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  • week Beginning 20.5.24

    Published 23/05/24, by Claire Gosling

    This week in Eagles class we have been learning:

    Maths: we have been working on shape. This week we focussed on learning about lines of symmetry and enjoyed finding these in Outdoor Learning.

    Literacy: We have been focussing on our spelling, punctuation and grammar skills this week. We will continue this after half term. You can help your child at home: if they write a sentence check it starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop.

    Art: we have finished our mural this week! We are so proud of the children's efforts. Please see below:


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  • week Beginning 13.5.24

    Published 09/05/24, by Claire Gosling

    Spring has truly sprung this week, and Eagles' class are enjoying the better weather! Please can you send your child in every day with a sun hat and water bottle, especially as these warmer days (hopefully) continue.

    This week we have been learning:

    Literacy: we are writing our sequel to the 'Magic Finger'. The children have used their imaginations wonderfully, and we have had families turned into birds, deer and even wild rabbits!

    Maths: we are learning about 2D and 3D shapes. Please help your child to recognise these shapes in and around your home.

    Science: we continued our learning about materials and matter.

    Art: we are using wool to add features to our mural. This week has involved weaving, creating twisted cords and making pom-poms. All of these are new skills and have been challenging!

    Times tables: all of the children have impressed us this week by improving their scores. Please continue to help your child practise.

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  • week Commencing 29.4.24

    Published 02/05/24, by Claire Gosling

    It has been a busy week in Eagles class, and we are all thrilled to see some sunshine!

    Literacy - we have been planning our own versions of the Magic Finger. The children have been very imaginative with the magic the girl might use - we have families turned into foxes, rats and even chickens!

    Maths - we have finished our work on fractions this week. Next week we are learning about shape. Please help your children by discussing the shapes you can see around you.

    History - we learnt the story of Malala, a young girl from Pakistan who wanted all people to be entitled to an education.

    RE - We investigated what it is like to visit a gurdwara.

    Art - We continued making our mural by printing mixed materials to make seaweed.

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  • Week Beginning 22.4.24

    Published 24/04/24, by Claire Gosling

    This week, Eagles class enjoyed some different learning experiences. Finally, the weather was kind enough to us (only just!) and we ventured out to the Walks on a nature hunt. It was wonderful to hear the children using their new vocabulary:

    'That's a deciduous tree, Miss Snow!'

    'Can you see the buds growing on that tree? Does it stay green all year, is it evergreen?'

    We also spotted a jay bird, something many of the children and some of the adults had not seen before.

    In Literacy. we have been reading 'The Magic Finger' by Roald Dahl and have been recreating the scene where the Greggs have just turned into ducks.

    Then, during art, we had a go at printing our own designs of fish onto paper. We are working as a class team to create a mural, and look forward to showing it off once it is finished.

    In History, we have been learning about Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King.

    In Science, we have started learning about Materials and Matter.

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  • Week Beginning 15.4.24

    Published 18/04/24, by Claire Gosling

    This week, Eagles have started learning new topics.

    Literacy - we are reading the story of 'The Magic Finger'. The children are really enjoying this story and there have been many giggles over the antics of the girl with the magic finger!

    Maths - we are looking at fractions this week. You can help at home by halving and quartering snacks with your child.

    Science - we are learning about materials. Here we are exploring materials:

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  • Week Beginning 11.3.24

    Published 14/03/24, by Claire Gosling

    Eagles have worked hard this week!

    Literacy - we have finished reading Rapunzel, and used our imaginations to think about how we could trap the Witch. Next week we are writing our own versions of the story.

    Maths - we have been looking at dividing, by sharing objects into equal groups. This has been tricky for us, but we have worked really hard.

    Geography - we have used our knowledge of maps to find Ireland and locate the capital city, and local landmarks.

    Science - we have continued our learning about plants by conducting an experiment. Pop back next week to find out what happened to the plant in the cupboard!

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  • Week Beginning 4.3.24

    Published 06/03/24, by Claire Gosling

    Spring has begun to appear this week and the children have enjoyed spending some time outside. In Science, we have continued to learn about plants, and next week we will be going on a local visit to explore which plants grow in our local area.

    In Literacy, we have continued to learn about Rapunzel. We were thrilled to have a visit from Rapunzel this week, although she looked a little bit like Miss Snow...

    Then, on Tuesday afternoon, we created potions imagining we were the Witch. We really enjoyed shrinking Mrs Gosling, and making her grow again, giving her super speed and a friendship potion too!

    In Maths, we have started learning to multiply. We are using equal groups to multiply and beginning to look at division too.

    In DT, we have enjoyed tasting 'dippers' after much discussion on which foods we think would make a good 'dipper'. There were many fabulous suggestions, and when tasting, we all agreed the tortilla chip and the pepper were our favourites!

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  • Week Beginning 12.2.24

    Published 14/02/24, by Claire Gosling

    Eagles class had an exciting visit this week from HSBC bank. Danielle and Willow came to teach us all about money - we really enjoyed the lesson and looking at the huge debit card! A huge thank you to HSBC team for their fantastic support.

    In other news, this week we have been learning:

    Maths: all about money!

    Literacy: we have finished our instruction writing. After half term we are learning about Rapunzel.

    History: we have finished our learning about the Tudors.

    Science: we have finished learning about electricity, next half term we will be learning about plants.

    R.E: We have finished learning about beginnings and endings. We enjoyed planning an end of year celebration this week.

    Art: we finished our learning about portraits. After half term we will be learning Design Technology, looking at dips and dippers.


    We also welcomed Mrs Bate, a student teacher who is joining Eagles class until Easter.

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  • Week Beginning 5/2/24

    Published 07/02/24, by Claire Gosling

    Another lovely, busy week in Eagles class! Highlight of the week was a visit from the fire service, who taught us how to call the emergency services and fire safety rules.

    In Literacy, we have been writing instructions to make a recycled instrument.

    In Maths, we have looked at problem solving. Next week, we have some visitors to teach us all about money.

    In Outdoor Learning, we created some transient art based on the sort of foods Ossiri might have eaten around the campfire. We had some fantastic creations, from soups and stews to fried scones!

    In Science, we investigated conductors and insulators. Ask your child if they can explain the difference!

    In RE, we learnt the Easter story, and discussed symbols of New Life.

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  • Week beginning 29.1.24

    Published 31/01/24, by Claire Gosling

    Year two have had an exciting week finishing our learning about Ossiri and the Bala Mangro. We are busily learning the skills we need to write some instructions. Here is an outline of all our learning:


    Literacy: learning about instructions and how to write these. We have made recycled instruments which we will write about next week.

    Maths: we are learning to add using column method. We are working out what to do when the numbers are bigger than 9 in each column.

    Art: We added backgrounds to our self-portraits.

    History: we are continuing to learn about the Tudors.

    RE: we learnt about Baptisms and what they mean.

    Science: following on from our excellent circuit building, we learnt to draw a scientific diagram of a circuit and label this.

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  • Week Beginning 22.1.24

    Published 25/01/24, by Claire Gosling

    Eagles have been very busy this week!

    In Art, we continued with our self-portraits and added facial features and hair.  We used our colour mixing skills to apply different shades and tones.

    In Literacy, we have continued to work on Ossiri and the Bala Mengro, learning about musical instruments that are played in the Traveller Community.  We have also been learning about imperative verbs and sentence structure.

    In Maths, we have been developing our subtraction skills using the column method.

    In computing, we designed our own algorithms to make the frog turn into a prince.  

    In History, we learnt about the English Reformation and the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the rule of King Henry VIII

    In Science, we learnt about electrical circuits and had lots of fun building our own and working out how to get the light bulb to turn on.


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  • Week Beginning 15.1.24

    Published 18/01/24, by Claire Gosling

    Eagles class have been busy this week, getting stuck into our new topics.

    In art, we have begun learning to create self portraits. We spent some time discussing facial features and how to draw these to scale.

    In Science, we have learnt how to be safe around electricity. We learnt about the potential risks and how to avoid these.

    In Literacy, we have discussed Ossiri and how her life is different to ours, living in a travelling community.

    In Maths, we have learnt to subtract using an exchange. We have used column method to do this and Mrs Gosling is very impressed with how well we did!

    In History, we have been learning about King Henry VIII and his six wives.

    In Computing, we have been learning about algorithms and programming our own Princess and the Frog.

    Plus some of the Tudor Roses we created in Outdoor Learning.

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