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Thank you to everyone who has visited our blog and left comments for us.

We have started a new blog, which we are sharing with our class mates in Year 1 and Year 2, and this blog will no longer be updated.

If you would like to visit our new blog please follow the link below.

hopwoodyear1and2.primaryblogger.co.uk

 

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Starry Night, by Rhea and Isaac

 

Do you like our version of Starry Night?

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Starry Night, by Jason and Erin

 

What can you see in our picture? Do you like our version of Starry Night?

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Starry Night, by Lola and Phoebe

 

Do you like our version of Starry Night? What features have we included?

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Starry Night, by Aizah

 

Do you like my version of Starry Night? What features have I included?

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Vincent Van Gogh

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This week we are looking at Vincent Van Gogh and his painting Starry Night. We are going to use a paint package to create our own picture in a similar style.

What can you find out about Vincent Van Gogh?

When was he born?

Where was he born?

When did he paint Starry Night?

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Study for “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte” by Olivia and Georgie

 

Do you like our version of Georges Seurat’s pointillism picture?

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Study for “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte” by Bobbi and Erin

Do you like our version of Georges Seurat’s pointillism picture?

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Study for “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte” by Jakub and Alex

 

Do you like our version of Georges Seurat’s pointillism picture?

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Georges Seurat

This week we are looking at the artist Georges Seurat and his painting Study for “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte”. We are going to use a paint package to create our own picture in the pointilism style.

What can you find out about Georges Seurat?

When was he born? Where was he born?

When did he paint Study for “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte”?

 

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Rolls Royce

This term our topic is ‘Where will the Rolls Royce take you?’
We will be thinking about the history of cars and thinking about why Rolls Royce is so important to our local area.
Here is one of the pieces of homework completed over the half term holidays.

Can you share a fact about Rolls Royce?

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Fiendish Falls

 

We have been reading about Fiendish Falls in our Project X books and have been practising our best persuasive voices. Listen to our performance and see if you would like to visit…

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Hannah’s Science Prediciton

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Dylan’s Science Prediciton

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Our Monstrous Descriptions

This week we’ve been writing monstrous descriptions in literacy. Can you identify what features we have used in our writing?

Monstrous Descriptions from Mrs Atherton on Vimeo.

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Letter Writing

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This week we are practising our letter writing in our literacy and computing lessons.

How do you start a letter?

Who are you going to write to?

Which buttons on the keyboard do you press to…

Delete a typing mistake?

Start a new line?

Use a capital letter?

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Message from Sweden

We’ve had a message from Sigge’s school in Sweden! They are very excited that Sigge is spending some time with us on his adventure.

It’s snowing here in Uppsala, Sweden today. 

The ground is covered with snow, but most of it will melt over the weekend when it will rain.

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Sigge the Squirrel from Sweden

A special visitor has arrived at school this week.

He was found on a train and he comes with a special message, which is written in different languages including English.

What do you think Sigge and his class would like to know about our school and local area?

What holidays, meals and customs do we have that make us British that they might not do in Sweden?

Do you have a favourite place in school that you would like to share?

Can you find Sweden on the map below? Has anyone from Sweden visited our blog on our flag counter?

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Share your ideas in the comments box?

We will be writing to Sigge’s class and making postcards to send.

 

 

World Book Day Mannequin Challenge

We all took part in the mannequin challenge today with a World Book Day twist.
Which book did you choose from Gringotts?

World Book Day Mannequin Challenge from Mrs Atherton on Vimeo.

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Queen Elizabeth II

We have been thinking about questions about our new topic and facts we would like to find out about Queen Elizabeth II. We have been thinking about to word our questions when using a search engine on the internet. Here are some of our questions, can you think of any to add?

Share a fact about Queen Elizabeth II on our padlet below or as a comment.

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Owl Delivery!

There was a little owl visitor waiting for us when we came to school this morning with a special delivery for each class.

We got our letter in assembly this morning. What do you think is inside?

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All about Class 5, by Lola

This week in ICT we made posters about our learning this half term in our class. We used Story Visualizer to make our posters.

What have you enjoyed the most this term?

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Beware of the wolf! By Freya and Leo

This week in ICT we have been making posters to warn people about the wolf they might find in the forest. We had to choose a background image to make it look like a wanted poster, add a title, image and a caption.

Can you describe the wolf?

Freya and Leo

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Our Scratch Safari Sunset Animations

Today we finished our Scratch Safari Animations.

We planned, amended and wrote our own algorithms to command the sprite to move and to change costumes.

ebony and Jacob sunset safari script

Click the green flag to play the animation.

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Words Within Words

We had a video message from Stella Speller this morning. Watch the video and see how many words you can find within your spellings this week.

Stella Speller – Words Within Words from Mrs Atherton on Vimeo.

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LEGO WeDo Fireworks

Today we have been creating, constructing and programming our own fireworks using LEGO WeDo. Watch our animoto to see our fireworks in action!

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Our Christmas Performance

Today we have been using Clicker 7 to create images of ourselves during the Christmas performance.

Freya and Lola

By Lola and Freya

IssacBy Isaac

Maxim and Jakub

By Maxim and Jakub

 

 

My character description, by Freya

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Do you like my character descriptions?

What features can you find in my writing?

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My character description, by Lola

Lola

Do you like my character description?

What features can you find in my writing?

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My character description, by Hannah

Hannah

Do you like my description?

What features can you find in my writing?

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Expanded Noun Phrases

This week we have been practising writing expanded noun phrases.

Expanded noun phrases make our sentences more interesting my adding extra information.

Can you write a sentence including an expanded noun phrase to describe the gingerbread man?

 

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Guy Fawkes Project

What a wonderful piece of homework all about our new topic. Can you share any facts about Guy Fawkes?

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Guy Fawkes

After half term we are going to be learning about Guy Fawkes. Can you share a fact about him? There are some links below to help you.

DKfindout Guy Fakwes Facts Ten facts about Guy Fawkes Primary Facts

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Monkeys

Monkeys

We have been learning lots of interesting facts about monkeys over the last few weeks.

Can you share an interesting sentence about monkeys?

You can include facts or maybe you could include adjectives to describe one of the different species of monkey?

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Hopwood’s History Timeline

Throughout the year, each class will be adding posts to the timeline, which will include key historical dates and periods from their learning.


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Describing our Monster Alien

Today we have been building up a word bank to describe our Monster Alien.

We used the app Phoetic to fill his footprint with describing words.

Can you share some describing words in the comments box to help us?

Here are some of our word banks.

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Hi Class 5. I heard you are all marvellous monsters. Please can you help me? I was wondering how many different ways you can make the same number? I’m sure Mrs Makin can help you with this. Please let me know before grouchy Roz asks me again.

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CCTV Camera 1

Class 5 Camera 1 from Mrs Atherton on Vimeo.

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Data Handling

This afternoon we have been interpreting data and we used the Topmarks website to do this. First, we find out children’s answers to different questions.

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We then created a frequency chart and used the data we had collected to make bar charts and pictograms.

completed tally

bar chart

Which hobby was the most popular? Which hobby was the least popular?

 

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Where in the world have you visited?

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New School Year

Welcome back to school and Year 2.

We hope you have all had a great summer break and you are ready for the year ahead. We are looking forward to exploring new topics with you and sharing our learning and writing on our blog.

What are you looking forward to this year?

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The Unsinkable Ship Sank!

Olivia letter

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Ella’s Titanic Recount

Ellas Titanic recount

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Euro 2016

Our class team is Portugal.

What can you find out about the country and their Euro 2016 squad?

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The Titanic

This half term we are learning about the Titanic.

You can find out more information about the ship by visiting the DKfindout website, Coolkidfacts and the Britanica website.

Can you share a fact about the Titanic? Leave a comment or add a post to the Padlet below.

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