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On World Book Day we celebrated Elmer the Elephant's 30th Birthday!

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Author Steve Skidmore came in to run a workshop. We had such fun!

Author Steve Skidmore came in to run a workshop. We had such fun! 1
Author Steve Skidmore came in to run a workshop. We had such fun! 2
Author Steve Skidmore came in to run a workshop. We had such fun! 3
Author Steve Skidmore came in to run a workshop. We had such fun! 4
Author Steve Skidmore came in to run a workshop. We had such fun! 5
Author Steve Skidmore came in to run a workshop. We had such fun! 6
Author Steve Skidmore came in to run a workshop. We had such fun! 7
Author Steve Skidmore came in to run a workshop. We had such fun! 8
Author Steve Skidmore came in to run a workshop. We had such fun! 9
Author Steve Skidmore came in to run a workshop. We had such fun! 10

Christmas lunch- all ready in our reindeer hats!

Christmas lunch- all ready in our reindeer hats! 1
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We made bug houses in Science- don't forget to write to Blue Peter you may earn a green Blue Peter Badge!

We made bug houses in Science- don't forget to write to Blue Peter you may earn a green Blue Peter Badge! 1

We went on a 'Bear Hunt'

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Rainforest Dioramas

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Reach for the Stars Week

Reach for the Stars Week 1 Rock Climbing
Reach for the Stars Week 2 The Climbing Tower
Reach for the Stars Week 3 Colin's Daddy came to talk about his job.
Reach for the Stars Week 4 We made our own kites

Chinese New Year Parade

Chinese New Year Parade  1 Ready for the parade!
Chinese New Year Parade  2 Year 2.1 Dragon
Chinese New Year Parade  3 Look what we made!

Today we made Bug Hotels

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What a lovely time we had in the amazing Christmas Shopping Grotto and then met the real reindeer. Monday 4th December 2017

What a lovely time we had in the amazing Christmas Shopping Grotto and then met the real reindeer. Monday 4th December 2017 1
What a lovely time we had in the amazing Christmas Shopping Grotto and then met the real reindeer. Monday 4th December 2017 2
What a lovely time we had in the amazing Christmas Shopping Grotto and then met the real reindeer. Monday 4th December 2017 3
What a lovely time we had in the amazing Christmas Shopping Grotto and then met the real reindeer. Monday 4th December 2017 4
What a lovely time we had in the amazing Christmas Shopping Grotto and then met the real reindeer. Monday 4th December 2017 5
What a lovely time we had in the amazing Christmas Shopping Grotto and then met the real reindeer. Monday 4th December 2017 6
What a lovely time we had in the amazing Christmas Shopping Grotto and then met the real reindeer. Monday 4th December 2017 7
What a lovely time we had in the amazing Christmas Shopping Grotto and then met the real reindeer. Monday 4th December 2017 8
What a lovely time we had in the amazing Christmas Shopping Grotto and then met the real reindeer. Monday 4th December 2017 9
What a lovely time we had in the amazing Christmas Shopping Grotto and then met the real reindeer. Monday 4th December 2017 10
What a lovely time we had in the amazing Christmas Shopping Grotto and then met the real reindeer. Monday 4th December 2017 11
What a lovely time we had in the amazing Christmas Shopping Grotto and then met the real reindeer. Monday 4th December 2017 12
What a lovely time we had in the amazing Christmas Shopping Grotto and then met the real reindeer. Monday 4th December 2017 13

Making Wormeries as part of our science lesson. 1.12.2017

Making Wormeries as part of our science lesson. 1.12.2017 1
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Live Learning 8th November 2017

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8th November 2017

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14th September 2017 Drama in English- acting out the Billy Goats Gruff story.

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22-06-17

Lots of action today.  Teachers arrived at school this morning and found two eggs had hatched.  Looking back on the camera we found they hatched about 6:30am.  Throughout the day we noticed some more cracks appearing and could even see beaks poking through holes in the shell.  Eventually, we were super lucky to watch as an egg hatched right before  our eyes straight after lunchtime.  Year two have been very excited today.  After school Miss Brind and Mrs Blow set up their new home and moved the fluffy chicks that were ready.  Two had to stay behind in the incubator as they were not fluffy enough and they need to encourage the other eggs to hatch.  Year two children now need to look after the chicks; making sure they have enough food and water.  We have certainly enjoyed filling in our chick diaries today!

A video of the egg we watched hatch! Listen to how excited the children are.

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The chicks have arrived!

On Monday 19th June 2017 ten eggs were brought to Howe Dell.  They have a special incubator that keeps them warm.  We are waiting for the eggs to hatch!

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The theme of this week is 'Around the World'. Year 2 looked at Chinese culture and in particular the Chinese New Year celebrations. We heard the story of the race to become a zodiac animal, tasted chinese food and tried to use chopsticks! We had great fun!

The theme of this week is 'Around the World'. Year 2 looked at Chinese culture and in particular the Chinese New Year celebrations. We heard the story of the race to become a zodiac animal, tasted chinese food and tried to use chopsticks! We had great fun! 1
The theme of this week is 'Around the World'. Year 2 looked at Chinese culture and in particular the Chinese New Year celebrations. We heard the story of the race to become a zodiac animal, tasted chinese food and tried to use chopsticks! We had great fun! 2
The theme of this week is 'Around the World'. Year 2 looked at Chinese culture and in particular the Chinese New Year celebrations. We heard the story of the race to become a zodiac animal, tasted chinese food and tried to use chopsticks! We had great fun! 3
The theme of this week is 'Around the World'. Year 2 looked at Chinese culture and in particular the Chinese New Year celebrations. We heard the story of the race to become a zodiac animal, tasted chinese food and tried to use chopsticks! We had great fun! 4
The theme of this week is 'Around the World'. Year 2 looked at Chinese culture and in particular the Chinese New Year celebrations. We heard the story of the race to become a zodiac animal, tasted chinese food and tried to use chopsticks! We had great fun! 5
The theme of this week is 'Around the World'. Year 2 looked at Chinese culture and in particular the Chinese New Year celebrations. We heard the story of the race to become a zodiac animal, tasted chinese food and tried to use chopsticks! We had great fun! 6
The theme of this week is 'Around the World'. Year 2 looked at Chinese culture and in particular the Chinese New Year celebrations. We heard the story of the race to become a zodiac animal, tasted chinese food and tried to use chopsticks! We had great fun! 7
The theme of this week is 'Around the World'. Year 2 looked at Chinese culture and in particular the Chinese New Year celebrations. We heard the story of the race to become a zodiac animal, tasted chinese food and tried to use chopsticks! We had great fun! 8
The theme of this week is 'Around the World'. Year 2 looked at Chinese culture and in particular the Chinese New Year celebrations. We heard the story of the race to become a zodiac animal, tasted chinese food and tried to use chopsticks! We had great fun! 9
The theme of this week is 'Around the World'. Year 2 looked at Chinese culture and in particular the Chinese New Year celebrations. We heard the story of the race to become a zodiac animal, tasted chinese food and tried to use chopsticks! We had great fun! 10
The theme of this week is 'Around the World'. Year 2 looked at Chinese culture and in particular the Chinese New Year celebrations. We heard the story of the race to become a zodiac animal, tasted chinese food and tried to use chopsticks! We had great fun! 11
The theme of this week is 'Around the World'. Year 2 looked at Chinese culture and in particular the Chinese New Year celebrations. We heard the story of the race to become a zodiac animal, tasted chinese food and tried to use chopsticks! We had great fun! 12
The theme of this week is 'Around the World'. Year 2 looked at Chinese culture and in particular the Chinese New Year celebrations. We heard the story of the race to become a zodiac animal, tasted chinese food and tried to use chopsticks! We had great fun! 13
The theme of this week is 'Around the World'. Year 2 looked at Chinese culture and in particular the Chinese New Year celebrations. We heard the story of the race to become a zodiac animal, tasted chinese food and tried to use chopsticks! We had great fun! 14
The theme of this week is 'Around the World'. Year 2 looked at Chinese culture and in particular the Chinese New Year celebrations. We heard the story of the race to become a zodiac animal, tasted chinese food and tried to use chopsticks! We had great fun! 15

Our Fire of London

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Shapes

We have been learning to identify 2D and 3D shapes.  At home try hiding a shape, describe it and see if your family can guess what shape it is.

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What a lovely World Book Day! Thank you for taking time to help your children dress up. They really enjoyed the day - reading with other teachers, a fun assembly and work relating to the book 'The Chicken Thief'.

What a lovely World Book Day! Thank you for taking time to help your children dress up. They really enjoyed the day - reading with other teachers, a fun assembly and work relating to the book 'The Chicken Thief'. 1
What a lovely World Book Day! Thank you for taking time to help your children dress up. They really enjoyed the day - reading with other teachers, a fun assembly and work relating to the book 'The Chicken Thief'. 2

Pet Day

Thank you to everyone who brought a pet for us to see and hear about.  We have had a great day.

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Science

We have been investigating materials.  We can say the name of an object and what it is made of.  A big thank you to the Facilities team who helped us to investigate the bets waterproof materials.

Thank you so much to all the family members who joined us for our 'Love of Reading' Live Learning. We really enjoyed taking part in the carousel of activities with you and sharing some of the strategies we use in class to help us read. A lovely afternoon!

Thank you so much to all the family members who joined us for our Maths Live Learning. We really enjoyed solving shape problems with you and sharing some of the strategies we use in class at the same time. A lovely afternoon!

Thank you so much to all the family members who joined us for our Maths Live Learning. We really enjoyed solving shape problems with you and sharing some of the strategies we use in class at the same time. A lovely afternoon! 1
Thank you so much to all the family members who joined us for our Maths Live Learning. We really enjoyed solving shape problems with you and sharing some of the strategies we use in class at the same time. A lovely afternoon! 2
Thank you so much to all the family members who joined us for our Maths Live Learning. We really enjoyed solving shape problems with you and sharing some of the strategies we use in class at the same time. A lovely afternoon! 3
Thank you so much to all the family members who joined us for our Maths Live Learning. We really enjoyed solving shape problems with you and sharing some of the strategies we use in class at the same time. A lovely afternoon! 4
Thank you so much to all the family members who joined us for our Maths Live Learning. We really enjoyed solving shape problems with you and sharing some of the strategies we use in class at the same time. A lovely afternoon! 5
Thank you so much to all the family members who joined us for our Maths Live Learning. We really enjoyed solving shape problems with you and sharing some of the strategies we use in class at the same time. A lovely afternoon! 6
Thank you so much to all the family members who joined us for our Maths Live Learning. We really enjoyed solving shape problems with you and sharing some of the strategies we use in class at the same time. A lovely afternoon! 7
Thank you so much to all the family members who joined us for our Maths Live Learning. We really enjoyed solving shape problems with you and sharing some of the strategies we use in class at the same time. A lovely afternoon! 8
Thank you so much to all the family members who joined us for our Maths Live Learning. We really enjoyed solving shape problems with you and sharing some of the strategies we use in class at the same time. A lovely afternoon! 9
HOME LEARNING

These are our 'Turbo Tables' superstars this week:

no 36/36 Cait

no Nirvan (Most Improved)

no Greisi (Most Improved)

no Alex (Most Improved)

no Antonia (Most Improved)

no Bryan (Most Improved)

ENGLISH
Authors

We are currently learning about authors in English. Last week we learnt all about Julia Donaldson and some of her stories. At the end of the week, we debated our favourite books and then took a vote to find our class favourite. After a very compelling arguement from River, we decided PAPER DOLLS was number one for us! This week we have been learning about Roald Dahl and after reading the story of THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE, we have been writing our own versions of the story.

Recount Writing

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We have been learning about Michael Rosen's 'We are Going on a Bear Hunt' this week to help us write recounts in tomorrow's lesson. Today we went on a real bear hunt around the school and retold the story as we went. It was so much fun!
Report Writing

March of the Penguins

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This week we watched the film 'March of the Penguins' to help us learn information in preparation for writing our own explanation texts next week. Today we re-enacted the journey of the penguins. Here we are having lots of fun outside!
MATHS

Today we measured capacity using mililitres and litres. We had to estimate how much liquid was in each container and then measure the actual amount using measuring jugs.

Today we measured capacity using mililitres and litres. We had to estimate how much liquid was in each container and then measure the actual amount using measuring jugs. 1
Today we measured capacity using mililitres and litres. We had to estimate how much liquid was in each container and then measure the actual amount using measuring jugs. 2
Today we measured capacity using mililitres and litres. We had to estimate how much liquid was in each container and then measure the actual amount using measuring jugs. 3

In Maths this week and last week we have been learning about multiplication and division. We learned 6 strategies to help us for each operation (you can see us creating strategy posters in the photos). Can you explain to someone at home a strategy you feel confident with.

In Maths this week and last week we have been learning about multiplication and division. We learned 6 strategies to help us for each operation (you can see us creating strategy posters in the photos). Can you explain to someone at home a strategy you feel confident with.  1
In Maths this week and last week we have been learning about multiplication and division. We learned 6 strategies to help us for each operation (you can see us creating strategy posters in the photos). Can you explain to someone at home a strategy you feel confident with.  2
In Maths this week and last week we have been learning about multiplication and division. We learned 6 strategies to help us for each operation (you can see us creating strategy posters in the photos). Can you explain to someone at home a strategy you feel confident with.  3
In Maths this week and last week we have been learning about multiplication and division. We learned 6 strategies to help us for each operation (you can see us creating strategy posters in the photos). Can you explain to someone at home a strategy you feel confident with.  4
In Maths this week and last week we have been learning about multiplication and division. We learned 6 strategies to help us for each operation (you can see us creating strategy posters in the photos). Can you explain to someone at home a strategy you feel confident with.  5
TOPIC

Yesterday we started creating our clay tiles as part of our Explorers topic. In our earlier lessons, we explored our outside area at school and then sketched designs before creating our acutal tiles. Next week we will cook them in the kiln at school and finally we will glaze them.

Yesterday we found out that our new topic for Spring is EXPLORERS! Here we are after our treasure hunt trying to work out the topic name with the letters we found. We are very excited to find out what we will be learning!

Yesterday we found out that our new topic for Spring is EXPLORERS! Here we are after our treasure hunt trying to work out the topic name with the letters we found. We are very excited to find out what we will be learning! 1
Yesterday we found out that our new topic for Spring is EXPLORERS! Here we are after our treasure hunt trying to work out the topic name with the letters we found. We are very excited to find out what we will be learning! 2
Yesterday we found out that our new topic for Spring is EXPLORERS! Here we are after our treasure hunt trying to work out the topic name with the letters we found. We are very excited to find out what we will be learning! 3
Yesterday we found out that our new topic for Spring is EXPLORERS! Here we are after our treasure hunt trying to work out the topic name with the letters we found. We are very excited to find out what we will be learning! 4

Our topic this term is Rainforests. We have already learned a lot about rainforests in our Geography and Science lessons and as part of our home learning. Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from Miss Woodworth in Year 6 who told us all about her exciting holiday to a real rainforest in Costa Rica this summer. We especially loved looking at all her photos and videos of the animals that live there. Thank you very much Miss Woodworth you have inspired us all!

Our topic this term is Rainforests. We have already learned a lot about rainforests in our Geography and Science lessons and as part of our home learning. Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from Miss Woodworth in Year 6 who told us all about her exciting holiday to a real rainforest in Costa Rica this summer. We especially loved looking at all her photos and videos of the animals that live there. Thank you very much Miss Woodworth you have inspired us all! 1
Our topic this term is Rainforests. We have already learned a lot about rainforests in our Geography and Science lessons and as part of our home learning. Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from Miss Woodworth in Year 6 who told us all about her exciting holiday to a real rainforest in Costa Rica this summer. We especially loved looking at all her photos and videos of the animals that live there. Thank you very much Miss Woodworth you have inspired us all! 2
Our topic this term is Rainforests. We have already learned a lot about rainforests in our Geography and Science lessons and as part of our home learning. Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from Miss Woodworth in Year 6 who told us all about her exciting holiday to a real rainforest in Costa Rica this summer. We especially loved looking at all her photos and videos of the animals that live there. Thank you very much Miss Woodworth you have inspired us all! 3
Our topic this term is Rainforests. We have already learned a lot about rainforests in our Geography and Science lessons and as part of our home learning. Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from Miss Woodworth in Year 6 who told us all about her exciting holiday to a real rainforest in Costa Rica this summer. We especially loved looking at all her photos and videos of the animals that live there. Thank you very much Miss Woodworth you have inspired us all! 4
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