Year 2 Latest News – Spring 1 Week 1

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This week we have been introduced to our new topic Inside the Castle Walls. It has been interesting to discuss what we think the topic will be about, what we might learn and what we would like to learn more about.

In English, we have started learning about non-chronological reports and their features (subheadings, paragraphs and pictures). We used pictures and actions to create a text map to help us understand the structure of a report and practised reading it with expression. We then spent some time writing factual sentences about a different topic which will support us when writing our own reports next week.

In maths, we have focussed on statistics. First, we learnt about information tables and answered questions using the values on them. We then moved on to learn about different types of tables, such as recording a tally and why these are useful. We enjoyed gathering answers from our peers about their favourite crisp flavour and making our own tally chart. Finally, we looked at simple bar graphs and pictograms to represent data.

In art, we practised our sketching skills by using stippling, hatching, cross-hatching, scribbling, circling and smudging to add shading. We then sketched a close up of a dragon eye, thinking about the shape, size and shading we would use.

In history, we started to think about the past and present by comparing modern homes compared to houses in the past. Over the half term, we will be developing this by focussing on the features of castles and significant battles in history.

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Nursery Latest News – Summer 2 Week 5

On Monday we began our birthday celebration week by looking at how schools have changed since Malvern Way and Little Green had opened in 1949. We looked at the difference in the school building, classrooms, and equipment such as white boards and black boards.

Reception Latest News- Summer 2 Week 4

This week the children have all enjoyed their first woodwork sessions. First they explored the safety aspects of woodwork including the importance of safety goggles and safe use of tools. They used a variety of different size and thickness of balsa wood, different sized nails and a variety of mixed media such as bottle tops, corks and beads for their creations. They also learned how to use a Japanese saw safely with an adult. The children had lots of fun exploring and we were very impressed with their creations.

Year 2 Latest News – Summer 2 Week 4

This week in maths, we learnt about patterns. We had to identify patterns but also create patterns ourselves. We noticed that a pattern could be made in lots of different ways. For example, you could make a one by alternating two types of shape or by changing the colour of just one shape.