In Year 2 we are learning to tell the time.
This week we have used clocks to help us learn o’clock, half past and quarter past. We used our knowledge of fractions to help us.
We have also thought about how many hours in a day, how many days in a week, how many minutes in a hour and how many seconds in a minute.
We made observational drawings of shells. We looked really closely at the detail on the shell. Using charcoal, we applied pressure to add thick and thin lines for detail. We then smudged the charcoal to show different textures.
During religion the children are learning about different faiths. This week we are learning about Judaism. The children were introduced to the religious artefacts for Judaism and we discussed the meaning and significance of each one.
We then watched a video about Shabbat and looked at a power point that explained what the Shabbat is and why it is celebrated. The children then sequenced the order of the Shabbat.
Our new topic is The Seaside. All the children have been really excited to share their experiences of when they have been to a seaside and where it was in the world. We used a world map to find all the different places we had travelled to.
We then looked at the features of a seaside and the features of a city and compared what was different.
During Maths and Science week we distinguished between an object and a material.
We decided that an object was something that can be seen and touched and the material was what it was made from.
We went into the school grounds and identified objects and the material they were made from. We recorded our results in a table.
We then answered the question – What is the most common material in our school grounds?
We drew a pictogram to help us answer this question.
Well done Year 2 for coming dressed as scientists and mathematicians for Maths and Science week.
Can you tell who we came dressed as?
To name a few characters the children dressed up as Marie Curies, Aristotle, Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, Amelia Earhart, George Washington Carver, Sally Ride, Nikola Tesla and a green scientist.
We collected different leaves and discussed their shape, size and colour. In small groups we then sorted them into or own criteria.
Can you see from the photographs how we have sorted them?
Amelia – We have sorted by green and more than one point, so in the middle it will be both green and more than one point.
Lucas – we have sorted by more that 15cm and less than 15cm.
Jan – We have sorted by size small, medium and large.
Fred – I have sorted by small and large.
Alexandre – I have sorted by the type of leaves.
Lily – I have sorted by size.
We have been enjoying the new playground markings this week. During playtime we really liked learning how to play snakes and ladders. We learnt that we had to add when we went up the ladder and subtract when we went down the snake.