Rugby, Fairtrade and more in Year 2!
Friday 14th May | 1 comment
We had a great start to the week with Joe from Leeds Rhinos. The children enjoyed our first Rugby session and learned the important skill of how to hold the ball correctly. Children had a great time playing banana split tig and some relay games. We are looking forward to the next session on Monday. Don’t forget, children need correct PE kit in school including suitable footwear.
Thank you for the fantastic learning log work on Fairtrade. The children enjoyed learning more about what this means. They acted out working on farms and then being paid for their work. Some of them were paid a fair price and others weren’t! Next week we will find out more about how chocolate is made!
English and Maths
In English, we have written our own amazing fizzy lifting drink stories. We have been so impressed with the children’s stamina for writing.
In maths, we have completed our unit of work on Time. Please keep practising reading the time but also keep talking about intervals of time. Here are some examples:
- If I start swimming at 9 o’clock and finish at half past 9, how long have I been swimming?
- How long does it take to walk to school?
- Which time is earlier? 5 o’clock or quarter to 5?
We continued our topic about plants and gardening in science this week. We read a letter from Jackie who was a distant relative of Jack who grew the beanstalk! She wanted us to help her as she had a range of different seeds and she was unsure which would grow the tallest. We researched the height of different plants and then we worked together to make a graph from string which would clearly show us the results. Each Hive group concluded that out of our selection of seeds, corn grew the tallest at 150 cm so we recommended this seed to Jackie.
We also had some good discussion about the fact that the biggest seeds do not always produce the biggest plant which answered a question we posed at the beginning of the topic.
Have a great weekend!