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Squirrels Class Update Term 1

30 October 2019
Squirrels Class Update Term 1

Wow! What a busy term we’ve had.

The children have all settled in their new Year 2 class really well and are showing lots of enthusiasm about their new learning. In our first 2 weeks we really concentrated on how we will always be kind to each other throughout the year and how we will try to be a ‘bucket filling’ class. We are delighted to have seen lots of kind acts to fill up buckets all term.

In Science we have been learnt lots about habitats and what things might live in different kinds of habitat. We have really enjoyed thinking about farmlands and we got a super start on this learning by visiting a the Goatacre Farm & Animal Sanctuary. We loved helping to care for all their animals for the day.

The theme of habitats and taking care of our world carried on into our text for English ‘The Tin Forest’. This story is about a man who lives on a rubbish dump and is very unhappy as he dreams of living near nature and a real forest. One day an idea gets planted in his garden and he decides to create his own forest rather than being so glum.

He works hard and perseveres and makes his own forest from the rubbish all around him. Finally, real birds and animals visit this new habitat, then they bring seeds and, in the end, a real forest has grown. The children did so well writing diary extracts from the old man and then beautiful descriptions of the new forest using super noun phrases. We thought about never giving up on your dreams and how we should all take care of our world.

In our Art lessons we have loved studying leaves and creating leaf rubbings and prints. We then created mixed media pictures with silver and green paints to create our own tin forests.

We hope you all have a lovely half term break. We look forward to all the exciting new learning we will do next term and lots of Christmassy fun in December.

Look out for the dates of our Christmas performance.

Mrs Johnson, Miss Osborne, Mrs Clarke and Miss Kent.

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