Week Beginning: Monday 7th October
This is the first week that we have been able to start editing our class pages! So apologies that we haven't been able to post anything earlier in the term. We'll make up for it from now on!
So far this term, we have enjoyed spending time getting to know each other as a class team as well as adjusting to a new classroom and/or changes within our immediate year group.
Our topic question this term is 'Can polar bears and penguins be friends?' As you may have guessed we are looking at the Arctic and Antarctica and learning about the geographical environment as well as finding out about the animals that live there. Next half term we will be focusing on Robert Falcon Scott's expedition to the Antarctic and learning about the challenges he faced.
This week we have made a printed igloo wallpaper to cover our classroom door, completed challenges in phonics and maths and the Year 1 children have written acrostic poems in literacy and created their own poetry book - to name just a few things! The year 2 children have completed fantastic factfiles about penguins that showcase their learning about non-fiction writing. They are now published authors on this website - see below.
In maths, we have been spending lots of time working on and consolidating our concepts of number and place value. We have explored the available maths resources and understand how to use them to support our learning.
In the classroom, we have started to record our learning in a class journal. This is for all learning that is not evidenced in some way in our books so that we have a record of all that we have done for every week of the school year! Parents and family members are very welcome to come and have a look at our class journal - and share the learning with the children.
On Friday this week, we had a visit from Nick Toczek who is a poet currently touring with the Appledore Book Festival. He read poems to the children and talked about the power of writing. The children were excited to meet a 'real' poet with work published in actual books!