Mr Slingsby's tortoise came to visit Year 2 during their English lesson to put a context to writing questions. The children used question starters to come up with different questions to ask Mr Slingsby such as why, how, when and what. The children wrote these questions in their English books remembering to put question marks at the end of each question. They found lots out about the tortoise too!
Year 2 have been busy in music learning to play Samba. The end goal is a performance at the Summer Fair.
Here are some photos of them practising.
The children arrived to a crime scene at school this morning before a local resident, Mr Carson, came to be interviewed by the children about what he saw happening last night. They will be writing newspaper reports about what they found out later this week. We will publish some of the articles on the blog.
Year 2 have spent the last two weeks making moving toys for the Reception children. They had to be based on an animal from the River Exe. Here they are:
The Year 2 children have been using QR codes to research different animal groups. The children went around the classroom with their Chromebooks finding QR codes to scan and then read and recorded the information they had found.
Later in the lesson they used this knowledge to classify animals in the local environment.
Year 2 and 3 had a great day on Monday on their Allotment Day. The children took part in four exciting activities throughout the day: planting at the allotment, writing vegetable riddles, composing music to represent the seasons and researching food miles.
Today the children have been learning about the properties of different materials. Through this they completed an experiment to see whether the different materials were waterproof or not. They then used this knowledge to design an outfit for Harry and Meghan's wedding just in case it rains. We are in England after all!
We have been emailing the Beijing New Oriental International School in China. We have created an exciting link to help us learn more about China and the Chinese culture.
We have sent and received many emails already and have even started exchanging some photographs and videos.
Here are some videos that they have shared with us.
Mr Moore's rockstar cousin, Zander McComb, skyped Year 2 today from his apartment in New York. He is the current champion of Times Tables Rockstars and has set them a challenge. Can they beat the mighty Zander McComb?
Today the Year 2 children took part in a fire safety session, they learnt about keeping themselves safe when dealing with fire. All the children were excited and asked lots of questions. Thank you to the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service for coming into Exminster School.
Year 2 kicked off their new topic 'The Great Fire of London' with a fantastic day of art and history. The children made Great Fire of London silhouettes and mobiles, whilst learning about the timeline of events and creating group posters showing this. Below are some pictures of their final pieces.