Archive for May 25, 2017

Direction Week

This week, the whole of Key Stage One have come together to explore different aspects of Directions and Movement in our Maths lessons. Each class has worked with a different teacher every day, completing practical and fun activities. 2W have completed Treasure Hunts, Bee-Bot work, parachute games and Co-ordinates activities. It has been a really positive week with lots of learning taking place.

Builders and architects of the future

This week, 2W have been taking part in our school wide STEM based week. We have been focusing on building structures and designing buildings or bridges. The children have had a fantastic time spending two mornings at the Junior school, taking part in a puzzle challenge morning and Pirate maths, problem solving. We have also been very privileged as one of our parents, Mr Roberts gave up a lot of his week to come in and work with Year 2 and share his work as an architect, setting up brilliant activities to explore the concepts of how buildings are designed and built through spaghetti and marshmallows! They then worked in teams to create bridges using the principles of the triangle. Every single child was thoroughly engaged and we would like to say a big thank you to him. We also had a whole day of Lego building which many of you came to see after school on Tuesday. It has been quite a week!

 

2W develop their map skills.

As part of our topic on our local area, 2W have been using maps of our school and the immediate area to highlight geographical features of the playground and identify different features of the local area.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed using the maps as you can see.