In science we had a lot of fun “tinkering” with magnets to investigate materials and their properties, investigating which materials are magnetic.

In English, the children have loved writing their very own stanza based on Edward Lear’s poem, “The Jumblies”.  These funny creatures went to sea in a sieve, so the children set to work, choosing equally nonsense vessels for their own Jumblies to sail in; choices ranged from a bucket, an umbrella to a potty – in fact, the stranger the better! The children are almost word perfect, reciting the poem, and aim to have it learnt off by heart by the end of next week.

The highlight of the week was telling Julia Donaldson’s story “The Ugly Five” in Year 2’s Amazing Africa assembly!  We had a lot of fun acting and singing the story that shines a light on those creatures that are not as grand as the “big five” but are, needless to say, just as magnificent, especially to their babies.  We opened the assembly by singing a Namibian welcome song “Halima Pakasholo”, and ended it by singing a playground song from Cameroon, “Banigati By-away”.  In our African topic studies, we also learnt about some more African countries, and were fortunate enough to dress up in some authentic Moroccan costumes!

Have a wonderful weekend.