Ms Lingard-Lane welcomes you to Shanklin Class
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Bulpitt, Miss Darcy, Miss Crossley, Miss Ward & Mrs Backshall.
PE is on a Tuesday & Thursday.
Thinkuknow: keeping your child safe online while they are off school
Thinkuknow is the national online safety education programme from CEOP, the online child protection command of the National Crime Agency.
Thinkuknow helps parents, carers, teachers and others keep children safe from sexual abuse, offering learning activities, advice and support for children and young people aged 4-18 and their families.
Please go online for more information: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents
Exciting news for home reading!
To support your child with reading at home, we have subscribed to the Oxford Owl eBook Library giving access to more than 500 ebooks for use across the age range from Reception to Year 6.
Over the next week or so, your child’s teacher will be in touch with details of how to log in to the library and what your child will be expected to do to ensure that they continue to develop their reading skills whilst learning at home.
Please see the leaflet for more information. If you have any further questions, please contact the class teacher in the usual way.
What have Shanklin class been doing so far?
Shanklin Class have been making sliders and pivots in Design Technology. Here are some more of the outcomes shared.
Tilly has created a flower on a slider, Alexis has created a cat slider on a rainbow, Calvin has used a pivot to make his character play the guitar and Aidy and Vicky have created a dolphin jumping out of the sea. Freddie and Christopher have made some great boats that slide along the sea and Leo has made a hopping bunny on grass. Well done everyone!
In Shanklin Class, we are learning how to make simple mechanisms. This week, we learnt how to make a slider and a pivot. Watch this space for the finished products.
Shanklin Class have carried out a scientific investigation to explore the effects of global warming.
We made a small world of polar ice caps land and sea and observed what would happen in the warm environment of the classroom.
The children decided that they would take pictures of the small world over time and measure the sea levels at set items in the day.
We found that the ice melted and the sea level rose and swamped the land.
The children are learning about why this is happening through exploration of environmental issues, such as waste and pollution.
In geography, Shanklin Class have been learning about the continents and the oceans of the world.
We used paper mache to cover balloons and then painted them blue to make our own globes. Next, we used maps to locate the 7 continents and stuck them on to our globes, and labelled them. We then labelled the 5 oceans of the world. Finally, we used wool to represent the equator to separate the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and talked about differences in climate throughout the world.
KS1 have been exploring ideas that have come from sharing the book Here We Are. It encourages us to think about how to keep healthy and how we need to look after the world around us. Here are a few posters that the children have made which we hope to share with the island’s new Beach Ambassadors!
We brought the story of Egg Box Dragon to life by making our very own Egg Box Dragons.
Year 2 Common Exception Words
kind gold any move
find told many prove
mind plant door door
behind Mr poor again
wild Mrs floor sugar
child most our who
last both hour climb
past children only clothes
fast water money improve
path because even break
bath people half great
Here are some websites with some fun Maths activities to help your child learn.