P2 Mrs Kennedy's Class

P2 Mrs Kennedy's Class

Bird spotting

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Kennedy Mon, January 29, 2018 04:00PM
As part of our World Around Us birds topic, we ventured outside for a bird spotting session. The children were put into groups with clipboards, binoculars and a checklist of various birds. Here are some of the pictures from today.

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Run like the wind!

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Kennedy Mon, January 29, 2018 09:58AM
The children were sprinting as fast as they could today in Damien's session. They played the chasing game: villains and heroes to practice their sprinting technique.

Well done to the star players this week - Charlie and Ewan! :-)

A brief reminder that the class trip to Randalstown Forest is this Wednesday. Please send a healthy snack with your child and ensure a warm winter coat is worn.

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Football coaching

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Kennedy Mon, January 22, 2018 10:35AM
The children were learning about different styles of running today, i.e. high knees and heel kicks. Damien set out different coloured cones and designated a running style to each colour.
The session ended with a fun chasing game, banana tag.

Well done to the star players this week: Sofia and Mason :-)

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Activity based learning

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Kennedy Thu, January 18, 2018 03:15PM
Check out the work we have been doing during ABL and will continue to do for the next few weeks.

Reese and Amelia made worm swirl cakes for the birds dinner.
Paulina, Kathy and James attempted to make an igloo using sugar cubes and pinchers. The final product looked fantastic!

As part of the writing table, some of the children labelled the body parts of a penguin.

Ruby, Lauren and Freddie loved the sensory play area, making numbers, letters and pictures using a twig and shaving foam.

The bird spotting hut is a very popular resource during ABL and these boys loved taking on the role of undercover bird watchers. They used binoculars, bird checklists, bird homes, bird baths and bird seed dispensers.

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Damien day!

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Kennedy Mon, January 15, 2018 10:03AM
The children continued to focus on their running skills this morning. Damien had the children thinking about what body parts they use whilst running and discussed that they use bent legs, arms, eyes and feet. Spatial awareness is very important for these running sessions especially when Damien controls the speed using a whistle, i.e. 1 blow means walking, 2 blows means jogging and 3 blows means sprinting.
The session finished with a game - sharks and islands. It was a great way to reinforce the importance of balance and spatial awareness when running.

Well done to the players of the week: Lauren and Sean! :-)

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