Our topic for Term 6 is
Teamwork session 2
Today's teamwork activity involved seeing how many pieces of paper 2 children could 'hold' between them. What a hilarious lesson it was!
D and T
We are making hand puppets as part of our learning in D and T. Our theme is Australian animals.
Part one.....making a prototype.
Part 2.....drawing around a template and cutting shapes out of felt.
Our Garden Plot
There are now vegetables like sweetcorn and beetroot planted in our Year 2 garden plot.
Thank you, Mrs Holdaway, for helping us!
We are also very lucky to have some amazing, colourful poppies growing there too.
Temperature, mass and capacity
During the last few weeks, we have been learning about measures, sorting and reading scales.
We have used lots of vocabulary and symbols.......mass, gram, g, kilogram, kg, lighter, heavier, capacity, volume, millilitre, ml, litre, l, temperature, Celsius, 'C, degrees, < > =
Maths Numberlines and scales
In maths this week we have been looking at filling in numbers on numberlines and scales, sometimes where the divisions are marked in and sometimes where there are no divisions. The children had to think carefully about where the divisions would be and how the numbers fit, relative to each other.
As part of our 'Down Under' topic, we have been learning about the different weather patterns in different parts of Australia and how these are similar to, or different from our own.
We became weather reporters and gave our own weather reports!
In PE with Miss Pike this term we are looking at developing our teamwork skills with the ultimate aim of being superstar orienteerers by July.
Today we became tortoises! we had to manoeuvre 6 children (legs) and the mat (the tortoise's shell) across the hall. Our first attempt wasn't very good! We found that laughing made the 'shell' fall off. Throughout the lesson we developed different strategies to help us. Communication was key! The 'legs' at the front needed to make sure everyone was ready before moving off and the 'legs' at the back needed to communicate if the tortoise was moving too fast. Some tortoises made sure they had a good rhythm to move at the same speed. We also thought about how group encouragement was the key to keep going.
Changing Me (PSHE)
We worked together as a class to share our ideas and thinking about changes. We also read a story called The Cautious Caterpillar, which reinforced the idea of life cycles, overcoming fears and worries, then becoming brave and happy about new changes.
Making patterns with 2D and 3D shapes
We have been learning to recognise and make our own repeating patterns using shapes.
We identified the repeating parts, continued the patterns, made predictions and talked about shapes being in different orientations/positions.
two-dimensional (2D) three-dimensional (3D) flat, solid, corner, vertex, vertices, side, edge, face, curved, straight, round, line of symmetry, vertical, pattern, orientation/position