This week we have been writing stories about The Very Lazy Ladybird.Â We read the story book and then made a plan for our own story.
Challenge: Can you remember the animals which the ladybird tries to sleep on?
In maths we have been learning to add. We practiced using tens and units to help us. On our tables we had easyÂ green, medium orange and harder red questions. Some of us even managed to do some purple challenge questions. Later on in the week we will be applying these skills to subtraction.
Challenge: Try this tens and units game Make it trickierÂ by choosing the bigger numbers (up toÂ 99)Â
This week we used our maths skills to record the number of different plants growing around school. We couldn’t count every single one so we threw down a hoop and counted a small sample. Â We used a picture chart to help us identify the typeÂ of plant and created a tally chart of our results. In class we used our tally chart to draw a bar graph to show how many plants grew on the field.
Counting plants on the school field by Slidely Photo Gallery
Challenge: Have you spotted any of these plants growing near your house, or in the park? How many did you see?
This week we have all visited the local orchard.
Early in the week Amanda came to visit us in our classrooms. She talked about the trees we would see in the orchard and how they might change in different seasons.
Year 2 Visit to the Orchard by Slidely Photo Gallery
On our trip day we walked to the orchard with our teachers.Â Â When we got thereÂ weÂ hunted for minibeasts, made leaf rubbings and did pond dipping. We had some bug viewers and Julia showed us how to catch minibeasts inÂ a net. We saw lots of different wild plants and flowersÂ growing and talked about different habitats called a meadow and a hedge. We saw tiny baby apples on the fruit trees. They will be ready to pick and eat in the Autumn when you have all moved into Year 3.
Challenge: What can you remember about a meadow habitat?
Recently we have been enjoying episodes of Minibeast Adventures with Jess. I know you all love singing along with song, so here is the link for you to watch it at home!
Click here for the song.
There is a game to play too… you need to get out and about finding minibeasts and use this game to tick them off when you find them.
Challenge: What is your favourite minibeast we have learned about so far? Why is it your favourite?
Do you know how to plant a seed? We have been writing instructions this week and planting seeds in class. 2CL planted sunflowers, 2TM planted cress and 2SG planted peas. Over the next few weeks we will be watching them grow and learning how to take care of plants.
You could have a go at this Let Me GrowÂ game and help the plants get water to grow strong.
This week we have been finding out about worms.
We have built a wormery and been digging in the garden to find worms to put in it.
We made a prediction about what will happen to the layers of sand and soil after a few weeks.
Mrs Williamson was working in 2SG and we had a go at writing some worm poems and songs.
This week in maths, we have been looking at division.
Here are a couple of pages that can help you to practise more at home.
Division by grouping Â Choose an object from theÂ no remainders box, and then read the word problem. Click Make a group at the bottom of the page, and then click on the ? in the number sentence to reveal the answer.
Division by sharingÂ Again choose an object from the no remainders box, or choose moveable items. Read your word problem and click to share the objects. Click on the ? in the number sentence t reveal the answer.
Our new topic this term is called The Secret Garden. We will beÂ planting seedsÂ and hopefully harvesting some vegetables. We will be finding out about minibeasts and learning how plants grow.
Challenge:Â Imagine you are inside this garden. What will you see when you open the gate? What will you hear? What will you smell?