Crab Class have enjoyed the start to our new topic about the Great Fire of London this week. They took part in some role play activities, imagining what it would have been like to live in London in 1666.
We were treated to a visit from Billy's Band this week and really enjoyed listening to their music and singing some songs. We also took part in performances of our own during our English lesson on performance poetry.
Crab Class travelled back in time and met explorer Robert Falcon Scott this week. They learnt all about his expedition to Antarctica and how, unfortunately, he was beaten to the South Pole by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. In PE The children continued to practise shape making and balancing skills.
Learning the 'science behind the penguin huddle' and consolidating our addition and subtraction skills are just some of the topics covered in Crab Class this week.
Learning in Crab Class this week has consisted of looking at Jewish artefacts in R.E and comparing Antarctica to the Arctic in science. We were surprised at how many differences we could find.
We have been immersing ourselves in all things penguin this week. We completed some penguin art activities and learnt a lot about Antarctica. Crab Class were surprised to learn that Antarctica is a desert.
We've had a busy week of learning and Christmas performance rehearsals this week. We can't wait to perform to our families!
Last week Crab Class received a letter from Florence Nightingale. She requested our advice so we got to work this week and wrote her some letters offering some ideas to improve the hospital conditions. In our PE/dance lesson this week we travelled to the circus and thought about how to portray the theme of circus through dance movements.
Crab Class enjoyed a trip back in time this week and were visited by Florence Nightingale. With Florence’s help they sorted events on a timeline, learnt a lot of facts about Florence’s life (she had 15 cats that she enjoyed looking after!) and travelled to Scutari Hospital where, fortunately, Florence was able to train our nurses to look after the injured soldiers. We had a great day and Year 2 are looking forward to using this experience to help with other areas of their learning next week.
This week in Crab Class there was a mysterious disappearance of the class crayons. With a bit of detective work we deduced that the crayons were fed up with poor treatment and messy colouring. They left us a book of letters explaining their grievances, so we were able to reply and luckily we persuaded them to return. In science we were looking at micro habitats and went outside to find some in the school garden.
It’s been a busy week of learning in Crab Class. We learnt about Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita in RE. In PE we started our new unit focussing on dance and thought about how garden creatures might move. Our current history topic is focussing on significant figures and we learnt about a range of brave and hardworking women.
In Crab Class this week we have been learning about ‘The Gunpowder Plot’ and took part in some role play. There are some fabulous actors in the class!
Crab Class had a great time at Leigh Library Gardens this week. We carried out a ‘colour scavenger hunt’ and collected leaves and twigs for our year 2 bug hotel.
We've had another busy week in Crab Class. In science we were testing what materials would make the best bridge. We discovered paper was not the best and plastic blocks or Lego would be the best!
This week in Crab Class we wrote some seaside themed poetry, focussing on the senses, we investigated how to make paper waterproof in science and continued improving our map skills in our outdoor learning session with Mrs Brown.
In Crab Class this week we were investigating waterproof materials, in order to find out the best material for a waterproof coat. We also practised using adjectives to describe nouns around the classroom and we went on a local walk as part of our geography (photos to follow next week).
Crab Class had a very exciting computing lesson this week, using the VR headsets to find out about islands, coasts and compared life in different geographical locations. In English we carried out some hot seating and met a few characters from the story 'The Queen's Handbag'. We then interviewed them to get their views on the events from the story.
We’ve been learning about physical and human geographical features in geography, place value and number skills in maths and improving our target throwing in PE- it’s been a busy week in Crab Class!
Friday 8th September 2023
Wow, what a fantastic first week of year 2 we have had! Crab Class have worked so hard, despite the incredibly hot weather, to work as a team, follow our class agreements and design and make marble mazes. During this activity they demonstrated brilliant teamwork skills and perseverance. In geography we learnt a song about the continents, and we created Picasso portraits in art. Well done to Crab Class for a 'crabulous', 'crabtastic' first week!