Welcome to Year 2
Spring Term 2019
How Cold is Cold?
What an amazing half term we have had!
This half term we have been learning about cold places around the word, focusing on the South Pole.
We now know all about the amazing animals that live in polar habitats including; Arctic foxes, Arctic hares, penguins, polar bears, snowy owls and seals.
We also learnt how they are suited to live in such a cold habitat. Did you know most animals that live in a polar habitat have white fur or feathers to help them to camouflage with the snow? Lots of them also have a thick layer of blubber on their bodies to keep them warm. This is really important because it gets extremely cold in the North and South Pole, the lowest known temperature recorded is −89.2 °C
In maths we have been learning about reading data on pictograms and had a go at making our own using information from our class. We learnt about thermometers, and had lots of fun checking the temperature in our classroom and outside on different days to check the difference.
We have also enjoyed learning about money including identifying all the different coins and notes, adding items together to find a total and working out how much change you would get. It’s been lots of fun!
In our English lessons we have enjoyed becoming authors and writing our own story about a lost penguin. Year 1 were amazed when we read our books to them and we enjoyed listening to theirs too.
We can’t wait to find out all about our new topic next half term ‘Why are tigers not like humans?’. Hopefully it will be just as much fun as this half term!
From, Zebra Class
Year 2 kicked off the year with the topic 'Could I live in a castle?' and thoroughly enjoyed our wow day where we all had a go at building our own castles out of different materials. Some were easier than others but all children persevered with even the hardest of materials!
We also ended the term with a fun day too where we had a go at jousting, juggling and enjoyed preparing and eating a banquet!
We are looking forward to learning about transport this term with our topic 'What did we do before cars?'