Click here to open the – Year 2 News – 13.03.2020
In English this week we learnt ways to help us remember how to spell wh question words correctly and came up with some of our own question sentences. Then we worked hard on our stamina by watching another short Disney Pixar film, which we found very funny. We were so proud that most of us managed to write more than last week. Later in the week we worked on using exclamation marks correctly and applied this by describing what was happening in a picture of the Titanic.
In Maths we have been focusing on 3D shapes. We learnt that the edges of a 3D shape are the line where two faces meet and that the vertices are the corners/points where two or more edges meet. Then we used this knowledge to help us count the edges and vertices as well as sort shapes into different groups depending on their properties. Afterwards, we really enjoyed using the 3D shapes to make prints and find out what shape each of the faces were.
In Topic we have been really enjoying our key text this term for reading called ‘Kasper Prince of Cats’, which is helping us understand what life was like when the Titanic was about to go on her voyage. This week we have focussed on being explorers and we chose different places we would like to go in the world. This was great fun and we learnt what the seven continents and five oceans are. Here is the song we listened to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE
We had a lovely time taking part in our ‘Sing Up’ day on Tuesday and then doing some nice activities based around the meaning of the lyrics in the song. For example, thinking about what makes someone a hero and who is our hero as well as thinking about being united by decorating music notes. We look forward to our Irish Dance day next week.
Forest School – The dates for the remaining classes are stated below. The children will need to bring a bag with outdoor wet weather clothes in to school on their Forest School day. Thank you.
Thursday 19 March – Ulysses Class
Thursday 2 April – Tortoiseshell Class