Welcome to our blog page about Term 2 in Tiger class. We have been as busy, if not busier than in Term 1!
At the beginning of Term 2 a selection of children from Tiger and Jaguar classes took part in the launch of ‘Debatemate’ Swindon at Drove school. Children from various White Horse schools in Swindon watched a show debate by award-winning debating teams. Then we had the opportunity to take part and have our own debates. Following the launch, our club started at Haydon Wick and we have been building up our skills in preparation for a competition, which will be held in March 2018.
In English, we have looked at the features of journalistic writing and written a newspaper article from the day that war broke out. Children researched the events leading up to that fateful day and put themselves into the role of journalist to write a headline and column for the front page.
In PE we have been learning the ball skills needed to play basketball and netball with Miss Cox. We have developed better teamwork by working together to create opportunities to pass the ball and score points.
In computing we have been learning to use code to create our own games online. Our games have had settings based on our World War Two topic.
This term we were invited to an author event at Nova Hreod school to meet real authors, called ‘The 2Steves’. The two Steves (who are actually called Steve!) have written a series of books where you can choose the adventure for the main character. They showed us how to write exciting adventure stories using well-known characters, such as unicorns.
The afternoon included a lot of audience participation as many children were invited onto the stage to act out exciting parts of the stories.
During ‘Rights Respecting Day’, we looked at the Unicef ‘Outright’ campaign based on refugee children and the alleviation of poverty and hunger. We linked this to our learning about rationing during World War 2. We created recipes based on the reduced allowance of food. We also had a whole class debate which led to some interesting ideas.
‘Children in need’ day took place on 17th November and we really enjoyed dressing-up to raise money for this worthwhile cause.
In Term 2 many children have taken the opportunity to do a ‘Book share’ in front of the class. This has led to many books being recommended to others and books being passed around the class! It is super that so many children are reading for pleasure in Tiger class and are so enthusiastic about the books they have been enjoying. We have continued to read with our buddies this term. If you look below, you will see us swapping Christmas cards with our Squirrel readers.
This term the children have created a wide range of fabulous homework, you can see photographs of our creations below.
During the last few weeks we have been rehearsing Christmas songs and readings. We went to the James Wilkes centre nearby to sing for the elderly residents – they thoroughly enjoyed it and asked us to come back next year!
Mrs Winn and Miss Bunclark would like to thank you all for the lovely cards and gifts we received for Christmas. We hope you have a restful Christmas holiday and come back with high hopes and resolutions for your learning in 2018.