What a busy time we have been having in Class 2!
In English, we have been looking at letters and recounts. We created a fantastic recount of our Victorian trip and used it to tell our friends what we did. We also have been looking at how to write letters. We have had a special visitor come and join our class. The little cheeky elf hides everyday for us to find him and on his very first day in the classroom he helped us write a very special letter to Father Christmas.
In Maths, both the Year 1 and 2 children have been looking at money. They have been using coins to create amounts and have been working out how much change they will need.
In the afternoons we have been having lots of fun exploring the final parts of our Queens and Castles topic! In Art and D.T we have been building our own Castles. We had to think very carefully as to what features we wanted our Castles to have and how we were going to build them. We had to create a plan that would help us to idenitfy what features we needed to build. We then had to use this plan to help us build and decorate the Castles. We had lots of fun building them and really enjoyed getting creative!
In Science, we have recently been looking in more detail at materials that are solids, liquids and gases. We then used our understanding of this to explore how materials change states and reversible and irreversible changes.
In History, we have really been enjoying learning all about the Victorian times and what it was like to be a Victorian child. We explored rich and poor families and looked at why some children needed to go and work instead of going to school! The children thought about what type of job they would be good at if they were Victorians! We also looked at the types of houses that Victorian families would have lived in and what toys Victorian children would have had. We really enjoyed looking at the different types of toys and how they are so different to the toys that we have today. Last week, we were exploring what a Victorian School was like and looked at the similarities and differences to our School. To end our Victorian topic, we looked at what a Victorian Christmas would have been like. All of the children said that they prefer the traditions that we have today!