I want to wish you all a very Happy Easter! The boys and girls really deserved the break because they had all been working so hard in Room 12 on the run up to our Easter holidays. We had been getting ourselves ready for the Easter Bunny, you can see some of our Easter art below, somebody very cleverly named our Easter chicks as chick-inoes because when teacher lined them all up on the windowsill and the wind blew in the window they would all knock each other over like dominoes!!!
We had been planning a top secret surprise for all the Grown Ups at home who have been like Mothers to all the children in Room 12. We created some beautiful bouquets of flowers, Mother's Day cards and very creative pictures for keepsakes! Although it may really look like it, none of the boys and girls were really sent to space for these pictures! (However they have all confirmed they really do love you all to the moon and back!!)
We have been looking at Force in Science this week. We had some great discussions about gravity and how things move in the air. One of the things we talked about was a parachute, how can it hold a person up in the air if it just made from material? So we decided to see how it really worked. Teacher helped us and suggested we use some modelling clay, wool and plastic to try recreate a parachute.
We were each given the materials in pairs and had to figure out what we thought was the best way to create a parachute. The modelling clay was the object we were using as a weight. You can see below the children figured out removing the clay would make it lighter and help the parachute stay in the air longer. It was a very effective experiment!
It has been a busy week getting ourselves back into school but we were lucky that on Thursday the 4th of March we got to celebrate World Book Day. This was a time where we got to explore different genres of books, share our favourite characters, create comic book strips and even paint on the pages of an old book our teacher had!
Our class also began some novels by Roald Dahl, we look forward to our reading groups every afternoon because we are talking lots about what has already happened, what will happen next, the different characters, and exploring the setting of the tale. This helps our novels become less like any old story and more like a whole new world we can get lost in!
Welcome to 2nd Class, Room 12
We are delighted to be back in Room 12. Our teacher is Ms. Gilligan and Ms. Brown is our SNA. There are 18 children in our class.