Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Giant African Land Snails in FS2!

This week we have been learning more about minibeasts during our Topic sessions. We looked closely at some minibeasts that aren't very mini!

We borrowed Miss Morris's Giant African Land Snails from Year 2; 'Fizz' and 'Wurly'. We looked closely at them, talked about them and painted pictures of them, mixing our own powder paint colours. We needed to mix many different shades of brown!

Some children wanted to hold the snails to see what they feel like. They felt very wet and slimey! Some children didn't want to hold them themselves but they enjoyed watching the other children hold them. Elizabeth didn't want to hold them at all but after watching all the other children, she felt brave enough to hold them herself. 
Have a look at our photo's 

Giant African Land Snails on PhotoPeach

Sunday, 23 June 2013

FS2 Jungle Art - is finished!

On Friday we painted the final parts of our collaborative Jungle Art based on the work of Henri Rousseau.

We hope you like it, as much as we do!

Watch the slideshow below to see Rousseau's work that inspired us

The work of Henri Rousseau on PhotoPeach  

Have a look at the slideshow of us finishing the painting.

Jungle Artists 3 on PhotoPeach

Saturday, 22 June 2013


This week in Maths we have been creating symmetry!

We learned what a symmetrical pattern looked like in real-life, by looking at a butterfly's wings.

We then created our own symmetry.

We made;
symmetrical minibeasts in the dough, and in the maths area using counters.
symmetrical patterns on a large scale outside using large plastic bricks.
symmetrical patterns using duplo in the construction area.
and we used shapes to make a butterfly symmetrical on both of its wings.

Have a look at our work

Symmetry on PhotoPeach

Friday, 21 June 2013

Jungle Artists - 2!

This week we have had time to work on our large piece of art. We looked again at Henri Rousseau's Jungle Paintings. We chose our favourite parts and used some photographs of real jungle flowers as inspiration too.

Have a look at how we got on, on Thursday.

Jungle Artists 2 on PhotoPeach

Come back to see the final work by the children as they finish the painting!

A Challenge or 2 or 3!

As we love a challenge in FS2 we have challenge tables for us to use independently when we have finished our 'challenge splats' which are our learning objectives for the different area's of the classroom.

Elizabeth followed her challenge splat to make a jungle animal in the DT area - Here is her fantastic giraffe!

Sienna used the challenge table and wrote labels for the names of the minibeasts.

Lacey sorted all the household objects matching them with the appropriate mathematical 3D shape on this challenge table.
Can you name all the 3D shapes on the table?

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Our Obstacle Course in Maths

Last week in FS2 our Maths lessons involved a lot of physical work too! We completed an obstacle course. Whilst we were tackling each obstacle we were thinking and talking about how we were completing it, using lots of positional language. 
We had to walk along the benches, jumping down at the end. We had to throw a beanbag into a bucket and then walk whilst balancing on stilts. We then had to move the ball using only our feet to make it go in-between and around the cones. We jumped over a bamboo cane, moved our body through the hula-hoop, went in and out of the posts before we finished the course - moving across the tyres.

We thoroughly enjoyed testing our physical skills and our mathematical positional language. Throughout the week we all became much more confident and skilled at tackling the obstacles.
Have a look at our photo's

Maths Obstacle Course on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Our Sponsored Fun Run!

On Friday FS2 had their annual sponsored event. We had to run around an area of the school field as many times as we could. Mrs Cameron made us a card to get stamped every time we ran a lap. She put us 9 spaces on the card to get stamped but some of us ran so many laps we had to go onto the back of the card to collect extra stamps!! 
We were brilliant and even kept running despite the rain. So many grown-ups came to watch us too. Mrs Cameron, Mrs Frisby and Miss Clarke were very proud of our efforts as were our grown-ups that watched us. The year 6 children who came to support us and help us run enjoyed the fun run too.

Have a look at our photo's from the run

FS2 Fun Run on PhotoPeach

Monday, 17 June 2013

Classopoly Treat

Last week we had a treat we were owed from a previous classopoly assembly. Our treat was to have 'Garden Time with Miss Morris'. 
Miss Morris came to collect us and took us into the school garden. 
She read us a story 'Mad about Minibeasts'. 
We had a great time and loved our treat. 

What have we been doing today?

This morning a group of children worked together in the construction. They decided to build a 'fire car'.  Duncan set to work on the design. The group then worked together to build it, matching the design. I asked them what the special features of the 'fire car' are. They said 'The fire car can speed very fast to rescue people!'

Here are the photo's of the plan and their construction of the fire car.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Jungle artists!

FS2 have started a new project today!

We looked at some of the paintings of the artist Henri Rousseau. He painted a lot of pictures based on the jungle and jungle animals. We really enjoyed looking at his work and saying what we liked and didn't like about his work.

Jake C and Joshua loved this painting of 'Apes in the Orange Grove'

Cieran said that Rousseau should have had more animals in his paintings to give them more character!

We then began to create our own work of art based using Rousseau's work as inspiration. We are creating one giant painting and we are all working on it.

We started it today. Here are the photo's. 

Jungle artists 1 on PhotoPeach

Check back later in the week to see how our art work progresses

Friday, 7 June 2013

Beat for a Treat - PJ Party!

Today we had our Beat for a Treat reward. 

We well and truly beat our attendance target of 94%! Well Done FS2! 

FS2 were so motivated to achieve their reward, they really deserved it. 

First of all, we all changed into our pyjama's - including Mrs Cameron! Mrs Frisby organised our chocolate and strawberry milkshake for us. We then got cosy with our teddy's to watch 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' whilst eating our biscuits and swiss roll and enjoying our milkshake. 

Have a look at our photo's

Beat for a Treat - PJ party! on PhotoPeach

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Our New Jungle Explorer Role-Play

FS2 have come back to school after half-term to find the role-play area has changed into a jungle and they are the explorers! They have loved hunting for minibeasts in there and they became excellent explorers. They have particularly enjoyed reading the new non-fiction books and learning  about animals from them.

Have a look at our photo's of the children enjoying the new area.

Our New Jungle Role-Play on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Beat for a Treat - Treat!

This Friday is our Beat for a Treat Party! 
We are getting our reward for beating our attendance target of 94%.

We are having a Pyjama Party so bring your Teddy and your pyjamas to school on Friday in a carrier bag.

Mrs Cameron will bring a DVD and some treats. She will make us some milkshake at the party.