Flamingo Class

Class Teacher

 

Miss Kane

 

Congratulations to our Star of the Week

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CHIMA

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JERSEY for sketching a beautiful picture of Portsmouth.

ISABELLA for being able to identify and correct mistakes in her writing.

 

Autumn Term (1)

Week 1

What an exciting first week back we have had in Flamingo Class! This week has been our inspirational maths week where we have learnt lots about how to make our brains grow. We have been set lots of challenges where we have had to use our school values such as folding paper to make different shapes and spotting patterns. Why not ask your child one of the ways in which to make your brain grow?

 

 In English this week we have been focusing on our writing skills and how to make the perfect sentence ready for writing stories next week.  We have also started learning our first Talk for Write text in Year 2 which is called Grandad’s Island. In preparation for writing next weekwhy not ask your child if they can retell the story?Well done for your hard work this week Flamingos, keep it up!

Well done to our Reader of the Week – Jasmine.

Week 2

On Tuesday we had our topic hook. Before lunch we were given some clues as to what our topic would be about like a passport, sun cream and a ukulele. We had lots of very good guesses such as India, Mexico and Spain.

After lunch the children returned back to find the classrooms had been transformed into a Hawaiian themed party. We drank mocktails, made Hawaiian leis, learnt a traditional dance and played Hawaii games like limbo. It was a lot of fun and we are looking forward to learning more about Hawaii.

We also had a visit from Eco Warrior were we used compasses to follow directions around the school playground.

 

Week 3

This week in topic we started learning about human and physical features. We collected items from around our school environment and

thought about where would we usually find these items and how they got to our school environment. From this we were able to sort items into physical features (made naturally) and human features (man made).

 When we went to Portsdown Hill we looked at the different physical and human features that were on each side of the hill. As well as racing up and down the hill of course. Why not ask your child what features they found? Did they notice anything about the different sides of the hill?

  

Well done to our Reader of the week – ALFIE!

Well done to our Star of the Week FLORENCE.

 

Week 4

This week we had our exciting school trip to the Isle of Wight. We were very lucky as the weather was beautiful and we were able to see Portsmouth clearly. During our walk we stopped off to sketch our view of Portsmouth and we were amazed at how much detail we could still see of the Spinnaker Tower. As we continued walking along the beach we discussed all the human and physical features we could see and recorded them on our clipboards. The day involved a lot of walking which Flamingo Class coped very well with. Their behaviour throughout the day was excellent and they should be very proud of themselves. Well done Flamingos!

Week 5

This week we were given our brand new sketching books. These sketch books will follow us up throughout the school to show our sketching progression. For our first page we decided to draw a detailed self portrait using mirrors.

    

In English this week we invented our own stories and wrote our first assessment write. In maths we looked at number families and their relationships. Why not ask your child how many different ways they can represent the fact family – 12, 4 and 8.

Well done to our Star of the Week – Chima!

Week 6

This week in English a magical box appeared in our classroom. We discussed what magic meant to us and realised it meant very different things. Before we opened the box we predicted what we thought was inside. The next day we opened the box and were amazed by what we saw! Some of the magical items were a golden bell, some green powder in a glass bottle, a scary mask and a mini rusty key. Why not ask your child what their favourite item in the box was?

In maths we looked at the language of commutative and inverse. We continued to look at number families, thinking about if I know my number bonds to 10 what other facts do I know? For example if I know 3+7=10 if I also know 30+70=100 because I just multiple each digit by 10.

Autumn Term (2)
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