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St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School
St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School
St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School
St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School
Robin Class: Year 2
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16th October 2018
Mrs Thom Today we played this game and we really liked it.

Mrs Thom The children absolutely loved our number knowledge today; recapping our knowledge of number bonds to 10 and extending this to 20. Here is the link if you want to play at home

Sarah Thanks for the opportunity to see Leo and the other Robins hard at work for the Learning Expo morning :)

Emilie-Mae I really enjoyed WW1 day this week. I liked Jake holding the gun and I liked dressing up. I learnt that soldiers built trenches which they hid in from the enemy. I wish I was I the army.

Mrs Thom Today was a whole school WW1 day. Y2 and Y1 found out about how it all started in Sarajevo. See the pictures on our gallery page!
In the afternoon, we learnt about the Home Front back in Britain. We saw what little food people had to eat each week and we learnt about bombs being dropped on civilians. Well done Isabelle, who showed good knowledge by asking about suffragettes during our Home Front session. The final session was about soldiers and how they survived on the front line. We learnt lots and are now ready to start our WW1 topic next week.

Carla It's been a great week this week in our class as we ve begun writing our very own stories, based on the Rainbow Fish story. Our first sentence starts like this... In a dark, gloomy and scary forest, there lived a beautiful, golden and bronze bird, who had shimmering, shiny feathers, like a disco ball.... ask us what happens next! We have been thinking about using commas to separate our adjectives and using finger spaces and capital letters. In maths, we have been practising subtraction, using number lines, 100 squares and counting forward and back. You can see some photos of our lessons this week.
Lots of children are bringing in their reading books and reading records every day which is fantastic. Please try hard to do this as we like to read all the time!

Mrs Thom This week in maths, we've loved using the Ipads in our maths lessons to practice the addition objectives that we've been learning. One game we've particularly enjoyed can be found at this website.
We have been practising adding numbers IN ANY ORDER, so that 3+14 can become 14 + 3 , which is a lot easier to count on.
We have also been looking out for hidden number bonds so 16 + 7 can be re written as 16 + 4 + 3 as (4+3 = 7).
This would then become 16 + 4 = 20 + 3 = 23

Mrs Thom When we chatted about our water wow day, you all had lots of comments you wanted to share...
Hamza "My favourite part of the water day was when you put water in the cups and you had to run and get it to the other person."
James "The Lego was the best."
Oliver "my Lego bridge was the best and it was really cool."
Arjun "I liked it best when we were doing the boats."
Emilie Mae "I liked it when we were doing the chalk."
Hubert "I like the boats."
Lilly "I liked the bridge building when you have to make them out of newspaper."
Charles "I liked when we used the water with the guttering."
Leo "My favourite part was doing all the activities."
Why not add your thoughts about our Wow day to the blog!

Mrs Finch Wow Robins! What a fantastic start to the new school year!
We have had a brilliant two weeks learning about how to stay safe near water and learning about keeping safe around household products and peer pressure. What have you enjoyed learning about so far this term? Can you think of any safety tips to share on our blog?
Mrs Thom and I are really excited to begin our 'Wonderful Water' topic this week! Make sure you have a look on the Topic Zone for some useful links and videos to watch.

Mrs Thom We had a great day today for our first Art Day in Robins! We began our morning with a fun warm up activity, drawing with both hands at the same time. It really made us think about which marks we were making on the page, to create our image. Then we found about about how we can show one of our School Values, Endurance by watching a video about Austin, a little boy who doesn't give up. We learnt different Zentangle techniques and used different media (felt tip, crayon, pencil) to practice our creations. It was good fun to look at our work and tell our friends which ones we were most proud of. In the afternoon, we also completed another fun warm up activity, which was a little bit crazy! We had to draw a portrait of our friends...but without looking at the paper. We all found it a real challenge, but we did realise how important paying close attention to your drawing is! To finish off our day, we put all of our drawing practice and exploration to the test by creating our own Zentangle portraits, using a different media (photo) and our favourite Zentangle patterns.

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St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School      Southam Road      Banbury      OX16 2EG
Headteacher: Victoria Woods
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