We have had a busy start to October working hard on our phonics and maths skills; continuing our 'Singing in the Rain' topic which looks at weather across the UK, the story of 'The Storm Whale', the colour wheel, and materials. We have also introduced Finger Gym activities during Busy Learning Time to help the children develop their fine motor skills which will, in turn, improve their handwriting and English work. We have also enjoyed a fantastic yoga workshop led by The Wonder Tree.
A Busy Learning September!
We have been so impressed by the children and their approach to Busy Learning Time. We have seen lots of children challenging themselves to try new activities or extend their learning from guided Maths and English - it has been a joy to see. Well done Year 2!
We learned about Mandalas in our daily reflection time and the calming way we can focus on ever increasing circles. These children were inspired by nature and created their own nature mandalas in our outdoor space during Busy Learning Time.
Inspired by our topic of storms and weather, these children created a sea scape for the character of Noi from our class text, 'The Storm Whale'. Great team work guys! As a class we looked at how colours blend and mix to create complementing and contrasting colours - our colour wheels gave us great inspiration and knowledge to create some really stormy art work.
We have been looking at common exception (tricky) words in our phonics this September and have had good fun trying to learn their spellings and creating sentences for them to sit in.
Our Scooter Training was great fun! We learned how to stop safely, how long it takes to break in dry and wet weather, tried our handling skills in tricky obstacle courses and learned about how to stay safe when we are scooting around the town. Well done super scooters!
Start of term highlights
What a great start to Year 2 we have made! We are all enjoying being together again and are spending time settling into our new school routines. This year, the children will enjoy Busy Learning Time where they are able to choose a learning zone and complete interesting challenges that stretch their imagination and thinking skills. We are learning to be self-motivated, to collaborate, to think creatively and to challenge ourselves. Here are some highlights from week 1.
We have also been spending time talking about our thoughts and feelings whilst we all begin to process this unusual year and the different experiences we have had. We especially enjoyed creating our Thankfulness Tree where each child created a beautiful tag describing what they were truly thankful for.