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!
Captain Blackbeard and his pirates were trying to find the buried treasure on Palm Tree Island. But they got stuck! We had to help them across a river by building a raft. Each group had a different material to use; paper, plastic, wood, wool or metal. We predicted which we thought would be best and tested the rafts we made on the water. Which do you think did the best job?
Log in to Purple Mash using the username and password you have in your reading record.
Click on Games.
In Maths Games, open 2Simple Table Toons.
Visit the times table you are practising and choose the singer or game you would like to play.
Keep practising the times table you need to learn ready for your next test.
We've made some beautiful art work linked to the Julia Donaldson story, The Snail and the Whale. We used watercolours to make a wash for the sky and tried out different brush techniques to make a wavy sea. Then we added a whale silhouette and finally some collage to add texture. The finished results look wonderful, and will soon be displayed in the Key Stage 1 corridor!
We are going to start working towards our Blue Award!
We have been learning about times tables. We have been practising counting in groups of two and have learnt that x means 'lots of'. Use all of this to help you to start learning the facts for the two times tables.
Remember that once you know 3 x 2 = 6, you also know that 2 x 3 = 6.
You need to learn the facts up to 12 x 2 = 24 and be able to remember them in a random order.
We are learning all about 'greater than', 'less than' and 'equal to'. We have made our very own number eating alligators to help us. We have even watched the songs on You Tube!
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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.