Welcome to Seahorse Class!
The children have settled in beautifully to their new class. For the first couple of weeks our literacy lessons focused on information texts. This was a great opportunity for the children to learn all about seahorses. They have also created some beautiful artwork using a painting technique called pointillism. Some of their work is currently displayed in the hall. Perhaps you'd like to take a look if you're passing through the school?
We have recently begun our chocolate topic, as chosen by the children on their transition afternoon back in the summer. We have been busy exploring and using lots of descriptive language in preparation for our next Big Write, in which the children will write a new chapter of Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. I am very much looking forward to hearing what happens to their new characters. Judging by some of the character profiles the children have created this week, it will be exciting and interesting reading!
Thursday 8th October 2015
Well done to this week's Big Write Goal Scorers! The children in Seahorse Class used some lovely descriptive language when writing about what would happen to their characters in Mr Wonka's chocolate factory! Please see below for some great extracts from the children's writing.
Around the World in Two Days...
The children in Seahorse Class have had a fantastic time during our whole school event 'Around the World in Two Days'. Both Year 2 classes joined together to learn about Asia and the children took part in a range of exciting and enriching activities. Please see below for just a taste of what we've been doing...
Painting and saying Japanese numbers
Learning about Japanese culture
Practising the ancient art of origami
Locating Asia on a world map
An authentic Japanese lesson taught by special visitors
Making rangoli patterns in the forest
A fantastic Indian dance lesson
We are following on with our Asian theme in literacy this week and learning about Japanese haiku poems. The children have been busy describing autumn in preparation for writing their own haiku poems. Take a look at their fantastic adjectives....
Seahorses Learning Together Morning - Thursday 22nd October 2015
Thank you to the parents who came to our Learning Together morning this morning. The children really enjoyed having you here and they all had a great time. We hope you enjoyed it too! If you didn't manage to join us don't worry, there will be another Learning Together event in spring term. This morning we focused on spelling. There were a variety of activities to try. Please take a look at the pictures below for a few ideas as to how you can make learning spellings at home lots of fun! There are also links to some great spelling games on the VLE. Your child can log in using the picture password in the back of their reading journal.
4th November 2015
We hope everyone had a lovely half term break. Seahorses have got straight back to work this week. We read the script for this year's nativity play and we have begun to learn the songs too. It would be really helpful if the children could listen to, and practise the songs at home so that they can produce a polished performance next month! The songs can be found by going back to the home page and clicking on Children and then Gallery.
We have also been talking about firework safety this week. The children have produced some beautiful posters to remind themselves and others how to stay safe. Whatever you may be doing Bonfire Night, we hope you remember the firework code and have a great time!
The children have made a good start to the spring term. Our new topic is 'Fire Fire'. The children are excited to learn about the Great Fire of London and they have already thought of lots of questions they would like to find the answers to!
Seahorse Class have been using their senses to learn about and write poetry this week. Well done to our Big Write Goal Scorers. Your writing was beautifully descriptive.
Last week the children in Seahorses class got into character for their Big Write! They imagined they were living at the time of the great fire of London and wrote a diary entry to explain what had been happening and how they felt about it. They did such a splendid job, it was hard to choose the goal scorers! Here are some of the best bits...
Seahorses have been learning about information texts. We have linked this with our pirates theme this week. The children created informations texts about themselves as pirates! Well done Seahorses, I really enjoyed reading your texts this week. Please see below for our Goal Scorers. These are just a few examples of the children's imaginative ideas!
This week the children have been using actions and active punctuation to retell the story Where the Wild Things Are. They wrote the story during their Big Write session and, as I'm sure you'll agree when you read some of the Goal Scorer examples below, they did a great job! Well done Seahorses.