Lobster Class have enjoyed commencing our learning about the Great Fire of London. We had a go at role playing the key events and found some of our costumes very entertaining, particularly King Charles II's wig! In Maths, we started exploring 3D shapes and used modelling clay and straws to construct different 3D shapes to secure our understanding of edges and vertices.
It's been another exciting, penguin-inspired week in Lobster class. We enjoyed completing our penguin non-chronological reports, in which we shared all of our fascinating facts about penguins. We also performed Antarctica poems focusing on using clear voices and incorporating different actions. What courage we showed when performing these to our classmates.
What a week it's been in Lobster Class! We've enjoyed completing our non-chronological reports about penguins in English this week. We were particularly amused to discover that penguins have pink poo (which can be seen from space!) because of all of the krill they eat. In Art we created the Southern Lights using paint and chalk. We've also been learning about synagogues in RE and had a go at creating our own lego models to include all of the key features.
Lobster Class have had a fantastic week continuing learning about Penguins. In Science, we investigated why huddling is so effective in the polar conditions of Antarctica. We compared what happened to the temperature of a cup of boiling water stood on its own, with that of a cup of boiling water surrounded by other hot cups. We were fascinated by our discovery!
Lobster Class have enjoyed starting Gymnastics in PE. We've been exploring the basic gymnastic shapes, such as arch, back support, star and straddle, and are considering the importance of body tension when making these shapes.
The New Year has welcomed the start of our new topic all about .... Penguins. We're all so enjoying beginning our exploration into this fascinating (and rather cute!) animal. We've created penguin inspired artwork, become penguin Antarctic explorers, practised waddling like penguins in PE and are even writing our own penguin stories.
Lobster Class brought festive cheer to us all this week with their wonderful Big Little Nativity performance. Just WOW! They dazzled with their singing, speaking, dancing and acting and showed such lovely support to one another throughout too. We are all so proud of you.
As the holidays now approach, we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to the exciting places our learning will take us in 2024!
Lobster Class enjoyed starting our new English unit about instructions this week. We had to follow instructions carefully to make our own paper aeroplanes. We were excited to test out our creations to see whose could fly the furthest and whose had the longest flight time.
We were excited to travel back in time to meet Florence Nightingale in person as part of our History immersion day. We loved getting into role as soldiers and nurses to get a feel for what life would have been like for Florence when she was in Scutari. She had a difficult job to do! We even had a go at some First Aid.
On Friday, Lobster Class enjoyed donning their PJs to raise money for Children in Need. We had a great 'bear inspired' day and were proud to finish in 2nd place overall as part of the school's Bearpee challenge!!
Lobster Class were shocked to discover our classroom in a state of disarray this week. The mess had been left by some rather disgruntled crayons who revealed to us (through a series of clues) that they had QUIT the classroom. They were apparently unhappy with how they've been treated to date. We've been working on writing letters this week to persuade them to come back. Luckily, our letters worked and our crayons have returned home safely!
Lobster Class have enjoyed delving in to our new Dance unit in PE. We have been exploring the movements of different garden animals and considered the dynamics when performing our routines. In History, we have been learning about significant individuals throughout time. We investigated photos of famous women and reflected on what we thought their achievements might be before conducting our own research to find out more.
Lobster Class have excitedly discovered more about Guy Fawkes and his involvement in the Gunpowder plot this week. We got into role and acted out the main events. We even created our own Wanted posters describing the dangerous criminal.
Lobster Class have finished their first half-term in Year 2 on a high. We enjoyed visiting the Library Gardens and doing a colour matching activity to develop our observational skills. We also learnt about Rosa Parks as part of Black History month and recreated the famous bus scene ourselves. People in hats were seen as more special than those not in hats. We discussed how this made us feel and how courageous Rosa Parks was.
Lobster Class loved exploring all of the exciting books available at the Book Fair. We enjoyed delving into different texts and even read one of the stories together called Llama Glamarama. It made us smile and appreciate our differences.
Lobster Class have been developing their investigation skills in Science as we explored if it's possible to make paper waterproof. We had a go at making our own paper umbrellas and got to test them out at the end. Luckily, we managed to avoid a soaking!
Lobster Class loved our walk around Leigh on Sea this week as part of our Geography unit about our local area. We put our observation skills to the test as we used clues to locate different places in the area.
It's been another jam-packed week of learning in Lobster Class. We are applying ourselves so well to our learning and having lots of fun along the way. In Maths, we've been exploring place value and have enjoyed playing lots of practical games to build our confidence with number. In English, we started our class text 'The Queen's Handbag' and even met some of the key characters from the story in our role play. We have also been developing our ball skills in PE, as we practised dribbling with control.
This week, Lobster Class have enjoyed learning more about the seven continents in Geography and dazzled during our Year 2 performance of our Continents song. In English, we've been writing postcards from the beach and in Maths we've been exploring number using base 10. We've had a lot of fun!
Friday 8th September 2023
Our new Lobsters have had a fantastic start to their school year. They've returned enthusiastic and eager to learn and have all been modelling our ASPIRE values throughout the week. The children showed great perseverance and team-work when designing and building their own marble runs as part of our Learning to Learn days. They were also inspired by Picasso's cubist artwork to create their own self-portraits in this style. Keep it up Lobsters - lots more exciting learning opportunities await!