Home Learning 26.1.17

2-Week project, due back Monday 6th February

As part of our topic this term, we have been sketching and drawing teddy bears before modelling them using clay. Over the next 2 weeks, you need to be researchers, using books and the internet to find out as much as you can about teddy bears…

  • How were they invented?
  • What famous teddy bears do you know about?
  • Why do people like them?
  • How are they played with?

Here are some internet links you might find useful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUpEm7OaAEc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2gfGp4avkc

http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/who-invented-the-teddy-bear

http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/Teddy_Bear.htm

http://www.cymruted.com/html/started.html

Remember! Think carefully about how you will present your work. It should be clear and easy for the reader to understand, with:

  • Neat with good layout and your best handwriting
  • Full sentences with lots of interesting description
  • Well-structured so the information makes sense

Good luck! We can’t wait to hear what you find out!

Fire! Fire! London’s Burning!

It all started at the bakery in Pudding Lane….

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Keeping ourselves safe by standing well back from the fire…

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The fire in Pudding Lane rages like an inferno…

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As it burns out, the flames die away, leaving the ashes and cinders behind…

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The fire fighters make sure the fire is completely put out by spraying it with their water hose. The water causes a great billowing cloud of smoke…

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Then, just as we’re saying “Goodbye,” the fire service get a call and they have to leave quickly to attend a real emergency! p1040034

All the fun of the fair!

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What a wonderful winter fair! Thank you to all those who worked so hard over the last few months to organise it. Thank you too to all of you who helped to run a stall or supported the school by being there and joining in.  This Saturday’s fair was a great success. “It was a really lovely atmosphere,” was commented often by many adults. “My favourite part was seeing Father Christmas,” and Santa’s Grotto was certainly busy throughout the afternoon.

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Waller Bakery – 2MH

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No – this isn’t a display from Ayres! This amazing artisan bread was made by the children of 2MH (with a little help from some Mums & Dads – thank you!).

After we mixed our ingredients, we had to knead the bread then let it rest to activate the yeast, so the dough would rise and the bread would be light and fluffy.

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We then had to leave it to prove for 30 minutes, before we shared it out into equal pieces. Each child was then able to choose their own design, some chose to plait their, while others shaped their bread into twists and buns.

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After that we had to leave it to prove again for another 30 minutes, you could see how much the bread increased in size. It reminded Isaac of a flat football and Biba of some play-dough! It was then ready for the oven. It smelled delicious as it cooked. Was there any left for you to taste? What did you think of it?

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Disco Fever

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A great big THANK YOU to all those who helped to make this disco such a huge success. It was a wonderful atmosphere, with some brilliant boogieing while the beat boomed and the strobes shone. There was also lots of fun off the dance floor, with face painting, tattoos and a delicious range of snacks.

The PTA raises funds to support our school in many ways, such as providing First News, the children’s weekly newspaper, to all classes from Year 2 upwards. Currently, our main fundraising drive is towards a new climbing frame in the playground. The disco raised £700 towards this.

Our next event is the Winter Fair. Please help in any way you can – send in your donations and sign up to help run stalls and activities. We need you!

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