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
Last week in our BIG Write we wrote stories about escaping from a volcanic eruption. We decided that we wanted to produce front covers for our books on the computer so, this week in our ICT session, we learnt how to use Wordart, how to insert and change the colour, size and font of text and how to copy and paste an image. We used all of these skills together to produce our front covers and we are very pleased with the results!
In English, we have begun our work about newspaper reports. We have identified the features of a report and have been learning how to write in a journalistic style. We have really enjoyed being reporters!
In Maths, we have been using the inverse to check the answers to addition and subtraction calculations and we have been using different strategies to find missing numbers.
This week we have been using mental strategies to solve addition number sentences in Maths. We have recognised that we don't always need to use a written method.
In English, we have been thinking about how we can include suspense and 'grip' the reader when we are writing. We have been planning our own stories about a volcano eruption!
On Tuesday we had a 'Health and Fitness' workshop. We took part in two sessions and learnt lots about how to look after our bodies.
This week, we have designed front covers for our new theme folders. We used our observational skills to copy a volcano picture from the book, 'Escape from Pompeii', and then coloured them in beautifully. Mrs Simmonds was so impressed that we have even displayed some of our work in the classroom!
In English, we looked at lots of the pictures from the story and made predicitions about what we thought was happening. We then read the story and identified the main events. We have been using vocabulary to show that time has passed, e.g. 'A moment later...' and 'After that...'.
In Maths, we have been revising our knowledge of place value and finding missing numbers.
from all in Comets class
We have really enjoyed learning our dances and singing the songs for our Christmas production. We are really pleased with how the show has gone so far! The acrobats loved having tinsel around their wrists and in their hair and the sheep felt really sleepy after being hypnotised! As for the clowns.... they really made us laugh out loud!
In the classroom, we have been busy doing Christmas crafts! We are looking forward to wearing our Christmas jumpers and enjoying our party on Friday!
This week we have been producing sock snowmen. They are now ready for us to sell at the Christmas bazaare- be sure to look out for them on Friday night!!! We had to fill the socks with rice, tie them up and then decorate them with buttons and beads. We also learnt how to plait and we made our own scarves to keep them warm!
We have also been very busy completing assessments in class. Mrs Simmonds is very proud of us all as we have all tried our best.
This week we have been making our own fossils out of clay. We started with a ball of clay which we had to roll in our hands until it was a perfect sphere. We then squashed it and made a disc shape. We used different parts of plastic dinosaurs to print into the clay, creating our own personal fossil! Can you guess which parts of the dinosaurs we have used?
We have been learning about shape and measuring perimeter in Maths and writing instructions in English.