Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Fire! Fire! Fire!

Year 1 had lots of fun hopping on board the fire engine which came to our school as part of our topic Fire! Fire! Fire!
The fire fighters talked to us about keeping safe at home. We learnt the ryhme   
'Get out. Stay Out. Call 999'
 to help us remember what to do if there is a fire.
 We practised using the hose which was great fun. Luckily we had a good aim and all stayed dry!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Year 2 so far

Can you believe it's December already?  It seems like only yesterday you were starting out as Year 2 children in Chestnut, Birch and Hazel and now you've been in Year 2 for a whole term.  So much has happened - can you remember everything you've learnt? 

Splish! Splash! Splosh!

Be the Best You Can Be



Talan Skeels-Piggins spoke to us about his accident and what he had done to overcome his barriers and be able to take part in sport again.  This led to our Dream Books, which we are now filling with lots of interesting work.  We are now thinking about our plans for the future and what we would like to be when we grow up.





Geography Day and Book Day

Year 2 visited France, India and Italy finding out about the different customs of these countries as well as trying delicious croissants, poppadoms and pizza. We also came into school dressed as our favourite character from a book which is why Mog is serving pizza!

Book Week 

We read the "Flat Stanley" books and found out how he became flat in the first place and the exciting adventures he had afterwards.  Can you imagine being put in an envelope and posted when you want to visit a different place?   Did you take your Flat Stanley anywhere exciting after he arrived through the post? 


Let's Celebrate!



Wow!  What a fantastic time we all had.  First there was the trip to the planetarium - it was out of this world!  Lying back in those big, comfy seats watching the earth, sun and moon was just amazing.  And then when the roof "opened" and we saw the night sky - it was breath taking. 


 "Hey Ewe"

That curious sheep, Calvin, he was right to stay awake because something exciting did happen - the baby Jesus was born.  Our Christmas play was brilliant and we had so much fun singing and dancing.  


Thursday, 6 December 2012

Colours of the World

This half term our topic has been ‘Colours of the World’. Our class bears have invited their friend Elmer the Patchwork elephant to help us learn about colour.
Each week we have learnt about a different colour and what happens when we mix colours. We have experimented to mix colours and make different tones.
We had lots of fun going on a colour walk to explore different colours in the natural environment.

We have also been learning about why colour and light are important parts of celebrations all over the world.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Knock Knock Who's There?

In Year 1 this half term we have enjoyed finding out about different houses and homes. This week we had lots of fun making homes out of different materials. 

We used paper, cardboard, tin foil, leaves, plastic, material and we also put up 2 tents. We thought about which of these homes would keep us warm, dry and safe. 

In our art lessons we worked carefully to make houses from clay.  We used different tools to make the patterns of our bricks and roof tiles.  Then we painted and varnished them.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Welcome to Early Years!

Welcome to Early Years!

We have been settling well into our new classes in Early Years. There have been lots of exciting activities for us to do, both inside and out, as we have had fun learning through play.

This half term our topic is 'Good to be Me'. Each week our class bear comes to visit us and helps us to find out new things. So far we have painted self-portraits, drawn pictures of our families, talked about the things we are good at, learnt about our bodies and explored using our senses.
We have all talked about how to be happy, safe and good at school and made a class charter to help us remember.

Over the next couple of weeks we will be looking at how we can stay healthy, growing up and celebrating bear’s birthday! He’s very excited because he’s going to be five!



Wednesday, 23 May 2012

We went to the zoo, zoo, zoo!

This half term Year 2 are having lots of fun learning about animals and their habitats.
As part of our topic 'On Safari', we went to explore Marwell Zoo! We saw lots of different animals and also got to take part in a workshop; Fur, feathers and scales, where we got to touch some real life animals!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Our day at Hillier Gardens

This half term Year 1 have been learning all about plants and flowers and what they need to grow so on Tuesday we took a trip to Hillier Gardens near Romsey.  Everyone came to school in their wellingtons and raincoats prepared for the bad weather but luckily it only rained for a couple of minutes - thank goodness.

Jackie, Carla and Dawn took us around the gardens and played lots of exciting games with us. 

We pretended to be tiny seeds growing into beautiful flowers to attract bees and detectives finding petals and leaves to match the colours on our palettes.  We also played the seed survival game talking about the different things that sometimes stop seeds from growing.


Everyone had a great time.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Our trip to Bocketts Farm Park!

Last week year R went on an adventure to Bocketts farm.
Being a working farm, there were lots of baby animals to see including lambs, kids, piglets and a calf.
Here is a Ewe feeding her day old lamb, we found out that baby animals need milk for nutrition just like we did as a baby!

We cheered for our favourite pig during an exciting pig race and even had a tour on a tractor trailer ride!

We saw Gertie the goat being milked and we even got to handle some small animals.