We have had a really busy first term in year 2 and the children have really enjoyed learning their new roles and responsibilities.
Term 1’s topic was ‘Wriggle and Crawl’ and has provided us with lots of hands on activities, such as going on minibeast hunts and looking at life cycles. Our project for the term was creating an interactive animation of a minibeast’s lifecycle. The children worked really hard on these and can be viewed at home via their purple mash accounts.
Each week we have enjoyed writing a recount about our weekend, which has really helped us to recap and learn how to use capital letters, full stops and conjunctions. We enjoyed focusing on the book ‘One Day on our Blue Planet’ and we learnt lots of facts about lions and other animals, which live in the Savannah. This helped us to write our own information texts about animals and think about what daily life could be like. We explored the use of adjectives and expanded noun phrases as part of our SPaG sessions to enable us to write some brilliant poems too.
During Term 2 Class 2 will be learning about towers, tunnels and turrets. The children will have lots of fun learning about castles and how they have developed over time. They will look closely at a range of photos of different castles from all around the world and try and use maps to find their locations. The children will also be given the chance to improve their design and technology skills and they will use a variety of different materials to build their very own castles and tunnels.
It should be a really exciting term, especially as we will also be working towards our Christmas play, so remember to check our class page later on in the year to see how we've got on.