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Last week 2N visited a local building site to look at materials and to see a finished property. The children were so well behaved and we all had a fantastic afternoon. We were led by Hayley who showed us around the site and looked at the various machines that were there on the day. We also met the site manager who showed us how they build various properties.
We also returned our library books and took another one for this half term. We would love for you to join us on Monday 10th December for our reading breakfast so we can read them to you. We are becoming much better at choosing the right books for us and has a lovely time reading stories and accessing the library.
Last week Year 2 were introduced to the column addition method. We used concrete objects, such as cubes and pasta, as well as pictures to help us complete calculations. The children really impressed us with their confidence and resilience.
In PE this half term we are focusing on invasive games. The children are going to build up different skills which can be applied in games such as football, basketball and netball. For our first lesson, the children took part in a carousel of activities where they worked on their accuracy in passing and shooting.
Our topic 'Australia' has allowed the children to use their artistic skills again by painting hand prints using the pointillism method. The children included an aboriginal art design from the work of Walangkura and used natural colours to create their paintings. We were so proud of the finished products.
Well done to Matthew, Harriet and Kate who were our Halloween fancy dress winners.
At the end of last half term we had a lovely Autumn walk to find natural materials to use to paint our Walangkura art work on. The children really enjoyed this and are excited to paint on their materials this week.
Just a reminder that we have parents evening this Thursday with appointments still available. If you would like to come, please ring the office and arrange a time.
We also had a visit from Abbey who taught the children some judo moves. The children really enjoyed this and came home with a leaflet explaining the classes.
Last week we had a visit from Northumbrian Water to discuss where water comes from and how best to save water. All the children became 'water wize' during the session and hopefully came home with wonderful ideas regarding how to save water and money.
Well done to Rosie and Beth for achieving Star of the week and Kenny and Amelia for showing positivity in the classroom.
Thank you to everyone who attended Crook library with us. We all had a lovely time finding a new book to read and have been enjoying reading them in class.
Well done to everyone who took part in 'Muddy Mayhem'. The children had a fantastic afternoon getting covered in mud!
In English last week we finally had our 'bush tucker trial'. The children had an amazing lesson learning how to use inference and did wonderfully well during their challenge of eating spider brains and rats!
Just a reminder that Year 2 are visiting the library this Thursday. If you would like to attend for 2G, please can you be at the front office for 12:55pm and for 2N 1:25pm. We would also appreciate it if you could let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or speaking to us at the gate :-)
A letter is coming home tonight regarding our bush tucker challenge this week. If you would prefer your child not to take part please either email us at email@example.com or speak to your class teacher at the gate.
Well done to our winners from last week's assembly; Daisie for winning the 'sit tight' award. Beth, Kate, Brodie and Annabelle for winning 'loop the loop'. Joshua, Ava, Sunny, Daisie, Rianne, Sophie, Evie C, Willow and Lewis for winning 'computer whizz' and finally Scarlett, Alfie, Damian, Joseph, Dakota, Leah and Lacey Mae for winning 'zip it, button it'.
This week in Art we have been finding out about the Anangu tribe and Uluru. The children spent the week researching and comparing photographs of Uluru then they sketched and painted them. We had great fun learning about how the tribe lives and comparing it to how we live.
Well done to our stars of the week; Kenny and Poppie. To our challenges stars for getting outdoors; Ava and Harriet and finally to our stars of the month; Rianne and Brooke. Well done!