Hockey at Handcross

At Handcross Park (my school), we have been learning hockey as well as netball this term.

We have learnt how you get a foul and what happens if you get one.

  • If you get a foul in the black D, the other team takes it to the top of the circle, and passes it to another member of their team – it’s called a Hit Out.
  • If you get it anywhere else, it just goes to the other team.

I like hockey more than netball. I am doing training with mum as well as learning at school.

 

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Medieval Facts

My homework this week is to write about medieval times. Mum says she wants me to do five facts. Dad says we should write it on my blog and print it out.

I have found out my facts in two medieval books:

My facts are:

  1. Most castles have round towers.
  2. Some medieval ladies wore headdresses
  3. Knights used to save the castle from danger
  4. In medieval times, the kings and queens ruled the kingdom
  5. A church inside a castle is called a chapel

Pippy and her daddy talk about the snowman

We built a snowman.Snowman in April

It was great fun building – we didn’t use a carrot for a nose – we poked the nose with our fingers with our gloves on, and we did that for the eyes as well.

Mummy did most of the snowman. Peter was getting some snow. I think I was getting the scarf, which was made out of a piece of tree [Daddy Notes: Cordyline
Australis].

Daddy took the photo. He was at church when we made it.

It is unusual to have snow in April in England.

My new group at school – owls

Last week was half term.

Before half term, we were learning about planets and stars and the galaxy.

Now, we’re talking about owls.

  • My group is barn owls.
  • My best friend’s group is tawny owls.
  • The other groups are called little owls and eagle owls.

Barn owls look like ghosts as they fly through the moonlight. They screech as well. They don’t just live in barns – they live in churches and buildings and trees.

Tawny owls are the most common owls in England, my book says.

In the year 2 classes at my school, most people like barn owls, I think, and for the least popular, it’s little owls.

Halving and doubling

At school my group, Earth, were doing doubling numbers and Mars group were doing halving.

[Daddy writes: This term, the groups in Pippy’s class are named after planets]

Your could add 4 and 4 – that makes 8.

To double a number, you have to add the same number twice.

If you have a number 6, you have to take away half of it – that is 3.

The Solar System – my school project

My school project

solar system title

This is my school project about space.

You can click on any of the pictures to see a big version.

solar system words sun
The Solar System – there are 9 planets (unless you think Pluto is too small.) The Sun is big. It is a star.

The Inner planets

The Inner Planets – They are the 4 planets nearest to the Sun.

mars earth moon venus mercury
Mars is the red planet. It is the 4th out from the sun. Earth is the only planet with food. The moon goes round the Earth. Venus spins backwards.
Its poisonous clouds trap the Sun’s heat.
On Mercury 1 day is 59 Earth days.

The outer planets

jupiter saturn uranus neptune
Jupiter (it is big.) Jupiter has a red spot. Saturn has lots of rings. Uranus rolls on its side! Neptune has 8 moons.