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Saying Thank You
We have been thinking about the importance to Christians of saying thank you at Christmas. We thought about all the thing and people we are thankful for and wrote them on strips to make paper chains. We had to work as teams to put the chains together and now they look great decorating our classroom.
Puppet Making Day
In Geography this term we have been learning about islands all around the world. We are now focussing on The Isle of Coll in the Scottish Hebrides which is the basis for the fictional location of The Isle of Struay in the Katie Morag stories we have been reading. We used the iPads to look at the features of Coll using www.visitcoll.co.uk. Did you know that Coll is a "dark sky " destination? We loved looking at the beautiful beaches on Coll and researching all of the wildlife that lives there. Wouldn't it be fantastic if we could go there on our school trip?!
This term in Class 2 we are thinking about what Christmas means to Christians. We began by talking about what Christmas means to each of us and compared religious and secular images of Christmas. This week we were learning about The Annunciation. First we heard about what the Bible tells us of Mary and Joseph receiving the news from the angel Gabriel, then we acted out the scenes in small groups. Take a look at these freeze frames, can you work out who is who?
We also looked at famous artwork showing the annunciation. Some were very old and others were more modern. We all had different favourites but noticed lots of similarities in the paintings. Finally, we had a go at creating our own piece of artwork based on the events we had been learning about. Here are some we would like to share;
Children In Need
We had great fun joining in with the Joe Wicks PE Challenge. We were exhausted afterwards. Well done Joe, what a fantastic achievement!
This week we got involved with England maths week. we tried some of the daily puzzles and challenges as well as enjoying stories with a number theme. Here is the link if you would like to try some more activities at home; https://mathsweekengland.co.uk/primary-school-resources/
Maths Week Activity: solving Yohaku puzzles.
Maths Week Activity: creating calculations in the outdoor classroom.
We went on virtual trip to the Cheltenham Literature Festival last week, it was fantastic! We watched poetry by Joseph Coelho and drew along with Rob Biddulph and Dapo Adeola. Afterwards we had a go at reading aloud some poems. The tongue twister was very tricky. Here are a few of our performances.
Class 2 had a great time painting lighthouses. We learnt about the horizon and mixing and layering colour using watercolour paints. Do you like our finished pictures?