Blog 6.3.20

Blog 6.3.20

 

This week was Welsh week.

We held an Eisteddfod where we sang songs like Daw Hyfryd Fis and Cenwch y Clychau i Dewi. We did Dawnsio Gwerin to the song Jac y Do. We did this in our Welsh clothes.

We made lots of crafts like daffodils, leeks, Welsh dragons and we wrote sentences about why we are proud to be Welsh.

We spent lots of time and effort learning how to stitch and we created beautiful Wales inspired patches that we will be bringing home today. It was tricky to begin with, but once we got the hang of it, we were on a roll! It was hard work, but very worthwhile.

We made Welsh Cakes. We weighed the ingredients and mixed everything together. Then Miss Bowen cooked them for us. YUM!

 

Blog written by Year 2.

 

Blog 7.2.20

We began the week by learning actions to go with our story ‘The Legend of King Arthur’ and we have started to innovate it. Next week, we will finish the innovations and write the story out.

 

3D shapes were the hot topic for our number sessions all week. Just ask us to sing the 3D shapes song, we know it off by heart!!!!

Terry visited us on Thursday to teach us all about Space. He took us all outside and he helped us launch rockets into the field. It was really, really fun! We also dressed up as astronauts. He showed us his robot friend called Meccanoid. He taught us facts like when something spins it creates its own gravity, and how the solar system works.

Did you know, Earth was created from 2 planets crashing together? There was a bit of rock that came out and became our moon.

 

Next week is the last week before half term, let’s make it a good one! 🙂

 

Blog written by Year 2

 

Blog 31.1.20

We hope you enjoyed our class assembly, we certainly did!

In the run up to our performance we practised our socks off!

We also made love spoons and wishes for St Dwynwen’s Day which was celebrated on the 25th of January. Our class assembly was on the 30th.

Money, money, money! We have been using our number bonds knowledge to help us find change from 10p, 20p, 50p, £10 and £20. We took away prices of items from the amount we started with.

 

In fitness Friday, we did not let the rain stop us from having a blast! We used mats to play a problem solving game. Have you heard of ‘The Floor is Lava’? We had to get our team from one side of the class to the other using only 2 mats! It was a challenge.

We also did some Welsh folk dancing. We needed to learn the moves and practise them, and then we performed the dance to Welsh folk music.

We’re excited to get back into our topic work. Space!!

 

Blog written by Year 2

Blog 24.01.20

Blog 24.01.20

Our story map is completed for The Legend of King Arthur! We have started to add actions to our story. We like this story because it is a Welsh tale and makes us proud to be Welsh.

 

We have been helping Mr Froggy in number this week. We needed to help him find the nearest 10 for him to rest on. We found out a special rule this week: If Mr Froggy lands on a number that ends in 5, he HAS to go to the bigger 10.

 

Our Dydd Santes Dwynwen assembly is coming soon to Alltwen Primary School! We have been practising for this assembly all week. It’s starting to look good!

 

Thank you for reading. We will see you next Thursday for our class assembly. 🙂

 

Blog written by Year 2

Blog 1 of 2020! 10.01.20

“Happy New Year! 2020!”

It’s a new year at Alltwen Primary. Our first week back has been brilliant, good, amazing, fabulous, fun and tiring. We have been doing lots of work in school.

We have been spelling and reading our tricky words. Miss Dorward and Miss Bowen are SUPER impressed with us and can see that we have been practising at home.

We have had new books for number and we have done a lot of place value, focusing on 2 digit numbers.

We have LIFT OFF of our new topic ‘Reach for the Stars’ which focuses on Space and Forces. We really like this topic, because we want to know more about Space. It’s going to be a good term.

 

We hope you have a happy new year. 🙂

Blog written by Blwyddyn 2.

 

 

Christmas concert fun! 13.12.19

Although it has been a MEGA busy week, we have been working really hard on our stories. We have nearly finished!

 

This week, we did not one, not two, not three, but FOUR Christmas concerts. We did ourselves, our friends and family, and our teachers SO proud. We spoke loudly and clearly, remembered our lines, sang our songs really well and clearly so our mums and dads could hear us, and most importantly, we had lots of fun!

Dwi’n hapus! Dwi wedi blino’n lan! Dwi’n poeth! Dwi’n drist achos we won’t be doing it again 🙁

 

Diolch i parents, friends and family for helping us out and supporting us with our concerts – we couldn’t have done it without you!

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Blog written by Year 2.

Blog 29.11.19

This week, we have been innovating our class’ story ‘How the World was Made’. We have created lots of new stories, like Christmas, treasure, school, people, China and lots more. We also had a special day on Thursday celebrating our writing process and performing our story for our friends, teachers and families. We felt SO many emotions that day. We were nervous, excited, happy and scared.

In our number lessons, we have played lots of games, including ‘Ble mae pel?’. These games tested us on our positional vocabulary. We also played other games to help us develop our use of ‘clockwise’ and ‘anti-clockwise’. Please test us on our rights and lefts, we might surprise you!!!!!!

This week we have carried on doing LOTS of Christmas concert practice and we are getting SO good at remembering when to come on stage and remembering the lines before our own ones. It’s going to be an amazing show!

Blog written by Year 2.

 

Blog 22.11.19

In our writing this week, we have been looking at commas. We use commas in a list. They are used so that we can take breaths in a sentence. A comma looks like this:

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In our number lessons, we have done a lot of adding and taking away. We added and subtracted multiples of 10 from 2 digit numbers. We also did some partitioning!

 

This week we have been testing our knowledge of pitch and melody in our topic lessons. We used the song ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ to show how the melody changes through the song.

 

We are excited to say that we have practised our Christmas concert a LOT this week and it is starting to look really, really good!

Looking forward to next week.

 

Blog written by Year 2.

Egyptian Centre Trip

On Thursday 10th October, Year 1-2 and Year 2 went on a trip to the Egyptian Centre in Swansea University because our topic is Ancient Egypt. Here are some of the things we got up to…

We wrapped a dummy mummy in bandages.

We found stuff in the museum.

We put hats on when Luke was telling a story about Ancient Egyptians.

We saw the toy pyramid that was the same as ours in class.

We did a quiz about animals.

We looked at mummified snakes and crocodiles, there was even a hologram mummified snake. We loved that!

We played a game called Senet. We had to get all of our team’s cups off the board by making moves with a dice.

We had a go at a feeling game where we had to feel the animal in the bag and guess what animal it was.

 

We had an AMAZING time and would love to go back and do it all again!

This blog is written by Year 2.

 

Year 2 Friday 04.10.19

This week, we have been very busy making 3D pyramids. Some of us found the folding a little bit tricky. Some of us thought it was easy.

We have also been learning how to double numbers. We even had a go at halving the same numbers. In the beginning, we thought it was really easy. Then, it got more challenging. We love a challenge! A song called ‘Doubles’ helped us to remember.

Hieroglyphics were the hot topic of Year 2 this week. We worked together to crack the codes and work out the secret messages. Cracking the codes was a little bit tricky, but it was challenging and fun.

What a busy week it has been. We are SUPER excited about our trip next week! 🙂

This blog was written by Year 2.