We finally reached the end of our new book in literacy today. The children have worked incredibly hard over the last week exploring the language and emotions of the book. We have completed lots of different drama activities that will help us in our writing tasks later in the week.
Here is a youtube clip of The Storm Whale.
In science we are learning about the importance of a balanced diet and how good nutrition is important to keeping our bodies healthy.
First, we talked about new vocabulary including the words diet, healthy and balanced and what these words actually mean. We discussed how all foods are different and what food group they belong to. Can you remember the 5 main food groups? Tell a grown up at home.
Then we looked at some foods we like to eat and sorted them according to their food group. Look at our fantastic work. We even designed a healthy meal that included all the main food groups.
In Art we have carried on by exploring the work of Paul Klee.
He was an artist that created artwork by using lots of shapes and
bright colours. One of his most famous paintings is Castle and Sun.
We talked about all the different shapes we could see.
We created our own artwork by drawing lots of different shapes and
cutting them out to create our castle image.
Give these tricky problems a go over the weekend. Bring your answers into Ms Stapleton next week or write them in the comments section.
Noi lived with his dad and 6 cats by the sea.
What image do you think of when you read the sentence? 2S had to use their imagination to create an image to go with the sentence. We talked about all the different things we might see or hear when we visit the sea. Once we completed our drawings Ms Stapleton showed us a new book that we would be reading in literacy. It's called The Storm Whale. On the first page we discovered the exact same sentence! We talked about all of our different illustrations and looked at the what the illustrator had created in the book.
We had an interesting maths lesson today. As part of our work on measurement we watched a clip of Usain Bolt running 100m. He can run 100m in 9.58 seconds, that's incredibly fast. It made us think about how far we could run in 10 seconds. First, we made an estimation about how far we could run. Next, we went outside. We had to run as fast as we could for 10 seconds before stopping. Then we had to measure the distance! Some children used trundle wheels and others used tape measures. We realised that the trundle wheel was a far more effective way of measuring the distance. We definitely have some future sprinters in 2S!
Our maths lessons this week have all been about measurement.
We have been learning how to measure accurately with a ruler and solve problems.
Here is a tricky two step maths problem. That means you have to do 2 things before you reach the answer. Try and solve the problem.
What is the height of each cube?
In our history lessons we have been learning what a holiday or a trip to the seaside was like in the past. We looked at lots of different photographs from the Victorian Era to try and find out what life was like then. We identified a few things that are the same about the seaside now and a quite a few differences too.
Can you remember what this was? Why was it used at the beach? Tell a grown up at home.
We have started a new focus in literacy this week. We have been reading the Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. We started by reading the first part of the book and making predictions about how it would end. Then we created some freeze frames from the book. A freeze frame is a drama activity that involves the children creating an image with their bodies.
We carried on with our drama work by taking part in some hot seating. This is a great activity that involves the children taking on the role of the character and other children asking questions. The children pretended to be the snail and they were interviewed about their adventures with the whale. The children gave some great answers and were very convincing snails.
Here is a link to listen to the story of Snail and the Whale.