Autumn 2017

Welcome back to school!
Week One
We have thoroughly enjoyed our first week of the Autumn Term. Our Autumn walk helped us to identify many different changes to leaves and trees and we also spotted mushrooms, blackberries and apples around the school field.
Throughout the week, we have spent time learning with different partners and as part of bigger groups, helping us to develop friendships across Year 1 and 2. We're looking forward to our topic launch at the Eden Project on Wednesday.
Y1 & Y2 - please decorate the outside of your homework book and bring it back to school on Thursday.

Week Two


Our visit to the Eden Project was amazing – in the morning, we learnt about ‘green machines’ which is their special name for plants. It was fascinating to find out how plants use sunlight and water to create food for themselves. They’re like little food factories!


We also had some free time in the afternoon and we visited both the tropical and the Mediterranean biomes. We couldn’t believe how hot and sticky it was! One of our favourite things was the wobbly bridge because we managed to fit all of Yeqr 1 and Year 2 on it!


Homework – due in on Thursday.


Y2 - Please complete the noun alphabet in your book.


Week Three


This week we had great fun with the author Simon James. He showed us how he starts writing a book with a picture of the characters and then he creates a draft version in pencil. We really enjoyed it when he told his stories because he used different voices!


Mr Wilde was really impressed with our listening skills in our gymnastics session – he said that he is really looking forward to our next lesson and so are we.


Homework – due in on Thursday.


Y2 – Please complete the maths activity in your book.


Week Four


Well, we have had great fun this week – dressing up as cows on Wednesday as part of National Milk Day and finding out about where milk comes from as well as meeting a cow and calf! Year 1 carried out a tree survey on the school grounds which meant being detectives with magnifying glasses to help us look really closely at the differences between different trees.


Thursday was National Poetry Day and the theme was freedom. We learnt about the life-cycle of a butterfly and used drama to help us think about what it would be like at each stage before creating a poem about it. Mrs Illingworth was really impressed with our use of descriptive language.


Homework – due in on Thursday.


Y2 – Over the past couple of weeks, we have been practising asking and writing questions. As part of our topic ‘What does Kernow mean to me?’, I would like you to talk to family and friends about what you might like to find out to help you answer our big question.


Challenge yourself to write a question using each of the question starter words: What? Where? Why? Who? When? How?

Week Five


At the beginning of the week, we learnt about the meaning of the colours in Cornish tartan and created posters to tell other people about it. Later on in the week, we created our own tartan by choosing different colours that represented something that was important to us – Mrs Illingworth was so proud of our use of values when designing our tartan and when explaining our ideas.


We continued our butterfly theme this week by looking at symmetrical patterns. We challenged ourselves and our friends to follow some very tricky patterns.


Y2 Homework – due in on Thursday.


Please complete the maths activity in your book.

Week 6


As part of our topic, we investigated words in Cornish and found the words for some of our favourite things, like food, colours and numbers. It’s been interesting to hear about the different things that everyone would like to find out about Cornwall too.


This week, we have learnt a new song in our Music session ‘When I was one I sucked my thumb’ – it was so much fun singing and adding actions. We also heard the next part of the golden crab story and can’t wait for next week to find out what happens next.


Y2 Homework – due in on Thursday.


Please complete the sentence activity in your book.


Week 7


This week in Music, we practised and performed the sea-themed songs that we have learnt. We also used this as inspiration for our own stories – we planned them using story maps and then wrote them. Mrs Illingworth was really pleased with our use of Confidence and Enthusiasm for Learning.


We have also used Google Maps to talk about where Cornwall is and then placed different places in Cornwall on our giant map.


Y2 Homework – write a short story for the Children’s University competition. We’ve sent some information home.