Our Year 2 and 3 class is called Squirrels
Our topic this Spring Term is “Our Wonderful World”. Please click on the link to see our 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.
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.
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.
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.
In maths we have been thinking about symmetry.
In P.E. we have been learning how to be gymnasts.
Our topic this Autumn term is “Here be Dragons!” Please click the link to see our topic web. Here be dragons!
After designing our own decorations we used blanket stitch to make them.
We made stain glass window biscuits.
We designed our own Christmas plates.
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!
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.
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.
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!
We have been den building – using our problem solving skills and working as a team.
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.
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.
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.
We have been discovering more about musical instruments.
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!