Science Week next week - 11th March. Let the investigating begin! Phonics screening check parent meeting on Thursday 14th March at 3.30 pm in the school hall. For all Year 1 parents and any Year 2 pupils who are re-sitting this. Any questions speak with your class teacher. Go Red for Red Nose Day Friday 15th March.

February 2019

What a jammed packed month we have had and we even got a snow day to add to the fun! 
In Maths, we have been consolidating our understanding of place value and applying this to problem solve and reasoning. We are still learning our times tables and our hard work has been paying off as we are now much quicker with our recall of facts. In the final week of February we have been learning about Fractions - 1/2, 1/4, 1/3 and 3/4. We now know that 1/2 and 2/4 of an amount or shape will always be the same. 
In Science this half term we have been focussing on scientific enquiries by completing experiments and investigations. We made cup telephones and tested whether a paper or plastic cup was better and then we tested whether it worked better with short or long string. We had lots of fun sending messages and then the snow came during the lesson. We couldn't believe how quickly it settled. 
Our next experiment looked at what happens when you mix skittles with warm water. We predicted what we thought might happen and then found out that it created a fantastic rainbow of colours!  Then we investigated to see what happens when we added raisins to still water and fizzy water. It turns out that the fizzy water raisins jiggle around in the water, one child remarked that it looked like they were dancing. 
Since coming back after half term we have launched our new topic of Explorers using the book Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers and we have started learning about different explorers including Christopher Columbus. We look forward to finding out about some astronauts. Our Science is focussed around animals and we looked at life cycles of different creatures including frogs and chickens. 
On March  5th it is St Piran's day, we will  be doing our learning based around Hurling including making our own hurling balls. We have enjoyed finding out about the local history of Hurling and we were lucky to have Mrs Nash come in and talk to us all about it then we went outside and had a mini game of Hurling with a tinfoil ball!
On Thursday the 7th March it is World Book Day - We will be dressing up as book characters!