Class 5 – Ladybirds 2014-15

Ladybird Class 10.7.15

We have had a busy week this week with lots of work about our Sea topic. We have finished off our Brian Lewis canvasses which look wonderful. We have also had fun writing our own seaside limericks with some very funny results.

On Wednesday we visited the Junior School for an afternoon of sports activities. We have been practising our songs and poems all week for the Summer Fayre. Today we read ‘The Selkie’ by Gillian McClure, the author who visited us last week. We then wrote our own seaside adventure.

Ladybird Class 3.7.15


On Monday we had lots of visitors. We had a doctor, nurse, midwife, police officer and a surgeon.

On Tuesday we visited the Junior School for the whole day. It was lovely that we could choose what we wanted for lunch. We enjoyed playing football and games with our friends there.

On Wednesday we went to the Royal Norfolk Show. We looked at lots of different activities and saw lots of cows. We had a competition to see who could collect the most stickers!

Yesterday an author, Gillian McClure and an artist, Brian Lewis, came to visit. Brian Lewis showed us his pictures with seals in. Today we are enjoying sports day.

Ladybird Class 26.6.15

This week we have been reading stories about the Lighthouse Keeper, Mr Grinling. We looked at exciting words used in the story and found out what they meant. We also learnt how to use a thesaurus to find alternative words we could use in our writing. Today we wrote our own story of the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch from the seagulls’ viewpoint. Mrs Buckley was very impressed with the amount of detail and sentence openers we used. In maths we wrote our own word problems we collected data and put this into a graph.

In art we painted scenes from the Lighthouse Keeper stories. We learnt how to mix colours and how to use different brush strokes. Finally we have made amazing lighthouses with a full electric circuit to make a lighthouse bulb light up and turn off.

Year 2 Home Learning – ‘The Sea’

Ladybird Class 19.6.15

This week we have been designing a leaflet about a Victorian seaside museum. In it we had to include facts we had learnt about the Victorians. In maths we have been solving problems using multiplication or repeated addition. We have read the story ‘One is a Snail and Ten is a Crab’, and then answered problems about this counting book.

On Wednesday we got to learn some more information about the Junior School when some Year 3 children visited. This gave us the opportunity to ask any questions about anything we were not sure about. On Thursday we had a visit from the Book Centre and we listened to a few stories. Ismay’s favourite was A PlaceTo Call Home because the hamsters thought they were at the end of the world, but they were not. We have also been practising for Sports Day. Mataya, Ferne, William, Joshua and Georgia all represented our school in Tri-Golf, along with the team from Butterfly Class. They won and now have to play in Norwich representing West Norfolk. A big Well Done!

Ladybird Class 5.6.15

We have begun learning about our new topic. Our ‘WOW’ start to the topic included a hunt for letters and then we had to work out the words they spelt. We soon found out that it was ‘The Sea’. Also we have been busy doing some very special writing about a magical pebble. Thomas said I liked this writing. It was fun! On Thursday we read a book called ‘Chicken Clicken’. We learnt how to keep safe when using the internet and designed an ‘esafety’ poster. We have also studied the local artist Brian Lewis and are recreating one of his paintings for our corridor display. His paintings are fun because he has people on island beaches and seals in the boats. We also have a new member of the class which we are very pleased about. On Wednesday the Year 3 teachers from the Junior School visited and read us a story.

Year 2 ‘The Sea’ Topic Web

Ladybird Class 22.5.15

In our final week before half term we invented our own fictional animal by combing two animals together. We drew a picture and then we described it using conjunctions and adjectives. We had a fun Thursday visiting the Junior School, where we played maths games with the Year 6s. Billy’s favourite game was the football theme. Emmie really liked trying to get to the Wizard by asnswering tricky maths questions. On Friday we have enjoyed a Carnival Day. We have all dressed up in bright colours and made masks, headdresses, musical instruments and learnt a tribal dance. We all then had a fantastic time parading in the playground showing what we had made.

Ladybirds Class 15.5.15

In our writing we have been learning how to write a rainforest story. We had to try to include adjectives, conjunctions and try to start our sentences in different ways. We then wrote a 5 sentence story. This was quite tricky because we had to make our sentences longer and more detailed.

In maths we have learnt how to tell the time for o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. We have been using partitioning to help us add 3 or 4 numbers together. We have been on a mini-beast hunt and found lots of interesting insects. We have also painted a rainforest picture like Henri Rousseau. We have been building up the painting with layers of animals and plants.

Ladybirds Class 8.5.15

We have been learning about fractions of shape and number of objects. We have learnt how to find ½, ¼, and ¾ .

We have been reading stories from Anthony Browne and we have described the characters and their feelings. We have also pretended to be the characters through hot-seating.

As part of our topic we have made Yanomami huts out of clay. We have been on a walk around the school to spot different types of plants.