Class 2 have embraced the new term and thrown themselves into all aspects of learning.
Our English lessons have focussed on our new class texts. Year 1 have been exploring ‘The Killer Cat’ whilst Year 2 have been enjoying the classic story of ‘The Iron Man’. Year 1 children have been looking at similes and adjectives from the book. We created some fantastic similes about the Killer. Here are a few examples...
"His claws were as long as nails."
"His fur was as orange as a carrot."
"He was as scary as a monster."
Year 2 read and explored the many techniques that Ted Hughes used to interest the reader and make them want to read more. We have looked at alliteration, different types and length of sentences, repetition, similes and new vocabulary amongst other things. We have rewritten the beginning of the story to introduce our character based on a material e.g. The Plastic Man and The Jewel Woman. We stole some of Ted Hughes really good techniques and applied them to our own story writing, Here are a few extracts...
“The Jewel Woman’s head was a huge jewel. As huge as a tin, staring at the moonlight reflecting on the washing, whooshing, wavy, salty sea.”
“The Emerald and Robot Man came to the top of the cliff. Entranced by the deep, blue sea waiting for answers”
Our books have also inspired some fantastic art work. You may have spotted the Iron Men in the middle room window, but inside there are collaged silhouettes of Iron Men and some fantastic water colour paintings of Killer Cats!
In Maths, both Year 1 and 2 begun the term by learning more about place value and extending our learning by applying our place value knowledge to different problems. We have been using place value to solve addition and subtraction problems. The children have all been doing ‘Basic Skills’ maths at the end of each morning to reinforce and practise quick recall of basic number facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
In Topic we have been exploring space. The children have really been loving learning about the different planets and the solar system. We used books to find out facts and created factfiles about the different planets. Recently, we have been looking at living in space and how astronauts eat, sleep and live in space.
In P.E Mrs Dawe has been teaching the children in class 2 all about Hockey. They have beeen learning the skills and techniques involved and have been playing some mini games.
In Music we have been exploring pitch. We have been listening to songs about seasons and exploring how the pitch can change throughout the song. We have also been learning about seasons in Science. We used the Met Office winter temperatures from Winter 2017/2018 to create bar charts to show the average temperatures in Winter.