Monthly Archives: February 2015

Fraction Investigation In Maths

This Friday, following on from our work this week on finding fractions of amounts, 2 Dahl launched into a carousel of fraction related activities. The children built ‘chocolate bars’ out of multi link cubes that were half banana and half toffee. They also played a fraction pairing game, fraction dominoes and wrote some super fraction word problems for find fractions of amounts. 


Illustrator visits 2 Dahl

As part of book week, the illustrator, Nick Schon, visited 2 Dahl today. Using the children’s ideas he drew a series of pictures to tell their story about Kipper and a candy cottage. Next week, 2 Dahl will be using these illustrations as the starting point for writing their own story.

Creative in Computing

This afternoon 2 Dahl booted up the notepads and boldly opened the application, MS Paint. First we discussed and investigated the toolbar buttons and explored what these did. The children practised changing brush sizes, colours, fonts, adding text, and inserting and filling in shapes with different colours using the fill tool. Then the children worked in pairs to create their own space themed piece of e-Art. We discussed the importance of saving our work and learnt how to save a file in a folder.

Reports in Literacy

Following on from the children’s report writing, this week 2 Dahl will all be transforming into roving reporters and will work towards presenting their own factual report on Neil Armstrong. Today the reporters started off by watching short news reports to identify their features. 2 Dahl then worked in small groups to research facts to go in their own news report.

Take one book…

This week in Literacy all of our work will be related to the book, ‘Billy’s Bucket’ by Kes Gray. Today we read part of the book and then discussed the living room and shop settings and how we could describe these in detail using all of our senses. The children came up with some great adjectives and similes to describe the objects in these settings…”A wonky, pink lampshade as pink as a pig…On the floor was a patterned red, round carpet as red and round as a tomato…Next to the lamp was a soft, emerald-green sofa as soft as a onesie.”