2 Donaldson

Donaldson Class

Teacher: Mr Sutton
Year Group: 1/2
Class Parent Rep(s): Mrs Gray and Mrs Gillingwater

Info and Children's Work

Welcome to Donaldson Class

Donaldson Newsletter Term 5 2018

Welcome from Donaldson Class!

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Lizzy Yarnold letters and on her tour bus

Lizzy Yarnold won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics. We were all very impressed so sent her a letters in the gold letterbox that Mr Malone had made.  She came through Eynsford on an open top bus that we went out to see.

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Jigsaw maps

This term we are learning about maps and mapping. We looked to start with at some maps of the world. To make this a bit harder and to do some Maths at the same time the maps were jigsaws. A great challenge!

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Faces in the woods

Each week we head up into the woods. One of the many activities we have done is creating faces using the natural materials that were around. Here is a selection of our creations.

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Footloose with Walliams Class 

Walliams class performed the dance Footloose at The Stag Theatre. The next day they taught KS1 how to do it. We all gave it an excellent go!

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Athletics for Sport Relief
For Sport Relief the whole school took part in a series of events in the hall. Year 5 and 6 helped and we all did our absolute best. Some of the skills were very tricky! How long can you balance for?

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Capacity

As part of our Maths we were learning about capacity. We used a selection of different beakers and cups with scales on them to see how much water we had. Not many people got wet!

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Class Assembly

We completed our class assembly about World Book Day after the snow! It went very well with everyone projecting their voices incredibly. A very proud Mr Sutton.

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Beegu

We have continued using Beegu as our Power of reading text this term. Here we are creating freeze frames from the story. We then used these to create speech bubbles of what the characters would be saying.

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Harry Potter Day

Thursday 1st of February was Harry Potter day and the whole school got involved. There were some amazing costumes from students and staff. On the day we created our own potions, bought wizarding essentials and built Hogwarts! Here are Donaldson class outside Hagrid’s hut.

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Science – Investigating Paper

In science we are exploring the properties of materials. In groups we designed our own experiment to investigate the properties of paper. Some groups wanted to find out which type of paper floated best, some which was strongest and some wanted to find out which was most waterproof. Afterwards we were all able to discuss our results. Fantastic science!

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Rockets

In terms 3 and 4 we have Space as our topic. As we had some boxes (no idea where they came from!) we made rockets! They will take us on our exploration of the solar system.

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Box(ing) day

Before Christmas we had a morning of team building. We attempted to build an igloo and ended up with some impressive castles! Lots of communication skills and problem solving needed!

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Christmas Party

We had an amazing Christmas party with some fun games and party food! Great jokes in the crackers as well!

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Cooking

For Healthy Living Week we cooked carrot muffins. We had to use a lot of new skills and may have made a bit of mess! (There are no photos of us eating them because they disappeared too fast!)

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Witch items

In the Jolly Postman he delivers a letter advertising different products for a witch or wizard. We not only designed a product and advertised it but made it using junk modelling. Here we are making our amazing products!

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Repeating patterns

We went up into the woods with Mrs Harrison and we created repeating patterns. Here are our creations.

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Toy Man

We had a visit from William the Toy Man. He explained lots of the similarities and differences between toys that are around now and were around in the past. We had a little go with them during his talk and then played with them in the afternoon. They are great for your imagination!

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Building fairy tale houses

We have been looking at the Jolly Postman as our text in the Power of Reading. On his travels he visits many fairy tale houses. For our Working Wall we created all of the houses he visits, to put our learning around. Here we are making them.

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Drawing Fairy Tales

We heard a selection of fairy tales and then we drew them out to help us remember them. Can you work out the fairy tales from our drawings?

As a finale we did a huge drawing of the Three Little Pigs. We were all able to work on it at the same time!

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In Term 1 we created moving pictures for our Home Learning. Here is a selection of them. They were amazing!

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Habitats

As part of our science and work in the woods we went and created habitats for a selection of animals. Here we are with our creations and explaining why we built what we did.

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Measuring in Maths

In Maths we were learning how to measure. Here we are measuring a selection of things including ourselves!

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Shape hunt

We have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We went on a 3D shape hunt (it was pyjama day!) and found a huge variety inside and outside the classroom.

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With all the leaves falling from the trees we decided to do some art.  These are our pictures. They are based on our artist for the year – Piet Mondrian.

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In science we are looking at animals and their habitats. We went up to the woods to see what animals we could find. We found some amazing minibeasts!

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We have Maths every day. We explored the equals sign in the outside area with a selection of different materials and items.

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Our theme for this term is ‘Pirates’ and we spent an afternoon building pirate ships out of different materials. Some children even built a life size model!

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The Snail and the Whale is our Power of Reading text in Term 1. We read the book and discussed the different settings. To help us with our writing we built the settings! This is Donaldson Class creating their masterpieces.

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Anthony Roper Awards