Surviving on an island

What an amazing time Willow and Holly Classes had at Everdon!

We used drama to imagine we were on the island we had been shipwrecked on. We followed trails, looked at animal tracks, built dens, checked out badger sets and played predator and prey games.

Next week we will be writing a non chronological report letting other Mariners know how to survive if they get shipwrecked too. Our sub headings might include ‘How do you build a shelter?’, ‘Top tips for staying warm’, ‘Are there animals on the island?’

We really missed those children who weren’t well enough to join us and we hope they are beginning to feel better. We are looking forward to including them in our talking and writing and sharing our photos with them.

Can you think about any habitats you might find whilst you are out and about? Are there any mini beast homes in a nearby garden? Can you see any mole hills or rabbit holes when you’re out for a walk?

See you on Monday!

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Lights, Camel, Action! song words

Below are the words for each of the songs that we will be singing in the Christmas performance.

Willow class will be singing Life has Changed and Camel Funk.

Holly class will be singing Disco Star and Innkeeper’s Tango.

The whole of KS1 will open the performance singing Merry Christmas Everyone, and will also close the performance singing Spread the Word.

 

There is an attachment below for one of the songs, but we had difficulty uploading the other songs to the blog, as they exceeded the file size.

Spread the word:

 

 

 

Life has changed – Willow file_song_lyrics_936_8c7116f767395260987e13b4258fc908

Camel Funk – Willow file_song_lyrics_937_eacf1fdf91803fe00ce1fe24ddee5f2e

Disco Star – Holly  file_song_lyrics_939_2a09a54c0788ded1ba70cb67f0bec84e

Innkeeper’s Tango – Holly file_song_lyrics_940_3130b5055d8ae5f3100f6cee52ef9e64

Spread the Word – All of KS1 file_song_lyrics_941_737e3259d9ecbc75cf97a505ce7d0f94

 

Please remember if there are any problems with costumes, just let us know.

Thanks,

Year 2

 

Merry Christmas Everyone – All of KS1

Snow is fallin’
All around me
Children playin’
Having fun
It’s the season
Love and understanding
Merry Christmas everyone

Time for parties
And celebrations
People dancin’
All night long
Time for presents
And exchanging kisses
Time for singing Christmas songs

We’re gonna have a party tonight
I’m gonna find that girl
Underneath the mistletoe
We’ll kiss by candle light

Room is waiting
Records playing
All the old songs
Love to give
Oh, I wish that
Everyday was Christmas
What a nice way
To spend the year

We’re gonna have a party tonight
I’m gonna find that girl
Underneath the mistletoe
We’ll kiss by candle light

Snow is fallin’ (Snow is fallin’)
All around me (All around me)
Children playin’ (Children playin’)
Having fun (Having fun)
It’s the season
Love and understanding
Merry Christmas everyone

Merry Christmas everyone
Ooh Merry Christmas everyone

Snow is fallin’ (Snow is fallin’)
All around me (All around me)
Children playin’ (Children playin’)
Having fun (Having fun)
It’s the season
Love and understanding
Merry Christmas everyone

Snow is fallin’ (Snow is fallin’)
All around me (All around me)
Children playin’ (Children playin’)
Having fun (Having fun)
It’s the season
Love and understanding
Merry Christmas everyone

Oh Snow is fallin’ (Snow is fallin’)
All around me (All around me)
Children playin’ (Children playin’)
Having fun (Having fun)
It’s the season
Love and understanding
Merry Christmas everyone

Merry Christmas everyone

Merry Christmas everyone

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PE kit reminder

As the weather is getting colder, it is important that your child has the correct PE kit in school all week. Some lessons are indoor and require indoor kit, whilst outdoor lessons require outdoor kit.

If your child wears tights to school, please pop in a pair of socks that they can change into for PE

Please make sure PE kit is available all week, as the day we do PE varies.

Many thanks,

Year 2 team

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Singing Square

Next Tuesday 8th November, there will be a singing square at 2.45pm in the school hall. Year 2 have been practising a song called ‘Choices.’ We have uploaded the words below, in case you would like to practise over the weekend. Sadly, we don’t have the software to upload this particular piece of music, but we’re sure you know the tune! Have a happy weekend!

 

Choices

You’ve got to make a choice

Between what’s right or wrong…

You’ve got to think ahead

And you’ve got to be strong.

 

Well, sometimes saying “no” –

it can be hard to do,

You’ve got to make the right choice,

Now it’s up to you.

 

You see the choice is yours

What are you going to do?

So will you choose what’s wrong –

Or will the right thing win through?

 

Now all the things you choose

Determine what you’ll be,

And whether you will grow and learn happily.

Repeat

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Ideas for maths homework

Here are lots of different ideas that you could try over the half term break. You don’t have to try them all, but you might enjoy some of them. Have a happy half term.

Lots of you are secure counting forwards from 0, but are less confident when counting backwards from any given number. You could also challenge yourself to count forwards and backwards in 2’s, 5’s, 10’s or 3’s. Can you start from a number that isn’t in that times table (eg: 23, 21, 19, 17)? You could say a number every time you take a step when you’re walking along.

What am I? A game to be played in pairs. Split a piece of paper into 6. Put 6 random numbers in those boxes. For example: 22, 7, 8, 20, 13, 15. Partner A picks one of these numbers but doesn’t tell Partner B, and then gives clues such as:

I am odd. I am more than 10. Both of my digits are different. I am not in the 2x tables. I am in the 5x tables.

Partner B crosses out the numbers which are not possible, until they can guess which number Partner A chose. You could also do this by asking Partner A questions instead of being given clues. Vocabulary that we are finding tricky is: digits, odd, even, value, multiple. Can you see if you can use some of these words?

 

Can you explore these interactive resources?

http://www.ictgames.com/arrowCards_revised_v6.html

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts

 

Can you spot odd and even numbers as you are out and about. For example, on building doors and number plates. If you have forgotten how to tell whether a number is odd or even, then you can use the PowerPoint link below. Don’t forget to look at the ones digit to help you.

 

Mr Odd and Mrs Even from Sarah Tanti

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What an exciting week Year 2 have had!

Last week, Penny (a character from a book) visited us asking for our help. The pages had all gone missing out of her transport book and she asked us to help her refill the pages. We designed and created buggies last week, thinking about the materials we would need to ensure the buggy was strong and suitable. This week, we have continued to think about the suitability of materials and have investigated which material would make the best canopy for a parachute.

 

Also, we have started looking at different types of transport, particularly focusing on air travel. We have used some conjunctions to compare air travel in the past to what it is like now. We are going to look at this a little bit more tomorrow!

 

In maths, we are learning how to partition numbers into hundreds, tens and ones, in order to see what makes up a number. We are thinking about different ways of representing this.

 

Year 2 have had a great week and are looking forward to lots more fun learning next week!

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Country dancing

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Chestnut Class performed their country dance confidently on Thursday, with each pair working very well together. I was a very proud class teacher!

We really enjoyed watching Year 5 and 6 make exciting patterns with the May Pole.

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