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Welcome to class 2C at Allerton CE Primary School in Leeds. Here, under the careful guidance of Mrs Cooke, we will blog to the Big Wide World.

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Art day in 2C hooking with the book ‘The Spider Weaver’…

First we used wax crayons to practice mark making…

Next we used wax crayons to create colourful webs. We tried to include some marks we had practiced earlier…

Then we used water colours to create a green wash background to our web…

We wanted to add leaf prints to our background. We collected leaves from outside, we then carried out observational sketches of our leaves…

We the made leaf printing blocks out of foam. We then mixed colours to create different tones of green paint. We then printed onto our webs…

We then learnt how to do the running stitch. We added thread to our webs using the running stitch…

Finally, we added sequins, wax crayon and felt tip to add colour, sparkle and definition to our webs. They look truly amazing! Once displayed we will share our web gallery! 

In English this week, we researched facts about spiders. We then wrote some fantastic non chronological reports about spiders 🕷 

Maths in 2C…

In maths this week we have been using different methods to solve subtraction problems. We have used 100 squares to count back; used 100 squares to subtract multiples of 10; used column subtraction and also subtracted using tens and ones. We have really grasped these different methods of subtracting! 

2C authors…

This week 2C have been authors. Firstly we hooked with the book ‘Little Beauty’ written by Anthony Browne. We thought about the main theme running through the story which was one of animal friendship. We then planned our own stories with a theme of animal friendship. We used a story hand to plan our stories thinking about the characters, setting, where & how the story starts, the problem and how the problem is solved and finally where are characters are at the end of the story. 
We then shared our story plans with a friend, telling our story orally. Following on from this we wrote our very own stories. These were fantastic, we definitely have some future authors among us! 

Numbers to 100 in maths…

In maths the rest of the week we have been focusing on numbers to 100. This has included counting forwards and backwards; comparing whether numbers are greater or smaller by looking at the tens and ones; finding more or less and ordering numbers. I have been so impressed with all the children and how hard they are working! 

More of this week in 2C…

Also this week, we have also been focusing on place value in maths partitioning numbers to 100 into tens and ones; In English we have been hooking with the book ‘Willy & Hugh’ written by Anthony Browne; in science we sorted things into living/ not living /never been alive and in RE we have been thinking about different ways people pray. A very busy week in 2C but we’ve had lots of fun along the way! 

Mapping the River Aire…

As part of our new topic ‘Leodis to Leeds’, this week we learnt that the River Aire flows through Leeds. We learnt that the source of the River is in Malham and the mouth is where the River meets the River Ouse. We learnt that the River starts at Malham Tarn then travels underground to the spring at Airehead. We learn that the River gets wider as it gets closer to the mouth. We learnt the new word ‘meanders’. The children worked with a partner to map out the source and the mouth of the river and showed how the river width changes and meanders. Perhaps you could visit Malham with your families one sunny weekend…