Welcome to Year 2
WOW! We have had a great start to our new topic, learning all about tigers.
On our WOW day, Miss Knight showed us some pictures of a tiger sneaking around our school, we were all very shocked. As a class, we decided to invite the tiger to a tea party in the afternoon. We spent the morning preparing decorations, writing invitations and setting up the tables outside to have our party. During our tea party in the afternoon, the tiger appeared out of the Year 2 classroom. Lots of the children screamed as the cheeky tiger came over to our table and pinched some biscuits and crisps. What a fantastic time we had!
Since then, we received a letter from the zoo keeper telling us that when the tiger returned to the zoo she was terribly sick from all the food she had eaten (tigers are carnivores and are only supposed to eat meat) and was cross with us for giving her the food. We were upset that the zoo keeper was angry, as we hadn’t given the tiger any food! She had stolen it from our plates. Fortunately, when we wrote our letter to explain the zoo keeper was really friendly and they are really excited to meet us when we visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park on our class trip.
We are looking forward to learning lots more this half term about tigers and the Indian rainforest. We will be writing poems in English, then writing our own non-fiction text about tigers. In topic we are finding out about the different layers in the rainforest and the different animals that live there.
This half term in maths, we have been learning about fractions. We now know how to show ½ 1/3 ¼ 1/5 2/3 and ¾ of a shape. We’ve enjoyed cutting up cakes into equal parts and colouring in fractions of pancakes.
We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures of our half term so far.
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?'