Year Two had a very special visitor this week. Her name was Maria and she is a firefighter.
She came along with Blaze Bear to tell us all about how to prevent fires and how to keep safe if we do get caught in one.
We learned how to 'Stop, Drop and Roll' and 'Get low and go' to keep ourselves safe in different situations where they might be a fire. We even got to try on a firefighters helmet... it was really heavy!
Today, Kangaroo Class got their chef's hat on and made a delicious Thai Green curry.
We watched carefully to learn about how to prepare and chop the different vegetables then we had a go ourselves.
Mrs Tilsley put all of the veg in a wok and we watched as she cooked them for us. Now we just need to add some curry paste and coconut milk to add the flavour- hopefully it isn't too spicy! We can't wait to try it :)
Kangaroo Class have been really busy getting ready for our 'Around the World' exhibition next week.
We have been making some lovely Thai inspired artwork and practising our dragon dance ready to show everybody.
Next week, we are even going to get stuck into some Thai inspired cooking. We hope to make some sweet and savoury treats from Thailand for everyone to enjoy.
Hope to see lots of you at our exhibition next Thursday :)
We have been researching what houses look like in Thailand and other parts of Asia and comparing them to our homes. We know that sometimes they can have earthquakes in parts of Asia so their houses need to be made to deal with this.
This week we were given the task of designing a building a house that could stay together during an earthquake. We used different materials to make some amazing houses and we had a mini earthquake in class to see which ones would survive.
Last week, Westbury Infants had a special visit from a dance instructor who helped us to learn some dances from around the world.
As year two are learning about countries in Asia, we learned a Japanese dragon dance. We had great fun pretending to be dancing dragons but we had to work really to stick together in our lines.
We are going to keep practising in our PE sessions over the next few weeks ready to show all of our parents in our 'Around the World' exhibition at the end of term.
We look forward to showing you our fantastic dance moves :)
Happy New Year!
Kangaroo Class have made a fantastic start to 2018 and we are already getting stuck into our new topic- Thailand.
We have started finding out about where Thailand is by using maps and Globes and we are going to start finding out about what life is like for children there. I wonder if they do the same things at school as we do?
We have started building our role play area which is a Thai restaurant. We have been busy writing menus and recipes and we can't wait to have a go at cooking them!
Kangaroo Class are all extremely excited for Christmas!
Our class elf Crystal has been causing all sorts of mischief in the classroom but she said that she would deliver our letters to Santa for us if we were kind to one another.
We put lots of fantastic effort into writing our letters so we have on copy to keep and the other is on its way to Santa's workshop!
Year Two had an amazing trip to the Toy Museum in Trowbridge today.
We caught the train bright and early to Trowbridge and after a quick play in the park, we made our way to the Toy Museum. We had lots of fun playing old fashioned games, making masks and finding out about toys from the past.
After lunch we headed over to the Town Hall and had a look at the cells. We had great fun pretending to be prisoners from years ago although, we were all on out best behaviour!