Energetic November

Dear all,

Welcome back to our blog.

In numeracy and literacy we have been revising for our end of term assessments. But we have also been focusing on reading comprehension and our writing skills. They are making lovely progress in both areas.

Our Entry Point for our latest IPC unit ‘Fashion’ brought the children to the Cat walk. Some wore traditional clothing, others wore their favourite outfit and some children opted to share photos of clothing from their home countries. It was a fun moment of sharing our tastes in clothing.
They children have been researching about clothing and accessories from prehistoric times to The Viking era, from Africa to New Zealand. In groups they made presentations on their findings. They all agree that there is a curious difference from one country to another when it comes to clothing be now or many years ago. The Year 2’s have been learning to draw clothing through sketching and this will lead to them making their own design. They have also been learning to weave hats or scarves and this is wonderful for their hand and eye co-ordination.

The children were delighted to participate in a music workshop where they were shown that some instruments, for example drums, can be made from recycled material. Through much rhythm the children played these instruments and it was brilliant.

I received a bunch of leaves as a gift from the children, so we decided to paint them in festive colours and we will decorate the library and our class with them.

In sport Year 2 have been learning to play volleyball and various games connected to volleyball. Ms. Ine has told me that the children are so well behaved during their sport lesson that they have been allowed free choice this week and they chose various tagging games.

The children are becoming confident swimmers and this term they have learnt the backstroke and how to tread water, this week they started to learn the breaststroke.

Movie night was a great success. The children really enjoyed the Japanese movie and all the delicious food.

Ying Ying has celebrated her birthday and we enjoyed lots of goodies. Thank you for the treats!!!

I would also like to thank you all for the warm and sincere birthday wishes. I feel so proud to be part of your lives!

Enjoy your weekend.

Ms. Rebecca