Aside to all the fun and the busy time that Christmas brings, Class 2 have been recapping and reflecting on their learning over the term in the past few weeks.
We have been focusing on letter writing in English, thinking about informal and formal letters and the features of both. The children have written notes to Paddington inviting him round to play and have also written letters in character as Paddington trying to persuade Aunt Lucy to come and visit. The children have also drawn on what they have learnt in Geography when writing these letters telling Aunt Lucy what London is like in comparison to Peru. We have continued our daily phonics and reading sessions too and the progress that children have made over the term is fantastic.
In Maths, we have been using money, which has required us to use all of our arithmetic skills when buying items - making an amount using a range of coins and giving change when we pay with a larger coin. We have all made great progress with our simple addition, subtraction and multiplication and have been able to apply it to using money.
History was lots of fun this week, as we learnt how to make papyrus paper as invented by the Egyptians. We dipped strips of paper into a gluey paste before layering them in different directions. We had lots of sticky fun!
Despite the wet and windy weather we have still been managing to get outside for P.E. lessons. Class 2 have been working on individual skills and techniques this term with Mrs Dawe, who says their progress in passing, awareness of space and ball skills has been amazing.
The children have been sculpting using wire in Art. They initially used pipe cleaners to explore by bending the wire into different shapes to create a sculpture. Next, we drew different types of lines – straight, bendy, spiral, curved etc, before using wire to try to recreate our lines and then combining them together to make a very impressive class sculpture!
With Christmas drawing close we have thought about ‘The Nativity Story’ and its importance to Christians within our RE lessons. You will have been able to see the effort the children have put into their acting, dancing and singing over the past few weeks, through their fantastic Nativity performance on Wednesday.
Class 2 have been amazing this term and a joy to be with. They continually impress all the teachers that work with them with their enthusiasm, effort and positive attitudes. We look forward to a new year of learning and adventures together.
HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!