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Today in music, we learned about a percussion instrument called a glockenspiel. We quickly realised that we needed to hold the beater very lightly like a magic wand to allow the sound vibrations to be heard loudly and clearly. We practised counting in beats of 8 and playing the ā€˜Cā€™ bar in time with our partner.

A huge thank you to Nat who shared his story of how he became wheelchair dependent after an accident and muscle wasting disease. He later shared his passion for sport and taught each class how to play wheelchair basketball. Everyone absolutely loved their training session and some enjoyed it so much they added a wheelchair to their Christmas list! 

Year 2 have been getting to grips with the Cuisenaire rods in Maths this week to support them in securing their number bond facts up to 10. We began to notice a pattern as the first rod began to get smaller by one and the second rod began to get bigger by one. 

Today year 2 were given a mission to find items around the school that might belong to a story. They soon discovered lots of tangerines hiding in plant pots, under bushes and nestled behind the gazebo! They also found a zebra, ostrich, parrot, elephant, antelope as well as 7 delicious pieces of fruit. What could the story be you might ask? Handa’s Surprise of course! 

Year 2 enjoyed their first PSHE session with Jigsaw Jo in the September sunshine. Jigsaw Jo was very nervous about starting a new school year and Year 2 gave some fantastic advice about ways to squash those worries and who you can speak to in school who can help when you feel that way. 

Microhabitats

In Science, we explored the school woodland in search for micro habitats. We were all very excited to see what minibeasts we might find! Take a look at the pictures to see what we discovered...

Practical Maths

Today we continued our work on place value by using base ten blocks to exchange 1 ten for ten ones using base 10 blocks. 
We celebrated Hello Yellow day to support the Young Minds charity. We learned ways to make ourselves feel happier when we’re feeling down such as singing in the shower or playing a game, we even made our own rosettes! We also enjoyed some ‘Cosmic Yoga’ in the afternoon to help calm our minds and learned how important it is for our brain to relax after working hard all morning. 
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