Zircon class have been learning about the Jewish faith this term and spent Thursday afternoon making their own candles. During Shabbat in the home, all the electricity is turned off and the candles themselves provide light for the joy of celebration. I asked the children if they would be able to live without electricity for a day and the answer was a resounding no! Maybe it could be a challenge to try at home for a meal time!
Homework due Wednesday 1st February 2017
Spellings: -less suffix
This week we would like you to learn the following spellings ready for a test at the end of next week:
Some are using our suffix that we are learning over the next week in class. Others are high frequency words, based on a recent check of these.
You can use any method you want to learn your spellings. Talk with your parents about any methods they know!
Please write a sentence using each of the words above, using your best handwriting. This is also a great way to show that you understand the meaning of the words.
Times Tables: x10
This week you need to be practising your 10 times tables.
We would like you to show your learning in any way (some examples could be: as a video on the blog; as a poster; writing a song or poem).
Make sure you read with an adult every day. Comment on your reading in your reading diaries.
This term we have been learning about the religion of Judaism. The class made challah bread from plasticine which is a traditional bread used to celebrate the Shabbat. Topaz also made Shabbat candles and decorated them.
In Topic we have explored carnivals in Trinidad and Tobago. In the second Topic lesson we created carnival masks and painted carnival scenes in Art.
Some of the children in Zircon class have been practising their rhythms to improve their knowledge of patterns and repetition. Here they are using instruments to replicate and create their own rhythms.
Zircon class have been interviewing each other this week to find out what sort of hobbies they like to do and why. We are reading the book of ‘Amazing Grace’ where Grace likes to spend all of her free time acting out the stories she reads and the ones her Ma and Nana tell her. The children have been encouraged to think about what they like to do in their free time, resulting in some fantastic stories at the end of the week. Here is some footage of the children doing their first ever interview in year 2. It is a little noisy!