2nd Class

2nd class have been very busy in working on Area in maths this past week. They have estimated and counted the number of different objects that take up the space on a table and chair. In maths stations they have used Lego pieces to make a copy of different patterns and shapes.

2nd class have had a wonderful time so far working with their student teacher, Ms Marriott. They have been learning about weight, making sea creatures in clay and writing about the meaning of a true friend. They worked in groups and used a weighing scales and different objects to estimate and weigh. The children used clay, chose the sea creature they’d like to make, folded and painted the clay to represent it. They discussed the meaning of a friend and made wanted posters to ‘look’ for one.

2nd class were busy enjoying the Christmas spirit and constructed beautiful Christmas trees individually and in pairs. They used different coloured paper, glue and scissors to make them. They had a great time making them!

It was Science Week this week. 2nd class were busy learning about different materials that mixed together and their uses and properties. They started the week, using food colouring, water and paper, to show how colour can move through a material and mix with another colour to make a new one. Then they worked with 1st class to use and mix glue, salt and water colours to create a picture. They loved working with another class. The last science activity involved using different types of sticks and marshmallows to make the best house. They made some excellent structures. 2nd class seemed to really enjoy all the activities and had lots of fun!

2nd class spent the last few weeks learning about being inclusive and what it means to each of them. They made a piece of work to explain the meaning of inclusion and it is shown in the video. They also created pictures and an acrostic poem to explain the meaning of inclusion.

2nd class were busy learning about different 2D shapes. These were ovals, circles, triangles, rectangles, squares and semi-circles. They had to use these shapes to create their own picture with colour. They seemed to really enjoy this Maths week activity!

2nd class went on a nature walk on Tuesday. They observed many things about Autumn, especially the deciduous trees. They also learned about the animals they might see, for example a badger and a fox. They worked in pairs and each person had to do a bark and leaf rubbing. After this, they had to cut out a section of their rubbings and stick it into their book. They seemed to really enjoy it!

2nd class really enjoyed a science lesson about gravity and forces. The worked in pairs to make a small and big paper helicopter. They had to ‘fly’ this from a height and see how they fell. Then they added different amounts of paper clips to the end of the ‘helicopters’ and looked at what happened.

2nd class have been very busy and having lots of fun learning about different objects that were made up of different materials. They learned about rubber, brick, cement, wood, steel, plastic, paper and fabrics. They worked in groups to name and draw these things.