Term 6 in the Squirrels' Class
This term our Talk for Writing story is 'Jack and the Beanstalk' a very well known traditional story. We shall continue with 'Active Trowbridge' athletics lessons on Wednesdays and a games session on Tuesdays. The children really need to keep their P.E. kit in school all week in case we do P.E. sessions at other times. Several children haven't got daps or trainers that fit, if you could check with your child that they have daps and that they still fit, that would be excellent. Trainers are fine! We are all growing tomato plants at the moment, using our knowledge of what plants need to grow well. We will also be growing beans later. I hope it is going to be a sunny term full of growing and learning!
Term 5 in the Squirrels' Class.
This term we shall be studying Rainforests. We will be finding out about the creatures and plants that make the rainforests of the world such fascinating and important places.
Staverton 99: Our final list
As part of World Book Day 2016, the children have compiled the following list of their favourite books. This is a wide and varied list. Our aim is to purchase all these books and place them in our growing library.
Our topic this term is called Record Breakers and it will be a largely science based topic . We will be finding our about record breaking animals and humans: the biggest, the fastest, the smallest, the heaviest, the oldest! We will focus on skeletons, muscles and nutrition and the children will also choose one animal or human to research.
Staverton Science Week starts on Monday 14th March with the Staverton Science Fair and it should be an exciting and educational week!
The Reading Challenge continues! We now have several children on their SUPER GOLD bookmark!
Remember, you can only get one box filled in each day, so it is important to read often!
Don't forget - Wednesday 3rd February is Viking day! Come dressed as a Viking for a day packed full of Viking activities.
The Squirrels class have been enjoying some excellent stories at the end of the day.
In Term 1 we read 'Pippi Longstocking' by Astrid Lindgren. A book of stories about Pippi, a funny, fearless and very strong girl who lives with her monkey Mr. Nelson.
In Term 2 we read 'Matthew Buzzington', the story of a boy who thinks that he can turn into a fly and the troubles that he has with a bully called Pineapple Johnson after he moves to the big city.
In Term 3 we are reading 'Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf'. When we have finished this we have 'Erik the Viking' lined up!
Term 2 is here already. This term we will be finding out about two 'Magnificent Mathematicians'. Ada Lovelace wrote the first ever computer program so we shall be learning to program using the Beebots and 'Scratch'. We shall also be finding out about Alan Turing, the World War Two code breaker and so we shall be breaking codes and sending secret messages! The last two weeks of term will be devoted to a Christmas project.
Year 2 Fire Safety Talk
Jan from Trowbridge Fire Station and Blaze Bear came into school and told us the story of Frances the Firefly. We found out some tops tips to help keep us safe in the event of a fire.
Check your smoke alarms every week
Smoke rises, stay low to the ground
Feel the door with the back of your hand.
If your clothes catch fire: STOP, DROP, ROLL until the flames are out
Jan taught us a rhyme
Matches and lighters – do not touch! They can harm you very much!
Jan said we could look after Blaze Bear.
The Squirrels are finding out about the creatures that live in the sea, from depths of the North Sea to the sparkling waters in the Caribbean!