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Butterflies

Year 2

January 2023

This week we have been celebrating Storytelling Week! The children have been taking part in various activities throughout the week which has taken them on a journey to become confident storytellers with a focus on developing oracy skills. We have been looking at the oral storytelling tradition and  have challenged the children to create their own stories.

We also talked about our favourite stories and the reasons why we liked them. We read great fun reading stories to each other.

January 2023

This week in English we have been reading  a Moroccan folk tale, " The Bachelor and The Bean". The story is about a bachelor, who, one day, drops a bean down a well. To his surprise, an imp jumps out of the well and gives him a magic pot. That's when things start to get exciting and his whole life changes.....

January 2023

This week we have been reading the book " Biscuit Bear" by Mini Grey. Today in our English lesson we have been reading instructions to make our very own bear. We have been looking at the key features of instructions. We discussed what is the same about all the instructions e.g. the numbers/ bullet points, the bossy words  and the clear and precise sentences. We then followed a set of instructions to make a bear. 

January 2023

This week we have had an 'International Week' where we have  been finding out about other countries and cultures of the world.  We have been learning about Pakistan, Zimbabwe, India, Thailand, Poland and Morocco. 

January 2023

Today we  learnt what a mono print is and explored the work of an artist who uses mono print. 

We then used the technique of mono printing with ink to make a print. 

January 2023

In  our art lesson today we looked closely at small objects and made drawings with pencils at the same scale or size. Take a look at our fantastic drawings. 

January 2023

Today in our music session we listened to some Rock Music. We discussed the style of this type of music. We sang and played instruments to the song "We Will Rock You" by Queen.

January 2023

Today we enjoyed our our Mini Kixx sessions.  We are learning tennis skills and had lots of fun!

December 2022

What a great day we've had! Dancing, singing, telling festive jokes and having a fun time at our Christmas party. 

Happy Christmas to you all! 

December 2022

We have been busy making snowmen, Christmas trees and stockings! 

 

December 2022

Today we took part in a Yoga Adventure. We heard the story of "The Nutcracker".  We followed the  magical story in yoga poses - of a little girl’s imagination. Clara learns that she has all the power she needs to make her dreams come true. Everything you need is within you.  All you need is the confidence to believe in yourself and the patience to make dreams come true. We had a great time. 

December 2022

Take a look at our Christmas elf door hangers. They are very festive! 

December 2022

Today in our English lesson we read and followed the instructions "How to make a pop up Santa"! 

December 2022

Take a look at our fantastic Christmas cards! We really enjoyed making them!

December 2022

Butterflies Class feeling festive in their Christmas jumpers!

December 2022

Today in our maths lesson, we have been recognising, naming and describing 3D shapes. We have been learning the vocabulary of the properties of shapes and using that language to describe 3D shapes to our friends. 

December 2022

Today we performed our Christmas nativity,  "The Inn Keeper's Breakfast" at Christ Church.  We loved singing the songs. We had a great time performing for our families.

November 2022

This week in our maths lessons we have been learning about symmetry. We have been finding out what symmetry is and which shapes and objects are symmetrical. We have been looking at different repeating patterns too.

November 2022

Today in our art session we  practiced our observational drawing, We also held different objects and made drawings, thinking about the way the object felt.

November 2022

Butterflies Class had a fabulous "Children In Need" Day! 

November 2022

Our Remembrance Day poppies

November 2022

Today in our English lesson we enjoyed writing our own rhyming couplets.  We had fun rhyming the words! Here are a few of them. 

November 2022

This week in our English lessons we have been  reading a selection of poems and discussing the features of poems. We have been writing different types of poems. Today we wrote an acrostic poem "Friends".

November 2022

Today in our art lesson we learnt how some artists explore the world around them to help them find inspiration.  We collected some natural objects from the playground  and explored composition by arranging the objects that we collected. Take a look at some of our designs. 

November 2022

Butterflies Class have enjoyed learning all about Guy Fawkes this week. We have learnt all about the Gunpowder Plot. We have designed some firework safety posters too.

November 2022

Today we had our  last Forest School session for this year.  We had a camp fire. We learnt about the fire triangle, the types of fuel needed, such as kindling and about how to stay safe around fire. We all enjoyed having a turn at creating sparks with a flint and steel.  We loved seeing a real fire and were very sensible keeping our Forest School safety rules. 

October 2022

We had another great session in the forest today. We shared a story called ‘Little Lou and the Woolly Mammoth’ by  Paula Bowles.  When we looked around the forest, we found pieces of the mammoths beautiful wool! We used this to tie knots and make a friendship bracelet.

We had fun exploring the forest, playing games, singing and dancing on the woodland stage, playing in the mud kitchen, making little dens for the creatures we found and lots more! Take a look at our photos!

October 2022

Today we concluded our topic  "Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds " by making a healthy sandwich. The children have been  planning and designing the sandwich they would make. They decided what ingredients they would use. After making their sandwiches they evaluated them before finally eating them. The children have really enjoyed the topic this half term and have learnt lots of new things about keeping  healthy.

October 2022

This week in our English lessons we have been reading the story " There's No Dragon In This Story" by Lou Carter. The dragon is fed up of being a mean character, all he wants to be is a hero!

We have been thinking about how the dragon felt at different points of the story. We have also been describing the dragon's appearance and his personality. 

October 2022

We had a great time in  our  Forest School session today.  We enjoyed exploring the woods  and  had fun finding the woodland creatures hidden in the forest. We learnt to tie a knot to make a journey stick. We collected objects from the forest  and tied them to your stick in order, working across to the other end of the stick.  Take a look at them!

October 2022

Today in our music session we had fun playing a xylophone to the song "Hands, Feet and Heart" by Joanna Mangona. This half term we have been learning about South African music. We have been continuing to practise keeping the pulse using different instruments.

 

September 2022

We had a great time in our Forest School session today.  We learnt some new forest rules and had great fun exploring the woods.

September 2022

Today we walked to Christ Church. We learnt about the features of a Christian Church and the special clothing Rev Lima wears.

September 2022

This week we have been learning about the Great Fire Of London and why it spread so quickly. We enjoyed creating some artwork to show the fire.

September 2022

In our Art lesson we used the pastel crayons to draw a Lily of the Valley flower. We have been developing our blending techniques with the pastels.

September 2022

Today in Computing we have been using 2 Code on Purple Mash. We have been  giving and following instructions. We have also arranged code blocks to create a set of instructions.

September 2022

What a great start to the term Butterflies Class have had! We have started our new topic “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds”. We have begun to think about how we look after ourselves and how we keep ourselves safe.

In our Computing lessons we have been using the programme 2Paint on Purple Mash.

2Paint is a drawing tool that helps us to create various painting effects and combine these effects to make pictures. We have been using the fill tool as well as using different thicknesses of pens and brushes.

Take a look at some of our fantastic drawings.