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Squirrels 2021-22     Year 2

We really enjoyed maths today.  After finding lines of symmetry on 2d shapes, we then drew half of a shape or picture and our partners had to guess what the whole shape was.

We had a great last day of term today.  We enjoyed playing party games with Owls class, we watched a fantastic Pantomine by 'Singing Hands', and we made our own party hats.  We also enjoyed playing in our castles at lunch time.  

We hope you all have a fantastic Christmas!

We have LOVED making our castles with a moving part.  We used them in a drama performance where we pretended to go back in time.  Do you like our drawbridges?

Well done on our winners of the reading raffle!

We are having so much fun making our castles!

Here we are designing our windows, flags and coats of arms.

Over the last few weeks, we have been learning how to sew.  We all learned how to sew a button on, sew neatly around the edge of our Christmas trees, and stuff our trees.  

This week we have been learning about 3d shape.  Today we cut out nets and made them into our own Christmassy shapes.

Here we are in our Nativity costumes.  Don't we look fantastic?  We hope you enjoy watching our Nativity video.  Merry Christmas!

We really enjoyed Christmas jumper day today.  We sung songs, did Christmas crafts and enjoyed a tasty Christmas dinner.

Over the last few days we have been looking at instructional writing.   We read some instructions about how to make a rocking snowman and then had a go ourselves.  Look how well we did!

This week we have been reading the story "Hansel and Gretel".  Today we had a go at writing the story ourselves.  We used paragraphs and presented our work beautifully.  We used adjectives, conjunctions, contractions, adverbs, commas, exclamation marks, speech marks and bold words.  We worked so hard!  

Usually I only choose a few pieces of writing for the website each week, but I was so impressed with every single Squirrel this week that I had to upload them all!  Well done!

In maths, we have been representing numbers in different ways to develop our understanding of place value.  Look at all the different ways we found of making each number!

We had a great day for Children in Need today.  We enjoyed designing our own Pudsey Bears and learning about who the money goes to help.

We have been reading "The tunnel" this week.  We stepped into the shoes of the girl and wrote our own diary entry.  Look at our beautiful handwriting, paragraphs and amazing vocabulary.

Listen to one of our Squirrels reading 'Zog'.  Listen to how he reads fluently and uses expression in his reading.  Amazing year 2 reading!

We have been learning about the gunpowder plot.  Today we wrote letters to Lord Monteagle to tell him about the plot.  We used adverbs, command sentences, the conjunction 'if', paragraphs, and we edited our work.  We tried really well to form our letters correctly.

We loved visiting 'Squirrel Cafe' today.  We chose the food we would like to buy and used coins to pay for them.

We then chose one item from the cafe and found different ways of making that amount.

We had a fantastic first day back in Squirrels.  We really enjoyed our creative session.  We wrote/ drew on wallpaper, used 'teacher pens' and clipboards to write anything we wanted.  We re-told the story of the Gunpowder Plot using blocks.  One squirrel even made a flag for the houses of parliament!  We also used our spelling wheel to practice our tricky spellings.

Today we had our raffle for those children who  have read 3 times or more.  Our three winners were vary happy to choose their book prize.

We have been working hard on our number bonds to 10 and 20 this week.  We have also been thinking carefully about our presentation.  Below is a good example of presentation from one of our Squirrels.

After our exciting drama lesson yesterday, we listened to some stormy music again and imagined we were in the middle of the sea during a storm.  We used commas in a list, bold words, exclamation marks, and amazing adjectives to describe what we could sea, hear, and how we felt.

Over the last few weeks we have been learning how to code.  Today, we brought all those skills together by designing our own background and characters, and then coding them.  We enjoyed adding sounds, adding timers, and making our characters move.

Today we listened to some stormy music.  We looked at lots of instruments to see which ones we could use to make the noises of the storm.  We went outside and participated in drama, showing  how we would feel if we were in a storm.  We also practiced rescuing people in a life boat.

We loved trying the life jackets on and getting in the life boat!

Mrs Mace and Mrs Hitchen enjoyed the lifeboat too!

Over the last few weeks, we have been reading "The pirates next door" by Jonny Duddle.  This week, we will be taking it in turns to read the book "A pirate's guide to landlubbing".  We will be reading in groups of 5 so that we can ask questions, talk about the book and find out interesting facts.

For P.E. this week, we had to see how fast we could run 40m.  We played some warm up games and then ran as fast as we could to the finish line.

Today we looked at a map and identified the features.  We then made our own pirate treasure maps which included a key.  We swapped maps with a partner and had to follow compass directions (North, East, South, West) to find the treasure.

This week we have been reading 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' by Judith Kerr.  Today we wrote book reviews to explain what the book was about and to say our favourite parts of the story.

We worked really hard in P.E. today.  We had to run around the cones and see how many laps we could do in 4 minutes.

Today we wrote descriptions of a desert island.  Can you spot the amazing adjectives and sentence starters that we used?

We were very excited this morning!  Our time capsule is going to be buried today so we went to see where it will be.  How long will it be before it someone digs it back up to see what life was like in 2020/21?

For our 'Wonder Time', we explored how many ways we could partition the number 43.  E.g. 21 + 22 = 43, 40 + 3 = 43.  We persevered and worked hard to find all of the different ways.

We had a great Mini Kixx session today for P.E.   Here are some of our action shots.

We are loving our new topic 'Land Ahoy!'  Today we looked at some pirate artefacts and practised using possessive apostrophes.  We have been very excited to hear a message from "Penelope the Pirate" too.  What a great start to year 2!

In maths today, we practised using the greater than, less than, and equals to symbols.  We worked in groups of 3 and took turns being a number or the symbol.  

Our first topic in Year 2 is 'Land Ahoy!'  Look at all the amazing artwork we have done!

Squirrels 2020-21    Year 1

For our last day of year 1, we decided to do a class dance to celebrate.  We hope you enjoy!

Here is our first week in Year 1.