We love exciting, interactive learning experiences here in Class 2 and this week has been full of them! In PE we were Knights defending our castles from attack by catching the cannonballs and sending them back to the enemy. This also gave us an opportunity to learn how to use a chest pass and aim accurately, but mostly it was about being brave Knights!
Of course every great Knight should have a fabulous shield decorated with their very own coat of arms. So we learnt all about design, pattern, colour and symbols and used this information to start creating our designs. We are looking forward to evaluating and improving our designs before actually making our shields.
Remember that poet who came to visit? Well, we used the ideas that he gave us to write our very own poem about 'The Dragon in the Castle'. Our adjectives were so amazing that Mrs Tordoff admitted to feeling a little bit scared of our dragons! We worked so hard that we even managed to learn about using alliteration too.
In Maths, we continued to use place value to solve problems and our favourite activity this week was a problem solving game where we had to use our knowledge of place value to work out the missing numbers. We can be very competitive in class 2!
The grand finale this week was our class visit to Conisbrough Castle and what a fabulous day we had. We dressed up as people who lived in the Castle hundreds of years ago and we explored the very grand Keep. Hope you enjoy our photos from the visit....
We had a very exciting start to the week here at Sacred Heart with a visit from a real author! Paul Cookson (Poet, Performer and Average Ukulele Player!) launched the day with a very entertaining assembly which inspired every child and adult in the hall. So we were very enthusiastic when Paul joined our class to write an amazing poem called 'The Dragon in the Castle'. The poem is not completely finished yet but we are VERY pleased with it so far - watch this space for the final published version.
If you would like to learn more about Paul Cookson then just click on the link below.
In preparation for our visit to Conisbrough Castle next week we have also been learning all about the history of Castles. Did you know that Castles weren't always such grand places? In fact, they started out as just a collection of huts with a wooden wall around them, sometime during the Iron Age. The Iron Age was a very long time ago - even before Mrs Tordoff was born!
In Maths we have been placing numbers on a number line and counting in multiples of 10. Then on Friday Mrs Tordoff dropped her shopping in the classroom and pasta went EVERYWHERE! We decided to find out which group of children could find the most pasta and we used counting in multiples of 10 to help us solve the problem as there was A LOT of pasta!
Remember we have the visit to Conisbrough Castle next Friday 21st September and your child will need a rucksack to carry their lunch and drink in, even if it is provided by school, because their hands will be very busy doing lots of fabulous activities. For more information about the visit please click on the 'Letters to Parents' link below.
The children were very pleased to see each other again and eager to share the stories of their summer holiday adventures. We made the children who have joined our class feel very welcome and we decided that we would become the 'Wise Owls' because we are all so clever!
We have had many discussions about the importance of making good choices and we created our class rules to guide us with this.
Our class rules are:
One of our many exciting tasks this week was to work with a friend to build an owl. We had to listen carefully to instructions and to each other - it was great fun!