On our first day back in school we had a special visitor. He told us many facts about space. Did you know that the first man on the moon was called Neil Armstrong? We had fun building our own space stations to keep teddy George safe from the weather on Mars. We had a very exciting morning.
We look forward to learning more about space in our lessons this half term.
Great teamwork Year One!
Miss Killilea 🙂
In history we have been learning all about The Great Fire of London. We have learning lots of facts and information. In English we have also been looking at stories based around events that happened during the fire back in 1666. We have explored diary entries from people who were there! As part of our English we had to write our own diary entry as if we were in London 553 years ago. To help us understand what it felt like we went back in time to 1666, we role played different scenarios from The Great Fire of London. This really helped us when we came to write our diary entries and we had so much fun acting!
Our Science Day has been all about Water! The children already had some brilliant ideas about what they knew about water, but they have definitely learnt much more over the two Science Days. We now know that we need something extremely cold to freeze water, and something hot or even warm, to melt water. A few of the investigations we did are below…
- Trapped Animals
We wanted to freeze our toy animals, but didn’t know how. After many unusual ideas, we eventually came up with the idea of covering the animals with water and freezing them. We went back the day after to find them and yes, they had froze! We then experiment how to change the ice back to water so we could release the animals. We used a hammer, sprinkled on salt, used a hairdryer and used a kettle to pour on boiling water.
2. Making Ice Decorations
We made some beautiful ice decorations by adding water and sequins into ice cube trays then freezing them. The next day we hung them outside. We went back after an hour to observe them and they had melted! We realised it was warmer outside than in the freezer and the sun must have been making our decorations melt!
3. Adding Water
We experimented with what happens when you add water to things like cornflour, sugar, salt, porridge oats, icing sugar and oil. We used some new words like dissolve, absorb, thick, heavy and gloopy.
We had a fantastic couple of days learning about water and its properties. Ask us some questions and see what we know!
Mrs Burgess :o)
This week the children have really enjoyed the text ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell. By the end of the week the children were able to read the text independently and join in with the repeated refrains throughout the text. The children even created their own version with different animals, using some super adjectives of their own! Mrs Burgess asked the children to help her put the story in the correct order by finding the animals inside their cages, this helped us retell the story orally and then we made amazing attempts at writing it in our books!
Mrs Burgess :o)
This week a group of Year 6 children enjoyed toasting marshmallows on the open fire and a mug of hot chocolate.
What a wonderful last week in school we have had! We performed our Christmas production, had a fantastic party filled with food and dancing and ended the week with a lovely carol service in church. I am super proud of how hard the children have worked during their first term in year 2 and I hope you all have a well-deserved Christmas break. I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you all in 2019.
Miss Warburton 😀