We have enjoyed this topic this term learning how to keep ourselves fit and healthy.
Here are some of our ideas and the things we wanted to learn about.
We enjoyed planting tomatoes 🍅 carrots🥕 and courgette seeds to grow in the classroom. We planted half a tomato in the soil and bought seeds to plant carrots in a bottle and courgettes. We have also saved some apple 🍎 seeds and watermelon 🍉 seeds to plant and grow over the next few weeks.
We are pleased with how much they have grown 🪴.
Look how much they have grown over the past few weeks.
Some are much bigger than others! All the plants are looking healthy.
We have also planted some flowers. They are just starting to grow💐.
Here are the seeds that we are going to plant soon.
They are apple 🍎 and watermelon 🍉.
20th May-Some children from our class joined Mrs Heaven's Class at the CCFC Inclusive Festival today. Follow the link to see some pictures.
Cardiff City Football Training
The Year 1 & 2 boys had a great time today when they joined Mrs James’ class to take part in a football activity.
The sun was shining and everyone had a
⚽️⚽️ great time ⚽️⚽️
The summer term is here and the children are all ready for a fun term celebrating the Queen's Jubilee
and learning about ways that we can stay fit and healthy through our topic
Iechyd Da- Good Health
We were sad to say goodbye to Mason and Thomas at the end of last term. They have been in our class for a long time and we really miss them.
However, it is lovely that they pop their heads around the door more than once every day just to say hello.
We all wish them well in their new class with Mrs Heaven and Mrs John where they have settled in nicely.
We have also welcomed a new pupil in our class called Zac, he has settled in well, is enjoying the company of all the children and working hard.
Here is some of our work so far.
Jubilee Party Invitations
Song of the week
Here we are again doing our song of the week and learning more makaton words.
MOTHER’S DAY CRAFTS
Once again Mrs Challinor has helped the children make lovely gifts.
I’m sure everyone was happy today with the gifts and appreciated all the hard work that the children put in to making things.
Their enthusiasm is commendable and everything is made with love.
Here we are doing our song of the week and learning Makaton.
We do it every day so by Friday we are usually quite good.
Monster Pinch Pots
We had a lovely morning with Lucy making our pinch pots. We can’t wait to paint them.
Thank you Mrs Charles for this lovely activity we really enjoyed every minute.
We have really enjoyed learning all about our planet before we learn about the other planets in the solar system.
We started by learning about land and water and then moved on to time and how the world rotating or spinning gives us day and night.
We then learned about the Earth's revolution giving us the seasons. There were lots of new words to learn but the children tried really hard and enjoyed the work.
Making a papier mache globe was a fun activity and the children tried really hard to learn about the continents.
This is some of the work that we have done over the past few weeks on Planet Earth.
PAPIER MACHE GLOBES
ROTATION AND REVOLUTION
WE WORK HARD EVERY DAY
Here is some of the work that we have done.
World Book Day
We enjoyed reading traditional tales today and did a quiz to see how much we know about these stories.
We knew a lot and the children had a lovely time joining in with me when I was reading them.
Here are some pictures of our day.
Welsh Folk Dancing
we had lots of fun!
Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus
We have had a lovely day celebrating St David's Day today.
We have worked hard and enjoyed crafting with Mrs Challinor and also independently.
Take a look at the things we have done.
We learned why we wear a leek on St David's day and made one for ourselves.
We also made daffodil wreaths.
We had lots of cutting out to do but the results are fabulous 🌼
Here are our Welsh ladies.
Children's Mental Health Week 2022
We had a great week talking about our physical and mental health which go hand in hand to make us function and feel happy in our world.
The children already know lots about positive and negative emotions and know how they can help and be helped when they need it in order to stay safe and happy.
This week's activities just brought everything together and we had some fun when learning and thinking about ours and other's mental health.
Take a look at some of the work that the children have done as well as lots of talking and thinking. As usual they have all been fantastic and a great week was had by all.
This is a really lovely story and as I was on a training course Mrs Challinor and Mrs James were the ones who enabled the children to do this beautiful work.
It is clear that the children thought hard about what they wanted to write and the work is SUPER!
This was another lovely activity, the children listened really well and followed the instruction on the video that was paused throughout to ensure they understood the purpose of the task and to make it meaningful.
We all have a Growth Mindset
For a number of years we have taught the children about having a growth mindset. We continually support and encourage the children to try their best at all times.
Some of our favourites are:
"If you believe you can then you will."
"I can train my brain to do it."
"Don't give up until you are proud"
"Mistakes help you learn"
"I can't do it YET but with effort I will"
Here are some videos of the children dancing to some videos that promote this concept.
As you can see they REALLY enjoyed taking part.
My favourite video is the yoga poses. Well done kids we are super proud of everything that you have done this week.
We had a lovely day on Friday, we all wore clothes to school that made us feel happy.
All the children talked beautifully about the clothes they were wearing and their reasons for doing so.
To finish of the week we also made WORRY DOLLS. Some of the children made a doll that was themselves and some made their friends.
They understood that they could share their worries with their doll to help them feel better.
As usual Mrs Challinor made this activity quick and easy for the children to do but the results are fantastic.
These are fabulous, the children loved making them and later on they helped them do their work.
FINALLY each child chose a growth mindset quote that they liked.
Here they are in their special clothes with their worry doll.
What a lovely week we all had! I am sure that all the children now know that it is ok to feel down sometimes and that there is always someone to help them.
They know that they have adults close by that they can trust and confide in.
They also know and understand that
"A problem shared is a problem halved" and as a class they are very kind, caring and supportive to each other.
What a fabulous week we have had. I hope you have enjoyed looking at the photographs of your wonderful children who make us happy every day.
The children have really enjoyed this story as an introduction to our topic.
Here is some of the work that they have completed one the past few weeks.
Christmas comes and goes and it is always nice to come back to school and settle down to work and routine once again.
We have had a lovely start to the new year and new term.
We have welcomed two new friends to our class. They have settled in well and it feels like they have been with us forever. Well done Alfie and Harri it is hard to come into a new class but you have done well.
Our topic this term is
Let's Explore: Earth in Space
The children have really embraced the topic so far. We have done lots of talking and thinking about what they know and I'm sure they will enjoy finding out and learning lots more.
We will begin by exploring our planet first before exploring the rest of the solar system.
As always Mrs Challinor has some lovely ideas for craft work relating to the theme and for other special days and celebrations this term.
Feel free to explore the topic at home with your children, I am sure they will enjoy learning at home as well as in school.
Christmas is Coming!!!
Today we have started preparing for our Christmas video. We had lots of fun doing the video last year and I am sure the children will work just as hard this year.
I hope they've not given anything away and you'll have a lovely treat when you watch it!
We love showing everyone just how hard working the children are and the effort they put into performing is commendable.
SO..... watch this space for this year's Christmas video from our class.
This is Me Crafts
We are so lucky to have Mrs Challinor in our class. She has lovely ideas and we always have a great time doing craft activities.
We used different materials to write our names and they are really pretty!
A Visit From the Firefighters
Our Year 2 boys enjoyed the firefighters talk about fire safe today.
I think Riley looked great in the uniform. Maybe he’ll choose this as his job when he’s older.
Our Harvest Celebrations
Here we are with our collection of food that we brought in to give to Beddau Angels.
They will kindly distribute the food in the community.
Harvest Art and Craft
Here are some of the lovely Harvest crafts we have made during our celebration.
Mrs Challinor has fabulous ideas and we always make lovely things with her.
Here is another lovely craft idea that Mrs Challinor had to help us learn about Harvest and why we celebrate.
We really enjoyed making these. We had to do lots of cutting and sticking. painting and glueing but we have a lovely display in the classroom to remember why we celebrate at this time of the year.
Our THANKFUL Wheels
When we were learning about Harvest and being thankful for our food we thought about other things that we are thankful for in our lives.
Fruit and Vegetable Printing
We had lots of fun getting a little bit messy printing and making pictures using fruit and vegetables as part of our Harvest celebration.
We had lots of fun doing all the art and craft activities but we also enjoyed the language and maths activities relating to Harvest.
Here is some of the work that we have done over the past two weeks.
We did lots of work on the stories
The Little Red Hen
The Enormous Turnip
I can't believe it's been a whole year since we first sent our lovely friend birthday cards for his special birthday.
We have enjoyed staying in touch throughout the year and making him birthday cards again a year later.
I am so proud of the children's enthusiasm when making cards for someone they have never met but know by doing what they are doing they are making someone happy.
Here are some pictures of us making the cards and going to the post office to send them.
At the end of the summer term we had to say goodbye to two of our friends but we can now welcome two new friends to our class.
They have both settled in well and feel happy and confident in our class.
Unfortunately we've not had the best start to the term with two of our families catching Covid but hopefully from this week we will all be back at school and ready to work hard.
A Trip to the Post Office
It's been almost a year since we first send birthday cards to our lovely friend Mr Harrington.
We have a beautiful sunflower in the peace garden grown from the seeds that he kindly sent us.
We made him a card and sent him some photos of the sunflower.
We really enjoy going out and about for little walks in Beddau.
OUR HAPPY CLASS
Here we are
planting an oak tree that Mrs Challinor grew from a tiny acorn.
The children have really enjoyed learning about the Titanic.
Mrs Challinor allowed the children to design and make their own Titanic and they were VERY enthusiastic.
Look at these amazing ocean liners.
We are very proud of how hard the children work.
We hope you have room for them.
We have had a lovely time learning about France, Italy and Spain.
When we learned about France we painted Monet’s Waterlillies and made a lillypad.