Class Blog for Landaviddy

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Pharaohs and Pyramids 

This week, we have continued working on our enquiry question, 'Did Mummies Always Text?'. We used the iPads to research Ancient Egyptian gods, painted our Pharaoh headdresses, learned about how and why the pyramids were built and designed our own pyramids. What important thing would you take with you to the afterlife?

Can you try and make a pyramid at home? You could use recycled materials, lego or anything else you can find. 

In English, we have been retelling a traditional tale with new Egyptian characters that we have created, learned about different sentence openers and fronted adverbials, and written the introductions to our Ancient Egyptian fairytales. 

In maths this week, we finished our unit on addition and subtraction. Next week, we will be moving on to learning about money. Well done to Harry, Lily and Daisy for earning your 99 club badges this week! Keep practising your number bonds and times tables at home to earn yours next week!

Well done to Jensen, Daisy and Rosie May who are our stars of the week this week. We are really impressed with how hard you are all working. Keep it up, Landaviddy!

Have another fantastic week and stay safe.

Miss Chadwick, Miss Gibbings, Miss Price, Mrs Platt and Mrs Robinson

 


Did Mummies Always Text? 

This week,  launched our new enquiry question, 'Did Mummies Always Text?'. We played some communication games, cracked hieroglyphic secret messages, invented our own hieroglyphic code and looked at Egyptian artefacts. We also had fun exploring Egyptian tombs online. Here is the link if you would like to look at these at home: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/virtually-tour-five-egyptian-landmarks-180974696/

In English, we have been learning to use features of a narrative including speech marks and conjunctions and we have written setting descriptions. 

In maths this week, we have been continuing our unit on addition and subtraction and have started to subtract by crossing tens. Well done to Max, Phoebe, Jack C and Rosie Grace for earning your 99 club badges this week! Keep practising your number bonds and times tables at home to earn yours next week! 

We have had a lovely day raising money for Children in Need wearing our PJs, onesies or dressing gowns. Thank you to everyone who donated to this great cause.

Well done to Ashton, Jack G and Harrison who are our stars of the week this week!

Have another fantastic week and stay safe.

Miss Chadwick, Miss Gibbings, Miss Price, Mrs Platt and Mrs Robinson

 


Autumn Art Afternoon 

We have had another busy week in Landaviddy.

On Thursday, we enjoyed our traditional Autumn Art Afternoon, making mobiles out of leaves that we chose and collected from the school garden.

In English this week, we read the story of 'The Egyptian Cinderella' and wrote character descriptions of Rhodopis, the main character. We retold the story and compared this version with the Western version that we are familiar with. In this unit, we will be writing our own Egyptian versions of well known fairytales. If anybody has any books of fairytales at home, it would be great to read these at home to support our learning in English! 

In maths this week, we have continued learning about addition and subtraction. Well done to Jayden for earning your 99 club badge this week! 

This was the last week of our enquiry, 'Should we introduce animals to the UK?'. We learned about the temperature and weather in different countries and we looked at and compared the life cycles of different types of animals before drawing our own. We consolidated our learning by writing an answer to this question, taking into account all of the learning of the previous weeks. I was really impressed with the level of detail that children were able to add to their answers! 

Have a good week and stay safe. 

Miss Chadwick, Mrs Platt and Mrs Robinson



 


Happy Half Term 

Happy Half Term! 

We have had a busy week in Landaviddy class, finishing writing our persuasive letters, adding and subtracting and learning French greetings. Salut!

We had fun making scary decorations for our classroom which I hope are now decorating your houses! To finish the week, we had our spooky gem party on Thursday. We had lots of music, dancing and a few spooky games! Well done to everyone for being brave enough to put your hands in the sticky bowls of spaghetti, jelly or shaving cream! 

Over half term, please keep reading as much as possible! We have been able to access the library this week so all of the children have a library book as well as their normal reading books. We have also chosen target times tables to work on over half term and there is a writing task as well.

Year 2s also have some words in their book bags to read to you and are looking forward to teaching everyone at home about sound buttons and split digraphs! 

Have a lovely half term and I can't wait to see you all when we come back. 

Miss Chadwick, Mrs Platt and Mrs Robinson


 


Fantastic Food Chains 

This week we have continued working on our enquiry question, 'Should we introduce animals to the UK?'. We have learned about food chains and which animals are consumers or predators. We have also created some wonderful food chain art based on our knowledge. 

In English, we have been learning about the features of persuasive writing, including persuasive language, expanded noun phrases to add description and rhetorical questions to make the reader think. Congratulations to Wyatt who was our writer of the week! 

In maths this week, we have been continuing our unit on addition and subtraction and have started to add by crossing tens. Well done to Joel and Rosie Grace for earning your 99 club badges this week!  Remember to look at the calculation policy and statement from last week to help support your child's learning at home.

Well done to Bayley and Sienna who are our stars of the week this week! 

Letters went out on Friday about our 'spooky gem party' which will be on Thursday next week. Children should come to school in a costume or party outfit but please make sure they will be warm enough as we will be spending some time outside. 

Have another fantastic week and stay safe.

Miss Chadwick, Mrs Platt and Mrs Robinson

 


Amazing Animal Adaptations 

We have been working hard this week on our enquiry question, 'Should we introduce animals to the UK?'. We have investigated a number of animals and how they are adapted to their habitats. From this, we decided whether the animal would be able to survive in the U.K or not. So far, we think that polar bears would find the UK too warm and giraffes would find it too cold, however they would have plenty of food that they could reach with their long necks and strong tongues. 

We have also learned the names of different animals in French. Can you remember how to say what pet you have? As-tu un animal? Oui, j'ai un chien.

In English, we have been writing our best copies of our animal fact files, thinking about what our chosen animal eats, where it lives and how it is adapted to its habitat.

In maths this week, we have started our unit on addition and subtraction. Remember to look at the calculation policy and statement from last week to help support your child's learning at home. 

I have been really impressed this week with all of the homework that has been brought in and shared with the class. Well done, Landaviddy! keep up the good work!

Have another lovely week and stay safe.

Miss Chadwick, Mrs Platt and Mrs Robinson

 


Should we Introduce Animals to the UK?  

This week, we have been working on our new enquiry, 'Should we introduce animals to the UK?'. We launched this topic by investigating which animals already live here and discovered spiders, slugs, butterflies and plenty of woodlice in the school garden. We have been reading the book Meerkat Mail in our guided reading sessions and enjoyed creating silhouette art based on African animals. I wonder if any of the animals in the children's paintings would survive in the UK? 

In English, we have been researching and writing our animal fact files, thinking about what our chosen animal eats, where it lives and how it is adapted to its habitat. 

In maths this week, we have continued learning about place value. I have attached two ways to support your child with their maths at home. First, the calculation policies outline the methods that we use to teach your children in school. Second is a parent's guide to calculation strategies which can be used when working with your child at home. 

Please remember that children should have water in their bottles - we have had a few spills and juice makes everything very sticky! 

Have another lovely week and stay safe. 

Miss Chadwick, Mrs Platt and Mrs Robinson 

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Meet the Teacher 

Unfortunately we can't ask you to come in at the moment for our usual 'Meet the Teacher' session. Instead, please watch this video which provides information about our class and how you can support your child at home. I have attached the Year 1 and 2 and the Year 3 and 4 common exception word lists and work to help Year 2 and Year 3 learn their times tables at home. 

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Here We Are 

Thank you all for another fantastic week! We have been busy learning about how we all look, sound and act different but we are all people and we should treat each other with respect. We created our own self portraits, thinking about what we are wearing and doing to show different aspects of our personalities.  

We also learned about extinct and endangered animals and made posters about how we can protect them. Well done to Jensen, Joel and Sienna for their fantastic work which has made it up to our 'Wow' wall! 

Congratulations to Rosie who was our reader of the week for her wonderful book review of a book she read over the summer holidays, and congratulations to Joel who is my star of the week for staying focused on his learning and producing high-quality work. 

Monday will be the last day of our Here We Are topic and we will start our enquiry for the term which will be all about animals and their habitats. 

Please  have full P.E. and swimming kit (including a hat) in school every day.  Our swimming day is Wednesday however, if the weather is fine we may be able to go on another day.  We had a lovely time swimming this week so I hope the weather will be just as good on Wednesday too! 

Have a great week, 

Miss Chadwick, Mrs Platt and Mrs Robinson. 

 


11/09/20 

A Wonderful First Week 

Thank you to everyone in Landaviddy for a fantastic first week back at school. You have all really impressed me with your enthusiasm and attitude towards learning. You are all my stars of the week this week!

Our focus for these first two weeks is the book 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers. So far this week we have learned about the solar system and our planet, written a guide to planet Earth for an alien, created our own planets and alien species that lives there and learned the words to 'What a Wonderful World' by Louis Armstrong. We have also learned about how to keep ourselves and each other safe and healthy at school. Have a look at the photo of some of the work we have been doing this week. Can you spot your planet?

Have a lovely weekend!

 


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