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Skip2bfit Workshop

Today Year 2 took part in a Skip2bfit workshop.  They learnt how to improve their skipping skills, why it is important to exercise and what happens to their bodies when they exercise.

After keeping score from their first skip, the children were then asked to skip again to beat their first score. The children competed against themselves trying to improve on their score and all of them did !

They learnt an important lesson about having a Growth mindset, if you want to do something, you can ! This can be applied to anything even your classwork.

After skipping the children were told that as well as being active they also need to eat healthily and were given some delicious blueberries to eat.  The children had so much fun taking part in the workshop and learnt some important skills along the way too. 

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Using and Recording Algorithms

In our computing sessions this term, we are continuing with working with Scratch and learning how to write coding.  This week we are looking at how to record algorithms accurately.  The children imagined they were tidying the toys away in a bedroom by working out what set of instructions they needed to get to a toy from the bedroom doorway and place it in the toy box.

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Smashing papier mâché-ing !

In art, we have been learning about papier mâché.  Using the paper strips method the children have been working on making a toy robot for our topic.  The children dipped strips of paper in a mixture of glue and water and applied it to their structure and ensured they smoothed their strips out.  Ask your child what papier mâché means.

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Exploring Paper in Art

In our art sessions, we have been learning about different types of paper and have been experimenting with collaging this week.  The children cut up pieces of tissue paper and arranged and overlapped them on a template. They learnt how to ensure their template was covered completely by the tissue paper and spread evenly.

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What are we thankful for ?

Our value this half term is thankfulness and in our class we have been thinking about what we are thankful for.  At home, please take time to think and discuss what you are thankful for.

The ‘Make Zero’ game

In Maths this week, the Year 2 children enjoyed playing a game that involved regrouping a ten for ten ones using the context of money.  The children worked in pairs and took turns to roll a dice and then they took away that amount from the coins they had.  They had to remember to exchange their 10p coins with ten 1ps in order to take away the exact amount they had rolled on their dice.  The first of the pair to make zero won the game.

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Boccia - it was fun !

This week the Hertford and Ware School Sports Partnership came to visit St John’s and they arranged a variety of sporting activities for all of the children to participate in.  The Year 2 children had the opportunity to play Boccia and archery which they really enjoyed doing.

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Itching to have a go !

In computing this week, the children have enjoyed learning how to play a scratch game called ‘The Addition Game’.  They are learning how to be game testers in our computing topic and they wrote down some of their ideas of how to improve the game they played.

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Happy Holidays !

We have some lovely postcards from the children telling us about their magical moments during the six weeks holiday.  We have read them out in class and put them up on display in our classroom.  Thank you for sending them to us.

Food for thought in sports…

In our athletics session this week, the children have been learning about how to improve their running technique .  Can you find out about why they need to squash tomatoes and chop onions ?

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