In class 5 the children cut out paper reindeers or designed their own. They then attached a piece of straw to their reindeers. We threaded some long string through the piece of straw and the children held on to each end, making sure to keep the string tight. Next, we blew up a balloon and attached it to the reindeer. We then let go of the balloon to see the reindeer fly along the string. We found out that the bigger reindeers did not fly as far as the smaller reindeers. We also found that the 3D paper reindeers did not fly as far and as fast as the flat paper reindeers.
We had a wonderful trip to Durham Cathedral with our year 2 children. They experienced a guided tour of the Cathedral and a hands on workshop. The children dressed in costumes and re-created the story of St Cuthbert and how he came to rest at Durham. It was a very interesting day and the children answered lots of questions confidently. It was lovely so see the Rose Window and the places that we had looked at in books before the trip.
We looked at the world map and the map of the United Kingdom. We found different places on the map where the children had been on holiday. We found Turkey and The Canary Islands on the world map. The children found Bishop Auckland on the map of the UK and we located London our capital city.
The children are working hard in soundswrite. They have been learning words from the extended code and looking at how there are often different ways to spell words with the same sound. Also how words with the same spelling can gave different sounds. The children have been spelling polysyllabic words and writing sentences from dictation.
Year 2 children are enjoying their new class and working well. They have been logging onto the laptops in carousel time and can access a range of activities. The i-pads have been used for Lexia work and the children have been using the bee-bots and blue-bots for programming.
Year 2 have been walking on eggs! All of the children said that the eggs would break if they stood on them. They took it in turns to walk on the eggs, making sure to distribute their weight evenly across them. The children discovered that eggs are in fact very strong. The arched structure keeps them from breaking as long as the pressure of your weight is spread around to all of the eggs. We found that the eggs would only break if all of your weight was put onto one egg.