Yesterday we spent the day looking at pumpkins. We estimated and measured the height and circumference of different sized pumpkins, wrote some fantastic descriptions of their insides, made some delicious Pumpkin and Ginger tea bread (the children and adults loved it!) and created some beautiful artwork with different materials and tools. Have a look at the pictures below to see a snapshot of what we got up to!
This week has been filled with lots of Autumn activities due to our High Focus Week.
On Monday we started by looking at our homework that was focused on our favourite things about Autumn, using our five senses. The children worked hard to collect their ideas together. After this they made some beautiful poems. They loved incorporating similes into their work!
We have spent lots of time creating beautiful artwork. On Thursday we went on a spontaneous Autumn walk and collected lots of leaves and conkers. We then spent the afternoon conker rolling and printing. The children's pictures are absolutely beautiful and they tried extremely hard to make their ideas into a reality! Some children also made some clay leaves with Mrs Preston.
Today, we finished the week by making some delicious vegetable soup and bread. The children were busy chopping vegetables and kneading dough! It was very VERY messy! At the end of the day we tasted and the children described how it was 'better than they expected' (!!!)
Amongst all the Autumn activities we have also been doing tricky maths focused around ten less and ten more than numbers in the hundreds! The children worked really hard on this.
The classroom is filled with lots of Autumn work and beautiful colours. We can't wait to show you our finished board all about our week! Well done Y2 - we have had a busy but very exciting week!
This week has been a High Focus Week entitled, 'Autumn, Art and Animals.'
Today, we finished our Autumn week by making Hearty Autumn Soup. The children had loads of fun doing the chopping and preparation. This afternoon we tasted the soup and 24 out of 30 loved it, (15 of them were expecting not to like it...)!