Over the summer holiday there are two cycling events taking place locally.
10 minute shake up
Recently children have brought home information from Change 4 life on their latest campaign, 10 minute shake up. Similar to our daily Wake Up Shake Up activity, here is a 10 minute shake up video for you to follow at home.
Year 1 and 2 had a great time at Harlow Carr today. We soaked up the sun, searched through the trees and savoured some delicious ice-cream. A full recount will follow, but the children are going to write one themselves tomorrow so I’ll save it to be in their words. Here’s the story of the day in pictures…
Have you been watching Wimbledon? New tennis lessons are starting at Roundhay Park next week.
What’s happening this week?
The big event this week is our school trip to Harlow Carr. We’ll be going on Wednesday for the whole day so don’t forget that all of the children will need packed lunches. It’s going to be hot – hot – hot! We have school hats to protect our heads from the sun but it would be a good idea to send your child with sun-cream and a water bottle (in addition to a drink in their lunch) and make sure they’re in a skirt or shorts. As we make our way around the gardens, we’ll be spotting the well-known plants that we’ve been learning about as well as seeing what new plants we can find.
Maths – We’re revisiting fractions and time this week. Help at home by asking what time it is and making sure your child is using an analogue clock. o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to are important but we also need to be able to read 5, 10, 20 and 25 past and to the hour.
English – We’re finishing Year 2 with a long narrative project inspired by a picture book with no text. Reading short stories (picture books) will help the children pick up on story-telling language and find adjectives and sentences openers they can use in their own writing.
Maths and leaves?
As we’d picked lots of different types of leaves on our walk in the woods, we looked at them closely today and were able to do some maths, too. We knew that leaves were important for photosynthesis because they collect the sun’s light. By working out the area of the leaves, we could estimate which leaf would collect the most sunlight (the leaf with the largest area).
As always, we practise our spellings everyday in phonics lesson. Green group have been working on prefixes and suffixes for a lot of the year so this week we played a game to recap the double-up rule.
If you go down to the woods today…
What a great morning. Year 2 took a walk to the woods to have a look at the different types of trees we could find. Isaac turned out to be our nature specialist as he was able to tell us the names of many common trees just by looking at their leaves. Everybody had a great time and all of us were really excited about our topic learning.
Having worked so hard on planting our seeds and making sure they’ve got the best environment to grow, we’ve now planted them outside in our new Y1/2 planter. Come down past the dining room to see how they’re doing. We’ve got nasturtiums, sunflowers, courgettes, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers and broad beans growing. Hopefully, we’ll have another planter soon to get all of our seedlings outside.