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Teachers: Ms Barrett & Ms Bichard - Teaching Assistant: Mrs Parsons

Welcome to our Canterbury Christ Church University class page.

 

I am really pleased that I will be teaching this wonderful class for a second year. We have a fun year ahead with lots of challenging work planned. Please look at this web page regularly to keep up to date with all the learning taking place along with class information and lots of photos.

 

Thank you for all your support.

 

Ms Barrett

 

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Well done on winning this Pudsey bear!

Well done on winning this Pudsey bear! 1

We explored and described settings in literacy.

We explored and described settings in literacy. 1
We explored and described settings in literacy. 2
We explored and described settings in literacy. 3
We explored and described settings in literacy. 4

Maths

In maths we have been exploring money. We have identified different coins and notes along with their value.

Have a look at EducationCity to do some money activities linked to our learning of 'combining coins'.

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Bailey

Enjoyment

Bailey demonstrates enjoyment in all areas of learning and is a pleasure to have in the class.

He has really enjoyed learning the songs and dance for our nativity.

Literacy

 

In literacy we have been inventing our own stories. I have been really impressed with the individual and creative stories produced.

Play the Red Riding Hood song below and answer these questions:

 

Who is the main character and what is the main setting?

 

What is the character warned not to do?

 

Does the character follow the warning?

 

Who is the bad character and what do they want? What do they do?

 

How does the main character get out of the situation?

 

How does the story end?

 

What is the moral of this story?

Little Red Riding Hood - Debbie and Friends

Answer the questions above.

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Samuel

Endeavour & Enjoyment

Samuel has had a recent change in attitude towards being in a writing focus group. This positive attitude has resulted in Samuel producing good pieces of writing and he is now enjoying his work. Keep it up!

In science we explored the origin of different fruits. Then we tasted them.

In science we explored the origin of different fruits. Then we tasted them. 1
In science we explored the origin of different fruits. Then we tasted them. 2
In science we explored the origin of different fruits. Then we tasted them. 3
In science we explored the origin of different fruits. Then we tasted them. 4
In science we explored the origin of different fruits. Then we tasted them. 5
In science we explored the origin of different fruits. Then we tasted them. 6
In science we explored the origin of different fruits. Then we tasted them. 7
In science we explored the origin of different fruits. Then we tasted them. 8
In science we explored the origin of different fruits. Then we tasted them. 9

HANDA'S SURPRISE - Picture Book- Animation

Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend, Akeyo. But as she walks, carrying the basket on her head, various creatures steal her fruits. A monkey takes the banana, an ostrich the guava, a zebra the orange, an elephant the mango, a giraffe the pineapple, an antelope the avocado and a parrot the passion fruit.

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Isabelle

Endeavour

 We were very impressed with Isabelle's 'warning' story cold write. She produced a superb piece of writing which included so many elements of great writing.

Our Wonderful Homework Projects

Our Wonderful Homework Projects 1 Violet's Descriptions
Our Wonderful Homework Projects 2 Shanel's Dragon
Our Wonderful Homework Projects 3 Isabelle's Dragon

We made clay dragons

We made clay dragons 1
We made clay dragons 2
We made clay dragons 3
We made clay dragons 4
We made clay dragons 5
We made clay dragons 6

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Shanel

Endeavour

We are all very impressed with Shanel's determination and endeavour. She will often continue her learning at home and teach herself how to do things by following video tutorials.

Our Visit from Pete the Dinosaur & Friends

Here are our 'Cup Song' winners!

Here are our 'Cup Song' winners! 1

The Easiest Cup Song Tutorial

In Music we have been following a beat, exploring sounds and doing 'the cup song'. Have a go at home!

Stomp Live - Part 5 - Dishwashers are crazy.

We watched parts of Stomp before trying to make music using classroom objects.

In P.E we have been using the apparatus.

In P.E we have been using the apparatus. 1 We used both hands and feet to travel safely.
In P.E we have been using the apparatus. 2 We used our bodies to travel high and low.
In P.E we have been using the apparatus. 3 We followed rules to keep us safe.
In P.E we have been using the apparatus. 4 We had lots of fun.
In P.E we have been using the apparatus. 5 Next week we will be using the larger apparatus.
In P.E we have been using the apparatus. 6 We balanced whilst travelling.

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Violet

Endeavour

For showing endeavour by completing her work tasks every day this week and challenging herself to improve in all lessons.

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Enjoyment

Vanesa

Vanesa demonstrates enjoyment in all lessons and it is wonderful to see her enthusiastic attitude and hard work in all lessons. 

In science we explored the microhabitats found in our pond area.

3D Shapes I Know (solid shapes song- including sphere, cylinder, cube, cone, and pyramid)

In maths we have been naming and describing 3D shapes.

Intro to Symmetry: All About Symmetry for Kids

In maths we have finding the line of symmetry in 2D shapes.

Brachiosaurus - The Giant of Jurassic

In literacy we have started our non-fiction work. we have learned facts about the Brachiosaurus.

Contractions Rap

In SPaG we have been learning about contractions.

Grandparent's Day

Grandparent's Day 1
Grandparent's Day 2

Statement, Command, Question, Exclamation song

In SPaG we have been looking at the 4 sentence types.

Literacy - Inventing a 'Defeat the Villain' Story

I have been so impressed with all the different stories Canterbury class have invented this week. We have had aliens, ninjas, mermaids, wizards, soldiers and dogs as the main characters. The story plot has included the characters wanting gold, dog/cat food, a fish, a devil's fork, a car and to fly in the sky. The villains have tried to stop the main character and there have been; vampires, devils, witches, zombies, ugly cats and many more evil characters.

 

We really enjoyed reading all the stories. smileyno

Wow! Look at this amazing writing.

Wow! Look at this amazing writing. 1
Wow! Look at this amazing writing. 2

We explored 'Italy' for our European Languages Day.

Maths - Subtraction

We started off the week subtracting 2-digit numbers using practical resources (dienes). Then we moved on to using jottings to represent the 2-digit numbers before crossing out to subtract.

 

Show your family how you would calculate 25-12=

Some of the class solved one and two step word problems AND a mastery question.

Some of the class solved one and two step word problems AND a mastery question. 1

We created a class charter and included our choice of rules.

We created a class charter and included our choice of rules. 1

Newsletter: 3: 22.09.2017

Skip2bfit Visit

Skip2bfit Visit 1
Skip2bfit Visit 2
Skip2bfit Visit 3

Our Moving Pterodactyls

Our Moving Pterodactyls 1
Our Moving Pterodactyls 2

In DT we have been exploring materials and folding techniques. We followed instructions to make a Pterodactyl that could flap it's wings.

Well done!

You can read all the Year 2 common exception words.

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We acted out a scene and used our senses to describe it.

We acted out a scene and used our senses to describe it. 1 I am a ladder waiting to be stepped on.
We acted out a scene and used our senses to describe it. 2 I can hear the pirates shouting.
We acted out a scene and used our senses to describe it. 3 I can smell the dirty mud from the pirate's boots.
We acted out a scene and used our senses to describe it. 4 I am a big cannon and I can see the sea.

Roald Dahl: We tasted the food in Mr Twit's beard!

Adverb Song - Educational Music Video

We sung this song before using adverbs to describe how the character carried out an action.

The class were very creative when using adverbs to describe this fight scene. 

'I'm going to patiently chop you up into tiny pirate sausages before slowly eating you with tomato ketchup'.

 

Questioning Captain Stubble.

Picture 1 Our dinosaur reading area has great books to read.
Picture 2 What is this?
Picture 3 Can you read these words?
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