Monthly Archives: November 2021

Debugging

On Friday afternoon, Toucan class were set a challenge to rescue the spaceman on 2Go on Purple Mash. The children are beginning to become very confident with logging onto the computers themselves using their emoji passwords. 
 
Before the children were set off on their challenge, we recalled what an algorithm was and what was meant by the term ‘debug.’ 
 
We had a go as a whole class first before the children went off with their partners and made a few errors, but we were able to recognise their mistakes and debug and start again!
 
The children were able to demonstrate an excellent use of two of their behaviours for learning. They worked with others to help succeed in the challenge of rescuing the spaceman. They were also able to show excellent perseverance when things went wrong and we had to debug!

Designing a Pizza!

Year 2 this week are continuing with their Design and Technology project which this half term is cooking!  Toucans have already decided as a group what to make – the end result should be a tasty pizza.
 
Year 2 have researched using packaging from old pizza boxes. Looking closely, the children found cooking instructions and the ingredients. They then discussed what ingredients to use for their pizza. They talked to one another asking each other what their favourite toppings were and what they didn’t like. They then questioned whether they would change any of their thoughts from the feedback their friends had given. 
 
Today they designed their pizza and decided who it would be for. Part of the activity today was to draw how they would like their pizza to look. Toucans are getting quite excited and some can’t wait to do the preparation and cooking! Watch this space!!!

Handwriting

Every day the Toucans practise their handwriting in their handwriting lesson. We focus on watching Miss Hookes model the perfect letter formation and correctly copy into our handwriting books.
 
Since the beginning of the year we have been learning to join our writing focusing on certain joins each week. We are trying very hard in our lessons! Our teachers remind us to focus on beautiful handwriting all of the time: in Maths, English, Topic and in our homework books too!
 
Please try to encourage your child to take pride in their handwriting and do their very best each and every time they write.