Year 2 Latest News – Spring 2 Week 2

This week, we really enjoyed visiting Windsor Castle! While we were there, we observed the stone keep, moat, drawbridge gate, arrow slots, gargoyles and the gatehouse. We loved going inside the State Room Apartments and St. George’s Chapel – everything inside looked so beautiful and precious! When we were inside St. George’s Chapel we were very respectful and calm and were even able to see where Queen Elizabeth II is buried. Inside the State Rooms, we enjoyed spending time looking at many different coats of arms and even designed our own on a piece of paper. While we were at Windsor Castle, we were lucky to see the Changing of the Guard. It was amazing to hear the drums and the band while watching the soldiers march.

This week, we have been applying out newly attained knowledge on list poems in class. We watched John Lyons retell his poem ‘Tell me Mamma’ from here we identified elements for a list poem and applied these to our own. We thought about tricky questions that we would ask our carers or adults at school, we wrote these down and created a list poem called ‘Questions I have been asking lately’ and presented them to our class.

In maths, we have been learning to double and halve two digit numbers using a cherry model and dienes. Firstly, we recapped that doubling is finding the total of two equal group which helped us to understand that when we double a number we have to double the tens and ones. Next, we moved on to halving a two-digit number and recapped that halving is dividing a whole into two equal parts. We practised halving multiplies of 10 using a cherry model, then we halved two digit numbers by regrouping the number into tens and ones.

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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.

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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.