Eye witness interviews are big news in 2WB πŸ‘€

As part of our topic learning about The Great Fire of London, the children used their interviewing techniques to make a news report video. After carefully thinking about suitable witnesses and questions to ask, they worked as a team to record each other as roving reporters. Here are a couple of examples: Children’s news reporting […]

2WB – There’s nobody here but us chickens πŸ“

Feeding the chickens is an absolute joy, although they did get somewhat excited when we opened the gate! Luckily, we had kind assistance from some of the older children and we were able to give them clean water and checked they had plenty of food.

International storytelling in 2WB πŸŒŽπŸ“–

We love working with our Chinese partners as part of an international project. After exchanging ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ stories, we have learned about a traditional Chinese story called ‘The Three Monks.’ We learned the story in English, then the children were really enthusiastic about reading the story in Chinese. Watch our video to see […]

2WB go green for Earth Day 🌎

As part of the Big Pedal competition, today we were celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. The children came to school in Non-Uniform and wore something green to raise awareness on we can do to help the environment. We discussed how the world can change outside of our own windows. #BigPedal2021

2WB creating their own Census πŸ“

  The children had to think of ideas for our class Census. We had lots of great ideas, but then removed the ones that would not give us useful data. The children took a vote to choose what we would count and we went with the popular choice, games.   We used a tally chart […]

2WB research the first fossil hunter πŸ”ŽπŸ‘€

During science week, we enjoyed researching a famous scientist linked to our current science topic –Β Animals, including humans. We found out that the first fossil hunter was a lady called Mary Anning and we were really interested in learning about what fossils are. We saw and touched what a fossil might be like (from a […]

Deduction and innovation in 2WB πŸ‘€πŸ”Ž

As part of our science week activities, we started our day with a ‘Top Trumps’ morning maths challenge. We looked at animal facts to deduct the oldest animal in each group, then the oldest for the whole class.   In the afternoon, we took part in an innovation challenge. Β The children had to choose a […]

Reading hangouts in 2WB πŸ“–

It was book t-shirts galore today, for World Book Day! We had a go at building a reading den in school for our World Book Day activities. Later, we went live with our class to see how the den building was going on at home. It was lovely to hangout together, sharing extracts and chatting […]

Super scavenging in 2WB πŸ”Ž

Scavenger hunting in the classroom – something made of wood and something with wheels. Examples from hunting at home. Here are two examples, presented by video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LJNz1AtWW1bVkctuAIY1iqIE8AS-AYBO/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BSD4Xb34PlyLNUMhUvTT12j3T_oJQwEb/view?usp=sharing

1/2P and 1S: Food Tasting for DT

In our DT lesson this week, the children explored and evaluated a range of vegetables in preparation for soup making. We tried a variety of raw and cooked vegetables, letting our senses help us with our evaluations. Using cocktail sticks to handle each item of food, we considered the smells, textures and flavours. We rated […]

Dotty or square in 2WB? πŸ”ΊπŸ”Έ

We have been using geo boards to draw examples of basic 2D shapes. We then moved on to drawing shapes, using a set of instructions: Draw a large rectangle on squared paper or dotted paper. Draw a square inside the rectangle.  Draw a triangle below the rectangle. Draw a pentagon that is bigger than the […]

Testing and tasting in 2WB πŸ₯•πŸ 

In our DT lesson today, we explored and evaluated a range of vegetables in preparation for soup making. We tried new things and let our senses guide us. Using cocktail sticks to handle the food items, we described what they smell like, feel like and gently put them on our tongue to see what flavour […]

STEM secret messaging challenge πŸ“©

Today we gathered some everyday household items and got ready to try some alternative ways of messaging. Firstly, we looked at how we could use objects to make images of words or phrases. Then we used some special solutions to investigate what would make the best invisible ink. Our grand finale was making Morse Code […]

KS1 ask “Where does our food come from?” 🍽

In our DT lesson today, we thought about food that is healthy, like fruit and vegetables. We agreed some food could be healthy, but unhealthy when you eat too much of it (bread and cheese). Some healthy foods are mixed with unhealthy foods, like fish and chips, or burgers with salad. It was certainly food […]