We've had another busy week in Year 2 and enjoyed a bit of time around the bug hotel and the grassy area at the front area of school to look at different habitats. In our geography learning, we have looked at Port Douglas: a small town within Queensland, Australia and made some comparisons between that location and Rishton. In maths, we have been making equal groups by grouping and sharing and started looking at out 2 times tables. In English, we have been preparing to write our own explanantion text and in PSHE, we listened to a story called, 'My mouth is a volcano' and thought about strategies we can use when we feel like shouting out and interrupting.
This week, we have been looking at the story of the Rainbow SErpent from the indigenous Australian Dreamtime stories. The children replaced one the water creature to create their own stories and we will move on next week, to look at explanation texts. In maths, we have looked at equal groups and the multiplication symbol. We have answered a range of repeated addition and mulitplication sentences and have worked really hard on a range of arithtmetic questions, too. As scientists, we looked at woodland, pond and coastal habitats to consider which animals would live there. As geographers, we looked at wether in Australia and how bush fires and bad storms and cyclones can hit various parts. The children found it sad that claimate change is affecting the Great Barrier Reef and 'bleaching the coral' and that the rise in sea temperature has led to a rise in box jelly fish. In music, we have been doing so well with our recorder lessons that we will move on to learning a new note next week! In art, we created a postcard using the dot art style and will use the postcard in the next couple of weeks, to link with our Geography learning.
Week one w/c 3rd January 2023
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year for 2023!
We have enjoyed being back in school this week and have started our new unit in english that is based on animals. We have read about Edward and Edwina the emus and this ties in nicely with our new History theme of Awesome Australia. In music, Mrs Chandler is going to be teaching us how to play the recorder and we absolutely loved out first lesson! In art, we have looked at traditional indigenous Australian artists Albert Namaritja and Coleen Wallce. In maths, we are learning about money and next week, will continue to make a set amount and then working out change from a given amount. In science, we thought about what a habiat is and the environments in which different animals live. We also did a PSHE lesson about how we felt coming back to school this week and we spoke about how it is ok to have different feelings.