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Ship Ahoy! (Summer 2)

Pirate Day!

Bears really enjoyed Pirate Day. We started the day by sailing to a desert island to have our photos taken. We then had to walk to plank and swim back to class! We had lots of fun making pirate masks, treasure, sand art and pirate mosaics. In the afternoon, Year 4 came to see us to share their pirate treasure maps with us and taught us about co-ordinates. We have loved learning our pirate songs and loved sharing them with all the parents. We hope you enjoyed them.



Rainbow Day

This week we have celebrated pride through rainbow day! We learnt about the artist Gilbert Baker who created the Pride flag in 1978! We learnt about the different colours and their specific meaning.


In the afternoon made different rainbow crafts. Take a look at our pictures!



Transition Day! 

Well done to the children for a fantastic first transition day in their new year 2 classes!  

W/C 20.6.22

This week the children have been busy doing reading, writing and maths assessments. They have all done really well and should be proud of themselves. 



We have been looking at what materials are waterproof. We conducted an experiment with water and a variety of materials to see which one would keep our Pirate dry. The children all enjoyed this activity and guessed that foil and baking paper would be the best material to use.



We have been looking at Braintree as a town and Essex as a county and what the difference is. We have also looked at where Braintree is on a map of the UK and also within Europe. They we all very interested to see how small the UK is compared to the rest of Europe.



We have been using levers to make pirate sliders. The children really enjoyed making their pictures move across the paper. 

WC 13.6.22


This week we have been followed the format of The Pirate House and have written our own versions. We used a lucky dip to decide what creature could be living is the house next door. We chose aliens, monsters, fairies, dinosaurs or witches. We loved writing our story and thought carefully about using full stops and capital letters.



We have started to look at numbers up to 100 and have practised counting forwards and backwards in ones. We have also recapped counting in 10s as when we use concrete and pictorial representations, we always count the 10s first. We have used the equipment to make numbers to 100.

W/C 6.6.22


This has been our first week of the Pirate theme. We have been reading the book The Pirate House and answering questions about the text. The children have been using parts of the story to write descriptive sentences using adjectives and conjunctions.



This week we have been looking at the placement of objects and using the terms, above, below, left and right. We have used practical equipment such as cones and multilink cubes to show this. 



This week we have been looking at materials. We recapped what materials they already knew and then looked at what type of material would be best suited to a shopping bag: paper, plastic or fabric. 



We have looked at coding this week. The class we given the task of making coding instructions for fish, to get them from the start to the end of their fish tank. 



The class have looked at symmetry this week. We have used the Pirate theme to look at how to draw symmetrical pictures of Treasure, Pirates and parts of a Pirate Ship. 

The Pirate House - Give Us A Story!

Sam Turner's got a theory about who lives at No. 2But should all the other kids believe him?Who's behind the door to No. 2???