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Materials around school

Materials around school
Class 5 have been hunting for materials and their uses around school.
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What's fun in St. Helens?

What's fun in St. Helens?
Class 5 have been writing all about fun things to do in our town.
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How much money is in my piggy bank?

How much money is in my piggy bank?
During Maths lessons this week the children have been using coins to problem solve. They have been trying to find out which coins could be in my piggy bank. The children have been trying hard to work systematically to find all possible combinations.
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African animals

African animals
We have been learning all about African animals this week. They children have found out so many facts and have been excited to share what they have learned with their friends.
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Learning about London

Learning about London
The children have been busy learning about and making models of London's landmarks. The children used google earth to look closely at each landmark before selecting the best colours to use.
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Learning about the United Kingdom

Learning about the United Kingdom
In Class 5 we have been using ipads to find information about the different countries in the United Kingdom. We have found out about the different capital cities, the longest rivers, the highest points and other facts too!
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Using maps

Using maps
In Class 5 we have been learning about the countries, cities and waters which surround the United Kingdom. The children have been using a map of the U.K. to locate these.
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3D shapes

3D shapes
In class 5 we have been using polydron to make different 3D shapes and learning all about their properties.
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Story sharing!

Story sharing!
Class 5 have enjoyed sharing stories with their friends.
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We are all artists

We are all artists
The children have now finished their pieces inspired by Van Gogh's Sunflowers.
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Preparing for Sports Day

Preparing for Sports Day
The children have been preparing for sports day, practising each event ready for Thursday!
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Colour mixing

Colour mixing
In Class 5 we have been learning all about the colour wheel and how to mix different colours. We have also been learning how to make colours lighter and darker. We are now almost ready to paint our versions of Van Gogh's Sunflowers.
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Art inspired by Van Gogh

Art inspired by Van Gogh
After planting sunflowers, we have started to learn about the artist Van Gogh and his work Sunflowers. The children have started to draw their own Sunflowers pictures and they're looking good!
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What do plants need to grow?

What do plants need to grow?
We are beginning to plant sunflower seeds, so we can investigate what conditions seeds need to germinate well. We have made predictions about what will happen if our seeds are given sunlight and water, if they have sunlight but no water, if they have water but no sunlight or if they have no sunlight and no water. Can you predict what might happen to each seed too?
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Telling the time!

Telling the time!
In Class 5, we have been learning how to read the time in five minute intervals. How impressive!
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Fractions

Fractions

The children have been working hard to find fractional amounts of numbers, comparing fractional amounts, finding fractional amounts of money and solving word problems. Look at their brilliant work!

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Story maps

Story maps
The children have made story maps and have been using them to orally tell their story to a friend, in preparation for their writing.
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Biscuit Bear

Biscuit Bear
This week we have been pretending to be different characters from the story Biscuit Bear. In this piece the children have made diary entries as Bongo (the dog). They thought carefully about the events from the story and were able to portray Bongo's thoughts and feelings well in their writing. I'm very proud of the children and the descriptive language they have chosen to use. Not only are the children showing that they are mastering the Year 2 expectations in writing, but they are also making their writing exciting to read.
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Habitats

Habitats
In Science we have been learning about different habitats. We have created some different styles or art, using a range of techniques. Can you name the animals and the habitats that they live in? Can you think of any reasons why these animals live in these habitats?
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The history of transport

The history of transport

In our Learning Challenge lessons, we have enjoyed learning about the history of transport. We learned all about George Stephenson and how he became famous. We have made paintings of his invention.

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