Y2 Athletics @ Ponds Forge

This week, some of Y2 were invited to an athletics event run by some students from SHU at Ponds Forge. We set off on the tram and couldn’t wait to get started. Lots of other local schools had been invited too! Once everyone has arrived, we made a start.

We completed lots of different events to practise our skills. We even had a go at some brand new activities too! Javelin was definitely one of our favourite activities of the morning.

At the end of the morning, we found out who had taken 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

We were so pleased to hear that Prince Edward had come into 2nd place! We are very proud of ourselves and we can’t wait for the next invitation to join in with more sporting activities.

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Great Fire of London TASC Project

This half term, we have been learning all about the Great Fire of London. To finish off our learning about the Great Fire of London, we used TASC to put all of our learning to good use.

In TASC, there are 8 different steps we have to follow.

  • The first step is to think about what we already know. We have learnt that:
    • The fire started in Thomas Farriner’s bakery in Pudding Lane.
    • It started on Sunday 2nd September 1666 and it lasted for 5 days.
    • The fire spread across London quickly because the houses were made of wood, they were very close together and there was a strong wind pushing the fire on.
    • Samuel Pepys write a diary at the time. He was an eyewitness and his diary is very important to us now.
    • Over 13,200 houses and 80 churches including St. Paul’s Cathedral were destroyed in the fire.
    • Only 6 people died in the fire.
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral was rebuilt after the fire and the houses were made from stone rather than wood.

    The second step is to identify at the task:

    Make an artefact that would have been around in 1666.

    The third step is to think about all of the different ideas we could make linked to the task.

    The fourth step is to decide what we wanted to make as our artefact. This gave us the chance to do whatever we wanted to make.

    The fifth step has got to be our favourite step: LET’S MAKE IT! These are some of our finished projects.

    The sixth step is to evaluate the projects we had completed. We worked together to give each other two stars and a wish.

    The seventh step is to communicate and show all of our hard work to someone else. We invited Ruby class into our classroom so that we could showcase our projects. They invited us into their classroom too so we could see what they had been busy making too!

    The eighth and final step is to think about what we have learnt over the week. We have had a lot of fun being able to put our creative skills to good use and it has been fun working with different friends to create our projects. We can’t wait for the next time we complete TASC! Miss Varley has even said that we can burn our houses after half term, just like the real Great Fire of London.

    As everyone had worked so hard, we sat down at the end of the week and ate the delicious bread that had been made – this was definitely our highlight of the entire week! Yum!

    Mathematician of the Week – Spring 1 – Week 4

    This week’s winner of Mathematician of the Week couldn’t believe his ears when he heard that he was the winner!

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    You work so hard in every single maths session as well as continuing your own maths learning in your independent learning too! Your mental maths skills are impressive and you are improving your times table scores every week!

    Mathematician of the Week – Spring 1 – Week 1

    The first Mathematician of the Week for 2018 is…

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    You are really impressing the adults in Pearl class with your positive attitude to your maths work. Even when you find something a little tricky, you persevere and don’t give up. You can tackle column method for subtracting with and without regrouping and this is helping you to answer word problems! Well done!