Maths

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In Miss Bimson’s maths group this week we have been problem solving using our multiplication skills! We have been working out one and two step problems using the grid method to help us.

To solve word problems in maths we use RUDELY:

Read

Underline

Decide

Estimate

Look again

You may begin

Can you answer Miss Bimson’s question using the grid method?

Three football cards come in a pack. Thomas buys 18 packs. He then gets another 30 cards from his friend. How many football cards does he have altogether?

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Geography Boat Lift Trip

Today we have been on an exciting Geography trip as we have just started learning about rivers. We went to Anderton Boat Lift, where we did a fun workshop using sand and water to see how rivers can change shape and direction. After lunch we boarded a boat and went in the boat lift to get over to the canal! We had a great day out and really enjoyed the boat ride!

What did you enjoy the most 3B?

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Smiley Reward

Today was our very first smiley reward of the year and it was so exciting! In the morning we had a special assembly where we learnt all about dinosaurs and how scientists found out facts about these amazing animals! Later in the afternoon we had a green screen workshop where we created our own video clip running away from scary dinosaurs! We had a fantastic day and can’t wait for the next smiley reward!

 

 

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Class Assembly

This morning it was our class assembly all about reading. Parents were invited and we presented things we have been learning in class during our Literacy lessons. We had lots of fun learning our lines and songs!

What is your favourite book and why?

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Art

Image result for stone age cave paintingsThis week in our Art lessons we have been painting our final pieces of watercolour art. We used watercolours to create a background wash and then used pencils and paints to add the designs onto our cave paintings. We are extremely proud of our Stone Age artwork this half term!

 

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The Stone Age

This week we had a very special textile workshop in school.  We have been learning all about The Stone Age during our History lessons and we created a stone age tapestry piece made up of cave paintings, hand prints and weaving! We had lots of fun creating this Stone Age piece.

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Maths

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Since starting back in year 3, we have been working really hard learning our 3, 4 and 8 times tables! We have been learning to count first and then apply to chant the times tables. We have been using songs to help us remember. Miss Bimson has also been giving out times table maths homework too to support our learning in school.

What is:

4×8=

6×3=

7×8=

 

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Sports Afternoon

Today was our sports afternoon and we took part in lots of different races! Our families came to watch us and were so proud of us all. We all worked really hard and cheered on our friends. We had a great afternoon and got lots of stickers!

 

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Writing

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This week in Literacy we have been working hard with descriptive writing based on the story ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’. We have been using adjectives to describe different characters and then up-staging using a thesaurus. Thesauruses are great to help us find new and exciting word choices!

Can you remember any adjectives you used to describe Mr Fox and Rat?

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Art

This week in art we have been exploring the work of our class artist Hugh Templeton. We have been colour mixing and sketching ideas to create our own watercolour painting, inspired by his work! We can’t wait to create our own cave painting linking with our History ‘Stone Age’ topic’.

Can you remember which techniques we have used so far?

 

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History

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This week in our History lessons we have been continuing with work on the Stone Age. We have been learning about what archaeologists are and how they explore and find artefacts. In our future lessons we will be looking at the different time periods in the Stone Age, exploring where and how people lived and even digging for our own artefacts! We have really enjoyed our topic learning so far!

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Welcome Back!

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I hope everyone has had a lovely summer holiday!

This week in year 3 we have been starting our new exciting topics. Our first topic is ‘The Stone Age’ and in History we have been finding out about the Stone Age and in our art lessons we have started a water colour wash to create cave paintings. We are looking forward to finding out more!

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What a Year!

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We have had a fantastic year in year 2! We have worked so hard in all of our lessons and learned so much!

We have taken part in 5 smiley rewards and been on 2 class trips too!

This year has been amazing and we cant wait to see what year 3 has in store for us!

Have a lovely summer year 2!

Miss Bimson xxx

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Music

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This week in music we have been learning a song all about a special boat called a canoe. We have been singing in time with the music and we have also been playing to the beat using the xylophones. We have been working very hard!

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Parental Involvement

Our parents have been invited to come into our classrooms to watch how our teacher teaches us. The most recent day was our Reading Morning. Our parents had the chance to come into school to watch Miss Harrison teach us reading at Oxford Grove so they can help us more at home. We focused on sequencing stories, clarifying words in a dictionary and finding answers in the text. We had lots of great fun and we can’t wait for our parents to come in again!

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Year 3 Artist

This week in our new class we have been looking at our new artist Hugh Templeton.

We have been researching facts and information about him to create a fact file. We have found out that he is a water colour artist and he paints lovely landscapes.

We are looking forward to being able to create art work like him in September!

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Transition time!

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This week we will be starting our transition. We will be spending time in our new Year 3 class meeting our new teacher and showing her all the wonderful things we know. We will begin to look at our new Year 3 topics such as The Stone Age in History and researching lots of information about our Year 3 artist Hugh Templeton.

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Military Smiley Reward

On Monday we had a special visit from the MILITARY.

We had so much fun listening to the Army Men and following their instructions for the different activities.

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Librarian visit!

Today we had a visit from a librarian who told us all about her important job at the library near our school. She taught us how to use our library more and more to get books and take them home and then bring them back when we have finished. She brought along two of her favourite books to read to us which we enjoyed a lot.

Thank you very much for coming to tell us about your wonderful job!

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Chester Zoo!

Today we had a wonderful trip to Chester Zoo! We saw lots of different animals which links to the animals we have been learning about in our Science lessons. We saw elephants, rhinos, giraffes, flamingos, painted dogs, meerkats, chimpanzees and many more!

Thank you Miss Harvey we had such a wonderful time and even some of us fell asleep on the coach back!

What was your favourite part of today?

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Welcome Back!

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Welcome back 2H! I hope you all have had a lovely Easter Holiday and a well deserved rest.

This term we are in for a lot of fun-filled lessons. Here are some of the topics we will be looking at…

In our Sciences lessons we are looking at animals and their habitats and we will be visiting Chester Zoo! WOW!

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In our Geography lessons we will be focusing on the book ‘Meerkat Mail’ and looking and where Sunny the Meerkat lives. We will be looking at the different hot and cold continents and oceans around the world.

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In our DT lessons we will be looking at Puppets. We will research, design, make and evaluate our own Pop Up Puppets and have the chance to use them in our very own Puppet Theatre!

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I hope you are as excited as I am to start back and start our new topics!
Let me know what you are most excited for.

Love Miss Harrison.

 

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Easter

This week we have been looking at the Easter Story in RE. We have also created our own Easter cards. Here are the two winners of our competition…

Have a lovely Easter break, stay safe and I will see you soon.

Love from Miss Harrison x x

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Music

This term in music we have learnt a new song called ‘Time on our hands’.

We have had to learn how to sing high and low pitches and keep in time with the rhythm.

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We have really enjoyed this song and singing with our friends.

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Life Caravan 27.3.19

Today we had a very special visit from the Life Caravan!

Our focus was learning about feelings. We talked about how we may feel and why we might feel this way.

We also had a visit from Harold the Giraffe but his friend Kiki was not very nice! We worked together to help them become friends again by talking about their feelings.’

Remember to be mindful of what you might say to someone else as it might make them feel unhappy.

Miss Harrison is looking for lots of good friends this week who can make other children feel happy!

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Class Assembly

Today was our class assembly all about Australia!

We had a great time telling everyone all our knowledge of our topic!

“Did you know Australia is half way across the world?” – Shaheen

“We know that Australia has lots of different animals we don’t find here” – Isabelle

We REALLY enjoyed singing about BABY SHARK!

Thank you so much for coming to watch, we hope you enjoyed it 🙂

  

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World Book Day!

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We have had a brilliant World Book Day today!

We have been busy dressing up, sharing our favourite books and writing our book reviews for our friends!

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READY STEADY COOK!

Today we had a visit from the Fun Food Chef. In our science lessons we have been learning all about healthy eating and different healthy foods. In groups today we had made strawberry milkshake, vegetarian pizza and a granola yogurt! We even got to EAT the food after we had made it! Mmmm delicious! Thank you Fun Food Chef we have learnt lots and lots and we hope to cook with you again soon!

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Liz Millions

Today we had a very special visit from Liz Millions. She is an author and an illustrator and we learned that means she writes AND draws the pictures for her books. She read us some of her favourite books and she even taught us how to draw! We have had such a fantastic day today! Thank you Liz Millions we hope to see you again soon.

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Smiley Reward – Zulu Dancers

Today it was our smiley reward. We had a very special treat from some special people in Africa. They were called the Zulu Dancers. They performed for us in the morning by singing and dancing. We had a workshop in the afternoon to work with the Zulu Dancers to learn a song. The whole school did a super performance to the school at the end of the day.

We have had such an amazing day and we cannot wait for our next smiley reward. THANK YOU Miss Harvey!

What could it be?

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Stonewall

In our PSHE lessons we have been looking at the differences between us all. We decided to focus on our families. We read a story called ‘Tango makes three’. This story is about a little penguin who has two dads but we learn that they still love him just the same. We had some time to think about our own families and how they are the same and different.

We know that all families are different but as long as they love and care for us it doesn’t matter.

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Year 2 Trip to the Mosque.

We have been on our first year 2 trip to a Mosque in Bolton.

This links to our learning in RE as we have been looking at who Muslim people are and what they believe.

At the Mosque we learned lots of different things and got to look at the real life items that we have been learning about. We saw a Qur’an, a Rehal, two different prayer rooms, a wash room and lots more!

We have had a great time today and have enjoyed learning about a different religion.

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Good Friends!

We have been working very hard to be good friends in Year 2. We have been:

  • being helpful to each other and all the teachers.

  • using our manners ALOT.

  • and saying lots of kind words to each other.

Miss Harvey has given out another one of her KINDESS COINS this week…I wonder who it will be for… AND… who will be next…?

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We are MAD scientists!

In our Science lessons we have been investigating WHY we need to wash our hands.

Why do you think we need to wash our hands?

“We need to wash our hands before we eat” – Aman

“We was our hands so we don’t spread germs” – Treasure

“We was our hands so that no dirt can get in your tummy” – Mohammed

“We need to cut our nails too so that dirt does not get trapped under them” – Finlay

So we set up three pieces of bread on the 24th January. One piece nobody touched, another piece Simon touched with REALLY dirty hands and the last piece Oliver touched after he washed his hands with soap.

Next week in our Science lesson we are looking at the results from our experiment.

Which piece of bread do you think will be the moldiest?

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Geography

In our Geography lessons we have been exploring Australia!

We have been using maps and globes to find Australia on a map. We now know it is a VERY long way away from Oxford Grove in Bolton!

We have been exploring the Aussy climate because we have learned that Australia has opposite seasons to the UK. We know now that the hot Australian weather attracts lots of different kinds of animals that we wouldn’t find in the UK!

Can you remember any of the names of these plants or animals or where we might find them?

 

And I’m sure you can tell me the name of this FRUIT that made you all giggle 🙂

 

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A – Life

Last week we had a visit from A-Life. During our session Miss C gave us lots of information about how to keep our bodies fit and healthy and the importance of this.

We also worked in small groups and had the opportunity to explore different activities relating to keep fit and healthy.

In the afternoon we had Fun Fitness Circuit Training which really got our heart rates beating and blood pumping around our bodies.

We are very worn out from all the exercise but had lots of fun. 🙂

Thank you A-life!

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Writing!

In 2H our class poet is Dr Seuss. In our writing lessons this week we have been writing our own Acrostic poem all about the Grinch using adjectives to describe him.

Here are some of the children’s ideas:

Grumpy, mean Grinch.

Really hated Christmas.

In Whoville everyone loves singing Christmas songs.

Nasty, selfish Grinch destroyed Christmas for everyone.

Can the Grinch ever be kind to everyone?

His heart grew 3 times bigger and he loved Christmas.

We are trying very hard to join our hand writing to earn a pen.

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Good friends at Oxford Grove

This week we have been looking at what makes a good friend. In our school, we have new award all about being a good friend and you get to have the special seat cover on your chair. If you are a good friend lots of times then you will achieve a Kindness Coin from Miss Harvey.

We have been working very hard in Year 2 by talking about what makes a good friend and we have created  our own Good Friend Recipe’s.

Jude said “I would have a handful of high fives”.

Isabelle said “I will mix 5 teaspoons filled with laughter with a sprinkle of love”.

Lovely ideas about how to be a good friend today 2H!

Who will get the Good Friend award next?

 

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Poet Bernard Young

We had a lovely visit from a children’s poet called Bernard Young. We had an assembly and he performed some of his poems using his guitar. Each class had the chance to work with Bernard young in their classrooms. He came to ours to help us write a poem about our science topic – Materials. This is how it goes…

Materials, materials we know lots about materials.
Materials, materials we know lots about materials.

Glass is transparent you can see straight through,
You can see me and I can see you.
But if our window was made of wood,
There’s no sunlight and that’s no good.
That’s no good, that’s no good.
There’s no sunlight and that’s no good.

Materials, materials we know lots about materials.
Materials, materials we know lots about materials.

Plastic is flexible, it can bend.
Its used for bottles and rules too.
Fabric is soft, fluffy and smooth.
It’s so fresh when it’s brand new.
When it’s brand new, when it’s brand new.
It’s so fresh when it’s brand new.

Materials, materials we know lots about materials.
Materials, materials we know lots about materials.

Thank-you so much Bernard Young for helping us write a great poem!

 

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Writing in 2H

In our class we have the opportunity to go into our writing area and improve our writing and practise our handwriting.

We also have a Word of the Day which we have to put into a sentence each day.

What is our tricky word today? Can you put it into a sentence?

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Cross Curricular Writing

In our topic lessons we have been learning all about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot. This week we have been pretending to be journalists and writing newspaper reports about Guy Fawkes and the tragic things he did. We had to pretend we were from 1605!

Can you remember what we do to remember Guy Fawkes every year?

 

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