29/06/2018 at 12:46 PM
This week in Year 2 we have been learning more about mini beasts through our Art and English work. We have developed our drawing skills through looking closely at photographs of butterflies and then working with a partner to listen to feedback to improve. We enjoyed working outside in the shade!
In English we have written some lovely mini beast poems. Here are two of our favourites:
The Woodlouse by Vaughn
Cautiously creeping out of my home,
Like an armoured ant,
Slowly creeping away from predators,
Creeping on my six wire-like legs,
Rolling into a ball away from danger,
Look, leap, dash,
Back in my home.
The Spider by Matilda
Long, pipe-cleaner legs scuttling silently across its silver threaded web,
Working tirelessly on a see-through trampoline,
Greedily gobbling juicy black flies,
Black marble eyes glistening in the sun.
In Maths this week, we have been using number lines to answer multiplication and division questions. We are amazed at how well the children know their times table facts now!
Next week we are looking forward to our Year 2 skipping event on Thursday, plus we are starting a very special topic which begins with a visit to the Farfield bees.
22/06/2018 at 4:46 PM
In art, the children have had a great time making bog babies out of clay and then decorating them using natural materials found in our grounds. The results were fantastic.
They then designed and made a special shelter for their bog baby. The children learnt how to make different structures and then had to use different types of joins to fix the structure together.
In English this week, we have produced some fantastic writing based on the book ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson. We wrote a book review and a character description. After our trip, we wrote a recount of our day.
In maths, we have been reading and interpreting tally charts and bar graphs. We then collected our own data about favourite minibeasts using a tally and made our own bar graphs too.
22/06/2018 at 12:58 PM
Yesterday, we had a brilliant time at Skelton Grange! The children were so engaged and the staff there commented on how enthusiastic they all were. We learned so much about minibeasts and it was great to be able to find such a variety of wildlife in the different habitats we explored. Thank you to all the adults and volunteers who came with us. Here are some photos of our day…
20/06/2018 at 4:32 PM
Wow! What an amazing day we have had today at Skelton Grange! The children had a brilliant time learning all about what mini-beasts are and exploring the different habitats where mini-beasts live.
We played games, went on mini-beast hunts and even managed to include some mini-beast art using natural materials.
Here are the children creating different mini-beasts using their bodies. Can you guess what they are?
The children had fun pond dipping.
We went mini-beast hunting.
Look at our mini-beast art.
We had lots of fun and learnt lots of new facts about mini-beasts!
15/06/2018 at 1:22 PM
What another incredibly busy and enjoyable week we have had in Year 2 this week.!
Mass in Maths!
This week in Maths the children have been learning all about mass. We have been using balance scales to find the mass of different objects, reading scales which have different increments, comparing different masses and looking at the difference between different masses.
Map reading and orienteering
We have enjoyed exploring our grounds again this week, this time using maps of the farm to locate different places.
The children have written their own fictional reports all about bog babies. They have amazed us with the detail they have included and their imagination. All the children have made super progress in their writing this year. We are very proud of them!
Learning Log- Friday 15th June
Can you make a map showing a short journey?
For example from your house to school. Your map should have a key to explain what things are e.g. my house, school, roads, shop. You could also write directions to go with your map.
To be handed in Wednesday 27th June
08/06/2018 at 12:52 PM
This week we have been enjoying the outdoors and exploring our grounds.
In our geography lessons we have been on a scavenger hunt and have started to look at maps. We used the compass directions to navigate around a set of cones.
In Maths this week, we have been using mathematical vocabulary for position and direction. We have learned how to direct an object on a grid using forwards, backwards, left and right and have introduced turns using clock wise and anti- clockwise.
Can you give some directions to collect the treasure?
We have also looked at shape patterns and worked out what the 10th shape in the pattern would be. Maybe you could make some of your own patterns?
In English this week we have been reading the story ‘The Bog Baby’ by Jeanne Willis. Children have done some amazing writing from this including a description of the bog baby’s habitat and also a letter to explain how to look after a bog baby. This morning we went on a bog baby hunt in our grounds. We found some weird and wonderful creatures. Next week we will be writing all about them.