Blog May 2018

Week 30th April-4th May 2018
We are enjoying exploring different habitats and have been linking this to our creative writing this week. We have thought about habitats that we like and made a choice as to where we would create our home if we were creatures in the school grounds. These photos show a few of our choices. 
Week 8th-11th May 2018
We hope you all enjoyed your bank holiday weekend and made the most of the sunny weather. We are fortunate in school to have different outside learning areas which we have used to the full this week.
We had a super PE lesson on Wednesday and learned how to challenge ourselves in sport and to observe the link between putting effort in and succeeding. This idea of having to dig deep and "grapple" for the end result you desire is a thread that runs through our learning in Yr 2.
In our Forest School session we considered the effectiveness of different habitats for different species and started to be mindful of what we have around us. We will be moving onto considering how to invite other creatures into our school grounds; linking this with the home learning.
In Literacy we have been writing facts about creatures and in Maths we have worked towards solving word problems - again focusing on how to "grapple" for the answer when we can't find it straight away.  
In RE we have come to the end of our Easter topic and will be moving onto Pentecost and Mission next week. The children have shown themselves to be very considered and loving towards themselves, those around them and those unknown to them in their discussions; I have been extremely impressed and proud of them.         
Week 14th-18th May 2018
Thank you to everyone who has sent in their habitat home learning during the week. Below are a few examples of the ones displayed in the classroom. We can see the amount of effort that has been put into this and are very grateful. We look forward to seeing the ones that come in next week! 
The children have had a busy week showing us how much progress they have made over the year so far. 
We are all looking forward to being able to use our school swimming pool after half term and will be using our knowledge of how to stay safe to design posters for the younger children next week.   
Have a restful weekend.