Jesus Chooses Disciples

Today, we were learning about how Jesus chose his disciples, Simon Paul and Andrew. We thought about how Jesus has a really important and difficult job, and so he needed helpers to help him do it. Then we learned about the story of Simon Paul and Andrew and Jesus helped them to catch lots of fish.…

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Using Nets

Today we moved on to looking at nets of 3D shapes. This helped us to be able to identify 2D shapes on the surface of 3D shapes. We had to use the net of a pyramid to make the 3D shape, which was a little bit tricky, but we all managed it! Then Miss Radcliffe gave us a sheet with all the nets of…

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Exploring with 3D Shapes

This week in Maths we are looking at 3D shape. Today we focused on becoming more familiar with 3D shapes including cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder and square-based pyramid. First, we had 5 minutes to build something using the 3D shapes, before we had to draw a picture of what we had built and label…

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Locating Manchester

This term, our Topic is Street Detectives, which focuses on learning all about our local area! In today's lesson, we reminded ourselves of the 4 countries of the UK. We then zoomed in on the map, and found the country, city, and area that we live in! We used the map to help us locate Manchester…

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Becoming Experts at Capacity!

Year 2 have been working hard all week to secure their knowledge of capacity. They have been doing incredibly well, so today we worked in groups to answer some 'challenge questions'. Lots of these were reasoning questions, which meant that the children had to think of the answer and explain how…

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Our amazing Lego group!

Some of our children in Year 2 are part of a Lego group. Each time they get given a role within the group (builder, engineer, director and supplier), they all have a different job, and they have to work together to build something great! Today, this group showed incredible teamwork, and managed to…

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Gathering Character Thoughts

As part of today's English lesson, the children had to gather some thoughts that the owl and the pussycat might have had at a particular part in our story. To help us think of and share our ideas, we used a conscience alley. All the children had to think about one thought they were going to say…

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Thinking about Prayer

This week, our focus for collective worship was 'Praying'. We had lots of discussions about prayer, thinking about where we like to pray, what kind of things we pray for, and why prayer is so important. After looking at our scripture, we wrote a reason why prayer is so important to us. The…

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The Day the Crayons Quit

This week, our whole class guided reading was focussed around the book "The Day the Crayons Quit". We read the story, explored some different questions, and thought about which of the crayons we like the most and why! We finally gave the book a vote out of 10, it is safe to say, there were…

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I wana be in a band!

This week in our music lesson, we were looking at rock music. We learned a song called "I wanna be in a band'. We had to find the 'pulse' or beat of the music first. We then learned the words and had a practice before performing. We really liked this song because it was practical and had good…

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Measuring Capacity

This week in maths, we are looking at capacity. We need to be able to find 1 litre and compare different capacities. Today, we had a go at comparing different capacities for ourselves. First, we got a litre bottle and filled it with water this helped us realise what 1L looks like. Then we had a…

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Measuring our heart rate

We investigated our heart rate in Science this week. First we practiced finding our pulse and counting the beats. We started by measuring our heart rate when we were still and had done no exercise; this is called our resting heart rate. Then we carried out different types of exercise for one…

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