Our literacy work on Jack and the Beanstalk has continued but now we are writing riddles!
We brainstormed lots of ideas first to get our creative minds working then we set to work.
Our riddles needed to have:
At least 4 clues
An exclamation sentence
Have a look at our writing. Can you guess what we were writing about?
In Science we are learning all about growing plants. Ms Stapleton started the lesson by passing round some plates with lots of different items in. We all worked out very quickly that they were seeds!
Some of the seeds were very small and some were much bigger!
Then we had a go at planting our seeds. We are going to try and grow some cress, rocket, spring onions, runner beans and sunflowers !
Come back soon to check on the progress.
In gymnastics we have been improving our balances. We have worked with a partner and used the apparatus to help us. We have created lots of interesting balances using different parts of our body.
Year 2 have all agreed that the character Jack in our story has both good and bad personality traits. We have been learning how to write a balanced argument. A balanced argument needs to give both sides of an opinion and give reasons.
We looked at the evidence from the story and picked out good things he did and bad things he did. We connected our sentences together using phrases like: However, although, but and on the other hand.
Have a look at our fantastic writing...
Can you solve these time problems?
We made a castle with paper.Next we made a castle with boxes.
We took the boxes to the hall. We turned them into a big castle.
The boxes were the keep. We made the walls with blocks.
We used the green tiles for the bailey. We used blue paper for the moat.
We painted arrow slits and finally we put figures around it.
This week we have carried on with our focus book 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.
We have been learning all about how characters behave in a story. We have discussed that Jack is both a good and a bad character. Instead of using the words good and bad we looked at other interesting vocabulary.
Can you use some of these adjectives and talk to your parents. What evidence do we have in the story?
fearless brave sneaky sly
curious strong jealous
adventurous worried helpful
We have continued on our theme of Abstract Art but
now we are learning about a new artist.
The children in 2S have been exploring the work of Paul Klee.
Paul Klee was another Abstract artist that used colour and
line in his work. We have focused on one of his most
famous paintings called 'Senecio'.
We used Klee as our inspiration and tried to create some
of our own artwork in his style. We used a rular to create
straight lines and vibrant coloured paint.
In numeracy we have been learning all about the value of different coins. We now understand that you can use lots of different coins to make the same amount.
Have a go at home. How many different ways can you find to make a total of 45p?
We used our addition skills to work out the total cost of 2 items from our shop. These are vital skills that will help us when we are older.
This week we are going to be learning why a shopkeeper gives you money back!!!???
Ms Stapleton and Mr Williams
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