In music we have been using Charanga to learn about the genre of Reggae music. We have been listening to and appraising different reggae songs and playing along with our desk bells. Don't forget, you can use your Charanga login to listen to the reggae unit at home and join in with some of the activities.
We read the story of The Very Hungry Worry Monsters and thought it was really funny. We then talked about the worries that we sometime have and what we can do about them. We all agreed that keeping the worry to yourself can make it grow so it's always best to tell someone who might be able to help. These are pictures of our own Worry Monster creations to scare aware your worries.
Mrs Roberts' writing group have been looking at persuasive writing over the last couple of weeks. We have been learning all about the features and looking at different adverts to see how they cleverly persuade us to buy their product. We are currently writing our own adverts to persuade you to buy a toy.
We have been learning all about shape during our Maths lessons this half term. Children have been spotting shapes in their environment and went on a shape hunt around the school. We have been learning the names of different shapes and talking about the sides and vertices of 2D shapes as well as the faces, edges and vertices of 3D shapes. Here we are problem solving and using our reasoning skills to make different 2D shapes.
In school and at home, Year 2 have been learning all about space and astronauts in order to write a fact file to inform others. We have been engrossed in new facts and particularly enjoyed seeing how the astronauts drink water in space.
In Year 2 we have loved learning about Florence Nightingale and the important changes that she made to medical care. We enjoyed making our own lanterns to mirror the style of those held by the Lady of the Lamp.
A few weeks ago, the children wrote some questions to Wigfield Farm about their animals. During the video reply, it emerged that one of the goats had gone missing. Lindsey, from Wigfield Farm, asked the children if they could keep a look out.
Imagine our surprise when, this week, a goat was spotted on the school CCTV cameras! The children had been looking all around the school for it but it seemed to have disappeared.
Luckily, Mrs Sanderson received a phone call to say that the goat had arrived safely back at the farm. I wonder what other mischief it got up to on its trip...
Mrs Roberts is so excited that we are now in December!
We have put up our class Christmas tree and started to add decorations. As well as this we've been practising singing our part for the school Christmas song, which the children are really enjoying.
The class advent calendar has also appeared. Who will be opening the next door?