This morning, we carried out our debates! All teams put forward some great points! The audience voted IN FAVOUR OF HOMEWORK! and IN FAVOUR OF NOT HAVING LONGER PLAYTIMES!
During our science lesson today, we looked at different habitats, such as The Rainforest, The Arctic, The Desert, Swamps and Grasslands. We discussed what sort of animals may live in each and what we thought the habitats would be like to live in.
We then remembered the items which we collected in our previous science lesson, and worked in groups to discuss which other habitats the item could also be found in. We had some great discussions and opinions during this!
In our Literacy lesson today, we were preparing for a debate! First of all, we spoke about what a debate was and how they worked. We also spoke about who made different decisions, such as; Who decides what we do at playtimes? and Who decides what we learn at school?
Mrs Tubby then gave us two topics and explained that 2 groups would argue FOR the topics and 2 groups would argue AGAINST the topics.
The topics were; We should/shouldn't have longer playtimes and We should/shouldn't have homework. We were split into 4 groups and as a team, created a brainstorm, writing down reasons as to why we believed our side of the argument was the right one. The adults were very impressed with the reasons we had thought of.
On Friday, we will carry out our debates......so watch this space!
Today in our literacy lesson we all became ‘surgeons’ and carried out some ‘contraction surgery’. We had to make two-part words onto smaller contraction words by omitting some of the letters. For example, ‘should have’ became should've and ‘he would’ became he’d. We learnt that when making a contraction would, we have to replace the missing letter with an apostrophe. Mrs Tubby was really impressed with our ‘surgery’ today! Mrs Ross popped in with a visitor - and they were both quite intrigued with why we had our surgeon gloves on!
In today's maths lesson, we created 2D shapes on geoboards, by stretching elastic bands over the pegs. to create the sides of the shapes - it was quite tricky! We worked in pairs and took it in turns to create a triangle, a square, a rectangle and a pentagon. The pentagon was definitely the most tricky shape to create and we had to have quite a bit of patience! Great work Year 2!
Our class topic for this half term is 'Amazing Africa'. We have been doing lots of research about the continent, its interesting facts and figures, the animals which inhabit it and African culture.
Mrs Tubby split us into small groups and gave us each a different African country to research. With the information we had gathered about out country, we then had to work as a team to plan and produce a poster to encourage tourist to visit. For this, we used lots of persuasive and positive language to really 'sell' our country.
We made sure we took out time with this and had lots of fun creating the posters. Take a look at our amazing work.....
As part of our Science, we have been looking at 'Mini-worlds', so last week, we took part of our lesson outside. We went onto the school field where we collected a number of different items which we found interesting , such as fur cones, moss, pine branches, acorn shells, bamboo canes, feathers and different types of flowers.
We then took these items back into the classroom and discussed if each item was dead or still living. We found that most of the items we had collected were no longer living.
On Wednesday, we went on a 'Shape Hunt' in around the school. We were looking out for both 2D and 3D shapes. and each time we spotted one, we drew a tally in our books. Some of the 2D shaped objects we spotted were;
rectangle signs on classroom doors and windows, squares as part of the hop-scotch on the playground, a circular sunshine on the reception class fridge and also circular topped stools in the ICT suite.
Some of the 3D shaped objects we spotted were;
spheres on car wheels and the tractor tyres on the field, cuboid fence posts, the triangular prism shaped roof on our chicken coop and cube shaped large dice.
In today’s maths lesson, we constructed our own block diagram based on our birthdays. We were each given a post-it note which we then wrote our name and birthday on. We then took it in turns to plot our data (post-it) onto the graph on the whiteboard.We found out that the most popular month for birthdays was December and the least popular month for birthdays was March.In our maths lesson tomorrow, we will be answering questions based on the data we gathered today. Well done class Lincoln!
Written by Mrs Tubby and the children in class Lincoln.