We had such fun learning new skills this half term. We’ve carried on learning about Houses and Homes and began researching lots of information about homes in the past.
We were especially interested in Victorian Homes and we read books about life in Victorian times.
We looked at powerpoint and on the internet, practising our research skills.
Our ICT lessons also taught us how to keep safe on the internet.
We made our own Victorian house in our home corner and used role play to learn about washdays.
In maths we learnt about sorting using three criteria.
We also learnt about Carroll diagrams and applied our skills in topic work.
Using the standards units of cm and m, we practised our measuring skills.
During the half term we were lucky to learn more about keeping safe from a visit by the local firefighters.
We had fantastic fun raising money for Children in Need.
After learning about Christmas in Victorian times, we compared our Christmas celebrations with those in other countries. Class 2 had amazing fun making decorations for children from schools all over Europe. These are some of the countries who sent wonderful Christmas decorations:
Spain, Italy, Greece, France, Germany, Estonia, Croatia.
We found the countries in atlases and made our own maps.
We had practised our drawing skills earlier in the term. Our final version of the poinsettia plant looked amazing.
For our own Christmas work, we practised our Nativity play and did amazingly well developing our oracy skills. Our teachers were very proud of how we performed.
Class 2 are working really hard on our topic for this half term – houses and homes.
The children have already learnt lots of new skills as part of their topic.
In Literacy, they have been reading and retelling the story of Hansel and Gretel, learning how to make it more interesting using speech.
From learning how to write good questions in Literacy lessons, they have been able to
transfer their skills to find out more in topic work.
Class 2 have enjoyed exploring feelings from the story in music and dance.
In Maths, from learning the number bonds to 10 and 20, they have been able to practise their skills in practical activities around the classroom and outside.
From drawing the patterns on houses and on natural objects in outdoor learning, the children have been able to apply more maths skills of shape, tessellation and repeating patterns.
They have really enjoyed exploring what they can build out of natural materials.
Of course, there is still much more to learn. Over the next few weeks the children will be finding out more about the homes in Llandaff North and using the results to make charts and graphs. They will be writing their own version of Hansel and Gretel with descriptions of places and characters.
In science they will be exploring different materials used in building and their properties. In Welsh they will be learning how to talk about where they live. Our trip to St Fagans in October will help to find out more about homes in the past.