Squirrels Class

Our Year 2 and 3 class is called Squirrels

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Spring Term

Our topic this Spring Term is “Our Wonderful World”.  Please click on the link to see our  topic web.

Wonderful World topic web

Internet safety day.

We constructed a web to show how we are all connected to each other.  Then we thought about our own digital footprints.

Number Day

We took part in the NSPCC’s Number Day.  We carried out a survey to see how children usually travelled to school and then made a bar chart.

We also did “maths art”.  Some of us coloured patterns using dice to determine which colour to use and others made tessallation patterns.

Forces and Magnets

We have been learning that magnets have two poles and they will either attract or repel each other depending on which poles are facing each other.  We discovered that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance.  We found out that some materials are attracted to magnets and some are not.  We also experimented using different types of magnets to see which was the strongest.

Volcanoes

We have been learning about how volcanoes formed.  We used Oreos to show how the tectonic plates move in different ways at their boundaries.   The earth is made up of 15 tectonic plates which are continuously moving!  There are three types of plate boundary – transform, convergent and divergent.  We decided we were glad that we don’t live  near the “ring of fire”!

 

 

We made a collage to show how God created our Wonderful World.

ART

We have been thinking about the aesthetics of buildings in our Wonderful World.  We looked at pictures of famous buildings and chose our favourite.  We liked different buildings and had different reasons for why we had chosen our favourite.  We then chose a building to sketch.

Maths

In maths we have been thinking about symmetry.

 

 

 

Gymnastics

In P.E. we have been learning how to be gymnasts.

Autumn Term

Our topic this Autumn term  is “Here be Dragons!” Please click the link to see our topic web.    Here be dragons!

Christmas activities

After designing our own decorations we used blanket stitch to make them.

 

Christmas biscuits

We made stain glass window biscuits.

 

Christmas plates

We designed our own Christmas plates.

 

Reindeer

We each coloured our own reindeer.

 

Shoes for St. Nicholas

We have been thinking about different traditions around the world at Christmas time.  We all made a shoe to be left out for St. Nicholas on 5th December.  When we came to school on 6th December every shoe had a chocolate in it!

 

Christmas Cakes

We all made a mini Christmas cake.  Mrs Foster brought the ingredients and  showed us what we needed to do!  Thank you Mrs Foster for all your help.

 

Viking Boats!

We made our own Viking boats.  First we had to design the shields, sail and dragon head.  Then we used cardboard boxes to create the shape of the longships before using mod-roc to ensure that they were stable and could be painted.  Next, we painted the boats, made the shields and painted our sail designs before putting them together.

 

 

Bonfire Night!

We learnt all about Guy Fawkes and why he tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament.  We acted out the story in the hall.

We painted fireworks using pipe cleaners, straws, marbles and other things we found around the classroom!

 

Den Building

We have been den building – using our problem solving skills and working as a team.

Harvest Festival

We made a bread wheat sheaf to take to our Harvest Festival in church.

Black History Month

During the first week of October we thought about Black History.  We learnt about Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Mother Seacole and George Washington Carver.

George Washington Carver by LF

Harriet Tubman by CL

Rosa Parks by EMW

We also looked at our own skin colours and tried to mix paints to match.  We then placed all the different colours together to show that we are all different but at the same time the same.

 

We also looked at some African paintings and masks.

 

Science

We have been thinking about the human skeleton.  We measured our friends to find the biggest bone in our body.  Then we investigated whether children with longer legs jumped further than those with shorter legs.

 

Musical Moments 

We have been discovering more about musical instruments.

 

Dental Health

Mrs French came in to talk to us about how to keep our teeth healthy. We became tooth detectives to discover how to look after our teeth.  We sorted snacks into healthy and unhealthy piles, thought about our toothbrush and how much toothpaste we should use.  We solved some puzzles to discover what a fantasy child was doing wrong and why he had to have some fillings!