We are working with other schools in Southport this week to find ways to improve our local community. Year 2 are focusing on improving our school community, in particular how we relate to one another and make each other happy. Keep an eye out for more details about what we have been up to this week.
In English we have been discussing what makes a good friend and bad friend. We have also been learning about contractions and verbs. This is to help us when we write a very special recipe, a recipe for 'Friendship Pie'. Miss Boyle's group made lists of the qualities of good friends and bad friends. They also made a list of appropriate verbs after looking at other recipes for ideas. The children then highlighted what they are going to include in their recipe.
As part of our focus on friendship, children in class 2OT have been learning to work as a team. Using a lego kit the children take on different roles: engineer, supplier and builder. The engineer looks at the instructions and tells the supplier what brick they need to look for, the supplier looks for the correct brick and then gives it to the buildier and the builder listens to the engineer and starts to make the model. By working as a team the lego model begins to take shape.
Atfer completing their role successfully each child is given a certificate.
The Year 2 children really enjoyed coming together as a whole school to take part in Dough Disco. We weren't the only school taking part either, over 600 other schools in the UK were also warming up their finger muscles.
And just in case you are wondering.......
What is dough disco?
Dough disco involves moulding dough in time to music and performing different actions such as rolling it into a ball, flattening it, putting each individual finger into the dough, rolling it into a sausage shape and squeezing it.
Why do dough disco?
This activity helps to strengthen children's fine motor muscles to enable them to develop their pencil grip which in turn will help to develop their writing skills. But most of all it's fun!