Our Topic for Spring Two is:
Our Beautiful World!
CASE - Today was our last CASE session with Mr Fowkes and he presented us with our graduation certificate. We have learned so much about safety in the home, around school and when we are out. We know who to call if we are in trouble and we understand that there are many trusted adults we can speak to if we are unsure. Thank you Mr Fowkes!
We have been practicing our sketching skills this week by sketching a range of plants and flowers. Look at our masterpieces!
In English we have read the book The Tin Forest. Using reclaimed materials, we made models of trees and animals to create our own forest, not out of tin but out of rubbish
Our New Topic is:
All Creatures Great and Small
We matched animals to their habitats and located where they are in the world on a large map.
We won the attendance treat! Little G came for the week in our classroom
We have begun to look at the Christian festival of Christmas this week and compared it to the Jewish festival of Hannukah which also happens this time of year.
In PSHE we have been reading a book about a well mannered crocodile. We thought about the things we can do to show good manners and made a big spider diagram of them. Next we worked as a class to create an acrostic poem to reflect good behaviour choices.
Finishing our Pop Art inspired pictures
Practicing our spellings
Here we are practicing our spellings!
In English this week, we have explored the use of commas when writing a list. We did this practically using a list of equipment we would need to make a superhero accessory, inserting the commas and one and on whiteboards.
In science this week, we have been exploring materials so that we understand why objects are made from specific materials. This will help us to make decisions in DT next week when we will be designing and making a superhero accessory.
First we went outside to look at the materials of the objects on our playground. We discussed the suitability of different materials and why they had been chosen to make the object. After this, we handled different material samples and came up with words to describe them.
In English this week we have been looking at vocabulary. We started with 'boring' words like 'big' and 'good' and used thesauruses and of course our brains to think of better words for them. Look at our ladders.
Our talking point this week centred around the book 'I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato' by Lauren Child. We looked at the different foods that are healthy and tried some different fruits: pomegranate, apricot, figs and kiwis.
We explored the seven continents of the world this week in our Geography lessons. We listened to a fabulous song and played a game with a blow up globe!
Our talking point this week was all around how to keep our bodies healthy and the things we can do to help. Here we are engaging in some 'meditation' to keep our minds healthy!
We have been busy in Y2 using the Beebots to help us discover more about the seven continents of the world. We have also used ipads and laptops to practice our coding skills.
Could you be a superhero?
This week our topic kicked off with a visit from some real life superheroes in our community. The local PCSOs and members of Blue Watch at Mansfield Fire Station came to talk to us about the personal qualities and attributes they must demonstrate in order to do their jobs. We then thought about our own personal attributes and the qualities we posses and wrote them inside a person outline. We had a great afternoon!
Maths - Place value
This week have been learning all about the tens and ones in a 2 digit number. We have partitioned 2 digit numbers using equipment like dienes, numicon and place value counters. We have also used the part whole model and place value charts to help us. We also wrote number sentences after partitioning and demonstrated how to recombine the number.
Communities and Belonging
We started the year by thinking about the different communities we belong to, whether it be at home, at school, as part of a club or a religion.