This half term we have been learning about the different animals that live in our local area and their habitats. We enjoyed a lovely morning visiting Barker’s Park where we worked as Scientists to explore minibeasts micro-habitats in the woodland area. The children were so well behaved that they enjoyed a well deserved treat of playing in the play area followed by a picnic when we returned back to school.
Using ipads and books the children have researched the woodland animals to be able to describe their appearance, find out where they live, what they eat and how they have especially adapted to living in their habitat and find their food. The children then included the information and facts they had researched to write some amazing non-chronological reports. We learnt all about the features of this non-fiction text so that the children understood how to set a report out correctly using sub- headings and paragraphing.
We have read the story 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson. The children wrote some fabulous detailed character descriptions of Plop. We also used this fiction text to look at different sentence types and punctuation.
We have plenty of artists in year 2 as the children have used their observational skills to create artwork of woodland animals in pencil, paint and pastels. They also developed their clay skills when creating Plop the owl.
Mrs McClare and Mrs Cox are really excited to join their new classes as they head into Year 2.
Mrs McClare is the class teacher in class 6 and Mrs Sigsworth is the teaching assistant. In class 5, Mrs Cox is the class teacher and Miss Mitchell is the teaching assistant.
During our transition we spent time getting to know each other and used the book Sharing a Shell to provide lots of inspiration for our work. The story taught the children about the importance of sharing and working together as a group. Please come and see our creative work displayed in the classrooms.
The children have settled well into the Year 2 routine and are already producing work of a high standard.
This half-term our Learning Journey is called ‘Happily Ever After’ and is based around the popular book ‘The Jolly Postman', by Janet and Alan Ahlberg.