Beech Grove

 

Welcome to seals

We are a Year 2 class and our teacher is Miss Danielle Devine  

Autumn 2 Class News

Seals have had such a busy but exciting term and have really enjoyed all of our learning. In writing, we have been looking at a finding tale called 'The Magic Porridge Pot'. We loved creating our own innovated stories and came up with some very imaginative ideas of different cookers and what they could make, such as, 'The magic Barbeque'. 

In maths we have been learning about addition and subtraction. We amazed Miss Devine with our understanding of the column method to help us answer some tricky calculations!

As scientists, we have been building on our knowledge of 'Living things and their habitats'. Many of our science lessons have involved us going outside to explore different microhabitats and what it is like there. We really enjoyed observing the most popular habitat for woodlice. 

In geography, our topic has been 'Our School'. As part of this, we have been using maps and compasses to investigate places in and around our school. We used this knowledge to create some aerial view maps of the school and Wellington and then moved on to look at different map symbols. We loved looking at some examples of maps of our surrounding area and we managed to spot Wellington on the maps! 

In art, we have been experimenting with charcoal. Our learning has been around an artist called 'Caroline Denovaud'. She uses her whole body to create her art work so we had a go at this to create some spirals. 

We have also been working incredibly hard on our Christmas performance. We loved being able to perform on the stage; we hope you enjoy it! 

 

Autumn 1 Class News

We have had a fantastic and very exciting start to the year. We have been incredibly busy starting all of our core learning as well our wider curriculum topics.

In English we have been learning how to write a 'Defeat the Monster' story, using The Three Little Pigs as our modelled text. For our WOW experience we built houses for the 3 little pigs using a range of materials such as straws, Lego and cubes. We have been learning how to use adjectives, adverbs, list of 3 and similes to describe our characters and are now beginning to write some fantastic innovated stories!

We have also been busy in maths, learning about place value up to 100. We have used a range of practical resources to support our learning such as dienes, bead strings and place value counters. We have been learning how to recognise and make numbers to 100, partition, compare and order numbers.

As scientists, we have been learning about animals including humans. We particularly enjoyed the lesson when we had a mum and baby visit us to help us investigate whether offspring grow into adults. We then had to put pictures of Miss Devine into a life cycle. We have also had a very special delivery - chick eggs! We will be observing the chicks in school and watching them grow.

We have also enjoyed starting our history topic - Toys and how they have changed through time. We brought in our favourite toys and discussed similarities and difference between them. We will then be looking at older toys and how they are different to now. 

As designers, we will be creating our own moving pictures using sliders and levers. We have made some prototypes and are now looking forward to making the final product.  

 

Remote Learning

If your child is self-isolating because they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or they have tested positive for COVID-19, they can still access their learning from home, if they are well enough to do so. All remote learning will be emailed directly to you (it will no longer be uploaded on to the school website). 
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We appreciate that some children may be feeling unwell, and will therefore not be able to continue with their learning at home.    
      
We hope you find your child's remote learning enjoyable and easy to follow. If you have any problems at all in accessing this learning, please do not hesitate to email your child’s class teacher; we are here to support and guide you. Please photograph and email your child's work to the class email address which is: seals@educ.somerset.gov.uk.