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Mountfields Lodge School

Diamond

Welcome to Diamond!

 

Year 2 is a very exciting year for all of us in Class Diamond. We have lots to learn and many exciting activities to enjoy. We will try to post some of these as the year goes on. You are always welcome to pop in and have a chat with Mrs Dimmick, Mrs Shephard, Mrs Stewart or Mrs Wilkinson if you have any concerns or require information.

Just a few reminders

We have PE every Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure you have your named PE kit with you.

Phonics homework comes home on a Thursday and needs to be returned to school the following Tuesday. Spellings to learn are sent home with the phonics homework and we check the spellings with the children on Thursdays.

Books can be changed whenever the children need to.

Friday 22nd June - Pirate Jumping Off day!

We had a brilliant day celebrating the end of our Pirate theme. We came to school dressed as pirates and then had a treasure hunt on the field. We made ancient treasure maps and used junk modelling to construct ships, treasure chests and other pirate things! We finished with an outdoor assembly and we all received our treasure!

 

Our Jumping Off Day!

Wednesday 20th June - Oh Arrrrgh!! - Pirate Sports Day

We enjoyed a fantastic Pirate Sports Day in the sunshine. We took part in events like carrying grog, firing canons and walking the plank! Well done me hearties!! A big thank you to everyone who came to support us.

Hard working pirates!

Art Day - Thursday 7th June

We spent a fantastic day on an art project based on the theme of self-portraits. We used different paint techniques and we used different media to create versions of our own profile.  

 

Making silhouettes

Making silhouettes 1
Making silhouettes 2
Making silhouettes 3
Can you guess who these children are?
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Week beginning 21st May - Science Week!

 

We had an exciting week investigating materials.  We sorted materials and thought about what they are used for.  We planned and carried out our own investigation to see which material was the most waterproof.  We recorded our results and discussed our findings. 

 

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Pirate bandanas!

Friday 18th May

We had lots of swashbuckling fun making tie-dye bandanas.  We learnt lots of different dyeing techniques like folding, crumpling and twisting.  We used three different coloured dyes and we were so excited to see the finished results!

Pirate bandanas

Pirate bandanas 1 Waiting to dye our bandanas.
Pirate bandanas 2 Removing the elastic bands.
Pirate bandanas 3
Pirate bandanas 4 The big reveal!
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Pirates!

This term we will be embarking on a swashbuckling learning adventure linked mostly to the exciting topic of pirates!

 

Our English work will be based on a number of different texts including: Narrative - The Pirate Next Door; Report - The Great White Shark; Narrative Fantasy Story - The Sandcastle; Newspaper Report - Pirates!

We will also be learning about the Oceans, Seas and Continents, tie-dying our own bandanas and making pirate shelters!

During Science Week, (21st-25th May) we will be investigating forces and Materials and we will be inviting you in to join in with some of these activities (letter to follow).

 

Our Pirate Inspiration Day Monday 9th April 2018

Our Pirate Inspiration Day Monday 9th April 2018 1 Learning the parts of a ship.
Our Pirate Inspiration Day Monday 9th April 2018 2 Using chalk and black paper to make pirate hats.
Our Pirate Inspiration Day Monday 9th April 2018 3 Making booty!
Our Pirate Inspiration Day Monday 9th April 2018 4 Designing our own pirate flag.
School Opens on Wednesday 29th August 2018
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