In science this term we are learning all about plants. We have identified different parts of a tree and explored the differences between evergreen and deciduous trees. Today we looked at some of the deciduous trees outside of our school and had fun doing bark rubbings.
Class 3 have been writing instructions about how to take care of a pet. They came up with lots of good ideas about what different pets might need, and wrote clear instructions using numbered points, bossy verbs, adjectives and connectives!
Class 3 researched famous landmarks from around the world and created some brilliant sculptures of their chosen landmarks using clay. The clay felt very cold and squishy.
The completed sculptures included the Angel of the North, the Egyptian pyramids and even the Taj Mahal!
Year 2 had a wonderful time on their South Shields trip today. They enjoyed going on the metro, the ferry and playing at Marine Park. Their favourite part was having a paddle in the sea!
In maths this week we have been subtracting multiples of ten from 2 digit numbers, we were very good at counting back in tens! We know that when we take a multiple of ten away from a 2 digit number, the units digit always stays the same.
This week we have been learning all about capacity. We had fun estimating and measuring the capacity of different containers using non-standard units. We then began to look at standard units of measure and investigated which containers could hold more than 1 litre of water and which could hold less than 1 litre.
In our previous meeting, Mrs Luke had spoken to us about the importance of the local food banks and the children were extremely interested in finding out more. In this meeting, we talked about what food banks do to help people and we decided to think of ways that we could raise money for the local food bank, for example by holding an ‘American’ themed day on 4th July.
We have been doing lots of counting and sorting this week. We have been sorting buttons according to shape, colour and size.
We made some lovely repeating patterns!
Class 3 did brilliantly in their assembly all about being healthy. They read lots of facts, acted out a story, read an acrostic poem and sang songs with loud, clear voices. Well done, class 3!
Class 3 are designing and creating structures using recycled materials as part of this terms art topic. They had fun making their structures and sticking on sugar paper to make them more colourful. Our classroom got very messy…
The children will begin to add more detail to their structures next week.