In 2A we have made some symmetrical snowflakes for decorations. If you follow our guide you can make some at home.
Firstly we needed clean hands as we would be handling the paper a lot!
Next we took a square of art paper and folded it corner to corner in half, in half again and in half again.
The next step was, keeping the paper folded, to carefully cut some notches out of each of the three sides.
After this the paper was unfolded to reveal the snowflake design. Almost every single one was different!
Then we attached a length of gold or silver thread to a corner of the snowflake using a sticky dot. This was so we could hang the flakes up somewhere at home.
The final part of the task was to make a folder to keep our snowflakes safe until we got them home. The folder was made from two sheets of A4 paper glued together along three edges.
We decorated the folders by colouring and sticking on sequins.
The children worked well and the finished results were smashing!
Since half term we have been learning about islands! Did you know that some islands have been made by volcanoes?
We have been reading stories about Katie Morag who lives on the Isle of Struay. This is a made up island based on the real Isle of Coll. There are many more children who go to Decoy school than the number of people who live on the Isle of Coll!
Some people have brought in their own Katie Morag stories. Pip has the whole set! Jasmine, Summer, Abi and Rebecca all had a go at writing their own.
Here are some islands which Hannah and Emily made:
We drew our own made up islands and wrote fantastic sentences about them. We used connective, similes and even onomatopoeia!
This is our new playground. It used to be a swimming pool! We have lots of fun because we get equipment out at playtimes. This is a picture of children playing with the parachutes at lunch time. It is taking us a little while to get used to it but it’s good to have extra space.
In assembly we discussed our ideas of what we would like in our playground. We thought of stepping stones, swings, a zip wire and even a mini London Eye! In the meantime we can have fun with paintbrushes and chalk. This is Rebecca’s picture from the other day!
In our Year 2 literacy we have been studying how to write instructions. We looked at different types of instructions and then thought about what the instructions would have to be to make a sandwich. First we looked at how a typical sandwich is made. Then we wrote a set of instructions for making a sandwich. We had to plan out what we would need and then the order in which we would make our sandwich. Things we had to consider were the type of bread, what spread we would like and the kind of filling. After that, following our set of instructions we made our own sandwiches. Finally… the best part… we ate our sandwiches! They were yummy!
Welcome to Year 2! We have now been in Year 2 for 2 weeks! It’s really fun because it’s all new and really interesting. We also get Golden Time on a Friday!
We have done lots of art. We learned about Mr Archimboldo who is a famous artist who makes pictures out of fruit. Some look scary, some look unusual. We had a go ourselves.
Our topic is about Mr Grinling. We are trying to persuade him to be more healthy. We’ve also learnt all about connectives and time connectives. It has been really exciting and we are trying to put them into our writing.
If we are good and work hard we sometimes get team points. The first week Oranges won and last week Cherries won. Who will be next?
Today is a great day because we are going to do a Dance-a-thon. Look out for photos on our Blog next time!