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Year 2 – Blackbirds Class

Year 2 – Blackbirds Class

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2019 – 2020

Focused thinking from Blackbird class and great collaboration to investigate the properties of 2D shapes

Blackbirds have been scientists today! We have been observing bulbs and planting them to investigate what they need to grow.

Blackbird class have been investigating the different sounds instruments can make. We have composed music to accompany a story and performed it to the class.

Blackbird class had a wonderful time at Forest School. Musical instruments were made, rhythms played and sticks collected! We also had opportunities to demonstrate our Learner Profile Attributes. We were inquirers, communicators, risk-takers and were caring.

Blackbird class have been investigating the Hindu festival of Diwali. Here is one example of some excellent writing!

Blackbird class enjoyed a habitat workshop while at Maidstone Museum and exploring the galleries.

What a performance! Christmas with the aliens was a roaring success and enjoyed by all.

Blackbird class are off to Maidstone Museum!

Blackbird class enjoyed sharing a Russian story.

Blackbird class had a busy morning visiting both St Martin’s Church and Shepway Library! Thank you to Esther and Susan at St Martin’s and Jane at the library for making us so welcome.

At St Martin’s church we found out more about how and why Christians celebrate Christmas, helped to retell parts of the story and thought about how Christians prepare.

At Shepway Library Blackbird class had time to enjoy their fantastic selection of children’s books, listen to stories, share books with each other and take books out to share at home or back in school.

Blackbird class were very excited to skype Farmer William @JerseyRoyalCo We were able to meet him, ask questions and have a mini tour of his farm. We found out that he has over 100 tractors @LEAF_Education #Facetimeafarmer

Turn left, go forward, right, backwards! Blackbirds have been writing algorithms (instructions) begun to debug their algorithm if there’s a problem and plan journeys around the UK.

Leaf printing and collage creations in Blackbird class!

Blackbirds thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Shepway Library. We loved looking at all of the books and telling Fiona, the librarian, about our love of the Claude and Toto stories.

Blackbirds practising their spellings in relays.  Conferencing once the word was complete to ensure correct spelling.

Super collaboration between Blackbird class and their parents to follow their plans to make friends for Sir Bobblysock.

Here are some of Blackbird class with Sir Bobblysock’s sock friends!

Blackbird class made different flavour biscuits for Sir Bobblysock and his friends and voted for our favourite.

Here we are conferencing about what we need to do to improve balancing the ball on the racket.

Blackbird class are busy planning, writing and publishing their Claude stories. We can’t wait to share them with an audience. We found wearing the Claude beret really helped…

Some of our reasoning about greater and less than using a stem sentence.

Phase 2 (Sparrows and Blackbirds) watched a video about never giving up and conferencing in their assembly about Growth Mindset and understanding why it’s important to make good decisions at play times.

We have been rehearsing our throwing skills working on technique and accuracy.

We have been finding different ways to represent numbers to 100.

Phase 2 (Y1 and Y2) have started to think about gardening opportunities in and around our school.

Blackbirds showing great concentration, team work and ball skills in their first PE lesson of the school year.