What do we need to survive?
Welcome to the first term in Red Class where we are looking at the topic of survival. This week we are asking you to make some posters, leaflets or models for our interactive learning area and we look forward to seeing your creative work soon.
'Be a Survivor Day'
On Thursday 14th September we all came into school dressed 'survival style'! We had great fun throughout the day making items for survival using natural materials, choosing which items are 'essentials' or 'luxuries' for a survival trip and taking part in a survival assault course. Look at some of the pictures to see how we got on!
We have started our Year 2 topic of survival by looking at the Pixar short film Piper. To remind us all of our sentence structure we have been writing short captions about Piper's thoughts and feelings. We then transferred this into a narrative about Piper's first experiences of having to survive without his mum feeding him. We decided that at the beginning of the film he was nervous but as his confidence grew, with perseverance he became brave and courageous.
To ease ourselves in gently we have been looking at the area of number and place value. We are using resources like Numicon and Dienes to help us identify the amount of tens and ones in a 2 digit number.
Later in the term we are looking forward to more active Maths of the Day lessons as well as using ICT in our lessons.
Our topic for this term is 'Animals including humans' where we will be looking at the basic needs of animals for survival. During our first lesson we discussed the different life stages that humans go through and the common features of each stage. There were a number of entertaining conversations to be heard - particularly those involving growing teeth/hair and why teenagers sleep a lot!
Swimming and tag rugby are the topics for this term. Swimming commenced on Monday morning at Whitstable pool and the children were all raring to go. Tag rugby will be on a Thursday afternoon and we will be focusing on the skills of catching, throwing and dodging.
Islam is our theme for this term and we began learning about this religion by finding out the main aspects of life and how it is the same / differs from Christianity.
Ms Burrows is returning with her wonderful style of art teaching to inspire the Red Class children this term. She will be linking their art to the theme of survival.
In addition, Ms Diamond will be providing recorder lessons for the children every Tuesday afternoon.