This afternoon, Year 2 have been listening to the world around them. First they had to sit in silence and listen to the noises in the classroom.
We could hear: Scarlette -It was completely silent. Nyeema– I could hear swallowing. Kai – I could hear breathing.
Next, the children listened to noises on a PowerPoint and tried to identify them. They were all very good at listening and guessing the sounds. They found some of the sounds very funny especially the toilet flushing!!
Finally, they all sat outside to listen to the sounds. Was it silent? How did it make them feel to sit in silence?
What a wonderful year we have had together Toucans. Miss Williams and Mrs Green will miss you very much. We have loved teaching you all and watching you grow. We are so proud of every single one of you and the progress you have made this year. Well done on such hard work and perfect behaviour. We hope you have a lovely summer holidays. Remember to stay safe and come and say hello to us in September.
We will leave you with this video of our memories from this year.
What a wonderful week! Toucans have been super-busy this week trying out lots of different Art techniques and making creative and imaginative pieces of work.
We have tried:
* Marble painting
* String painting
* Blow painting
* Marbling with ink
* Painting, splatting, printing and dribbling paint onto a large mural
* Digital Media using Pixlr software
* Using Tux on the computers
* Drawing, designing and colouring
* Making clay tiles
Today we evaluated our work and picked out our best pieces.
Today in Circle Time we focused on the next behaviour for learning – perseverance. We had lots of sensible ideas about how we can persevere so Miss Williams put us to the test.
For our first challenge we had to stand in a circle holding hands. We then had to make a hoop travel all the way around the circle without letting go of our hands. It was very tricky to start with but once we shared lots of ideas we soon got the hang of it. Practise made perfect and we managed the challenge with no trouble. We then tried the same but with a smaller hoop!
Our next challenge was to draw a house. Easy peasy we thought… until Miss Williams told us to do it with our eyes closed! Again, with a bit of perseverance and a ‘can do’ attitude most of us managed to draw something that looked a bit like a house!
Our final challenge was to write our name on the lines with our eyes closed. By time we got to this challenge we knew exactly what to do. If you look at our pictures you can see we got better and better each time.
We have made a list of our ideas about how to persevere which we will be using when things get tricky.
In our Science lesson today we started to think more about different sorts of exercise. We looked at two egg-cyclists; one was happy and safe and one was not! We talked about how helmets help to keep our heads safe and how important they are. Miss Williams showed us what might happen to our heads if we don’t wear a helmet by putting Mr Egg onto the table and rolling him off. He didn’t end up looking very healthy – in fact he looked egg-stremely sorry for himself!
Miss Williams challenged us to design and make a helmet for Mr Egg and then experiment with which was the most protective. We all chose our materials carefully and we used our knowledge of looking at real helmets to help us with this. We decided to keep some things the same so that Mr Egg had the same chance in everyone’s helmet. We all agreed Miss Williams would push him each time and it would be from the same table so that the height was the same. Have a look at our photos to find out what happened… some helmets were egg-spertly made and some egg-stremely dangerous!