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Class 2 – Safari Bears structure

Our final challenge for D&T was to design and create a hide for safari bear using only skewers, elastic bands and sellotape.

Here are each tables structure with their chosen names:

Safari bear’s cave – Purple table

The fun hide out – Yellow table

X21 – Green table

Safari Bear’s camouflage cosy raft tent – Pink table

Class 1 and 2 – Visit to church

Yesterday Class 1 and 2 both walked to Llanymynech church.

When we arrived Rev. Trimby had organised a role play baptism involving some of the children.

We also when on a hunt for some of the important symbols around the church and completed some sketches.

After we went to the Heritage Area for a picnic!

All the children were fantastic! Their behaviour was brilliant and they really enjoyed their visit!

A big thank you to all the volunteers who walked with us, to and from church.

Class 2 – Gymnastics coaching

On Wednesday afternoon we were lucky enough to have a visit from Chris, a gymnastics coach from Border Counties School of Gymnastics.

He taught us a range of different jumps, how to complete different balances, how to land safely when completing a jump and how to present.

Class 2 – Structures challenge

This week we started our new D&T project, which is based on structures.

As a starting point Miss Jones set a challenge to see which team could design and build the tallest structure, using marshmallows and spaghetti!

We had a look at some famous tall buildings before we started, and worked together as a team to design and build our structures!

Class 2 – Science Investgation

This week Class 2 have been investigating which material will make the best hat for Safari Bear!

His hat at the moment lets the rain through, and he’s getting soaked in the current weather! We decided we needed to complete a science investigation to see which material would be best!

We tested each material to see how much water each one let through!

We poured 200ml of water onto each material,

The paper let through 190ml.

The fabric let through 90ml.

The plastic let through 0ml.

As a class we found out that the best material to make the hat from would be plastic as it is waterproof!

Class 2 – Handa’s surprise

In our final lesson on our topic story book, ‘Handa’s surprise’, we all got to taste some of the fruit from the book.

We all wrote descriptions and guessed each others fruits.

Here are some examples:

“It is very spiky and green. On the top there is long and spiky leaves. The outside feels lumpy, bumpy and  a bit hairy. The inside looks soft, gooey, wet and pale yellow. The inside smells likes apple and it is quite sour. It tastes sweet but a little sour.

Can you guess my fruit?

It’s a pineapple!”

by Fenn

 

“The outside looks smooth and colourful. It has yellow and red skin. The outside feels cold and soft. It has darkish orange and yellow inside. The inside looks sticky and smells like oranges. It tastes like out of date oranges.

Can you guess my fruit?

It’s a mango!”

by Beau

 

“The skin looks lumpy, bumpy and rough. The outside does look a little smooth. The outside feels strong and protective. The inside looks green and white with a massive light brown stone in the middle. The inside smells really tasty. It tastes sweet and dull.

Can you guess my fruit?

It’s an avacado”

by Hector

 

“The outside is very squishy and soft. It is very round like a stone. It has smooth skin. It has a very round base because it is juicy. The outside feels bumpy, lumpy and weird. The inside looks delicious, scrumptious and sweet because it has sweet juice inside. The seeds look yummy. It smells sweet and a little sour. The inside tastes sour because the juice makes it very sour.

Can you guess my fruit?

It’s a passion fruit!”

by Jack

Class 2 – Animal silhouettes

This morning we used our animal pattern prints to create animal silhouettes. Our animals were elephants, giraffes, leopards and zebras!

Class 2 – Animal printing!

This week Class 2 have been creating some safari patterns using a printing technique.

First we mixed and painted our background colour:

Then We made our own animal pattern tiles ready for printing:

Finally we used our tiles to print the animal patterns:

Don’t they look amazing!!!!!

Outdoor Afternoon – Thursday 24th May

This afternoon Class 2 made the most of the lovely weather and completed our afternoon activities on the field.

We…

Made story pebbles for our current class book ‘Handa’s surprise’

Completed sound hunts using our large phonics cards

ea – leaf

ow – flower

ey – donkey

Used colour catchers and tried to find as many different natural colours as we could

and completed one of our new favourite past times bird spotting!

Class 2 – Easter nests Friday 12th April

This morning we have been busy making our Easter nests!

We were very excited to find golden eggs from Jack in the beanstalk in class the morning, so we’ve used them to decorate our nests!