Welcome to the 2SD Class Blog!  
 We shall be updating our blog regularly so that you can share in and enjoy our learning and progress throughout the year!  
Representing Two-Digit Numbers Using Part-Whole Models
Look at the part-whole models and the related number sentences. 
Can you identify the whole and the parts?  How do you know?
Challenge: How many different ways can you represent the whole number using a part-whole model?  Can you write the matching number sentences? 
What does it mean to be a Christian?
We are learning to identify the importance, for some people, of belonging to a religion and to recognise the difference this may make to their lives.  We were very happy to welcome Mr Stephens into class to share a personal insight into what Christianity means to him and how it affects his life.  The children asked lots of interesting questions and began to reflect upon what we can learn from this.  
Stepping Back in Time at Pendennis Castle 
This week, we had a fantastic visit to Pendennis Castle in Falmouth.  We learnt when, how and why the castle was built and why it is still important today.  Also, what life was life for the people who lived and worked there.   Exploring the castle, dressing up and handling artefacts really helped to bring our learning to life. What was your child's favourite part of the visit and the most fascinating fact they learnt?  Why?   
How can we keep ourselves safe online
This week we have been learning how to keep ourselves safe online.  Why not discuss what we've been learning?  Is there anything more that you can be doing to improve your online safety at home? 
Magic Maths!
We have been learning to identify and represent two digit numbers in different ways.  Why not try it at home?  How many different ways can you represent the numbers?  CUse the models to help you. 
Challenge:  Discuss and explain how you did it using some of the key vocabulary we have been learning:
  • digit
  • two digit number
  • numbers in numerals
  • numbers in words
  • place value
  • tens
  • ones
  • What is the value of each digit?   
  • How much is each digit worth? 
Model-making Morning!
This week we launched our new project with a model-making workshop.  It was super to be supported by so many family members, thank you to everyone who was able to attend. The children really enjoyed building their learning powers by using skills such as: collaboration, creativity, perseverance, resourcefulness and reflection to bring their ideas to life.  


Democracy in Action!

Elections of class representatives for both the School Council and the Eco-Council have been held.  Candidates who wished to put themselves forward presented a short speech before secret ballots were held.  The elected representatives will meet regularly with their respective councils to discuss relevant issues and feedback to the class.  


                    School Councillor: Evie      Deputy:  Gracie-mae

                    Eco-Councillor:    Lily        Deputy:  Kizzy   

Building our Learning Powers

We have been revisiting how to develop our lifelong learning skills by building our learning powers.  These will help us to approach and manage our learning calmly, confidently and creatively. We explored key learning behaviours through our good learning animals which demonstrate what each learning power looks like in practice, and what we need to do in order to develop these skills. 

Challenge:  Can you discuss when you may have needed to use your learning powers this week?  Which ones and why?  How did it help you?    


Making our class a safe, fair and happy place to learn...

This week, we have been thinking about the kind of learning environment we wish to create for our class this year and the daily routines which can help us to achieve that.  We generated and discussed ideas together.  Then all of the children and adults signed our class poster to show our commitment to working together to make our class a safe, fair and happy place to learn.   

10.09.19     What a fabulous start to the year! 
We hope that you enjoy looking at the fantastic homework that has been completed during the summer, inspired by our new topic linked to Carn Brea castle!  We have had such a wide range: poetry, fact books, 3D models, photographs, paintings and so much more.  These are already sparking so much interesting discussion and inspiring others to have a go. It has been lovely to hear the children share their stories of how the homework came about and the range of friends and families who've been involved.  A huge thank you to everyone involved!