Welcome to Yorkshire Class!
Term 3 Week 2
We have now been back for two very exciting weeks and in Yorkshire our highlight must be Forest School. We were very lucky to have a beautiful sunny day for our last session as the pictures below show. The children had great fun making wood pets and generally exploring the copse. There will definitely be plenty more pictures as the weeks pass.
In the classroom, we started our new English text 'Rhythm of the Rain' by Grahame Baker-Smith. This wonderfully illustrated book, based on the science of the water cycle, tells a very simple story of a young boy following the course of a river, from a small stream down to the Ocean and onwards. We are using this text as the basis of our writing and the children are becoming increasingly proficient in their use of the past progressive tense, conjunctions, prepositions and commas.
In Maths we are continuing to work on multiplication skill, using a range of methods and manipulatives and starting to learn about column multiplication.
Do you know the key features of a mountain or how mountains affect the weather? These are just two of the questions we have been addressing Geography since the start of term. Our new topic for Terms 3 and 4 is 'Mountains and Volcanoes' and the children are already showing great interest and enthusiasm, as well as excellent drawing and labelling skills. In History, we are exploring the Iron Age and have been investigating what life was like for the Celts, including where they lived and what they ate.
Our first week in Science was a special lesson based around sending British satellites into space to observe issues linked to climate change, for example, bush fires, landfill and icebergs.
The focus in RE has been the Holy Trinity and how water is an important symbol in Christianity.
It has been a very packed first couple of weeks and there is a lot more to come! The children definitely deserve a big 'well done' for their positivity, enthusiasm and hard work.
Please use the below link to find out more about the amazing art Y2 have been creating this term: