Year 2 Latest News – Summer 2 Week 2

This week, we enjoyed learning the story ‘How the Zebra got its Stripes’. We then drew our own setting and wrote descriptions to go with it. Over the week we have listened to a range of African myths and created a 3D model of African habitats and the animals that live there. Next week, we will be planning our own myth stories.

In computing, we have been using Bee-Bots to explore direction and program movements to follow a certain path. We used large paper grids to decide a start and end point for our Bee-Bot to reach. We also added some different places to stop on the way. It has made us think carefully about the instructions we need to give to ensure it goes the right way.

In history, we have been learning more about The Great Fire of London, including where and how it started. We used role play to make freeze frames of the event and then acted it out with movements; for example, the flames coming from the buildings and people rowing boats away. We then imagined we were Thomas Farriner or Samuel Pepys and wrote thought bubbles about what we might have seen.

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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.