Welcome to Year 2
Welcome back! We hope you've had a lovely half term. This week we have come back to Black History Week. Each class have found out about a significant person in black history. We have loved learning about Nelson Mandela. Mr Coates has been very busy over the half term and created a timeline in our classroom. We used the timelines to talk about the events in Nelson Mandela's life and when they happened. We created a human timeline of key event This helped us to start writing about his life. We used the computer to create an image of Nelson Mandela in jail and we sketched his face using different types of pencils. On Wednesday, Moving Words came to school. We learnt some performance poetry all about Nelson Mandela!
This week we have carried out lots of science to end our topic. We used wax crayons to colour in a penguin. Then we sprayed them with water. We found out the water isn't absorded which means the penguin's feather are waterproof! We used our learning logs to help create non-fiction posters about different animals. We worked as a pair to find out where they live, what they eat and how they are suited to their environment. We recapped our knowledge of word classes to help write Kenning poems.
This week we have been using the areas to explore our topic further. We have used the water tray and construction to recreate Antarctica. We used scientific vocabulary and explanations to show what we had created and why.
We have been practising accessing Mathletics independently. We have been applying our current unit of addition and subtraction in games and quizes.
In English we have completed our unit on Instructions by writing our hot write!
This week we were very excited to do an experiment using Skittles! We predicted and observed what would happen when we added water to skittles. In English we have been learning about instructions. We started by reading and following instructions. Then we moved onto using imperative verbs and adverbs! We have loved creating different shades of colour in art. We can't wait to put our individual pieces of art together to make one whole class image!
This week we have improved the Lost and Found story by retelling it with better adjectives and powerful verbs. In Science we continued our learning about living and non-living things by creating posters about what we have found out. We recapped our knowledge of the continents and improved our knowledge by learning about the Northern and Southern hemisphere. We created balloon globes to show what we have learnt. We complete our week with a wellie walk to raise money for school. In our book bag, we have our tick sheet to show how many laps we complete!
CHALLENGE: Can you practise logging onto Mathletics independently?
In Science we have been learning about living and non-living things. We identified the odd one out and discussed what it means if something is alive. We went around school to investigate if something is living or non-living. During our challenges we found out at least 5 facts about penguins. Ask us one of the facts we found out! We completed our group moving pictures of The Three Little Pigs! They move in different places.
This week we wrote a character description for the big bad wolf! We used sentence starters and our language pyramid to help with interesting description! Then we applied our skills independently by writing a description for the three little pigs as an independent challenge!
In Science we discover how far a sneeze can travel! We carried out an experiment to find out the importance of covering your mouth and washing your hands! A challenge we have continued from last week was making different styles of houses in construction. We had to describe the houses we made.
This week we have been busy innovating the story of The 3 Little Pigs. We changed the character, setting and some events. To help us, we planned our story using a story map.
In our whole class reading lessons we have been reading The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. We have been predicting and reasoning what we think will happen. We had to decide if we believed Alexander T. Wolf.
To end our geographical topic week, focusing on houses and homes, we followed a map around Farsley to lead us to different streets. We used a tally chart to work out how many detached, semi-detached and terraced houses there are.
Welcome back! What a busy first week we have had! This week we have been learning all about houses and homes for our Geography topic week! We have read and retold the story, 'The Three Little Pigs'. Next week we will innovate the story by changing the characters and the setting! We found out about lots of different types of houses and created a class tally chart and pictogram. We used this to found out the most and least popular types of houses in our class. In our construction area we have created a word study to help us understand the word, 'construction'. We became architects and designed our own houses by creating a birds eye view map. We have been investigating aeriel photos and maps and locating and labelling the places we know.