Class 2 have continued to really enjoy our Pirates topic
over the last couple of weeks.
We used the character descriptions that were inspired by our
Pirate dress up day to help us write our own pirate stories. We took a very
simple story about Captain Plank and tried to make it our own but making our
versions better. Year 1 children looked at adjectives and extending their
sentences to add interest. Year 2 children practised the skill of editing to
improve a story by choosing more exciting vocabulary and adding to the text.
The pirate stories the children have produced are fantastic – well done!! We have now moved onto a poetry focus for the
last few weeks of term using the ocean and its animals to inspire us!
In Maths last week, Class 2 were looking at multiplication
and division. Children have been counting in steps of 2s, 5s, 10s and more and
then using this to support their learning of times tables and division. This
week we have moved onto Fractions. The year 1 children went on a fraction hunt
and had to name and recognise the fractions that they found. They then put the
fractions they found together to make halves and a whole shape. The Year 2
children had fun using strawberry laces to recognise, name and create halves,
quarters and thirds. We then moved onto using this knowledge to help us find
fractions of numbers – tricky stuff!
In RE this term, our focus has been on Judaism. The children
have been so interested to learn about this religion and have really wowed us
with what they have learnt and the knowledge they can recall. Last week, we
learnt about the ‘Shema’ which is a very important prayer within Judaism. The
children worked in small groups to make information posters all about the
Shema. The teamwork and presentation of information was very impressive.
In Science, we have continued to learn about living things
and their habitats. So far we have explored what living need to survive,
different habitats and microhabitats. We all went outside to explore the
different types of microhabitats in the playground. This week we have been
looking at food chains and understanding how different animals get their food.
In Topic we have been exploring pirate clothing and designed
our own pirate costume. In order to successfully create a pirate costume we had
to investigate what pirates typically wore. The costumes that were created
looked fantastic and very realistic. We have also been looking at maps and
symbols. We started off by exploring map keys and what each of the symbols
meant. This week we explored aerial photos. We played a very fun game where we
had to guess the child in the aerial photo. We also explored an aerial photo of
the school where we added on specific features. This was really interesting to
see what the school and playground looked like from above.
In Computing we have been exploring algorithms. This week we
had a very fun and exciting computing lesson with the Bee Bots. We had to give
them an algorithm and see where they travelled to. However, sometimes the
outcome of the algorithm was not what we expected and we had to de-bug the
algorithm and try again.
In Art we have continued to explore the skill of painting.
In particular, we have been looking at mixing light and dark colours to the
primary colours. We have also explored mixing the primary colours to create new
and exciting colours. We used our painting skills to create our very own wanted
posters of ourselves as pirates.
What a busy term it's been!!