Monday, November 28, 2011

Full steam ahead!

Look what came in to class today! Thank you very much Mrs Aitken!

Take a look at our very own locomotives! Toot toot!

George Stephenson's Rocket!

Saturday, November 26, 2011


The Aboriginal people learned stories from retelling, not reading, so we thought we would have a go. The children didn't have access to any of the words, at any time. What do you think?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Numicon - thoughts from the children

Yooncon is grat fun and you can maick luflee patuns. and you can cownt in tows.

and it is moatee culud. By Erin It helpt me with ods and evons and it is god fun plain with the youncon. By Katie

It helep me caunt and I like putin them in nub ordn. By Ethan

I like numicon becas you can make shaps with the numicon they make make you good at maths. By Liam

I like making shapes with it and patterns. I like making numbers and puting them on top of each other so they match and putting them in order and counting them. By Spencer (told to Miss Beckett)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A rocket?! Nearly 200 years ago?!

We got another message from Dr Who!

Mrs Aitken found a replica model!

Monday, November 21, 2011

The beebots travel Australia!

On the beebot I done it on a map of Australia. I got it to go from lets say Perth to Darwin. It was very fun doing it. Or I could say from Uluru to Perth. I thought I could stay there for ever and ever because it was so fun. I loved it so so so so so much it was fantaboulasly great. I just couldn't leave it alone till the end of the day. By Eleanor

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

BIG writing

Listen to some of the Badger's BIG writing. Can you spot the wow words?

More from the year 2/1s coming soon!

Look at some of our Australia guide books!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Aboriginal drama

Lily sent us an email all about what she had found out about the Aboriginies when she visited the Red Centre in Australia. We wanted to share her story with you.

For thousands of years the Aboriginies lived as hunter gatherers. They hunted animals and gathered bush tucker and lived happy healthy lives.

They used animal skins and plants to make their homes and clothes.

They shared stories in the evenings with their children and grand children. These stories had been passed down like this for thousands of years.

The older people taught the younger people the skills they needed to live happily in their home land.

In the evenings the Aboriginal people spent time together eating, sharing stories, making music and dancing.

They shared their food and their stories.

When they had taken enough from the land, they packed up their few belongings and moved on. They wanted to make sure that they did not take too much from any place, that the land had a chance to renew it's fruits and the animals had a chance to reproduce. The Aboriginal people understood about the land and respected it. They only took what they needed.

Then the white people came. The Aboriginies were surprised, for they had never seen white people before. The white people did not understand how the Aboriginies lived and thought that they were not as good as them. They did not like how the Aboriginal people dressed so that told them that they must change.

Some of the Aboriginies fought back and said no, they did not want to change. But they only had spears and the white people had guns. Many were killed. Others were made to live in one place, to build houses and to work for the white people. The Aboriginies were not used to this. They liked their freedom. They were unhappy.

Then one day, some of them decided that they could not live like white people, so they went walkabout back into the bush.

Now, white people have more respect for the Aboriginal people. We are beginning to understand that we can learn a lot from them, that they are more clever about looking after our Earth than we are.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fantastic Portraits!

We have spent this half term learning how to draw ourselves and each other with lots of accurate details. We put our skills together in an amazing portrait.