Monthly Archives: October 2016

Pumpkin soup tasting!

Today as part of our maths lesson the children enjoyed tasting some pumpkin soup. We then thought of some adjectives to describe the soup and used 4 words to make a survey and tally our results. We had to decide if we thought the soup was ‘good’, ‘tasty’, ‘disgusting’ or ‘spicy’.

Harry E. “I thought the soup would be disgusting but actually it was really nice!”
Emily, “It looks like baby food!”
Nathaniel, “I was a bit scared because it smelled.”

We then used our survey data to create our own pumpkin pictograms to show the results. We used a key to show that 1 pumpkin symbol represented 2 children’s votes, so this required us to think carefully when drawing our pictograms to ensure it showed the correct data.

Well done Ennis class, most of your pumpkin pictograms were very clear and accurate.
We hope you enjoy your half term break. Let us know if you do any pumpkin carving or cooking 🙂

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Pumpkins!

This afternoon we had a very exciting Science lesson as we were cutting open some pumpkins to find out what was inside!

Before we opened the pumpkin, some of us guessed what might be inside. Suggestions included; ‘orange stuff’, ‘seeds’, ‘string like cobwebs’, and ‘orange coloured juice’.

When we cut open the pumpkin some of the children were surprised by what we found. We looked at each part separately and discussed its name and purpose. We then placed labels on the pumpkin to identify each part.

The children then had time to go and explore their own pumpkins in a small group using their senses. Some of us really enjoyed putting our hands inside the pumpkin, or using a spoon to scrape out the seeds.

After we had washed our hands we used the magnifying glasses to take a closer look at some parts, and then completed our own diagrams to show and label the inside of a pumpkin.

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I hope you enjoyed exploring the pumpkins Ennis class. Tomorrow we are hoping to taste some pumpkin soup!

If you would like to watch the video about the pumpkin life cycle again, and learn the song, click here.

See you tomorrow for some more exciting learning around pumpkins!

Mrs Read 🙂

Busy Week in Ennis Class

What a busy week we have had!

Thank you to all of the parents and children who came to their TLC appointment this week, we really enjoyed meeting all of the parents and sharing the children’s learning so far this year. We hope you did too.

Ennis class have been very busy this week, in maths we have been looking at number sequences and patterns and have been continuing our place value work. Our working wall currently shows all of the different ways we can show a number using the various resources in Year 2. Which resource do you like to work with to help you with your counting and place value work?

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In English we have been reading ‘Pumpkin soup’ and have been using different drama techniques to bring the pages to life and give us some ideas for our writing.  Which drama technique have you enjoyed the most? Which character were you and what did you say?

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Then this afternoon in Science we have been learning about the life cycle of frogs. If you would like to watch the video again at home, click here.

Well done for working hard this week Ennis class. Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Read and Mrs Souter 🙂

Ennis class blog – up and running!

Our Ennis class blog is now up and running….sorry for the delay 🙂

We will be updating our class news weekly and sharing our learning from the classroom.

We hope you are all enjoying Year 2 so far. Just a few reminders to ensure everyone is on track for a fantastic year in Year 2.

  • PE kits need to be in school for the whole week please.
  • Key Skills needs to be handed in on a Wednesday and we expect you to complete all activities.
  • The school expectation for reading is at least 3 times a week, make sure you record it in your diary to receive your dojo credit!

Also, we are currently looking for parent helpers in school to help listen to readers, if you have some time to spare please speak to Mrs Read or Mrs Souter.

Thank you!