Last week in Class 2 we had a visit from a local Dental Nurse who was able to help us to keep our teeth nice and healthy as part of our science learning about taking care of ourselves and our amazing bodies. Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise and a healthy diet, and can talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
Class 2's blog
Classes 1 and 2 went for a ‘Science’ walk in the local woods on Thursday 30th March to make close observations of the different plants and animals we could see.
As scientists, we were able to:
· Develop our observational skills using magnifiers
In Class 2 we have been studying different groups of animals, including mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects, birds and this week we looked at fish. We discussed the behaviour of fish from what we have seen in school and at home through pet fish. The children then had opportunity to examine some fresh fish from the supermarket to get up close to their structure and features.
As scientists, we were able to:
In Class 2 we completed our Meadows Monthly Challenge about water. We decided which questions we could investigate and the children had lots of super ideas that required use of lots of different maths skills. There has been lots of great investigations at home and then in school these are the challenges the children had to solve:
For World Book Day we all dresssed up as characters, taking inspiration from myths and legends. There was a wide variety of super costumes to be seen, including knights, mermaids, dragons, unicorns, plus many more interesting ideas!
In Classes 1 and 2, we particularly focused on dragons. We learnt what myths and legends are and the difference between these and other fictional stories. Then we watched an exciting animation called 'The Dragon Slayer'. This had quite an unusual twist in the tale!
As part of our topic about the local area, Mr Deeming an ex-school pupil came to visit us. He told us all about how The Meadows used to look and how the school has changed. Some of the facts we learnt included how different the playground used to be with tarmac and no Trim Trail or quiet area. There was a small garden instead that the pupils used to look after. We were also surprised to hear how classrooms used to have coal fires in them.
This week, we have been learning about children's rights in PSHE. We have been looking at inspirational quotes and artwork about freedoms around the world. We have thought about freedom to be yourself, freedom to have a home and feel safe, freedom to have your own ideas and freedom to learn. We have developed ideas and produced our own original artwork based on freedom. This will be displayed in school for the children to reflect upon and visitors to enjoy.
Class 1 and 2 completed their latest Meadows Monthly Maths Challenge on Wednesday 14 December when we investigated gingerbread maths questions.
We discuss possible investigations and came up with the following ideas:
Class 1 and Class 2 had a fantastic day out at The Ice Cream Farm on Friday 9th December. When we got there we were greeted by the elves, who showed us a short film about Santa. Then we went into our workshops to do our elf training! We had to make toys then sort them and send them down special chutes for each country. We sent presents to Spain, France, Sweden, America and Australia! Also we raced reindeer and made a special elf medal.We all received a certificate as we are now all certified elves!
In Class 2 this week we completed our baked beans maths challenge! In small groups, we each chose our own area to investigate and planned how we would do this.
The maths challenges that we investigated include: