Squirrels Class - Yrs 2 -3 - 4
Squirrels class teachers are Miss Moore and Mrs Williams
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Buttress
PE days are Wednesday and Friday
Homework will be sent out on a Thursday and collected in on a Tuesday
This week we started our art collages of the rainforest. We had to think very carefully about how we would represent the different layers and take our time to complete one layer before moving on to the next.
On Friday we all wore our pyjamas to school to raise money for Comic Relief! It was really funny trying to do our work whilst wearing them!
We have been practising our singing ready for Sing Up day next week! Our class are very excitied as we are going to be singing 'Ain't No Mountain'. We can't help but smile when we sing it!
In our Art lesson we continued thinking about Henri Rousseau's jungle pictures. We used lots of different materials, including tissue paper, sugar paper and even corrugated border roll to explore different textures and colours. We then spent some time practising different skills that we may decide to use when we complete our final collages. We tried cutting and tearing the materials as well as coiling, mixing, tessalating shapes, scrunching and overlapping!
In Maths this week we have been recognising that multiplication and division are inverse operations. We have used this to find fact families and to check the answers to our number sentences. We also looked at how multiplication can be done in any order and thought about equivalence.
In our Computing lesson we discussed how we can use the Internet to search for information. We looked at search engines, including 'Kidrex' which is safer for children to use. We thought of key words to refine our searches and found information about our current topic- rainforests.
This week we have been practising our class assembly. We are looking forward to sharing all of our work about Pompeii on Friday!
We have also been enjoying Book Week. We watched a musical theatre show on Monday morning. This was based on four books including, 'The Darkest Dark' by Chris Hadfield. We read the book in class and completed some follow up work around it. The story is all about realising that your dreams can come true. We thought about our own dreams and wrote about how we could work hard to give us the best chance of achieving our goals.
We were a little disappointed this week as, because of the wind, we were not able to go on our school trip to Cambridge! However, we were still able to have a fun-filled day back at school. We spent the morning completing some art work and then watched a dvd linked to our topic in the afternoon.
Earlier this week, we began our new art topic. We explored the jungle work of Henri Rousseau. We also learnt about his life and how he bacame a famous artist.
This week we have been very busy making our volcano cakes!
We used lots of English and Maths skills whilst we were making them. We followed a set of instructions, weighed and measured the ingredients and we had to read the scales to make sure that we had the exact amount of everything that we needed. We mixed everything together and baked them before lunch. After lunch, they had cooled enough for us to begin our decorating. We worked as a team to follow our designs. We added lollipop trees, squirty cream ash clouds, strawberry lace lava, gold dust rocks and much more....
Mrs Simmonds was covered in chocolate which we found very amusing! However, our favourite part of the day was when we got to taste our explosive, lava covered, chocolate cakes! Mmm! What a fun-filled day it was!
This week we have been researching facts for our own non-chronological reports. We have looked at the key features of the reports and practised using technical vocabulary and writing captions.
In Maths we have been solving mathematical problems using addition and subtraction. We also used the inverse relationship to help us to find missing numbers.
In D&T we have been looking at how different cakes have been made. We thought about their flavours and decorations too. We then worked in groups to design our own volcano cakes which we will hopeully be able to make soon!