Summer 2 Week 6

We have been learning how to serve in tennis this week, and have also been preparing for Sports Day by practising throwing the shot put, speed bounce and standing long jump.

This week in RE, we thought about people in our school community who are Sacramental. We asked Mrs Lopez about her faith and how shows love and care for others. Thank you for helping us with our learning and inspiring us to following Jesus’ teachings Mrs Lopez.

We have also enjoyed Spirituality week, where we ‘prayed in colour’, wrote prayers for the children in Year 4 and went on a biodiversity walk. Thank you to Miss Donatantonio and the Year 6 children, who planned and led the Prayer Stations in the hall on Thursday.

This week Ava, Abigail, Ayden and Prisha, lead collective worship about friendship and Noah, Yuvan, Kuzey and Rocco lead one about kindness. Well done.

Thank you for your generous donations to the International Pentecost Celebration, on Wednesday. It was wonderful to celebrate our rich and diverse community together.

We’ve been exploring the properties of different 2D and 3D shapes in Maths.

We have been looking closely at Vincent van Gogh’s style of painting, and have created our own Sunflower paintings.

Well done to those who ran in the Mini Marathon today.

Have a restful half term

Miss Pringle

Summer 1 Week 5

This week in Art, we have been recreating Vincent van Goghs Sunflower and starry night paintings. We focused on creating movement with paints and pastels.

Our SPaG focus has been on contractions and verbs, which we have used in our writing about Rapunzel.

In Maths we have been learning about number families.

Our RE focus has been Pentecost, we have been learning about how St Paul and St Peter were Pentecostal people. We have also considered  how spreading the word of God started with Jesus, then the disciples and is now down to us today.

This week Brooke, Amelie, Aurora and Mia lead a collective worship about families, which they planned and resourced themselves. It was beautifully delivered and enjoyed by the whole class. All of the children will have an opportunity to to do this during the summer term.

Well done to all the children that took part in the music concert this afternoon, you were all fantastic!

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

Home learning

Please support your child with the reading comprehension and maths papers sent home today and return them on Friday.

Miss Pringle

Psalm for Pentecost Mass

Send forth your Spirit, O Lord

And renew, renew the face of the earth.

 

O bless the Lord, my soul, bless your name.

How great are your ways in the world!

Great is God in heaven’s domain,

Gentle the breath of God’s love.

 

Send forth your Spirit, O Lord

And renew, renew the face of the earth.

 

Our days shall fall like flow’rs in the field.

Winds blow, they blossom no more.

Our God is good in justice revealed,

Gentle the way of the Lord.

 

Send forth your Spirit, O Lord

And renew, renew the face of the earth.

 

The eagle soars in strength flying high

Great is the name of the Lord.

From east to west, as day is to night,

Gentle the love of the Lord.

 

Send forth your Spirit, O Lord

And renew, renew the face of the earth.

 

 

Summer 1 Week 4

Thankfully the sun came out on Tuesday, meaning we were all able to enjoy the May Procession together. The class sang beautifully and were reverent, when placing their flowers around Mary. Thank you for your generous flower donations – the class gardens are already looking more colourful.

On Thursday the class attended Mass at OLASV Church to celebrate the Feast of the Ascension.

Over the past three weeks, the year 2 gardening club have been busy sowing basil and sunflowers. All of which have germinated. They have also painted mini beast pebbles to place among the flowerbeds, weeded the gardens and planted spring flowers outside the KS1 classrooms and music pavilion. It has been a pleasure to see how much the children enjoy caring for the plants and wildlife.

Hopefully, you have also received the letter explaining the details of our class trip on Tuesday 4th June 2024. Please ensure you give consent on Schoolcomms and mark food options for the day.

Please remember to pack water bottles and hats next week.

Miss Pringle

Home learning

Please Read daily and return your record on Friday.

Spelling – words with apostrophes for contraction activities have been set online.

can’t
didn’t
hasn’t
couldn’t
it’s
wasn’t
doesn’t
mustn’t
I’ll
she’d

Mathletic activities have been set online to support their understanding of arrays.

Summer 1 Week 3

Our new Geography topic is all about the village of Kampong Ayer in Brunei. This week, we have located it on the map and learnt that it is a water village. We have also compared the housing there to that in Potters Bar, and built our own water village using Lego. Next week, we will be investigating it’s climate and comparing it to the UK’s climate.


We have learnt about Pentecost  in RE this week and how we can spread God’s messages through our actions.

In Art we have revised the primary and secondary colours by mixing the primary colours blue, yellow and red. Did you know that when you mix red and yellow together, you make orange. When you mix red and blue together, you make purple and when you ix blue and green together, you make green!

Please remember: our May procession has been moved to Tuesday, 7th May! You are all welcome! Year 2 are also walking to the Church on Thursday for Mass; please make sure the children have waterproof coats/jackets as the weather seems quite unpredictable at the moment.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Pringle

Home learning

Please read and complete the Maths learning sent home today.

Summer 1 Week 2

We have publish our recounts this week and painted pictures to go with them. Here are some examples of our work.

In Maths we have solved multiplication and division word problems.

Our new Art topic is ‘Expressive Painting’. We have looked at art work by Marela Zacarias and Charlie French, which have inspired us to paint expressively. Next week, we are going to be looking at the brush strokes Van Gogh used to create his master pieces.

Thank you to South Mimms Services, for the generous donation of chocolate malteser bunnies. We enjoyed using them for mini Easter egg Hunt outside.

Home Learning

Please complete the Maths in your child’s reading folder and read.

Spelling has been set online.

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 Week 1

I have loved welcoming the children back and hearing about their Easter breaks.

In English, we used our senses to gather information about Spring. We have also learnt about past and present tenses and created expanded noun phrases about Spring.

Our Maths focus has been to use repeated addition for multiplication. We have used arrays to help us with this learning.

On Tuesday we started Tennis lessons with Mr Mills. We learnt how to control the ball with a racket, get into the ready position and to turn sideways when receiving the ball.

In Art we have created mixed media pictures all about ourselves. These pictures allowed us to express ourselves, whilst celebrating how diverse we are.

As part of our new Science topic (Plants) we have planted sunflower seeds under different conditions, to see what plants need to be healthy.

Reminder – Swimming starts next Wednesday, please wear your PE kit to school and remember your swimming kits.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle

Home learning

Reading and comprehension – please read your new reading books and complete the reading paper in your home learning packs.

SPaG – simple past and present tense questions have been set on https://www.edshed.com/en-gb/login

 

Spring 2 Week 5

There have been any Lent and Easter activities happening this week. On Tuesday we walked to Church to pray The Stations of the Cross. We also enjoyed reflecting on Holy Week and eating our snacks in the Church garden.

On Wednesday we went on a Lent walk with Year 5. Luckily, we dodged the rain and were able to enjoy squelching our boots in muddy puddles, spotting signs of spring and looking for, water snails and frog spawn in the pond.

           

     

We applied all of our ball handling skills in PE.

The class have also enjoyed an Easter egg hunt, card making and gardening. Next term, we will be planting cress, lettuce, runner beans and sunflowers next term.

Please continue to read over the holiday and return any reading books you might have at home next term.

Thank you for your support this term and well done to the children, who have worked very hard.

Have an amazing Easter break.

Miss Pringle

 

 

 

 

Spring 2 Week 4

This week the class have been learning about Holy Week. They have retold The Last Supper and created collages about Palm Sunday.

In Maths this week, they have been learning to tell the time. They have revisited o’clock and half past and begun focusing on quarter to, quarter past and intervals of 5 minutes.

In English, they have identified and used different sentence types.

Our new Science topic is Plants and I have been very impressed with the classes plant knowledge and their enthusiasm for gardening. Please send shoes/boots in on Monday that are suitable for a muddy walk and gardening. 

Home Learning – Due Wednesday

Mathletics – please complete the time activities set.

Spelling – please practice this list of homophones on spelling shed.

there
their
here
hear
see
sea
too
two
blew
blue

Reading – please read daily and send your child’s reading book and record in on Wednesday.

Reminder – school finishes at 1pm next Thursday.

Wishing you all a restful weekend.

Miss Pringle

 

Spring 2 Week 3

This week has been full of Science!

On Monday, we planned an investigation to see if  the tallest people in our class were the fastest runners. In groups, we organised ourselves in to height order then measured ourselves. After this, we made predictions about who we thought would be the fastest and why.

Later in the week, we raced each other and checked our predictions and height order. We found that although some tall people won their races, it wasn’t always the case.  Some shorter people in our class were very fast and powerful, which helped them run faster than some taller people.

On Tuesday we were visited by Mrs Holly, who is a Scientist at GSK. Mrs Holly, Mr Holly and Mrs Harrington, lead different science experiments with us, which were all a lot of fun. Thank you all for helping us learn about dissolving, forces, chemical reactions and diffusion.

First, we poured water onto skittles, and as the water touched the sugar coating on the skittles, their colour and sugar started to dissolve.

Next, we pushed the pencil through the plastic bag full of water, the force of the pencil closed the hole in the bag and the water did not leak until we added a second pencil!

Then, we poured oil, water, food colouring and Alka-Seltzer into a cup. The oil and water didn’t mix but created different layers. The Alka-Seltzer made tiny gas bubbles that turned green with the food colouring and then the liquid bubbled over the top of the cup!

Later, we predicted and tested, which items would float and which would sink.

Lastly, we used coloured pens to draw on to kitchen towel. Then we put the kitchen towel in to water and watched the colours diffuse (spread out) through the water.

On Thursday, we were had an exciting trip to Dame Alice Owen School, where Mr Friedlander,  taught us about Chromatography. This is a technique used to separate a mixture into its different parts, based on the chemical properties of each component. In this experiment, we tested different pens, then used our detective skills to match a particular pen to a ‘crime!’

We have also learnt about Tanesha Allen, a zoologist based in Oxford, who studies badgers. We have enjoyed learning about her job and how she helps teach others about animals.

Home learning

Reading 

Please read daily and complete the comprehension booklet sent home today.

Science

Take a Science Selfie! Can you complete a science experiment at home and take a selfie of you and your family? Below are some websites with some ideas. Please bring in a photo to your class teacher.

https://learning.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/resources/kitchen-science/?fbclid=IwAR3pgsL9Z4JzVUVbdci8OqeDSw9x1Dg3i7lxaAUawWtZgMihAmqwjfqZYzE_aem_Admn5arF3jT7xcfVN1DfUBA7wIol_zEdHihfnVfpWenDYAdSWmn7C7TFFUpdPYK4EBU

https://pstt.org.uk/resources/science-fun-at-home/?fbclid=IwAR1QCsKUdVQhkCpHGs1GVh1-YSnWJJr6hF8DIGHG0mhUVAA-f3mtgasuD88_aem_AdlWck7NCJkc74ueKc12WHPDa3cPBlycv3YRIcjGlrLE3ECWC1KTmZE-9eWEzrq1-ds

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Pringle