Gymnastics

We have had great fun during the past two weeks with our gymnastics focus in P.E. We have been focusing on our developing our balance, coordination and control of our gross motor skills. We have been very lucky to have full access of the Mencia gymnasium. This has meant that the children have been able to explore the balance beams, horse, ropes, box, rings, trampolenes, and mats.

Who knows? We may have a future olympic gymnast in our class? 

Great forward rolls!

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Forward rolls

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Gymnastics

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Gymnastics fun

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Concentrating on balance

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Spectacular Science at ISB

What a fantastic start to our science days! Today we began our day with an interactive talk on ‘states of matter’, then after break we made our own crazy ice creams with liquid nitrogen. Have you ever tasted bright purple chocolate ice cream? We did, it was delicious!

This afternoon we finished our day with some human body experiments. What an amazing day! We can’t wait until tomorrow! 

Helping our scientists

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General reminders

Our PE days are on a Wednesday and Friday. The children need a full PE kit with them on these days (shorts/tracksuit bottoms, t’shirt and trainers).

Our library day is a Wednesday. The children will visit the library on this day and will select a book which they will take home with them. They should bring their library book back the following Wednesday where they can select another.

Please remember that the school has a nut free policy. All snacks and lunches should be completely nut free, this includes nut products like Nutella.

What are we learning this week? 28/09/15

On Monday and Tuesday morning the children will be participating in special Science activities as part of our special Science Days. 

In Literacy we will be making out own fiction zig-zag books and writing poetry inspired by the crashing waves.

In Numeracy we will be ordering numbers and solving addition and subtraction problems.

In IPC we will be making our own family trees, talking about the different generations in our families and making fossils

Have a lovely long weekend!

The Snail and the Whale

This is the animated version of our Power of Reading book the ‘Snail and the Whale’, by Julia Donaldson. We are reading this in class and doing activities around it. As we have read to the end of the book now, I thought that you might like to share it with your children at home. Discuss it in your home language to help your child become more familiar and at ease with the story.

Rita has been helping to put together a fabulous display outside the classroom. I will let you know when it is finished so that you can pop along to see it.

Best Wishes

Karen Hagenaars

Reading Corner

Dear Parents,

The reading challenge is full steam ahead! Thank you so much for embracing it so wholeheartedly 😊 we are currently decorating our reading corner and making it a pleasant area for the children to read in. If you would like to donate any old books to our reading area please drop them into class.

Next week we will start to ask the children to complete home activities. As it was made clear in the staff meeting at the start of the home activities in Year 2 will be only when it enhances the children’s learning. Next week, Thursday 24th September, I would like the children to do a small home activity to help us decorate the reading corner. I would love the children to draw a picture or their favourite book, book character  or author. They can write a few sentences explaining why it is their favourite. A few inspiring quotes about reading would also be appreciated, they could make the quote into a little poster? If they have a book which they love they can bring it into class to show to their friends. This can be in their mother tongue. The work from the children should be handed in on or before Friday 2nd October.

Best wishes

Karen Hagenaars

Reading Challenge in Yr 2

Dear Parents 

On Monday we are beginning our reading challenge. Each time your child reads at home please sign their yellow reading diary. I will count the signatures and more them along the reading challenge display. The first person to 60 will be crowned our reading king or queen! Good luck and happy reading📔

The children now all have their individual log ins for Mathletics, spellodrome, and Readingeggs and  Eggspress (this is to be used after you have completed the whole of the Readingeggs maps). They are glued onto the inside cover of their yellow reading records. If you need further support in using these online resources please let me know.

Best Wishes

Karen Hagenaars