Firstly, thank you so much to all the parents, carers and family members who came to our Christmas performances of ‘Babushka’. The children have worked so hard and I am incredibly proud of how well they did. Your support is always appreciated so thank you.
Despite the busy rehearsals and performances, back in the classroom we have enjoyed cooking some vegetable curry to conclude our topic ‘Kolkata’. We tasted a variety of curries cooked by the teachers and rated the taste, looks, spice and texture. This helped us plan our very own as we thought about ingredients, equipment and method we’ll need to follow. When preparing our vegetables for the curry we focused on the skills peeling, grating and cutting. After making the curry we tasted and evaluated to reflect on what we liked and how it can be improved. What fun we had! Maybe you can make a vegetable curry at home to show off your new skills!
We have also been looking at human features in topic this week. We compared transport in Kolkata and England. We found Kolkata still have human rickshaw pullers and put ourselves in the shoes of one. We carried out some drama and thought about their feelings and hazards they may face. We then wrote a diary entry as a rickshaw puller of their busy, tiring days using the knowledge we gained.
I look forward to a another fun filled week next week to end the term. 🎄
Last week in topic we compared the old and new Corn Exchange with some drama. We learnt that it was designed by Cuthbert Broderick in 1858, however still looks similar today with its glass dome roof known as the balloon.
We learnt that it was originally used for trading corn and merchants would hold the farmer’s corn up to the light to examine the quality. If it was good corn it was traded for money.
In the modern day Corn Exchange it is very different as you would find lots of fancy shops, salons and cafes for some lunch.
We then used our drama to help us write a comparison on the Corn Exchange. Take a look at Edward’s below!
Last week our class also recieved 100% attendance and was the only class to in the whole school!! This is a fantastic achievement that I am really proud of! I wonder if we can achieve it again this week?
What a lovely first few days we have had! The whole class has settled incredibly well into Year 2 as we have jumped straight into our learning.
This week we have been looking at the story Gorilla by Anthony Browne. We acted out the different parts on a story trail in drama before creating a story map to help us write a retell. I was very impressed with the stories produced.
In guided reading we looked at some questions and compared some illustrations in the story Gorilla, commenting on the authors choice for these. This led to art where we used warm and cold colours to express how we feel when we are happy and sad.
I look forward to another exciting week next week in Year 2! Take a look at some photos from our story trail below.