summer 18

Class 2, Having fun!

Sarah McEwen (sarah.mcewen) on: summer 18

This half term we have been very busy! History week was lots of fun we all looked very smart in our roman outfits. We got to take part in lots of fun activities such as lantern making, shield making and massage. One of our favourite activities was using the pipes to move water. We had lots of fun trying different ways to make the water move from one pipe to the other. We also worked together and took turns in watching the water splash each other.  At the end of the week we had a Roman feast in the hall. We made stuffed door mice to take to the feast they were very yummy. We also liked having a taste of all of the other different types of food. 

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Summer 18

Sarah McEwen (sarah.mcewen) on: summer 18

In class 2 we have now settled back into our daily routines after the Easter holidays. We have enjoyed lots of exciting activities with Science week. We went to look for mini beasts outside and have built some bug hotels to keep them safe! We made rockets and tried to launch them using puffs of air but the best one of all was making and testing our own bubble mixture! We all got a bit wet but had lots of fun and giggles!

                                    

We have started our new topic around Healthy Lifestyles and Class 2's focus is 'Move it!'. We have already learned and performed a short dance routine to 'I like to move it, move it' from the film Madagascar. A main focus for our topic work will be on keeping active and identifying healthy foods to eat. We have started this by looking at growing some seeds and beans. We will be reading different stories to help support our learning and will start by looking at Jasper's beanstalk and also Jack and the beanstalk - I wonder if any of our beans will grow into beanstalks? After this we will be reading the Very Hungry Caterpillar and incorporating lots of different activities around the stories such as making red and green play-dough, red and green painting and printing, and finally making up lots of caterpillar and butterfly models to decorate and liven up our classroom! 

Our science topic has also changed and we will be exploring 'forces' such as pushing and pulling. The new hammock which has been put up in class 2 will help us learn about these forces but it's also been lots of fun and a therapeutic addition to class. We are all working really hard and will be enjoying learning lots of new things this term and we hope that we will see lots of our parents at events such as the swimming day and summer fair.

      

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History Week

History Week

Laura Walton (lwalton) on: History Week

Our college students took part in our History week activities. They dressed up as Romans, made mosaic tiles, Roman jewellery and clay pots. They also took part in the Roman games which was the final event of the week.

   

  

Some of the students visited the Oldham gallery where they enjoyed looking at the various exhibits.  On Tuesday afternoons instead of doing our Boogie Bouncing and dancing in the hall, we have been taking advantage of the good weather and have been using the bikes and go-karts on the playground as part of our fitness and exercise regime.

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Welcome back

Spring term news

Sarah McEwen (sarah.mcewen) on: Welcome back

Welcome back and a Happy New Year to you all! Everyone sounds as if they have had a fantastic time and have been very lucky with visits from Santa! We all arrived into school on Monday morning looking a little shell-shocked after our lovely relaxing Christmas holiday, but as the week has gone on the children have all settled back into the routine of class and school life.
We have exciting and busy times ahead! I have been assured that 'The School Production' is a wonderful experience so for all those children and families new to school this year I am sure you will be amazed when you come to watch your children performing in either the afternoon or evening production. We will be practising this in school over the next few weeks which I'm certain will be great fun. We will also be busy as 'Maths detectives' this term in our topic of 'shape and number all around us'. We will be sharing stories such as Goldilocks and the three bears, the three little pigs and three billy goats gruff. These stories will allow us to link numbers and size and even some design technology as we may try to build and test houses for the pigs and a bridge for the goats!

   

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busy term

Class 2, Having fun!

Sarah McEwen (sarah.mcewen) on: busy term

After what seemed like a very long time up to half term, now that we’re back the weeks seem to be racing by and Christmas is approaching fast!

Class 2 have been busy since the holiday making pretend fireworks with shiny and coloured paper and streamers and our small world has been a shredded paper bonfire with magnetic numbers to rescue using magnets. This has produced lots of lovely comments, such as ‘don’t touch the fire, it’s hot!’ but also hopefully an understanding of safety for the children.

We will be moving on from our work on Autumn, where we have made a fabulous autumn coloured tree more into Winter with exploratory play using ice. Of course, we couldn’t not include Frozen in this, so we will have ice castles along with small world figures of Elsa, Ana and all the gang!

The most recent highlight in class was our visit from Pudsey bear! The children were all delighted to meet Pudsey and all got the opportunity to get up close to say hello! We then enjoyed a fun filled fund-raising day a few days later.

As December approaches we will, of course be very busy making festive decorations and cards and lots of other things ready for Christmas. We are looking forward to you joining us for our Lower School Nativity on Monday 18th December at 10am.

    

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Class 2

Welcome back

Lauren O'Brien (lobrien) on: Class 2

Welcome back to class 2 children.  We have made all the new children who have joined class 2 in September very welcome.  They have all settled in very well and everyone is pleased to be back and enjoying the beginning of the new school year.

Our topic this term 'Big Cook Little Cook' which will incorporate lots of baking, tasting and sensory experiences.  We started this by making gingerbread men/women which we hope you all enjoyed!

My name is Sarah McEwen and I am the new class teacher for class 2.  I have been made extremely welcome by all the staff and children in school since I started on September 1st.  I have been teaching now for over 20 years and have always worked within special schools and with pupils with a wide range of SEND.  I look forward to meeting you all face to face in near future.  We may see each other at the McMillan coffee morning if you can make it.

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Teddy Bear's Picnic

Lauren O'Brien (lobrien) on: Class 2

Class 2 have been using their senses to explore our class story and theme, this half term.

First, we made honey sandwiches for a teddy bear's picnic. The teddies teased us by hiding in different places.  We took it in turns to hide the teddies and find them.  This also helped us to explore our new outdoor area.

After making the sandwiches, we wondered where honey came from.  Luckily, one of our teachers had the answer!  

The honey felt sticky and we loved watching it pour out of the honeycomb.  Feeling the hard ridges of the comb was interesting too and none of us could resist giving the honey a little taste!

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