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Developing Independent Learning in a Caring Environment

Class 2CL

Welcome to Year 2LC with Mrs. Line and Mrs. Carpenter.

In Year 2LC we have lots of exciting learning to explore and to share with you.

Please come and visit our page for all of our super learning! 

Our New Topic and Learning for Spring I

We have started a brand new topic called 'Around the World In 60 days' and have started learning all about a very influential Art Deco designer called Clarice Cliff. 

Please have a look at our Knowledge Organiser above to see what we are learning and why. 

We are very excited to learn more about our topic and add to our initial mind-maps of ideas. 

 

So that we can tour the world safely we designed, made and evaluated vehicles to help us cover the wide range of landscapes. We decided it needed to be waterproof in order to protect it from the rain, windproof to protect it from the wind, be a decent height off the ground for

good visibility and strong and sturdy to cope with all terrains.  We really enjoyed making the vehicles but all agreed that it was a lot harder to make a vehicle that had moving wheels than we thought.  As you can see we had lots of super ideas!

 

Sculptures in the style of Clarice Cliff

Today the children in 2LC worked very hard to design and create sculptures in the style of Clarice Cliff. They thought very carefully about how to form their clay and what techniques and tools to use to provide texture and shape.  Didn't they do well! 

Our Topic Leaflet for Autumn II

Here is our topic leaflet for Autumn II which includes all of our super learning up until Christmas.  Please have a look! We are very excited to share it with you.

Santa!

Today we had a very special visitor who came to see us and brought us a present each for Christmas Day! We sang Jingle Bells with him and every one used their super manners and posed beautifully with him. He was very impressed  with our photogenic skills and our manners!

Thank you Santa! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year everyone!

Maths is Everywhere Patterns

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Comic Relief

Today we used lots of skills to solve Math problems all about Comic Relief. We used lots of concrete resources and pictures to help us.

We also had a dance 'Comic Relief' session to move our bodies like Pudsey Bear. It was lots of fun and we showed off our super dance moves.

Time4 Sport

This term we are very lucky to have PE sessions with Mr. Kelter who teaches us how to be healthy and combines this with lots of fun sessions.  Today we talked about the five food groups and why we need to eat these to keep our bodies healthy.

Science Materials

We have started a new topic looking at materials. This week we investigated which paper towel would be the best for the job to clean up after Mrs. Carpenter's puppy.  We used three methods to investigate and used blue roll, white paper towel, blue paper towel and a leading brand of kitchen roll.

We discovered the white paper towel was the best. 

Reasoning and Problem Solving.

Today we used Numicon and Base 10 to help solve reasoning problems. We had to find amounts that were <, > or = and work out what we had to add to each side to make them equal or to make the number sentence correct. It was very tricky and we really enjoyed ourselves.

Diwali 

This week we have been learning all about Diwali. Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival coincides with the Hindu New Year and celebrates new beginnings, good over evil and light over darkness. We worked together as a class to listen to the story of Rama and Sita and then coloured in different pieces of a jigsaw puzzle which we then put together by helping each other. It was a lot of fun and we really enjoyed our learning.

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Golden Time Construction

We have started a new system of 'Golden Time' where the children choose which activity they want to take part in during 'Golden Time'. The children from Key Stage 1 all chose different activities such as 'Just Dance', 'Arts and Crafts' and construction.  The children with Mrs. Carpenter constructed Wolstanton High Street from Lego and building blocks.  They were very keen to get as much in as they could and took it very seriously as you can see. laugh

Our class rules and how to avoid spreading germs.

Today we worked hard to decide our class rules. We thought hard about how we need rules so that everyone feels safe and is happy in our class. We took photos to show how we should sit up smartly, be a good listener,  line up smartly and walk through school. We talked about what having  kind hands and feet looks like. We will use the photos to help remind us how to follow our rules. laugh

 

We discussed how germs can be spread easily and how we need to wash our hands after going to the toilet and to avoid touching our faces or mouths, as this will spread them very quickly. To highlight this we put our hands in green glitter and then checked how much there was at the end of the day. Some was in our hair and on our faces!

 

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