Today we filled in our last entry in our sunflower diaries as we are taking them home at the end of the day. It has been amazing to watch them grow and they are doing extremely well as you can see from our photos.
Today in English, Year 2 Toucans had a go at role playing some characters from the ‘Scaredy Squirrel’ books we have been reading. We then used this to make our own storyboard of a conversation using speech bubbles.
This afternoon Year 2 tried to perfect their poetry voices by performing a Spike Milligan’s Ning Nang Nong poem.
It is a nonsense poem like the ones we read this morning.
Here are a few performances…
Year 2 have been looking at nonsense poems this morning! Some were hilarious- we enjoyed laughing at how ridiculous they were.
The children noticed that expression and speed made a huge difference to how the poem sounded and made you feel. A boring voice made the poem sound very dull.
Have a look at the children’s performances of “Quack!” Said the Billy-goat.
We had a very exciting letter from Mrs Butterworth when we returned to school on Monday. She asked for our help to understand what it means to have a growth mindset as she has been impressed with how clever we have become!
Here are some of our replies…
In our story times over the last few weeks we have been enjoying stories by Anthony Browne. We love his detailed illustrations! Today in English we started reading Willy’s Stories.
We picked out things that we liked and started to think about what might happen next. Later in the week we are going to write our own version in the style of Willy’s Stories.
In our English lessons this week we are learning about recounts. We have also been learning about the Great Fire of London so we read a recount of the fire: Samuel Pepys’ diary. We learnt lots of new facts about the fire but we also learnt a lot about what a recount is!
In History today we focused on the vocabulary connected to the Great Fire of London. We recalled the facts we learnt last week then picked out new facts from a report we had read. We then learnt some new vocabulary and practiced matching them to definitions. We are going to be using these words a lot over the next few weeks!