Week four and we are all settling in really nicely into year two! We have had another productive and busy week in Squirrel class. We have been learning new phonics sounds, which is always very exciting as it helps us with our reading and spellings. We have been aiming high this week during our English lessons and have been working on rewriting our own version of the story the Gigantic Turnip, by changing the characters. We have all been working hard to improve our cursive handwriting.
During our maths lesson this week, we have been learning to count in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. Well done!
Science has been a highlight for us this week, as we got to explore different strengths of paper. We had to investigate which paper would be the most absorbent and strongest. We found out that cardboard was the strongest and kitchen roll was the most absorbent. This was really amazing! Our Geography lesson was also really interesting as we were locating the ‘Equator’ on a world map and exploring different climates near the equator. Mrs Bennett was showing us different countries using google earth, it was really fascinating! Overall, we have had a jam-packed week of learning. Keep up the great work Squirrel class!
Week three and we are all setting in really well into year two! We have had a productive and busy week in Squirrel class. We have been learning new phonics sounds, which is always very exciting as it helps us with our reading and spellings. We have been aiming high this week during our English lessons and have been working on rewriting the story of the Gigantic Turnip, we have included lots of alliteration and similes and we are working hard to improve our cursive handwriting. Mrs Bennett also taught us an acronym to help us spell the word ‘because’.
Science has been a highlight for us this week, as we got to explore different properties of materials. This was really fascinating! Our Geography lesson was also really interesting as we were learning about the north and south poles and locating them on a map. Overall, we have had a jam-packed week of learning. Keep up the great work Squirrel class!
Squirrel Class have had an amazing week of learning! This week we kicked off our week with a thrilling maths lesson on partitioning numbers. We looked at various ways of breaking down numbers into smaller parts. From grouping by tens and ones, we used our part –part whole model and explored different strategies to make understanding number easier.
In our geography lesson, we embarked on an exciting journey around the world. Our focus was on the seven continents. We used maps, globes and put together our own puzzle of the seven continents to further support our learning.
During our English lesson, we dived head first into role play, acting out scenes from our new focus text The Enormous Turnip’. We all embraced our roles and brought the tale to life. It was an excellent chance for us to understand the story better and develop our acting skills.
That wraps up our exciting week of aiming high in Squirrel class!
This week we have really enjoyed getting to know all of my new friends and my new teachers in Squirrel Class. We especially like our new classroom as its bigger than year one and our book corner is amazing because we like to read.
This week during our maths lessons we have been looking at place value and we are really proud of ourselves as we were able to get onto the challenges. During our English lessons we have been writing a re-count all about our wonderful adventures in the summer holidays.
As a class we have especially enjoyed Art and exploring different textures.
We are all looking forward to week two!