Chick Cam 3!
We’ve now got seven chicks! We’ll start moving them to the breeder box today.
Chick Cam 2!
The streams on YouTube only last for 8 hours, so here’s the next one!
It’s 17:10 and we now have three chicks with one more arriving very soon! Once hatched, the chicks need to stay in the incubator for about 24 hours to ‘fluff up’ before they are moved to the breeder box.
Good morning. Click on the following link to watch the chicks in our incubator. Two chicks have hatched already and there should be more hatching today and tomorrow! Stay tuned.
We’ve had an exciting start to our new big topic, Life Forces, today.
Music and art!
In our music lesson this week, The children were learning to respond to a piece of music with their opinion. They listened to contrasting pieces of music and whilst listening to the music, they made marks on a piece of paper, letting the music ‘take control’ of their hands.
They then discussed how the music made them feel and how this inspired their art!
This afternoon, Year 2 had a very energetic and challenging skipping workshop led by Jodi from Skipping School. We covered lots of skipping skills that we’ll be practising in PE in the lead up to a Year 2 competition in March with other schools.
We learnt click jump, double bounce, speed bounce, hop and swap, side swing, partner skipping face to face and with the long rope we tried run jump out and keep the pot boiling.
Some tips that Jodi shared with us were:
- hold the rope like a smiley face
- have the smiley face behind your legs
- keep your hands wide at the side
- when you hear the click of the rope on the floor you need to jump
We look forward to seeing lots of progress over the coming weeks.
Preparing to multiply
We’ve now started learning about multiplication in our maths lessons this week using the concept of equal and unequal groups. When describing equal groups, the children have used sentence stems to support them.
There are ____ equal groups with ____ in each group.
There are six equal groups with four in each group. There are six fours.
It is important at this stage that children know what groups are equal and which are unequal.
We then made our own equal groups in lots of different ways.
What is this image showing?
How many groups?
How many in each group?
Well done, Jai – you showed great understanding of this concept.
In our Living and Learning session this week, we focused on how we can achieve, our strengths and our areas to develop. This included how we can work well as a team so each group was set a challenge. There was some great teamwork, turn taking, sharing and we eventually had a group that achieved the challenge.
This was also a good test of our resilience, one of our 8Rs for learning.
Take a look at this video all about not giving up.
We’ve been having a big focus on handwriting and presentation across all our learning – not just in writing books.
Our cursive handwriting scheme has just three rules. Please refer to this when your child is writing at home, for example learning their spellings. Before writing, ask your child about the lazy eight handwriting warm up that we do.
There are groups of letters that follow the same pattern when we write them.
We’ve been using an exciting prop this week to do big movements when writing letters.
This week during our What’s the matter? science mini topic, Year 2 had an interesting investigation to carry out from Mr Vango.
Throughout the investigation, we used lots of science skills.
Starting with questioning, considering what equipment we’d need and the method for the investigation, we then focused on predicting which material would be the best for the tent. We recognised that predicting is a skill we also use in reading. We were then ready to get testing. Using observation skills was key to our investigation so we could make a conclusion about the materials.
Ask your child what material they concluded was the best one to use for the tent.
Well done to Vedant who realised that to make the test fair we would need to add the same amount of water from the syringe when testing each material.