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Gymnastics success for Year 2 children!

Friday, 26 February 2016

On Tuesday, 8 boys and girls from 2B went to Trinity Secondary School in Leamington Spa to compete with other schools from Kenilworth and Leamington.

They had to take part in three different activities, the whole time being judged and scored by a team of expert gymnasts! Firstly, they had to learn and perform a routine to show to an audience. After that they had to, individually complete the vault. The judges were looking for control, pointed toes and a perfect jump with bent knees and a super smart gymnastics finish. The final judged section was the floor routine that all of year two have worked hard to rehearse. There was a lot to remember but the children did a fantastic job, remembering every jump, turn, roll and movement!

The children bounced happily (can you tell we have also been learning to use adverbs?) out of the school and onto our private mini-bus because they all had shining silver medals around their necks for coming second place!

Well done Year 2!

 

 

 

 

Reception- People who help us.

Friday, 26 February 2016

This half term our topic is ‘Life in modern Britain’ and we have started the topic by learning about people who help us. Throughtour the week we have learnt about different occupations we see in modern Britain today, such as a Doctor, Vet and Police Officer. We disussed what makes each job unique and special and how the wider community can help us. After learning about various jobs, the children all wrote a sentence describing one of the occupations.

In Maths this week we have been learning about capacity and looked at vocabulary such as, empty, half full and full.  We then worked in the water-tray and explored capacity in water, filling and emptying a variety of containers and experimenting if the size of the container makes a difference to the amount of water being held.

In cooking this week we make shortbread. The children followed the instructions and produced lovely shortbread which they enjoyed with milk at hometime. The children showed understanding of the need for safety when tackling new challenges, and were able to consider and manages some risks independently.

On Friday we had a special treat as Mrs Powell brought in her Rabbit Benji.

What a great start to the half term!

Mrs Fenner and Miss Gill

Looking forward to World Book Day

Sunday, 21 February 2016

WBD2015_yellow_rightdownWatch out for some exciting assemblies, competitions and a whole day of bedtime story fun on the 3rd March, dressed in our pajamas! Get reading now, to help your house to success in the grand World Book Day House quiz!

Sporting News from 6B

Sunday, 21 February 2016

School games at the Campion school 2016

Me, Evie, Angel, Jack, Shea and James went to the school games at the Campion school we did Boccia, Archery and Rowing. First we did Boccia the boys were blue team and the girls were the red team and we girls won 4 times the boys won 2 times .Then we did Archery the bows were huge and hard to hold after that we did rowing THAT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!Then we had a snack then we went back to school.

Written by Ella

 

Campion school games.

I went to school and I got my P.E kit on and my trainers on. Miss Hoare got a mini bus. We went on it. Me ,Ella Angel, Shea ,James came with me to the school games as well and Miss Harrison came as well. The first thing we did is go to the room where you do the rowing and the running machines where. The lady ran through on what we are doing. We went to the hall. We sat down on little white chairs. Me , Ella, Angel had the red balls Jack, Shea, James had the blue balls. After Miss Hoare and Miss Harrison had a quick go too. Then we did Archery it was fun. At first the teacher helped me. But I could do it myself so she stopped helping me. After that we did rowing that was the best. I banished to do it. Then we had a play. After we had a drink, Apples and biscuits. Then we went back to school.

Evie

At Campion school we did archery, boccia and rowing. First we played Boccia, boys against girls. The girls won it was 4 – 2 to them. Then after we did archery and I scored 56. I found it easy and it was very fun. I was proud of myself that I could do it because I thought I couldn’t. Next we did rowing. It was quite fun and not actually that hard. Then we did fun activities like boxing and the cross trainer as we had a little bit more time.

Shea

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So the class has uncovered some hidden sporting talent and the amazing news is that all of these superstars are through to the Level 3 competition at County level in March! Good luck and go St. John’s!

Reception- Chinese New Year, Shrove Tuesday & The Gingerbread Man

Friday, 12 February 2016

It has been a busy week in Reception!

We started off the week by celebrating Chinese New Year and learning all about the story of the zodiac and watching videos on CBeebies ‘Let’s Celebrate’ where Abbie and her brother prepare for Chinese New Year. We had fun making Chinese Stir-fry, eating with chopsticks, making dragon masks and learning numbers 1-10 in Chinese- we even had a go at writing them.

We also enjoyed Shrove Tuesday. We went up to the big kitchen and made our own pancakes. We had three different stations:

1. A cooking station

2. A flipping station

3. A tasting  station

We had lots of fun and everyone had a go at flipping the pancakes.

From Wednesday onwards we read the story of The Gingerbread Man. We talked about the characters , sequenced the story using the character cut outs and wrote captions to go with the story. On Friday we found a note from The Gingerbread Man, he said that he had left clues around school, so we went on a Gingerbread Man hunt looking for the clues. When we got to the last clue we found The Gingerbread Man and he had got some yummy treats for us, we enjoyed them altogether with some milk… thank you Gingerbread Man!

We hope your half term holiday is as fun as our week in Reception.

Mrs Fenner and Miss Gill

#shareaheart

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

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Safer Internet Day 2016

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Letter from the mermaid – Year 2

Sunday, 7 February 2016

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We had such a surprise in year 2. A large letter with beautiful, gold handwriting appeared in our classroom. The letter made a bit of a mess as it was covered in sparkly, silver sand! Quickly, we realised the letter must be from the Singing Mermaid who lives at Silversands. We have been reading The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson. She had contacted us following our persuasive letters we had written the week before. The mermaid asked us to rewrite the ending of the story so that she did not decide to go with Sly Sam – we accepted the challenge and have posted our stories to Silversands. We are all looking forward to a reply.

Maths hats!

Friday, 5 February 2016

In year 2 we always talk about our maths hats. These are, our imaginary hats that contain all of the skills to help us work out the answers to maths problems. The skills are things like number bonds, number facts, partitioning as well as so many other skills. We are really improving.

Today, we thought it would be fun to make them for real. Here are some pictures:

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Reception- The Three Little Pigs

Friday, 5 February 2016

In Literacy this week we have been reading the story of The Three Little Pigs. We sequenced the story and wrote a letter of apology from the Wolf to The Pigs, he wanted to say sorry for blowing their houses down and trying to eat them. We also sorted and talked about manmade and natural materials as the three pigs had built their houses using different resources. We wrote a wanted poster for The Big Bad Wolf because after blowing the houses down he went on the run and we needed to find him. The children remembered to use their finger spaces when writing and were able to use their phonics knowledge to sound out words.

In Maths this week we have been learning about weight. We talked about what the word weight means and how we can measure the weights of different objects. We used the scales to weigh different items and discussed our findings.  When we were weighing we used words such as heavy, lighter and lightest, heaviest and balanced. We also looked the the materials the three little pigs used to build their houses: straw, sticks and bricks. We looked the the weight of each material but then the bad bad wolf (Mrs Fenners hairdryer) came and blew the straw and sticks down.

In cooking this week we made hedgehog bread, the children showed good fine motor skills as they made the spikes for their hedgehog.

Have a lovely weekend everybody!

Mrs Fenner and Miss Gill