During Art we studied the Artist Georgia O’Keeffe. We used her paintings as inspiration to create our own pictures of flowers.
We watched the video ‘Austin’s Butterfly’ a Ron Berger video about how critique and feedback teach children to improve their work through peer feedback which is kind, helpful and specific. In pairs we looked at our own work and give each other feedback on how we could improve our paintings.
We then had another try at drawing the flower, taking on board how we could make it better and improve our work.
Finally, we enlarged our drawings and used watercolours to paint them.
Habitats are places where animals and plants live. The plants and animals (including humans) in a habitat need each other to survive. Most things live in habitats to which they are suited and different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants.
A habitat provides animals with 3 important things:
This week we have been looking at the habitats in our school grounds. These are called microhabitats. A microhabitat is a very small part of a habitat, such as a clump of grass or a space between rocks. It is a habitat for extremely small creatures such as woodlice. A microhabitat has its own creatures, temperature and light.
Look at the different habitats we found in our school grounds.
Maths - geo boards
Every Friday in our maths lesson we look at a different aspect of Shape, Space and Measure. This week we are looking at 2D shapes. We used the Geo boards to make our shape and then we drew it on spotty paper.
Billy and the beast
We have been looked at the book ‘Billy and the Beast’ by Nadia Shireen during our English lessons.
We discussed the main character ‘Billy’ and thought about her appearance and her character traits.
We then wrote a character description of her to answer the question.
Who is Billy?
In Year 2 we love reading and like to read for pleasure. We have created a new book corner to inspire the children to read. The children are enjoying reading their favourite books and using the puppets to act out familiar stories.
We looked at different types of sculptures and the artist Andy Goldsworthy.
We decided his sculptures were made from natural materials.
We then designed our own sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy using natural materials from the school grounds.
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