Maths, maths, everywhere!

Just because it is our KS1 SATs week, it doesn’t mean that we can’t make our learning fun. Today we played a maths game that challenged our understanding of maths problems in numerals and words.

All around the classroom were different maths clues that we had to solve with a partner. It was fun working with a partner to solve the clues!

Sometimes we could do the problem mentally or sometimes we had to use a whiteboard to help us to show our working out.

It was a race to see who finished first! Here are our winners! Well done everyone!

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Living, Non-Living or Once Living…?

Our Science topic is all about animals and their habitats so we went to explore the secret garden to see if we could find different objects that we could sort.

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Once we had collected our objects, we came back into the classroom to sort the objects into living, non-living and once living objects.

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We know that all living things can:

Move

Respire (Breathe)

Sensitivity (Using senses – taste, touch, see, hear and smell) 

Grow

Reproduce (Having babies)

Excretion (Go to the toilet) 

Nutrition (Eat and drink)

Look at the first letters of each of those words above. What do they spell out? 

We also found some interesting plants in the secret garden. Do you know the names of any of these plants? How can you find out the names of these plants?

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PE in Pearl Class

This half term, we have been learning how to play rounders in PE. This is a game that has lots of rules so we started off practising our throwing and catching. The following week, we used bats to try and hit the ball. This week, we got a chance to set up mini games. Miss Varley was so impressed with the super team work we did and we loved playing the game. We can’t wait to play again next week!

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Football

We had our last football session with the coaches from Sheffield United Community Foundation this week. They were so impressed with how much progress we have made in the last 3 weeks. We definitely have some footballers in the making in Pearl class.

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After we had warmed up, we were split into 4 coloured different teams and we had some short games against each other.

IMG_1002 Miss Varley was stood on the sidelines and was the teams’ cheerleader, supporting everyone that was taking part.

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Miss Varley saw some fantastic team spirit, some brilliant goals and some even better goal celebrations! At the end of all the matches, we did have a winning team and they were…

IMG_1004A massive thank you to the coaches that have been coming into school to help us with practising our football skills in all weathers. Pearl class have really enjoyed working with you.

Y2 Sports Day

We were so excited to be going on a trip to the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield to join in with other Y2 children to do lots of different sport activities. This was run by LINKS that help to run PE in schools across Sheffield.

We left school and had to get two trams. The first one to take us into town and then we had to swap over to catch the second tram to take us to the EIS.

When we arrived at the EIS, we found our seats and then we split up into our teams. Here are some of the activities that we completed on the day.

As we moved around each activity, we got to meet two mascots who came to support the teams and cheer them on.

We had that much fun that we even had 2 children in our class have their wobbly teeth fall out.

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At the end of the day, the scores were added up and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place were announced. Although we didn’t come in the top three places, our teachers were so impressed with how we were able to work together as a team, showed good sportsmanship and our excellent cheering for each other, everyone was awarded a certificate for taking part and one child from each team was awarded a certificate for being the athlete of the day by showing one of the LINKS sports values.

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A fantastic effort from everyone! Well done for being brilliant ambassadors for our school!

Explore Learning Workshop

Today we found out that we had a surprise in Literacy this morning. Beth and Emily from Explore Learning came to run a session for us all about Pirates.

We all were given a special booklet to complete throughout the session.

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We played lots of fun games like noun bingo, awesome adjectives and creating noun phrases to describe what we could see, hear and smell if we were at sea.

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We had a brilliant time today and it was fun to do something with our friends.

Superstar of the session was Tiana and Bobby won the award for being a team player and helping out his friends if they were stuck.

Certificates will be winging their way to you soon!

Look out for a letter coming home tonight to explain more about the session and further details if you would like to find out more about Explore Learning.