In topic this term we are looking at extreme climates. We have recently been looking at the Australian bush fires and the impact that they have had on people living in Australia. We wrote newspaper reports to report the fires. This week we have been looking at polar climates and desert climates. We have located them on a map and found out how many miles away they are from our school. We have also been news reporters, reporting ‘live’ from polar and desert locations, letting our viewers know what temperatures it is in these climates and what clothes they should wear! Take a look at the videos below to watch our news reports!
Half term Homework
Class 2 created some amazing Roman artefacts for their half term homework! As a class we began using the artefacts to create our own class museum. We wrote a short caption explaining what period of time our artefact was from during the Roman era, and we explained what our artefact was. Class 2 then had a great time looking at each others artefact in the class museum.
Well done class 2!
In English this half term class 2 visited ‘Crow Castle’. The children had to use the clues and their spelling and phonics knowledge to unlock padlocks and chests to reveal words! Once all the words were collected, the children created a sentence to banish the dragon from Crow Castle, who had taken residence on our school roof and playground! Class 2 gave this experience a 5/5!
We have also been making our own edible Roman roads in English in preparation for writing instructions! Class 2 had a great time reading the recipe, weighing the ingredients, building the Roman roads, and of course sampling them at the end!
In Class 2 we are currently reading ‘Hodgeheg’ by Dick King-Smith. Hodgeheg is all about a little hedgehog called Max, who sets out on an adventure to find out how humans can cross the road safely, when such a task is so difficult for Hedgehogs.
In relation to the book, Class 2 learnt all about road safety, including how and where to cross safely, and to use the key phrase, ‘stop, look, listen, think’ when they want to cross the road. Class 2 then delivered an assembly on road safety to the rest of the school, reminding them how to cross the road safely, and reinforcing the message of ‘stop, look, listen, think’, to them. Class 2 did a great job of creating their own zebra and pelican crossing to show the children how to safely and correctly use these crossings.
In Class 2 we have learnt about addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in Maths, where Year 2's are working with numbers up to 100, and Year 3's are working with numbers up to 1000! We are also working really hard to develop our rapid recall of our times tables. To practise all your maths skills through lots of exciting games, have a go on Sumdog at home. Your login is stuck in the front of your planner: https://pages.sumdog.com/.
Here are some fun online games that you can play to practise your times tables:
- Hit the button-Race against the timer to complete your times tables https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (you can also practice your number bonds, doubles and halves on this website!)
- Times table targets-Aim to hit the target with the correct answer to the times table question https://www.timestables.co.uk/times-tables-shooting.html
- Times table bowling-Choose the correct answer to the times table question for an accurate bowl https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/504/Super-Maths-Bowling-Multiplication
To practise your addition and subtraction skills have a go at these games:
- Space Invaders-Shoot the spaceship with the correct answer and dodge the incoming fire! https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/289/KS2_Maths_Invaders
We are now focusing on length, here are some pictures from our active maths lesson, where we were measuring how far we could jump! We added the total of ours and our partners jump, and we compared the lengths of each others jump to find the difference and who jumped the furthest.
Class 2 have been learning how to make quiche and cottage pie with Mrs Baker and Mrs Gething, the children have really enjoyed learning some new skills! Thank you Mrs Baker for sharing your skills with Class 2!