This week we have continued to work on interpreting data in tables in Maths and spent time revisiting percentages and fractions in our fluency sessions. We went to Our Lady and St Vincent’s Church on Wednesday to celebrate the feast of Ss Peter and Paul. During Fr Shaun’s homily the children raised their hands on many occasions to answer his questions on Ss Peter and Paul. Well done children.
Yesterday, the class got busy doing design and technology as they have begun their CAMs project. The children found out things about toys from 1837 – 1901 ad then about mechanical toys. They have found out that a cam mechanism is made up of three components: a cam, slider and follower and the mechanism that causes components to move. From our second session, the children investigated the different types of cams which create different movements and looked at what happens if they replaced the eccentric cam, for example, for another. They were then set the challenge of drawing the movement of any cam investigated. They rose to the challenge and from their findings, have chosen two or three cams they would like to use to create their own mechanical toy. Next week they will be looking at both linear and rotary movement.
In RSE we looked at The Trinity and the importance of the Home, School and Parish links and then discussed what Catholic Social Teaching is.
On Thursday afternoon, we had group of Year 2 children come and visit our classroom. They were sharing with us their ‘Monster’ stories. The class listened carefully to each child who read their story beautifully and showed us their monster designs. It was lovely to see two proud older sisters listen to their sister and brother share their work.
In English this week we have begun a new unit based on Water de la Mere’s ‘The Listener’. We have been exploring the vocabulary and the way it is performed. Today we used instruments to add mood and atmosphere to the poem.
Wishing you and your families a lovely weekend.
Mrs Lines and Mrs McNamara
This week’s home learning:
Mathletics please log on to see the activities set
Times table Rockstars
Spag.com- 2 activities set
readtheory.org- 5 tests to be completed
Spellings. Today we spoke about the rhyme ‘i before e, except after c’ to help us to remember spellings. This week, we will look at words that follow this pattern