Class 2

We have been programming the bee bot mice to get to destinations on our pirate treasure map😀

We have been learning a sea shanty song in Reception⚓️⛵️

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We have been learning to use and manipulate clay. This week we are going to start using tools too.😁

We have done some brilliant writing about Spiders. Ask me what I know about minibeasts🐞🐝🕷

We were very excited to release our butterflies into the wild after watching them grow and change.🦋🐛

We enjoyed finding the mini beasts that we have learnt about when on our mini beasts hunt🐞🐝🐜🪰🪳🐌🐛

Our caterpillars have emerged from their chrysalises. We now have butterflies 🦋🐛

We had a special delivery last week, we have some caterpillars growing. I wonder what will happen as they begin to metamorphose?🐛🦋

We have been consolidating our learning of doubles and double patterns when accessing learning in provision independently. 😊

We have been designing our junk modelling before creating it. We have been thinking carefully about what materials and tools we need and how we are going to decorate it. Then we are evaluating our designs to critique them✏️✂️

We have been learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly. We have learnt it starts as an egg. Then hatches into a larvae, it then keeps eating whilst it’s a caterpillar. Then it spins a cocoon turning into a chrysalis, then it will metamorphose into a butterfly. Ask me if I can remember what happens 🦋🐛

We have been completing our Superhero challenges getting the secret sentence passwords and cracking the maths codes🦸🏼‍♀️🦸🏼‍♂️

We have created a class rhyme map, imitated, performed and written out our Supertato rhyme. 🦸🏼‍♀️🥔🦸🏼‍♂️📝


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We have been following our maths curricular goal in Reception. We have been creating and playing our own maths game collaboratively. We have been counting, creating our own rules, turn taking, sharing and adding.🔢

Our bean plants are really starting to grow in Class 2. Can you remember the different parts of a plant? Can you spot which ones aren’t growing as well and why?🌱

We have some real life superheroes in our class too. Which superpower does your superhero have class 2?🧚🏼🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏼‍♀️🦹🏾‍♂️🏃🏼‍♂️💃🏼we have been using the characters from the story to retell the story using our new vocabulary.

We had a very exciting delivery in Reception from Supertato last week... he brought us lots of different vegetables to taste and talk about. We created a class tally chart to share which ones were our favourites. We have been learning all about how to keep our bodies healthy with a balanced diet, exercise, sleep, water, keeping our mind healthy and also keeping ourselves clean.🥒🥕🥔🍏🤾🏼‍♂️🤸🏼‍♀️

Well what a fantastic coronation party we had! 🇬🇧We made our own sandwiches and scones which we enjoyed at our party feast, alongside all the food contributions, thank you parents for bringing these in. We played some party games on the playground with the rest of school, danced, sang the coronation song and the national anthem. We have learnt about the royal family and what a coronation is. We also made bunting and decorations for our classroom.😀

We had an exciting delivery last week. Jack sent us some beans to plant. We have learnt what they need to grow. We have set up a test experiment to see what happens if we don’t give it the same things to grow, one has no water, one has no sunlight, one has soil instead of cotton wool, one has no cotton wool or soil. Let’s wait to see what happens.🪴🌞💦 We also planted some of our beans outside to see how they grow. We’ve planted some potatoes in our outdoor area too.🥔

Great retelling of our talk for writing story in Reception-Jack and The Beanstalk 🌱🪴

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Great story writing in Class 2 to retell Jack and the Beanstalk!👦🏼🧙🏼‍♂️🧌🌱

We’re practising our tricky word song in Class 2😁

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Some great independent learning about Boa constrictors. Some of our children wanted to do some research to find out a bit more about them and then wanted to draw and make some.🐍

Look at our fantastic writing. We have been retelling the story of the 3 Little Pigs and writing out the story using our story map and Fred fingers🐷🐷🐷🐺

Great storytelling of the 3 Little Pigs Class 2🐷🐷🐷🐺

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We are very excited that our chicks have hatched in class 2. We have enjoyed naming them, learning all about them and taking care of them. We have also been lucky enough to see what our chicks will look like when they grow into a hen.

Look at all of our exciting deliveries from The Little Red Hen: Bread, Scones Ingredients and Eggs in an Incubator🐥🐣🐤🐔🍞🥯🥨🥖

This half term we have been working on our first milestone linked to the curricular goal making fruit scones. In Class 2 we now have up and running our very own self service play dough area. When introducing this we worked with Mrs Littlewood in small groups to all make our own play dough, following the step by step instructions. After practising with Mrs Littlewood we are now starting to create our very own play dough to use on a daily basis. Why not follow the instructions below to create your own play dough at home!

World Book Day📚📙we have really enjoyed sharing our favourite stories today. We have been reading our stories to our friends, drawing some of our favourite characters, creating bookmarks and talking about our books😀

Great team work and resilience!

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We have been learning all about Shrove Tuesday. We have been talking about if we have ever tasted pancakes before and which toppings we like. Then we have added on our own toppings and tasted them🥞

When we have been travelling on an adventure when reading our story Poles Apart, we have been learning about different countries. We stopped in Italy. We have learnt about some of the famous landmarks in Italy and talked about which foods Italy is famous for. We have designed and made our own pizzas.🍕

We are exploring and investigating which substances we can use to melt the frozen water which has turned to ice. We are testing which things make it melt the fastest. We are also creating our own small world area using some landmarks in Barnsley and our mini mes.🌊💦🏘🌇

We’ve had a busy afternoon doing some great independent learning. We’ve enjoyed learning about where penguins live and how they are adapted to survive in the Antarctic. We’ve also done some great writing about penguins. Ask me what I can remember about penguins.🐧❄️

This week we have enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year. We have been learning about why some people celebrate it and also what traditions they have. This afternoon we have loved tasting some Chinese food🇨🇳🍜🍤🍱

Brilliant story telling of What the Ladybird Heard, well done Class 2🐞

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Mrs Farrell and Mrs Littlewood cannot wait to meet you all. We're going to have a fantastic year!

We had a very special delivery this morning. Santa sent us a tree, some decorations, lights and an elf. He wants to see who is being good and working hard🎅🏻🤶🏼🎄

We are exploring using powder paints and mixing colours to create new colours. We are using our new colours to decorate rocket models we have made. We are beginning to evaluate our models to say what we like about our rockets and how we could make them even better 🚀🎨

Children in need in Reception!

This week in reception we are learning all about Dinosaurs. Ask me which dinosaurs I have learnt about🦕🦖

Last week in Reception we were creating some fantastic repeating patterns and we were talking about healthy and unhealthy foods. Can you find any patterns at home?🍌🍎🍐🍌🍎🍐🍌🍎🍐

We have been retelling Funnybones, story with our talk for writing actions and story map.☠️💀🌟

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We've been thinking more about our senses this afternoon. We have been on a listening walk around school and talking about what sounds we could hear.👂🏽

‪In Reception, the story we are learning this week is Funnybones. We are thinking about our bodies, senses and what things we can do and eat to keep our bodies healthy.👁👂🏽👄👃💀🍓🍌🥗‬

We have started our topic 'All About Me'. We have been thinking about ourselves, what we like and don't like, talking about our families and how we are all special and unique. 🌟👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👩‍👦‍👦👩‍👩‍👦👨‍👧‍👧👨‍👨‍👧‍👦

National Fitness Day in Reception, we are learning all about keeping fit and healthy. We have met Toby Tykes this morning, we have done a Joe Wicks work out and some cosmic kids yoga. This afternoon we are going to have a circle time about how we can keep our bodies healthy and play outside. 🏃🏼‍♀️🚶🏼🏃🏻⚽️🏏🏸🎿🍊🍎🍌

Reception have been settling in really nicely, learning and playing with their new friends. Mrs Farrell and Mrs Littlewood are so proud of you! Keep it up😊

This half term we are going to begin our topic 'All About Me'. We are going to be thinking and talking about where we live, who lives in our house and who is in our family. We will learn to understand that families come in all shapes and sizes and that we are all unique and special. We will learn to understand that we must always show respect and kindness towards everyone.