Thursday, 2 November 2017

Vile Victorians!

This week we started our new topic - Vile Victorians!

We had a really fun afternoon on Wednesday...Miss Ainger transformed the classroom into a Victorian school. We had to sit separately with boys on one side and girls on the other. We got to dress up in old-fashioned outfits. We weren't used to wearing hats to school!

We spent some time practising our cursive writing with chalks on blackboards, counting using an abacus and learning the national anthem. Cursive writing is really tricky to read and write, especially with chalk.

Some of us had to wear the dunce's hat - a few children accidentally broke their chalk and some children were talking. Children in Victorian times should only speak when spoken to.

We also went outside to complete some drills. There was lots of marching and Miss Ainger made us do star jumps until our legs were aching!

After we had put the classroom back to normal and put our usual school clothes back on, we learnt about Queen Victoria. Did you know she was queen for 60 years? She had 9 children, 40 grand-children and 37 great grand-children...that's a very big family!!!

We're going to be writing a diary entry about o
ur experiences on Friday, look out for the writing in our books at parents evening.

We can't wait to learn more and go on our Victorians school trip.

By Class 7

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Welcome to Class 9's blog!

We've been doing lots of fun things over the last 5 weeks. We would like to tell you about some of the spectacular things we have been up to...

We have loved learning about George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl and we wrote some fabulous Noun-Verb poems about the book. We even made our own medicine in the mud kitchen and did a marvellous coke and mentos experiment... which exploded everywhere!

In class 9, we have been brilliant mathematicians. We have started practicing our Big Maths and we have been learning how to add in different ways using Base 10 and money. Have a look at our example below. 

In art we have been learning about Pablo Picasso. We drew pictures of our own faces and we drew lines through them and coloured them in using our special techniques. They are: cross-hatching, pointillism, tone, scribbling, and blending. They were incredible! This is an example of Picasso's work.

Thank you for reading our blog, we hope you come back again soon.

From Class 9.

Friday, 22 September 2017

George’s Marvellous Medicine

This week Class 8 have been reading their class book George’s Marvellous medicine. It is about a marvellous medicine that George makes for his Grandma, which turns her very thin and very tall. On our topic table we have had a go at making our own Class 8 Marvellous Medicine and writing a recipe for it. We have also been acting out the story using puppets and spoons. How much fun we have had!

Today we have been writing our own noun-verb poems all about George’s Marvellous Medicine. Here is one that we wrote all together.

George grabbing
Medicine bubbling
Toothpaste squirting
Spoon stirring
Grandma growing
Mum moaning
Chicken clucking
We can’t wait to find out what happens at the end of the story!

From Class 8

Friday, 15 September 2017

Super 7

Welcome to Year 2's brand new blog! Class 7 are very excited to write the very first blog post.

We have begun with a very busy week at Ridgeway. We have been swimming, learned about the < and > symbols in maths and celebrated Roald Dahl day. Did you know he would have been 101 years old if he was still alive? We have also been drawing our own self-portraits and we're going to have a go at finishing them in the style of Pablo Picasso in the next few weeks.

< and > mean greater and less than, if you weren't sure. Charlie Crocodile helps us to remember where to put each number. 

For example:
 7 > 2, this means 7 is greater than 2.
2 < 17, this means 2 is less than 17. 

Our topic for this half term is George's Marvellous Medicine. We've been reading the book and so far we think it is fantastic! We very carefully designed and created some small artwork to go on our display. Soon we will be writing poems to go on to the shelves too. 

This year we are looking forward to pirate day, going to the places of worship, having a Victorian school day and lots of exciting school trips. We've heard about these from our friends and family who used to be in year 2 and we hope we get to do them too!

Make sure you check our blog regularly to see all of the exciting things we've been up to. 

By Class 7