Wednesday 19 October 2011

Times Table Fun in Year 2

Learning times tables off by heart is one of the most important aspects of Maths.
 In Willow Class we have begun by learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Here we are using the trim trail to learn our 2s.
What is 10 lots of 2?
10 x 2 = Δ


Willow Class Assembly

Willow Class rounded off their topic on Nelson Mandela by presenting an assembly all about him and the system of apartheid in South Africa. We even had a Mrs Parker look a like introducing our assembly - see if you can spot her in the photos!

Monday 17 October 2011

After school athletics clubs

Key Stage One Athletics Club

Key stage one athletics club runs on a Monday straight after school. We have been doing some circuit training practising throwing, catching, jumping and sprinting. Have a look at some of the pictures to see what we've been getting up too....

 Look out how strong we are!!

Key Stage Two Athletics Club

Last week we were practising the high jump. We were challenging ourselves to see how high we could jump over the bar. Take a look at some of us in action....

Tuesday 11 October 2011

Elm class trip to the Chevin

On Tuesday 11th October Elm class walked up to the Chevin to take part in some different Autumnal activities. Check out the pictures to see what we got up too....

We were able to identify which trees certain leaves had fallen from using this guide to help us.

We collected leaves and seeds from lots of different trees that had fallen off and were scattered al over the ground.
We came across some different insects, and some snail eggs.

We learnt what plants need to grow and played some games to show how seeds are spread:

We had a lovely morning getting wet and mucky!

Harvest festival

Last week at Ashfield we had a harvest assembly to celebrate harvest festival. Each class contributed with their own little performance.

Please look through and comment on the pictures. We would love to know what you think!

Silver Birch performed Dingle Dangle Scarecrow for us. They even made their own little scarecrows which they held up for us all to see.

Willow class lead us all in a rendition of cauliflower's fluffy...

Maple class were very brave and sang their harvest song in front of the whole school!
Beech class sang the African song Siya hamba.

Elm class came up with a dance to the song the circle of life. Their movements represented what takes place during harvesting.

Oak class talked to us about why we celebrate harvest, not just here in the UK but in other parts of the world.