Lion Class 2020-2021
Welcome to Lion Class.
This term we are learning about Castles. We will have P.E. on a Tuesday afternoon and Forest School on a Friday afternoon.
Today we learned how shadows are formed. We used opaque, translucent and transparent objects in front of our interactive whiteboard projector and outside to explore how the shadows made. Due to the clouds, we were also able to explore whether it is possible to make a shadow on a cloudy day. We found out we can! We need to bring the object closer to the surface area to create a shadow due to the light not being as strong. We loved exploring shadows this afternoon, here are a few pictures.
This week we had our book week. Angelica Sprocket from the Quentin Blake's book needed our help; she had lost a pocket from her coat (which had some very unusual things in!). We had to solve some maths challenges and write our own rhyme to help her! In the afternoons, we designed and created our own animal puppets that could come out of Angelica's pockets. Here are some of our puppets. Can you identify which animals we have made?
This week we have been focussing on Poetry. We have enjoyed listening to, reading and creating a range of different poems. Here is a small selection of some of the poems we have written this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed writing them!
Planting sunflower seeds
Our Science topic this term is growing. We have been learning about parts of a plant and what plants need to grow. Because of this, we decided to plant our own seeds! We have each planted a sunflower seed and have given it all the things it needs to grow healthily. Then, as a group, we took away one factor to see what would happen. Two of our groups decided to take away sunlight. Do you think our sunflowers will grow if they do not have sunlight?
On Friday 7th May it was Number Day. Our day was filled with maths and lots of different math challenges. Our favourite math challenges were exploring Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man and thinking of mathematical questions for a given answer. We also really enjoyed dressing up; can you spot your photo?
On Monday a family from WW2 asked us for our help! They needed to know how to plant vegetable seeds so they could bulk out their rations. So to help us inform them, this week we have been learning about seed germination. We planted our own cress seeds and we have been watching them grow. We then wrote about seed germination after watching a really interesting video.
World Book Day
On Thursday 4th March it was World Book Day. Lion classed celebrated the day by dressing up and completing activities all about Julia Donaldson's book 'The Snail and the Whale'. Our favourite activities of the day were making a whale out of a paper plate, roll a story and stop drop and read.
Forest School Week
We have had an amazing Forest School Week both in school and at home! We have completed a range of Science, Forest School and Art lessons which were all to do with nature and the out doors.
What another fantastic week we had at school and at home. This week we used our knowledge of division to help us find a fraction of a number. This was quite tricky, but I am so pleased with how well everyone did. I saw lots of responsible Kangas and Tiggers in Maths this week!
In Literacy, we looked at instructional writing. We recapped all we knew and then used this to help us write a set of instructions about a game we could teach children in WW2. Lots of you chose duck, duck goose and stuck in the mud.
Everyone at Marnel wishes you a safe and happy half term! Don't forget the first week back is Forest School week. We will be completing some Science, Art and Forest School activities. I can't wait, it'll be a fantastic week!
This week we have had another fantastic week of learning at school and at home! In Literacy we have been looking at a recount as some aliens landed in school last week and wanted to learn more about what we do on earth. In Maths we have been learning about division by using the sharing circle method and in our maths meetings we have been recapping symmetry. We have all had a fantastic week; keep up the hard work Lion class.
We have had another brilliant week in school and doing home learning. This week we were taking away using a number line and in Literacy we were writing the story of Cinderella in the perspective of the glass slipper! Take a look at some of the super work below that we have done.
Over the last few weeks, we have created our own castle pictures. First of all, we mixed our own paints to create a sunset background. Then we used different materials to collage a moat and a hill for our castle to sit on. Finally we drew, cut out and stuck our castle onto our picture. We are so proud of our artwork!
Year 2 Curriculum Presentation
Year 2 Curriculum Evening Presentation
Year 2 Chapter Book List
Week 6 story time
Week 5 story time
Week 4 story time
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