We had a wonderful day celebrating our favourite stories and books. The children looked so different in their costumes that Mr King didn’t recognise some of them! We love reading in Year 2 and always enjoy opportunities to explore new books.
This week we have been learning about the properties of 2D shapes, using words such as vertices, sides, regular and irregular. The children conducted an investigation using lolly sticks. The aim was to make a pattern of triangles, and then develop a formula for how many more sticks each row would require. E.g. 1st row needs 3 sticks, 2nd row needs 6 more, then 3rd row needs 9 more…
The children really enjoyed the practical aspects of this activity and collaborated well. Lots of mathematical discussion taking place!
In the morning we went on the coach to Littlehampton, on our journey we saw Arundel Castle….and the River Arun.
When we arrived we dropped our bags off at the Look & Sea centre, we were put into 2 groups, and one group stayed in the Look & Sea the other group visited the RNLI.
In the L&S we learnt that Littlehampton and Southampton were both called #Hamptons, which confused the sailors, big boats would got to Littlehampton instead of Southampton, so they added on South and Little.
In the RNLI the boats were out on the ramp ready to launch into the sea by tractors. The crew only have 2 minutes to put on the kit; we had a go and did it in 30 seconds!
The big boat had a teddy mascot on it called ‘Teddy’!
On Tuesday 4th July, Hedgehog Class enjoyed a day of learning all about Wimbledon. In English, the Hedgehogs wrote a fact file all about the tournament. Did you know, there is a hawk called Rufus, who circles the sky above the courts to frighten off the pigeons!
In Maths, the Hedgehogs drew out their own courts on the playground with chalk. They positioned themselves on the big rectangle to decide where the lines should go.
Finally in P.E, Hedgehogs had a go at ball control with a racquet, after mastering that they had a go at playing with a partner...watch out for future Andy Murrays and Serena Williams'!
We brought in some royal memorabilia for 'show and tell' today! They were proud to show us their Granddad's photo of him meeting Prince Charles, as well as a commemorative scrap book of photos of The Queen's Coronation. Wonderful sharing girls...thank you to both of you and a special thank you to their Granddad!
In DT, we've started making crowns - more details and pictures to follow....
Hedgehog Class have been busy planting sunflower seeds. We hope they will grow - we are giving them lots of water and sunlight, so fingers crossed!