Welcome back to Spring Term, we hope you had a lovely Christmas and a restful break. We look forward to learning about our new IPC topic. We are really excited to be in our new building and getting settled into our new classroom.
In English we have begun too look at poetry. This week we will be looking at poems about different animals. We read different animal poems and we had to guess which poem belonged to which animal. There were clues in the poem to help us identify the features of the animals. We also looked for words that rhymed.
In Science we have started a new topic called living things. In this lesson we used our classification skills to classify which objects were dead, alive and never alive. We put them into the different groups and explained why we put those into the different groups.
In Literacy, we have begun to read a new book called "Mr Wolf's Pancakes". We read the story and acted out the story. It was fun playing the different characters, we used different expressions to show feelings.
In Science we got to make food for birds, we put it outside to see how long it would take for the birds to eat it.
We are excited to see which one of ours is eaten first. We used bird seeds, raisins and lard. We had lots of fun making bird food for the birds.
In IPC our topic is toys, we got to pretend to be toys and when the teacher was a shopkeeper we had to find a new place to hide, and trick the shopkeeper in which toys had moved. We had fun lying still and waking up as different toys.
IN PE, we have been learning about dance. We had to move in time of the music, we had to move quickly when the music was fast and we moved slow when the music was slow.
In science we looked at the ingredients of a cottage pie and had to sort the ingredients into the sources of food. We had fun finding out what went into a cottage pie and which category the ingredients belonged to.
This week in RE, we have been learning about Judaism. We went on a trip to visit the Synagogue. The children had lots of fun looking at Torahs and learning about the content in the Torah. The children learnt the stories were similar to the Bible.
The teachers were impressed with our knowledge about the Synagogue.
In science we have been looking a the topic 'Habitats'. We have had fun going to the pond area and to see what living things live in the pond. We also looked at what living things live in trees and in the grass. We so lots of minibeasts hiding under the stones!
We had fun asking some of the staff questions about their roles in the school. They told us what they enjoyed doing the most and why they chose to work in a school.
Everyone said they liked working at Our Lady of Lourdes.
In RE our topic for this half term is 'In The Beginning'. Year 2 have been looking at Creation story. This week we looked at Genesis Part 2, pupils enjoyed reading and learning about the story. They had lots of fun acting out the story.
This week in maths we have been looking at money. We got to play shopkeepers and customers. Some of us were customers and got to spend money and some of us were shopkeepers. Those who were shopkeepers wrote the receipt out and gave us our change. We definitely made sure we did not forget our change, so we could go buy more items. We had so much fun.
We had fun last week dressing up as what we would want to be older. We dressed as doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers and many other professions. We really enjoyed dressing up.
In literacy we have been reading a book called Amazing Grace. In the story Grace likes to use her imagination and act out different characters. We enjoyed acting out the different characters pretended to be by Grace. We were doctors, patients, Joan of Arc, pirates, spiders and horses. We loved acting out the different characters Grace played.
Hello and welcome back to a new school year at Our Lady of Lourdes. My name is Miss Patel and I will be teaching Year 2 with Ms Duncan. We are really excited to have your children in our class and have heaps planned for the academic year.
We are really looking forward to getting to know you and the pupils in the near future.