What a lovely time we had on World Book Day. Our costumes looked fantastic when we showed them off in the Key Stage One parade. Then we played a quiz in teams, answering mixed questions about books, nursery rhymes, authors and fairytales.
This week we've been learning to read scales to measure capacity. We've been solving lots of capacity problems and have had lots of fun measuring wet ingredients for our fairytale potions.
We've learned that sometimes scales don't show the number we need, so we have to use extra lines as a guide and sometimes even estimate points between the numbers. For example, if a scale is jumping up in steps of 100, we've learned that 250 will be halfway between the 200 and the 300. This is brand new to us and is quite tricky, so any extra scales practise you can do at home will be helpful!
We've been working so hard in Computing this term! After making up our own version of a fairytale, we've used a Free Code on Purple Mash to create our own coded story. These look simple but have taken many hours of creating, testing and debugging. We've included commands and outputs, sounds, movement, speech, collision detectors and timers - phew!
Take a look at a few of our finished stories. To watch each part of the story, key from 0 to 9 in order. More stories will follow!
In Maths this week we've been learning a little more about symmetry and went on a hunt to find symmetrical pictures that spell out a secret code.
After Christmas, our topic will be 'Dragons, Castles and Fairytales'. We're not sending out homework over the Christmas holidays, but the children would benefit from reading and watching some fairytales, and should come back in January ready to talk about their favourite one.
We'd love the children to bring in their favourite fairytale book, comic or printout ready to share with the class on Monday 7th January. If they'd like to, children could draw a picture of their favourite character or part of the story, write their own version or perhaps record themselves telling a simple version of the tale.
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Mrs Griggs and Miss Walkerley
We've been practising using different paint tools on 2Paint - including the shape tools, line tools and filling tool. After practising, we've used what we've learned to create some fantastic Christmas pictures. Take a look!
This week 2W have been finishing our time travelling cars! We designed and made them using different tools and skills on a paint program, then we turned them into a net. Finally, we've added some wheels. We're very proud of how they've turned out!
In Year 2 over the past few weeks we've been learning about the Jewish celebration of Sukkot. During this holiday, Jewish people create a structure called a Sukkah in their garden, and they eat, sleep and rest in the Sukkah for 7 days while they celebrate. We've made our own Sukkah models using lego; we made sure each Sukkah has three walls and a roof made of things that grow from the ground.
What a fun time we've been having making our own music on Purple Mash! We decided to make our songs extra scary for Halloween and we've been working hard to layer different sound effects and instruments to create the best sound possible. We're still editing and improving our music but take a listen to what we've done so far - if you dare!
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This blog is an ongoing record of the learning journey that the EFPS intake of 2016-17 are taking throughout their school lives at EFPS.