Our Theme is...
'Can one person make a difference?'
Making Habitats in a Shoe Box
As part of our learning about habitats, we have been focusing on rainforest and Polar habitats. We brought in shoe boxes from home and designed how we could turn them into models of the habitats. We had lots of fun using different materials and working out how to join them together.
To celebrate Autumn, we read the story 'Tidy' by Emily Gravett. It told the story of a badger named Pete who wants the woods to be really tidy. When autumn comes he gets carried away and tidies away all the leaves, all the trees and even pours concrete on the ground! Then he realises he can't get into his home or find food so all the animals help him put the woods back and they enjoy autumn together.
After we read the story, we used tissue paper to create our own autumn artwork.
In Science, we have been learning about 'Wild Weather'. We had fun observing what the weather was like and the Year 2s had a go at presenting their own weather forecasts.
We have also learnt about day and night and explored shadows by making our own shadow puppets and experimenting with how the distance from the light impacts the size of the shadow.
As part of our theme, we are learning about explorers. We have read the story 'The Snail And The Whale' by Julia Donaldson, it has lots of rhyming words in and we enjoyed matching them together. In groups and pairs, we talked about the different places the snail and the whale explored and then we wrote letters to the snail's friends telling them where she had been.
We started off this term reading: 'What Do You Do With An Idea?' and talked about how ideas can change the world. Some of our ideas were: an underwater hoover to clean up rubbish, a slide to get to school quicker and a tidy up robot.