In maths we have been looking at measures. We have been using a ruler to measure in centimetres. We learnt that you have to remember to line up the item at 0 when measuring and read measurement where the object ends. We then moved on to measuring in metres. We learnt what we had to do to help us measure objects that are as longer than a ruler and a metre. We know that 100cm is equivalent to 1 metre.
This week during science we have been looking at lifecycles. The children studied the posters that we have in school and then back in class they drew their own life cycle.
Telling the time is an important skill in everyday life, but it can be tricky to learn. For the last 2 weeks in Year 2 we have been using the clocks to help us learn to tell the time. We have learnt o’clock, half past, quarter past and to. We have also learnt to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. The children are now becoming really proficient in letting me know how many more minutes we have left until play time, lunch time and home time.
Year 2 spent the day at London Zoo, we had a workshop on Colour, Pattern and Camouflage.
We looked at different animals and talked about what they looked like and the environment they lived in. In the reptile house, butterfly house and the rainforest we saw animals that were able to camouflage in their surroundings. The children had fun trying to spot the animals.
The children were amazed at the size of the animals especially the giraffes, lions and tigers. The were enthralled by the penguins and how gracefully they swam. They were able to see the humps of a camel that we had been talking about in class.
During our visit to church Father Alex explained to the children the signs and symbols of Mass. Ask the children in Year 2 what they can remember about our visit.
During maths this week we have been describing 3D shapes. We counted the number of faces, edges and vertices on our 3D shapes
Year 2 have been drawing their own jungle scene inspired by Tiger in a Tropical Storm or Surprised by Henri Rousseau.
His painting Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Surprised0 (1891) was the first of many jungle scenes for which Rousseau is famous.
First, we researched the artist and learnt that Henri Rousseau was born in Laval, Mayenne, France in 1844. We discovered that although some of Rousseau’s most well-known paintings are jungle scenes, he never set foot in a jungle. Instead, he took his inspiration from the Jardin Des Plantes (botanical gardens) in Paris and from illustrations in books.
We then responded the painting and looked at all the different colours and thought about how it made us feel.
Then we experimented with how to make different colour greens.
Finally, we created our own jungle scene.
During Science this week we researched World Habitats. We looked at the Rainforest, Under the sea. African savannah, Desert and Arctic. We thought about how the animals and plants have adapted to each environment for their survival. We looked at which part of the world each habitat can be found and we thought about how each habitat is different.
In groups we then collaged our habitat.
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