Shackleton and his 27 crew members, set sail on this hazardous journey to the South Pole. We slowly and cautiously stepped onto the gangplank and made our way onto the Endurance for the first time....
We got to work quickly to ensure that the journey was a success. But oh no! Disaster struck! The ship became stuck in ice in the Wedell sea. The situation got worse, no matter how hard the crew tried to save the Endurance, the ship became crushed by ice and began to drift towards the North.
Endurance began to sink. The crew saved all of the dogs on board and managed to to set up a safe camp. They safely got on to three life boats and sailed for 7 days.
Eventually, after 7 days days at sea the crew arrived safely at Elephant Island. Shackleton did not let his crew down and all of his crew were rescued.
I just can't imagine how the crew would have felt seeing the rescue team....
Friday celebration assembly
Our first certificate of achievement was given out today in our celebration assembly. Well done!
Can you write a letter to Ernest Shackleton or to someone at home to tell them about your adventures in Antarctica? Write down in your journal all the things that you have seen! Remember to track your journey on the map.
In the maths area, use the diennes to partition the numbers into hundreds, tens and ones.
Our story continues....
We met Ernest Shackleton again. He was asking for funding. He looked deep in thought, looking at pages of writing of some kind. We then heard him speak… He told us how he needed funding to build the ship, and how he would become famous.
Would it be good if we were to plan how the ship would look and what would be needed in the ship? Shall we write a list of things that would be needed on the ship?
I wonder what sort of people we would need on board the ship?
Someone to steer the ship
Someone to make sure the lifeboats are working
Someone to cook the food
Someone to read the map
Someone to take photographs of what we see
Someone to handle the dogs and make sure they are looked after carefully
Some of our amazing letters to Ernest Shackleton
Antarctica art work
We have started to look at some art work showing Antarctica. How does it make you feel? What can you see? I wonder what sounds you might hear?
Forest school friendship
Daffodils class use the forest school as an extension of our classroom, we continue our friendships and explore our surroundings.
What do we already know about Ernest Shackleton?
We looked at a picture of Ernest Shackleton and talked about what we already know about him and what we would like to find out.
"Ernest Shackleton went to Antarctica"
"He had a boat"
"He crashed into an iceberg"
"When was he alive?"
"Where did he live?"
"Why did he travel to Antarctica?"
"What animals did he see?"
Our mantle of the expert story begins with a picture......
"I'm going to show a few of you a picture, you will have 5 seconds to look at what you can see in the picture. When you have seen the drawing, can you describe to the rest of the class what you saw?"
We met Ernest Shackleton, he told us all about his first two failed attempts at travelling to the Antarctica. We wrote down all of the important facts as we listened to him. After both of his failed attempts, Ernest was determined to travel to the South Pole once more. He had an idea.....
I don't know about you, but it's making me think that this is a very dangerous expedition...
If we are going to go on this expedition, we will need to answer the advert.
We got to work on writing a letter to Ernest Shackleton, to find out more information.
PSHE - Zones of regulation
We watched a short clip of the Disney film Inside Out. We talked about the different feelings and that everybody feels, angry, sad, happy or worried. After, we wrote down the times when we felt each different emotion and what we could do to regulate our big emotions.
We hope that you have all had a wonderful summer and a well deserved rest. We can't wait to hear all about your adventures and really looking forward to the new school year ahead with the new class of Daffodils.
In Daffodils class this half term, we will be finding out about Ernest Shackleton and his adventure aboard The Endurance. We will be learning about his important expedition to the Antarctic. We are hoping to have a visit from a real life Antarctic explorer too!
Through our mantle, we will become explorers with Ernest on his mission to find out more about the Antarctic and the dilemmas he faced.
This half term we will be looking at the artist Tony Cragg and his work using recycled materials. We will be using the work by Sir Sidney Nolan to inspire us to create our collage.
This half term we will be learning about light. We will be exploring the questions - Where does light come from? What are the differences between light and dark? How is a shadow formed? How can light be changed?
PE will continue to be on alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure PE kits are brought into school on a Monday and then taken home on a Friday. PE kits should include plain coloured shorts and jogging bottoms, white or navy t-shirt, trainers and a plain sweatshirt. Please make sure these are clearly named as things can get mixed up whilst getting changed!
We will be going to the forest school area every other Tuesday afternoon. We will be going out in all weather, so please make sure kits include plenty of layers (Water proof coats and trousers, jogging bottoms, jumper, gloves and hat. Please no jeans, as these can be uncomfortable if they get wet) Again, make sure kits are clearly labelled.
We will change books once a week and children can take home a book to enjoy. Please make sure book bags are in school every day. It is lovely to read your comments in reading diaries, please make sure you fill in reading diaries every time you read, as we have a new reading challenge in class – the more you read the more change of winning a class treat!
This week, everyone in Daffodils class will receive their TT Rocks login to access at home. This is a really fun way to learn multiplication tables. Please try to have a go as much as you can, the more times you play the more rewards you get and the better you become at your multiplication tables! You might even be able to challenge the teachers!
Water Bottles and snacks
We encourage you to bring a bottle of water with you to school each day. Water helps to keep your body hydrated and your brain alert! Bring in a heathy snack to keep you going until lunch time - we also have fruit in class for you to enjoy too.
We are looking forward to another wonderful year working hard in Daffodils class.
If you have any worries or questions, please let us know.
Mrs Kavannah, Mrs Humphreys, Mrs McTweed
This is the blog of Daffodils Class (Year 2 and 3)