The children have got so excited about following instructions they have brought in their own books to make planes and they loved trying Origami. Many children are coming into tell me about the different recipes and some have begged me to put this one on as they want to try it at home. I am very impressed with the enthusiasm. After half term we will be writing our own instructions.
We have learned about the 5 different food groups and how they help us be healthy so it was great to be able to try so many different fruits which we know give us vitamins. We all tried all the new fruits, even if we said we didn't like them! Many children were surprised that they actually liked fruit and most people got to try something they had never had before.
Thank you to Zach and Matthew's mums for coming in to help cut up and thank you to everyone who sent in such good quality fruit for us to try.
We read 'Mika the Picky eater' which reinforced the work we have been doing on eating a balanced diet.
Following our talk about hand washing we dipped our hands in glitter to represent germs and saw how easily they get spread around the classroom if we don't wash our hands carefully. We then gave each other instructions on how to wash our hands correctly.
We collected all the equipment needed to make jam sandwiches then we thought about how we should make them. Next followed our instructions to make the sandwiches then went back and improved our instructions.
We had a great time playing adjective tennis and using our words to describe characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We enjoyed sequencing the main events of the story and using time connectives. We though of alternative events for the story and wrote about the different sweets Violet could have eaten and what would have happened to her instead. The most exciting lesson was when we acted out the main events of the story and we filmed it on iMovie. It is our first go at using this program me but we are really please with ourselves!
We share our character descriptions which we wrote for homework and some were really good!
We found out how the Aztecs made chocolate and what happened when the Spanish came to visit! It took the Spanish 100years to share chocolate with the rest of the Europe as they liked it so much and chocolate beans were hard to get.
We read books and looked at lots of power points and found lots of different information. Sometimes it is difficult to find out what really happened so long ago and we have learned that there is always more to find out or someone always has a different viewpoint on what happened. We are making a 'Did you know?" wall with all the facts we have found out.
This is a picture of Hernando Cortes- can you remember who he was?
Some of the power points are attached below for you to look at again.
Here is a website for you to find out more about the Aztecs. Did you find out anything new? Write a comment here on the blog to get a house point!
As a special treat to start our topic on Chocolate we watched Charlie and the Chocolate factory. It had such exciting characters and settings so we are using the story in Literacy. We have been looking at verbs and adjectives and used them to describe the characters. We compared some of the children and decided Veruca Salt was the worst!
We had a go at planning and writing our own story based on 'A Quiet night in' or 'Charlie and the Chocolate factory'. We found it a bit tricky and will be doing more work on it next week!
As an introduction to our Chocolate topic we listed everything we already knew about chocolate and then wrote a list of everything we want to find out.
Aztecs were the first group of people to make chocolate so we thought we had better find out more about them! We learned about the journey the Aztecs made down to Mexico and why they chose to settle by the big lake, Texcocco. We learned about every day life and compared it to our own. The Aztecs believed in lots of Gods so we found out about them and designed our own. We are making collages of them. Have another look at the Aztec god powerpoint- which god do you think is the most important?
Welcome to Puma Class
Mr. Tony Pickhaver
Puma Class Teacher
Year 2 Team Leader
Mrs. Vivi Bian
Puma Class Learning Assistant
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