very impressed with the children's focus and perseverance. 

 

 

 

W.B. 8th January 2018

Welcome back to school! We hope that you had a lovely Christmas break. We are looking forward to a new year of learning.  This week, Woodpecker Class have been working very hard on their guided reading. I have been particularly impressed with the quality of their follow up tasks and comprehension. Well done everyone!

 

 

 

W.B. 18th December 2017

 

We all had a great time at the park. Woodpecker Class have worked very hard this term and we went to the park to as a reward for all the effort and progress that all the children have made since September. Well done to all the Woodpeckers- we are very proud of you!

 

 

 

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you very much for all your help, support and good humour over the past term. I hope that you all have a very happy and peaceful Christmas with your loved ones. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

 

W.B. 11th December 2017

Wow! What a busy week it has been! This week, we performed our play, Census Sums. The children all did a wonderful job and we were treated to some great acting and lots of very enthusiastic singing. Well done to all the Woodpeckers! A big thank you to all the parents and other special grown- ups who helped to make some great costumes- the children all looked fantastic!

 

We have also been busy doing lots of Christmas crafts. The children have enjoyed making calendars, Christmas tree decorations and Christmas cards. We are now all feeling very Christmassy!

 

 

 

 

On Friday, we went to the Merlin Theatre to watch Hansel and Gretel. The children all enjoyed joining in with the singing and were very excited when the witch finally got pushed into the oven!

 

 

It was also Christmas jumper day on Friday. Don't the children look fantastic in their festive outfits?

 

W. B. 4th December 2017

This week, we hosted our annual INSPIRE morning. This had a Christmas art and design and technology theme. We all had great fun making Christmas table centre pieces, Christmas baubles, orange pomanders, mince pies and 3-D Christmas trees. Thank you very much to all the parents, grandparents and grown- up helpers who came along to support the children. 

 

 

 

 

Santa's Workshop

Mrs Tasker and Mr Lyons have been very busy creating us a wonderful role play area. This role play area's theme is Santa's Workshop. The children have all been having a great time wrapping presents and helping Santa get ready for Christmas.

It was quite alarming to find out that Mr Lyons, Mrs Shepard and Teddy were on Santa's naughty list but they have assured us that they are trying extremely hard to get Santa to put them back on the nice list by being very good!

 

 

 

Readers From Kingfisher Class

This week, we have been visited by the children in Kingfisher Class who read us their stories. We all listened with interest to the weird and wonderful worlds which they had created. Well done to all children in Kingfisher- you are wonderful writers! 

 

 

 

 

Maths

 

 

This week, we have been learning about temperature. The children all had a great time measuring the temperature of different cups of water. What great mathematicians we have in Woodpecker!

 

Clay Modelling

This week, we have been very fortunate to have been visited by Leo's mummy. She helped us to learn all about clay and showed us how to make bird models and Christmas decorations. We all had a great time and the model were super. When they are dried, I will post some pictures on our class page. Thank you very much to Miss Manley for giving up her time to come and teach us. We all enjoyed it very much.

 

 

 

 

 

Teddy Walking

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2- 3 children are chosen to walk Teddy. This is Teddy's favourite part of the day. The children are excellent dog walkers and trainers!

 

Reading 

 

Please do encourage your child to read at home to you and then please sign their reading record daily. If possible, please read for at least 10 minutes per day. Reading at home with your child will have a positive impact on their academic progress in school and it is a great way to spend time together at the end of a busy day.

 

 

We had a great time at Bristol Zoo. We enjoyed a learning session about Madagascar and we also listened to talks about lemurs, fruit bats, red pandas and lions. The children were all extrenmely well behaved and were great ambassadors for our school. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arctic Adventure

 

We were very lucky to be visited by Katie's Grandfather who told us all about his adventures to the Arctic and Antarctic. We enjoyed learning about the wildlife in these environments and the special clothing that you need to wear in very cold places. Thank you to Mr Spurling for giving us his time.

 

 

 

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