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Church of England School - 2017
Manor Road, Toddington, Bedfordshire, LU5 6AJ  Tel: 01525 872360
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Welcome to Toucans Class - Year 2 (Key Stage 1)

Class Teacher:  Mrs Rivers
Support from:   Miss Herbert
Toucans 2017 - 2018

Toucans teaching and support Staff

Miss Herbert, and Mrs Rivers

Class Information:

Reading books are changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday when your child has completed their book. (Please remember to sign their reading record and ask them questions about their book to show that they understand what they have read). Reading books need to be in school every day.

Library books are changed weekly on Friday.

Spellings and Maths homework are given out on Fridays

PE - indoor on Monday and outdoor on Tuesday.

Show and tell day is Monday (your child will be informed when it is their turn)
In our topic lesson we were learning about Ernest Shackleton.  We then imaged we were a famous explorer.  Our friend then interviewed us in front of the class.  We enjoyed taking part in the drama and learning about famous explorers.  
In our computing lesson we were learning about programming.   We took it in turns to program our 'robot' partner using instruction cards.  We made them pick things up and move around the classroom.
In maths we were playing snakes and ladders, to earn the dice we had to answer questions related to our times tables.  We enjoyed making up the questions for each other and trying to beat them to the top.
Toucans have enjoyed exploring the outside canopy area.  We have been trying to make and igloo  and playing with ice animals.
We went to St Albans Cathedral and had a tour around.  We learned why people came to the cathedral.  We took part in a 'wedding' and learned why the cathedral was built and named St Albans.
To end our 'frozen planet' topic we had a visit from a Husky dog .  We learned about the features that helped the dog in the cold.  We also got to stroke the dog and have our photo with her.
On healthy hearts and mind day we played lots of different games, led by our amazing sports leaders.  We also had a lesson of Judo and enjoyed learning how to pin and escape from our partners.
Shine Start Shine - Nativity Play
On Victorian Day we experience what it was like to go to school.  We had lessons in maths, writing, reading and prayer. We had gruel for lunch and did a drill to help us exercise.
We had an exciting day when our time machine brought back Grace Darling.  We learned about her daring rescue and how she lived in the Victorian age.
Shine Start Shine - Nativity Play
During our topic of turrets and tiaras we have made hand puppets of a person from the castle and also within DT we learnt about moving pictures. We learned how to make a moving picture from a dial, slider of lever and then made our own moving picture.
We had an exciting day with Sir Teachalot.  He came to school with lots of fun props to teach us about castles.  He first dressed up some of the children from our class to show what people would have worn.  Then he taught us to joust.  It was fun having a go on the horse ( a trolley with a chair on).  After lunch we came together in the hall and Sir Teachalot explained how to build a castle and we built a scale one together.  Then he taught us how to knock it down.  We used a trebuchet with bean bags.  It took a long time to knock down the castle but we had great fun.  We loved our visit from Sir Teachalot.
In January we came back from the library to find our classroom in a mess.  There were giant footprints.  We followed the footprints outside where we found an egg.  The class were very excited.  We looked after the egg and wrote some amazing stories about the cracked egg.  After a few days a DRAGON hatched out of the egg.  We named the dragon Layla.  Each day a member of the class has taken Layla home to look after her. They have all written in her book.  Layla, so far, has been to Mcdonalds, a birthday party, Polish school and loads of other fun place.  Each week Layla has gotten bigger and bigger.  We don't know if she is staying for good but we all hope so.

Spring Term 2 - Seaside Adventure

We went on a trip to St Georges' church to have an Easter experience.  There were several stations set up to help us learn why Christians celebrate Easter.
World Book Day

We enjoyed WBD by dressing up as our favourite book character and we also shared our favourite  books in the classroom.