Year 2 Latest News – Autumn 1 Week 6

This week we have been continuing our learning of instructional writing. We will be writing our own instructions next week about How to catch… our mixed-up woodland animal! We spent time this week creating our mixed-up woodland animals. We had foxflys (fox and butterfly), woodmole (woodpecker and mole) and spifrox (spider, frog and fox). After we had our mixed-up animals, we designed traps to catch them! We will be using these ideas next week to write some clear instructions using time connectives and imperative verbs.

In maths, we have been estimating and ordering numbers up to 100. We used our maths knowledge from last week, of understanding tens and ones, to estimate where these numbers would sit on a number line. We also used our maths mastery knowledge of benchmarking number lines to make it easier for us. For example, if my number line was 0 – 100, then I would benchmark 50 first because it is half way between 1 and 100.

In science, we enjoyed learning about food chains. We recapped our learning of Carnivores, Herbivores and Omniores from last year. We learnt that all food chains start with a plant (producer) and end with a large mammal (consumer). We collaborated with our friends to create our own food chains that we knew about, using plasticine to represent the different parts of the cycle.

In art, we designed our own sculptures! We used the inspiration of the sculptures around our school environment to inspire our ideas. We have sketched these designs and next week we will be using junk modelling to make them.

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Nursery Latest News – Spring 2 Week 5

With spring on its way, we have been looking out for signs of spring. In our nursery garden we have started to see flowers blooming and even a bumble bee came to see us. We learnt about how flowers grow and what they need to grow. On Tuesday we had went up to the hall to listen about Alice Hemming’s book The Leaf Thief.