Lowry

 

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23/06/2017

What a week! A lovely visit to Shepreth wildlife park on Tuesday was the focus for our writing this week. On Monday we looked at all the safety signs so that we could stay safe on our trip. We have ended the week on making an information poster on our favourite animal from Shepreth.

In Maths this week we have extended our learning on 3D shapes looking at their properties which include; faces, edges and vertices. The children enjoy getting to handle all of the different shapes.

Our trip to Shepreth was fantastic. Lots of lovely animals to see. There are a few photos below.

 

 

Please remember matheltics has been set.

Reminder- sports day this coming Friday,

16/06/2017

Another busy week with some fantastic work done! In English we have been sharing ‘Why the Whales Came’ by Michael Morpurgo.  A beautiful tale set on the Isles of Scilly.  We all enjoyed looking at a Map of the Isles of Scilly and discussing the different Geographical features.Our focus in our Literacy sessions has been writing character descriptions and instructions. We even wrote our own message to go in a bottle.

We have continued to explore Volume in our Maths sessions. Comparing different containers and measuring in litres and millilitres. We have looked at word problems too.

As part of Healthy Eating week Lowry Class designed and made the most delicious Fruit Kebabs. With the focus on fruits from Jamaica and Antigua. The children also enjoyed trying some of the other delicious snacks made by the other Year groups.

We are very excited about the Key Stage Trip on Tuesday. It will be a great day. Photos to follow in next weeks update.

Summer Term June 2017

This week we have been lucky enough to have a visit from the Science Royal Institute, who delivered a fantastic explosive food display for us.

In class we did an ‘exploding lunch bag’ experiment where we mixed baking soda with  vinegar and warm water. The resulting chemical reaction made a gas which was trapped inside the bag. The expanding gas made the lunch bag explode. Our variable was changing the different amounts of baking soda. We found out that the more baking soda we added the quicker it exploded!  We presented our experiment on a big A3 poster. We then presented to Year 1 and Year 3.

We have also have been writing about a short film ‘The catch’. This has produced some fantastic writing! Keep it up Year 2!

In Maths this week, we have been looking at volume and how different shape containers can contain different volumes of liquid. We have looked at measuring in units, litres and millilitres. Mathletics this week focuses on volume.

This weeks talk homework is …… Can seeds grow anywhere?

 

 

5th May 2017 – Reception and KS1 visit to Shepreth
4th May 2017 – Year 2 Summer Term Newsletter

18th November 2016 – Christmas Nativity Lights Camel, Action

11/11/2016

It was lovely to see some of Lowry class in their Beaver and Rainbow uniform today. We had a talk about remembrance day and paid our respects with a moments silence.

This week it has been Lowry classes turn for Assembly. Our collective worship team of Joel and Olivia welcomed everybody to this weeks assembly. This morning we had to tell the school about our artist Lowry. Did you know he became an artist because he missed a train? He even has a number 1 song about him.

In English this week we have been looking at traditional tales and we made a story map to help us retell it to our friends. We have also looked at the features of a traditional tale. Today we did a practice of a reading paper to help us get ready for the summer.

In Maths this week we have been learning about Length and measuring. We had great fun measuring different objects and comparing them.

Topic this week we finished some work on adaptaion of either a snowy owl, a polar bear or an arctic fox. We learnt how they can survive in such cold weather!

We also started to learn about the Inuit people that live in the arctic!

A busy week! We even had Pudsey the bear visit!

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Here are the pictures of our poem acting from last week.

 

04/11/2016

We loved being back at school after our half term break.

On a Monday now we do Karate. So PE kits must now be in school for Monday! Outdoor PE will remain on a Wednesday.

In English this week we have been looking at poetry and rhyming words! On Wednesday we had great fun acting out some poems! Pictures to follow!

In Maths this week, we have been looking at dividing. We know that the biggest number always comes first. We know we have to count things in equal groups! It must be equal when dividing. We found that we could use our times tables to help us.

In topic this week we have continued looking at arctic animals and how they survive in those really cold weathers! Did you know that the polar bear has 2 layers of fur and a layer of blubber to keep warm? It stays a nice 37 degrees warm!

Mathlectics homework has been set.

Talk homework is to find out what a traditional tale is? Can you find an example?

Till next week! Goodbye!

14/10/2016

English- This week we have been learning how to describe a rock pool and the animals in the rock pool. We have done this by using some amazing adjectives. The characters this week have been Bertrum the Butter fish, Andrew the Anemone and Sally the starfish. We will look to write a story with these next week.

Maths- We have been learning our 5 and 10 times tables and how they look in an array! By learning these we have had quite a few improvements on our big maths beat that quiz, which we do every Friday.

In science this afternoon, we used our prediction skills to taste different fruit juices. It was rather a yummy fun lesson! The different juices were Mango, Apple and Raspberry, Apple and Cherry.

Talk homework – Find out 3 facts about an animal that lives in the Polar regions.

Mathletics is based on 5 and 10 times tables.

07/10/2016

In English the last two weeks we have been looking at instructions and how to write them. On Wednesday we were very lucky and we got to make Pizza! We have loved using imperative ‘bossy’ verbs.

In maths this week we have been looking at our times tables. The 2,5 and 10s. We have started counting but some of us still need a little more practice.Can our parents help us?

On Monday we went to the Church. We found all of the things we have been finding out about in a church. For example a font and lectern. We got to ask our questions to Rev Jes.

In Topic the last to weeks we have been learning about the water cycle and the story of drippy the drip.

Mathlectics has been set. Please lets try to complete it before Monday.

Talk homework this week is… What is a rock pool? What can we find in it?

23/09/2016

In English this week we have been looking at poetry and we used some alliteration to make poems about a farm. These poems will be read out at St Marys church at our Harvest festival on Monday.

Here are some of the best lines:

Mini muddy Mouse

Squeak squeak

Hungry hairy horse

Neighing

Porky Peppa pig

Oink oink

 

In maths this week we have been looking at subtraction and we have been trying to use it in the column method! It can be quite tricky!

In Art this week we looked at the changes in leaves around harvest time. We looked at the different colours and tones of the leaves as they changed. We had a go at painting some in water colours. A selecetion of the artwork is on display in St Marys church.

 

As usual Matheltics homework has been set to be completed over the weekend.  Talk homework this week is to complete a food diary of what you eat over the weekend.

 

16/09/2016

What a busy week we have had in Lowry class.

In English we have been looking at ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’. Today we had ago at writing our own ending to the story! Mr Didsbury is looking forward to reading them.

In Maths this week we have been looking at adding numbers together. Focusing on adding the tens together than adding the ones together to get an answer. EG 23+40=

20+40=60

3+0=3

60+3=63

In Topic we have been looking at the weather in the Polar regions. Today we made our own TV weather report. Some pictures are below.

Mathletics has been set to be completed over the weekend. Talk homework this week is about instructions.

 

09/09/16

This week, we have been learning about a story book called ‘Not now Bernard’.

We did some acting of different parts of the story. It was really fun!

In Maths we have been learning about Numbers and what they mean (tens and ones) We have also looked at number patterns which include adding 10 and adding ones.

In Topic we have looked at where Antarctica, the Arctic circle and where the UK is on a world map.

PE will be every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mathletics homework is set on the Friday and is to be completed over the weekend.

Talk homework is to look at a weather report and to know the things included within a report.