Stan and Mabel

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Today was the day that we had all been waiting for… Today was the day that we went to the Crucible Theatre to see Stan and Mabel.

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In school, we have been working hard to learn the story and the songs so that we would be able to join in with the concert today! Click here if you would like to see Polly sing the songs from the concert.

We travelled on the tram into town and then walked to the Crucible Theatre. This is one of our favourite places in Sheffield to visit!

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We found our seats in the Crucible and then waited for Polly and Ensemble 360 to come onto the stage. We knew it was time to start when the lights went out and everything went dark!

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We had an amazing time watching Stan and Mabel, singing along to all of the songs and doing the actions. This was our favourite trip so far of the year. We loved being able to see the musicians from Ensemble 360 play the different instruments. Lots of these we hadn’t seen or heard before. We saw a flute, an oboe, a clarinet, a bassoon, a french horn, a double bass, a cello, a viola, a violin and a piano.

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Superstar Writer of the Week – Autumn 1 – Week 8

The newest member of Pearl class to win Superstar Writer of the Week is…

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Mr Sieczkarek couldn’t believe that your handwriting came from a Y2 – he thought it was a Y6 child’s handwriting! You have written a superb story of Stan and Mabel in your own words – it was a pleasure to mark! Well done! 🙂

Healthy Living Week 2017

Before the holidays, it was Healthy Living Week at school and the whole school got involved.

We thought about what that meant to us in Y2. We think that healthy living is being fit and doing lots of exercise, drinking lots of water, keeping ourselves clean and having a healthy balanced diet.

The first thing we looked at was how to get our hearts pumping.

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We looked at the question: Does exercise affect our heart rate?

We found that the more exercise that we did, the faster our hearts were beating.

Next we looked at the different ways we know to keep ourselves clean.

We can wash our hands after going to the toilet and before we eat, we can brush our teeth twice a day, we can make sure that we wear clean clothes, we can put our hands over our mouths when we sneeze and put dirty tissues in the bin and we can have a bath or a shower to keep our bodies clean. We can’t see germs or bacteria but we know that they are there.

Some of us played a game called ‘Glitter Bugs’. We imagined that the red glitter were germs and we had to use soap to wash them off. It was tricky because the glitter got everywhere and it made us really try hard to wash all of the glitter off carefully.

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Then we looked at how to have a healthy lunchbox. Click here to play the game that we have been using in class to design your own healthy lunchbox.

Finally we finished off the week with a visit from a nurse. She was called Dawn and she spoke to us about what it meant to be healthy and how to have a healthy and balanced diet.

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Henry Moore Inspired Sculptures

You might remember that a few weeks about we visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to see some of Henry Moore’s sculptures up close to have a go at sketching them.

Click here to see that post.

Can you remember the visit? Which was your favourite sculpture? What did we do whilst we were at the Sculpture Park? How did we get there? 

Back in class, we decided that we wanted to make our our sculptures, inspired by those we have seen created by Henry Moore.

First we made pipe cleaner figures to make sure that we had sizes and shapes of our body parts in proportion and then sketched them onto paper before we got a little messy with the clay.

Next was the fun and messy part! We each had a block of clay that we turned into a human sculpture.

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Here are some of the techniques we used…

bend, roll, stretch, twist, fix, rub, smooth, press, attach

We think that our sculptures look amazing and very life like! What do you think?

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