Nearly our last day of the year, so it was time for the annual beach trip to Lytham St. Annes and as usual (lucky us!) the weather didn't let us down. It's a great trip so thankyou to all those parents and carers who came to help. It all goes too quickly but here are some of the days pictures!
Next week we're going to the beach- hooray! This afternoon we looked really carefully at lots of different shells and had a go at drawing them. What do you think? I think the children did an excellent job. What super artists we have in 2T!
Today we read The Lighthouse Keeper's Cat. After doing some drama we had to write a cinquain about Hamish the cat. A cinquain is a special type of poem that is only five lines long. However, a cinquain has a special structure and each line has a rule. Can you work out the rule?
On Friday, everyone took part in Sports Day. Team 2T really enjoyed cheering on their classmates and joining in the fun. The rain just about kept off and here are the photos we managed to get of the races and 2T medal winners. Well done to everyone who took part, you all made it an exciting afternoon!
In Literacy we have been reading 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. Lots of the children wanted to make the basket that Mr Grinling has his lunch delivered in. So I decided to try make a proper basket by looking at cubes. Did you know there are ELEVEN nets for a cube? In pairs we tried to find all eleven which was super tricky. However, some pairs did manage to find them all!
In Maths we have been looking at money! This is a really important skill because as we get older we will be dealing with money in our everyday life.
We practised making an amount with the correct coins. We also tried to use the fewest number of coins and tried different combinations.
Some of us chose two items and found the total. What operation does that involve?
Finally as a real challenge, we added two amounts together, found the total and then had to work out the change. This was really tricky as not only did we have to add, but we also had to subtract.
Thank you to all our wonderful parents and carers who contributed to our Eid party. As you can see from our pictures we had a really fun time. There are some super dancers in Year 2!
We hope everyone who celebrated Ramadan and Eid had a great weekend with their family and friends.
In art we are working on a felting project inspired by our unit on traditional tales. We had to choose some characters or objects found in our favourite stories and then recreate them in felt. It sounds easier than it actually is! It's actually very tricky and we have to be very patient. We've learnt how to use scissors, layer felt and had to think really carefully about our design.
Here we are hard at work!
Here are some of (almost) completed felt squares. We can't wait to see what they look like when they're all finished. We're going to be putting all of the Year 2 felt squares together in a big display!
In Maths we have been learning all about position and direction. Some of the mathematical language we learnt included: left and right, forwards and backwards, turns, rotation, clockwise and anti-clockwise, quarter/half/three-quarter/full turn and right angles. Wow! That's a lot of words to remember!
The first thing we had to do was direct a blindfolded partner to a spot using that language-it was really challenging!
In the next lesson we worked in partners to direct a figure to a specific point on a grid. However to make it more difficult we put obstacles in the way. It was really important to think about clockwise and anti-clockwise as well as how many turns were required.
In the final lesson we worked with bee bots which was really fun. We had to work in groups to direct them.
What was your favourite activity this week in maths?
(Scarlett) This is find the tree .You have to have a hat to cover your eyes, follow someone to a tree and they have to guess what tree it is.
l thought this was a fun game.
We are looking forward to more activities in our own Forest School site!
Today we have been writing poems in 2T. We tried to use lots of interesting adjectives to describe what the fruit looked like, tasted like, felt like and smelt like. We also tried to use rhyme in our poems. Have a listen to some of them. What do you think.
This is a belated post as Ms Tang forgot about it!
We have been working incredibly hard in the lead up to SATs so Ms Tang rewarded us with a trip to the park!
It was a lovely day and we saw lots of beautiful flowers and plants that we tried to identify. Can you remember the names of any of the flowers and plants that we saw?
Afterwards we spent some time playing and relaxing together in the playground.
However, Ms Tang's favourite part was when we saw this group of naughty ducklings running away from their parents!
In Science we have been learning about different things that grow such as fruits, vegetables and flowers. We've even been growing our own beanstalks in class.
In Art we had to look really carefully at different fruits and sketch them in our art books. We had to think about the size of our drawing and not use rubbers which was really hard for some children. Can you remember why Ms Tang always sings One Direction when she's colouring in? You can see how hard we're concentrating!
We also made our own delicious fruit salads. We got to try some new fruits such as pomegranate (one of Ms Tang's favourites) and had to use a knife to cut it all up. Later in the week we will be using this to help us write some funky fruit poems.
Can you think of any expanded noun phrases to describe the lovely fruit you ate today? For example, the pomegranate was full of tiny, juicy seeds like rubies. Its skin was blood red and smooth.
This week in maths we have been practising our measuring skills. We used rulers, metre sticks and measuring tapes to measure lots of different things in the classroom.
We practised measuring in centimetres and metres. We learnt a really good trick- 1cm is a similar size to our fingernail!
Who can remember how many centimetres there are in one metre?