3/7/17: In Maths today we created array-nbows. Who knew multiplication could be so much fun?
29/6/17: STEM Week Day 4- Today we looked at pictures of famous landmarks from around the world. We identified 2D and 3D shapes we could see and then had a go at creating the landmark using lolly sticks and pegs. Miss Lewis was impressed with how well we have worked in teams this week!
27/6/17: STEM Week Day 2- Today we practised making our 2D shapes stand up and then we had a competition to see which team could build the tallest and strongest tower. Miss Lewis was having so much fun she forgot to take pictures of our amazing towers! Oops!
26/06/17: STEM Week Day 1: Today we looked at pictures of buildings and bridges to see which 2D shapes we could spot. Next we used lolly sticks and clothes pegs to create our own 2D shapes.
In Year 2 this week, we are going to be celebrating everything Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Throughout the week we will have a series of challenges to help us develop our problem solving and teamwork skills.
19/06/17: A tiny bed. Pictures of a boy running from pirates, rescuing a tiger and racing witches. What could our new book be about?
21/4/17: Calling all Secret Agents in Training; don't forget to complete and return your homework to receive your bronze certificate. Congratulations to the first 3 children who have completed this. You are well on your way to becoming Merton Abbey's finest Secret Agents.
21/4/17: Today Morris Class discovered that they are wasting too much paper and this is not helping the environment. We decided that the best way to dispose of our paper is to recycle it in the blue bin in our classroom. We then had a go at recycling some of the paper in our scrap paper drawer to make new paper. It was messy and squishy and there were a lot of "ewwws" and giggles along the way. What a great way to spend a Friday afternoon!
19/4/17: To kick off our topic, we went on a worldwide scavenger hunt using globes and atlases to see what we could find on our planet. It was good fun finding countries, oceans, seas, capital cities, rivers and mountains.
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break and got outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. I cannot believe it is the summer term already! It has been lovely seeing all the children in Morris class looking so rested and ready for the term ahead (and I think they have all gotten taller!)
Out topic this half term is called
"What a wonderful world we live in!"
In Geography we are going to be learning about the 7 continents and 5 oceans on our planet. We will be researching and comparing the different climates and discovering how beautiful our planet is.
In Science we are going to be learning about the environment and how to look after our planet through reducing, reusing and recycling our waste.
I am really looking forward to the fun learning activities we have planned for this term.
14/3/17: In English this week we are being news reporters. Yesterday we interviewed 377 year old survivor of The Great Fire of London and today we gathered facts, photographs and paintings to help us find out more.
13/3/17: In music today, we composed our own instrumental sections for our rock song "I Wanna Play In A Band."
20/2/17: In music this half term we are going to be learning about rhythm and learning about rock music. Today we created our own rhythms using rhythm cards. Next we chose our favourite rhythms and created a class rhythm. See if you can clap our rhythm.
Happy half term holidays!
Just a quick message to say a massive thank you for all your hard work this half term. We have had so much fun with our China topic and we have learned so much. Thank you for all your fact finding, crafting and writing.
Have a wonderful and well-deserved week off. Get lots of rest!
Morris Bear has his feet up already!
Fridays (6/1-10/2) Morris Class have had an amazing time during Golden Time this half term. Here is what we got up to: Building a Great Wall of China from Lego, creating traditional Chinese clothing, making Chinese lanterns, creating Chinese dragons from junk and mindful colouring.
7/2/17 - In Literacy we are learning to retell the story of the Three Little Pigs. Today we created a story journey and then retold the story using exciting adverbials of time.
3/2/17 - In RE we are learning about the Jewish festival of Sukkot. We built a Sukkah in our classroom and then climbed inside to hear the story of the Hebrews in the desert. A Sukkah has 3 walls and the roof is made from leaves, branches and grass.
1/2/17 Thank you for all the hard work that has gone into creating your Chinese dragons for homework. They look amazing.
31/1/17 - Today we were treated to a short fairytale workshop by Perform For Schools. We had an amazing time playing drama games and getting into role as our favourite fairytale characters. We even got to eat a huge, imaginary chocolate cake!
30/1/17 - Last week we wrote poems about Elliot's typewriter using onomatopoeia .
I was very impressed with all of their poems. Here is one example of their amazing work. I hope you enjoy reading it.
Zap. Zap. Zap.
The typewriter zaps to start.
Zoom. Zoom. Zoom.
The paper zooms up.
Tick. Tick. Tick.
The keys ticking away.
Ging. Ging. Ging.
The space bar gings loudly.
Click. Click. Click.
The wands click and pop up.
Loz. Loz. Loz.
The typewriter stops.
27/1/17 Storytelling Week - This week was storytelling week at Merton Abbey PS. Each class had a week of daily story telling activities. In Morris Class we were joined by Year 5 on Monday to make up our own stories based on some very unusual photos. On Tuesday and Wednesday we retold the Chinese story "The Magic Paintbrush" and created our own ending. On Thursday we created our own magic paintbrush stories. Today Year 5 came back to tell us the stories they created this week. It has been a wonderful week. Can you guess what is happening in our stories?
20/1/17 China Day: After the performance, Year 2 were treated to a whole host of exciting workshops: Paper cutting, calligraphy, kung fu, Mandarin and traditional Chinese dance. We had an absolutely incredible day celebrating Chinese culture and learning new skills.
20/1/17 China Day: Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 were treated to a show full of traditional Chinese martial arts, music and dance.
17/1/17 We created clay models of the Terracotta Army. See if you can spot yours!
12/1/1/7 We created pictures using letters like Elliot does in 'The Story Machine'.
9/1/17 Elliot has been...
When we got into our classroom this morning there was a big mess!!
Elliot had been trying to use the typewriter to write a story but it turns out he isn't very good at spelling and he left his incorrectly spelt words everywhere. After we tidied them up, we corrected them to help him out.
See if you can work out what he was trying to write:
This term we are learning all about China and Chinese culture.
We have lots planned for the next few weeks:
- Creating clay models of the Terracotta Army,
- Using an atlas to discover the physical features of China,
- Researching the famous landmarks in China,
- Learning to speak some Mandarin,
- Creating our own dragon dance in PE and
- We have a special China Day on Friday 20th January.
Keep an eye on this page to find out what we have been up to.
Our class text:
We found an amazing machine in an old box in our classroom. It was a typewriter!
We found out it belonged to a boy called Elliot.
Elliot keeps breaking into our classroom at night and playing with our typewriter!
What a naughty boy he is!
Keep an eye on this page to see what else Elliot gets up to.
Your teacher will very soon be filling this page with exciting class news, pictures of things we’ve done and more.
Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let you Teacher know!
Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.
Can you kit out Barney, Lindsey or Radzi in the right outfit to face a Blue Peter challenge?