We had lots of fun yesterday sorting food into the different food groups. We learned that carbohydrates give us lots of energy and are mostly beige coloured. We learned that we needs equal amounts of fruit and vegetables. Did you know that fruits have seeds and vegetables do not? We talked about dairy and can identify protein. We even had a little think about what would happen if we only ate meat and nothing else. The answers were very interesting. Finally, we know that we can have a small amount of sugar and fats in moderation. Challenge: Can you help your grown ups at home to put the shopping away and talk about the different food groups?
Today we were able to welcome an extra special visitor into our classroom (despite covid restrictions) via zoom. We were super excited for our interactive chat with Charlotte Orba, a Marine Biologist, from Wise Oceans. We learned lots of interesting facts about turtles to prepare us for our upcoming English unit. As we have been learning about the oceans in our geography sessions, we were asking many knowledge specific questions and Charlotte was very impressed! Willow class are now experts on turtles, we know where they live, how the gender is decided and the threats that turtles face in the wild. We will be sure to add these facts to our upcoming geography projects that we have been working on too! 🐢
We have been using role play in our English session to help us verbalise exclamation sentences. We have been looking at the book 'Little Red Riding Hood' and have stepped into character. The video is a little quiet but we worked so hard! What amazing acting! Don't you agree?💛
What a sucessful first week back! We have had lots of fun this week. We have been extremely lucky to have the sports coaches again! Our dance topic has gotten off to an excellent start. We were practising our "confident poses" and channelling our inner rockstars! Our Christian value this term is trust. We have been talking about who we trust . We have been extremely creative this week and made poppies for the Methodist church to display in rememberance of the fallen soldiers. This has been a whole school effort and we cannot wait to see them displayed outside of the church. We have started our new weaving unit in DT. Many of us found the paper weaving a challenge but we were "problem solving penguins" and didn't give up! Pictures to follow... We cannot wait for what next week will bring!
Future Preston Grasshoppers or even Wigan Warriors in the making!
PSHE - Half of the class role played a time when we have had to say sorry. We have some brilliant actors/actresses in our class!
We had a wonderful morning for our in-class harvest worship. We were honest and open about all of the things that we take for granted and are lucky to have. It was heartwarming to see all the children come up with different things that they are grateful for.
Wow, what an amazing start to the year already! We have settled in well, started to learn the routines of year 2 and have adapted to being the role models of the school.
We were lucky enough to have the sports coaches this term and have started to learn some tag rugby skills. Being from Wigan myself, I have equally enjoyed the sessions too! It has been pleasing to see Mr. Ackers impressed by our skill and moving our sessions on at a fast pace.
We have enjoyed being creative and loved making our leaf art. It was wonderful to see the children enthused and getting the love of learning back. They created many different animals using leaves - see if you can guess what they are on the pictures below.
Within God’s love for everyone, Our school family is committed to serve by:
- celebrating everyone’s unique God-given talents;
- giving the best of ourselves for all the world;
- doing all the good we can together.