Class 2

Week beginning 20th June

In English, we have working on our class innovate. This means we have been generating expanded noun phrases, similes and speech as a class to give ideas for our own invent. Class 2 have been using a wide range of vocabulary to describe settings and precious stones.

In maths, we are consolidating division and looking at decimal places. Year 3 are practising dividing 2-digit numbers by 10 and 100. Year 4 are dividing 1 and 2-digit numbers by 10 and 100.

Week beginning 23rd May

 

In science, we have been exploring the water cycle. The children have made their own ‘mini version’ of water cycles in plastic cups using compost, cress seeds and cling film. Class 2 are excited to watch their water cycles form and the cress seeds grow.

In English, we are writing recounts of our favourite trip. This week Class 2 have been identifying sequential language, past tense and varied language to describe emotions.

In maths, we are learning about volume and capacity. Year 3 have been exploring this by sorting objects in size order of capacity and then by volume of liquid. Year 4 have been comparing capacity and volume in millilitres and litres.

Week beginning 16th May

In science, we have been exploring how temperature (heat) can cause solids to turn into liquids. We conducted a fair experiment by melting chocolate using different temperatures of water. We ensured the experiment was fair by using the same size of chocolate, and measuring the amount of water in each bowl. We also used thermometers and stopwatches to record the melting time.

In English, we are writing our final writes. The children have enjoyed learning about their chosen famous individual and writing the biographies.

In maths, we are learning about money. We have revisited previous learning of the different types of coins and notes. The children are now exploring finding change, adding and subtracting different amounts of money and estimating. They will have a challenge this week of budgeting and estimating the cost of their own party.

 

Week beginning 9th May

In science, we have been conducting experiments exploring how gases fill and escape containers. We used lemonade and mentos to demonstrate this. The children enjoyed watching the sweet cause more gas bubbles forcing the liquid out the bottle.

In English, we have been identifying the features of a biography. We are now in the invent stage of our writing sequence. In this stage we are writing a biography together as a class about Helen Sharman.

In maths, we have been consolidating regrouping and borrowing in column subtraction. The children are now confident with borrowing from the tens, hundreds and thousands column. We will be applying this skill to worded problems next week.

 

Week beginning 2nd May

In science, we have begun experiments exploring how gases fill and escape containers. We used lemonade and mentos to demonstrate this. The children enjoyed watching the sweet cause more gas bubbles forcing the liquid out the bottle.

In English, we have been identifying the features of a biography. We are now in the invent stage of our writing sequence. In this stage we are writing a biography together as a class about Helen Sharman.  

In maths, we have been consolidating regrouping and borrowing in column subtraction. The children are now confident with borrowing from the tens, hundreds and thousands column. We will be applying this skill to worded problems next week.

 

Week beginning 25th April

 

It is wonderful to be back with all the children, and I have enjoyed hearing all about the wonderful things they have done during the Easter holidays.

 

In science this term, we will be exploring states of matter. The children will be conducting lots of experiments to investigate solids, liquid and gases by observing how materials change state when heated or cooled.

In English, we have begun our new text ‘Fantastically great women who changed the world’. For our elicitation task children watched a short video about Rosa Parks and identified important information to include in a biography. The children are excited to learn about more influential women in history.

In maths, we are revisiting place value and column addition to support estimation and rounding we will be exploring next week.

Week beginning 28th March

In science we have been dissecting daffodils and using a magnifying glass to identify and explore the different parts of a flower. The children loved examining the different parts of the plant up close and were able to label and explain their functions. We have also planted sunflower seeds that have just begun to sprout and the children will be bringing them home tomorrow!

In English, we are continuing our sequence called ‘Meerkat Mail’ we are currently in our innovate stage. In this stage we create and write our own story based on a different animal (Tiddles the cat).

In maths, we have started looking at parallel and perpendicular lines. Year 3 have been identifying and drawing and year 4 have been identifying parallel and perpendicular lines in 2D shapes.

 

Week beginning 21st March

 In science we have been conducting our own experiments into how plants transport water by using food dye. We have recorded our observations of the dye and petals over the week.

In English, our focus text is ‘Book of bones: 10 record breaking animals.’ This book contains lots of amazing animal facts and diagrams. We have been editing and improving our draft for our final write about our own rainforest animal.

In maths, we are converting between analogue and digital time. We have been exploring time worded problems using train and bus timetables.

In topic, we have been looking at the effects of rainforest deforestation on our planet.

Week beginning 14th March

In science this term we are learning about plants. We have been conducting our own experiments into how plants transport water by using food dye.

In English, our focus text is ‘Book of bones: 10 record breaking animals.’ This book contains lots of amazing animal facts and diagrams. We are independently gathering facts about our chosen animal to write a non-fiction piece of text.

In maths, we are converting between analogue and digital time. We are consolidating our time facts and reading to the nearest minute and 5 minutes.

 Dyeing carnations using water with food colouring in.

Week beginning 7th March

In science this term we are learning about plants. We have been conducting our own experiments into how plants grow by planting seeds.

In English, our focus text is ‘Book of bones: 10 record breaking animals.’ This book contains lots of amazing animal facts and diagrams. We have been gathering our own facts about the Amazon Rainforest to inform our innovate writing.

In maths, we are converting between analogue and digital time.