Mrs Turner teaches the Year 2 class assisted by support teacher Mrs Jeffries.
Cooking with the Kitchen Team!
We had a great time practising our skills of peeling, grating and chopping. We helped to prepare some ingredients for an Autumn vegetable soup - similar to the soup made in 'Pumpkin Soup' by Helen Cooper which we read before getting stuck in. We are really looking forward to trying it!
Year Two's Golden Day!
Year Two had a fantastic time being wild things whilst celebrating our Golden Day. We achieved all of our class marbles so the children chose to have a day exploring the story 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak. We created our own crowns like Max and became wild things for the day - making wild things out of all sorts of things that were hiding in the junk modelling cupboard.
In Maths we have begun our learning journey about 3D shapes. We began by finding 3D shapes in the world around us, using shape mats to help us recognise their names. We have now started to describe 3D shapes using their properties. Today, we explored 'faces' and discovered that 3D shapes have 2D shapes on their faces. We used printing to discover what these shapes were... which led to some very interesting discussions about the shapes of the faces on a cone and a cylinder!
Exploring Edward's Belongings!
Monday morning was no ordinary morning for Year Two! The children arrived at school to find snow, polar bear fluff and a messy classroom! After looking for clues, we realised that the polar bear had visited from Lyndsay Ward's 'Please Bring Balloons', requesting that we give him some balloons. We learned that our new topic, 'Explorers' is all about going on adventures and learning about famous people who have been on their own explorations all over the world. After reading the story, we used collaging techniques to create our own balloons to give to Polar Bear. In the afternoon, we used watercolours to create images of places that we would like to explore. When we returned to school on Tuesday there was a note from Polar Bear explaining that they had used the balloons we had made them for their very own polar bear party, just like in the story. We are looking forward to writing our own stories which will follow on from 'Please Bring Balloons'!