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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First Assembly in 2H!

Today was our class assembly all about materials.

We had a fantastic time performing to all the KS1 children and our parents to show them how much we have learned about our science topic. We even got to dress up and pretend we were real life scientists!

Well done 2H! You all did a fantastic job and made me very PROUD! 🙂

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The farm at Oxford Grove!

Today we had a visit from Farmer David who brought some of his farm animals as part of our first Smiley Reward.

We had the chance to feed and stroke: chickens, goats, alpacas and sheep.

Thank you so much Miss Harvey. We are so excited for our next Smiley Reward :).

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Let’s get physical!

During our PE lesson this week we had a special visitor. She was from the West End and we learned how to celebrate Diwali through a dance. We were using our bodies and being creative.

“What was your favourite part?”

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SCIENCE!

In our science lessons this half term we have been looking at Materials.

We have been investigating which materials change shape.

Do they bend, squash, stretch or twist?

Can you remember what actions the children are showing in these pictures?

 

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Reading helps us GROW!

In our reading area we have lots of different books that we love to read.

We enjoy reading books fiction and non-fiction books.

Here is Fatima reading ‘Gorilla’ by our Class Author – Anthony Browne.

And Alfie loves reading ‘Green eggs and ham’ by our Class Poet – Dr Seuss.

What is your favourite book?

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Topic in 2H.

In our topic lessons we have been learning all about Bolton!

We have been busy finding Bolton on a UK map, making play dough maps of the UK and identifying the capital cities and learning about famous people from Bolton.

Can you remember the names of these famous people from Bolton?

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Poetry Day!

Today has been Poetry Day!

We have been reciting Green Eggs and Ham as a class and adding actions.

Our class poet is Dr Seuss and he tells silly poems like the one we have been reading.

What was your favourite part of the day?

 

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SUPER MATHS!

What a lot of number work we have been doing. We have been busy learning about place value and making numbers practically using the tens and the ones.

Some of us have been having fun adding in our superhero maths area!

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Welcome back everyone!

WOW! What a fantastic first week back we have had in 2H.

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We have started to learn about our new topics which are very exciting!

We have been busy making clay elephants in Art, learning about different materials in Science and all about our local area in Geography.

What have you enjoyed most so far in Year 2?

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Reading Day!

Today is Reading Day and we have loved sharing our favourite stories with Miss Harrison!

Miss Harrison’s favourite book is The Rainbow Fish because it’s all about friendships, happiness and sharing which are three of her favourite things.

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What is your favourite story and why?

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What a Year

   

What an  amazing year we have had this year. I cant  believe how busy we have been and how much learning we have packed in to our time in Year One.

We have celebrated lots of festivals and investigated many new things. We have researched and read and had fun with our friends. We have worked on our resilience and developed a strong sense of pride in all that we do an d set out to do in  the future.

We cant wait to take the next step in our adventure and see what fun Year Two brings.

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Displays

The children in Year One have been working hard with the artist to create some wonderful art work for the new Key Stage 1 Workshop Area. Can you guess what they may be creating?

   

 This week we have been celebrating how wonderful all of our teachers and teaching assistants are for all the hard work and time they put into our class and corridor environments!

They always look amazing! Thank you for making our school look fantastic!

 

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