TASC: Lifecycle of a Butterfly

In science, we have been busy learning about lifecycles and we enjoyed it so much that Miss Varley set us a task and we used TASC to help us to do this.

Task: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding about the life cycle of a butterfly.

Here is what we did:

We were so proud of each other for the work that we had completed that we invited Onyx class to come and have a look as we know that they have been learning about life cycles as well.

We even displayed our work in the classroom for our adults to see in a morning when they came into the classroom.

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Superstar Writers of the Week – Summer 2 2019

We are proud to announce that these superstars were our final winners of the Summer term. Well done to everyone who has won this award throughout the year. Keep up the hard work in Y3 with Mrs Weet!

Y2 Class Assembly

Last week, it was our turn for the Y2 Class Assembly.

We told our audience lots about what we had been learning about in class, including Ramadan and Eid, the artist Kandinsky and our residential trip to Whirlow Hall Farm.

We would like to say thank you to all of our parents and carers who took the time to come and watch us. We really appreciate it!

Book Gifting

You might remember last week we went to visit a famous author called Caryl Hart. Click here to see our previous post.

Well we had a lovely surprise at the end of the week. A lady came into school to give us a book as a special treat for us to take home and keep as part of the SSELP Y2 Reading Festival. We were so excited and couldn’t wait to choose a book to read and keep forever!

Visiting an author

Today we were really lucky as we were able to go to another school to visit an author.

We have been reading the story ‘The Invincibles – The Beast of Bramble Woods’ written by Caryl Hart and illustrated by Sarah Warburton in class and today we walked down to Norfolk Park school to meet Caryl.

When we arrived at Norfolk Park school, we met Caryl and saw just a few of the books that she has written.

Before we got started, we learnt a poem by Eve Merriam called Toaster Time. Can you remember how it goes?

Tick tick tick tick tick tick tick!

Toast up a sandwich, quick quick quick!

Hamwich or jamwich, lick lick lick!

Tick tick tick tick tick tick — stop!

POP!

Can you remember the actions too?

Caryl told us a bit about her life and her childhood. Lots of her books are written about funny things or events that have happened to her in real life. Caryl told us that the character Nell was based on herself as a little girl and the character Freddie Spoon was based on her best friend growing up called Richard.

In ‘The Invincibles’ there is a map that looks a lot like Sheffield. Can you spot any familiar places on the map?

Caryl told us that she hadn’t always wanted to be an author and that it was only in the last 12 years that she decided that she would write books for a living. We were really lucky as she read another one of ‘The Invincibles’ book to us to listen to.

We had a fabulous time meeting Caryl today and it has inspired some of us to be authors when we grow up!

Miss Varley has ordered the other books in the series for us to read back at school. We can’t wait to read about what mischief Nell and Freddie Spoon get up to in the future!

Send My Friend to School 2019

  • Did you know that not everyone in the world is lucky enough to be able to go to school?
  • Did you know that education is a universal human right for everyone?
  • Did you know that over 262 million children across the world are not currently 8m school?
  • The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a global organisation working to ensure quality education for all children with members in over 90 countries.
  • Here in the UK, thousands of schools and young people take part in the Send My friend campaign , teaching young people the importance of using their voices with others across the globe to create positive change.

In Y2, we looked at what our rights were as citizens of the UK and we looked how to we could try and ensure that other children across the world had chance to be as lucky as we are.

  • We have the right to be educated
  • We have the right to play and relax
  • We have the right to play with other children
  • We have the right to share our views and say what we think
  • We have the right to a name
  • We have the right to be warm
  • We have the right to be safe and healthy, with quality healthcare, nutritious food and clean drinking water
  • We have the right to believe what I chose and to practise my religion

Together, we wrote a song and learnt how to sing it to a song we already knew.

Here is a clip of us singing our finished song. We are sorry there are no pictures but please listen to the words we are singing.