In Year 2 we love to share our achievements and fabulous work. We like to have purpose for our writing and also share the creative ways we learn.
To start our Columbus topic, we made paper models of the Santa Maria! it was a bit tricky but we worked together and improved our cutting and folding skills. Here are our finished models...
Minnie and Evie managed to keep theirs standing up!
We have been busy making moving ocean pictures. We included a slider and a flap and took our inspiration from Dougal's Deep Sea Diary. Take a look:
We followed instructions to make zig zag people. We evaluated the instructions and came up with the criteria to write our own instructions.
We have been doing some fabulous writing recently thinking carefully about the vocabulary, sentence starters and editing our spellings. We have written our own adaptations of 'Ten Things in a Wizard's pocket' so that it is all about Larry and his friends. Take a listen to us performing our poems!
Amaan wrote a fabulous riddle - can you work out which Katie Morag character he is describing?
Who am I?
They think I am very furry and nice.
I run quicker than a boy.
I have a white tummy and two horns.
Sometimes I escape to the Boggy Loch.
At night I am in a barn and in the daytime I live in Grannie's field.
My sound is Baa Baa!
We worked like Lady Artist to create some scenes of Struay. Here are some of our paintings:
After reading Katie Morag delivers the mail we wrote letters of apology to the characters on the island. We used our spelling bookmarks to check and edit spellings and then wrote our work up so we could concentrate on our handwriting. This is Erin's work: Miss Houghton is really pleased with how hard Erin worked to improve her handwriting and letter formation when she wrote up her work.
We have been looking at maps and atlases again! We located the counties that make up Great Britain and also their capital cities. Sophia T and Teddy worked hard to make their maps accurate, neat and Teddy managed to include a key when working on his own. Well done!
As part of our RE we looked for signs of Christmas. This was our homework:
In maths we learnt how to use tallies and convert data to bar charts. Here are some of our work:
WHAT DID WE LEARN FROM THE GREAT FIRE?
Imi and Evie concentrated really hard to make their maps of 1666 accurate. They used other maps to help them discover how the fire spread.
I like your use of colours and labelling to show the main features of London. Well done Evie.
Well done Imi, you really concentrated today and used the key to show what each colour represented.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD SUPERHERO?
6th October 2016
Oliver combined the story language and pattern of Eliot, Midnight Superhero and the historical events of the Great Fire to produce this great story.
One day Eliot received an urgent message from the bakery man. Help! I accidentally left the oven on and the sparks are leaping from house to house. Eliot went to London in his supersonic jet. He was looking for somewhere to park his jet. He couldn't land on burning houses. He couldn't land on the church because it was burnt down. The only place to land was a pitch full of grass on the other side of the river. Luckily Eliot was a champion swimmer. Then he swam to the other side. In his jet he had a hose to use. People were using leather buckets to help Eliot. By Wednesday they had put the fire out and everything was burnt. King Charles II gave Eliot a shiny medal. Eliot was proud of himself because he had a shiny medal the colour of gold. The Eliot went to bed and dreamed about The Great Fire of London.
A great sequenced story using lots of the story language from our class book. You have also included historical details. Good joined handwriting too.