Caterpillar – Week 7

What a great last week of Autumn 1 we’ve had!

We have had a very busy week finishing our topic on bodies in lots of different ways!

On Monday, we created our own models of how the finger muscles work using string, straws, paper and lots of sellotape! The children were very supportive of each other as we took it in turns to thread the ‘muscles’ through the straws and sellotape each part down in the right place.

On Tuesday our Year 2’s headed out to Okehampton for a multi skills competition with Mrs Wiseman and Miss Stoner. The children had lots of fun learning/practicing their PE skills and working in teams.

On Wednesday we had a great time creating some Autumnal artwork for the corridor outside of our classroom. See if you can spot it as you come in after half term!

In English, we have been making autumnal poetry as well. We began by exploring in the (very) windy playground on Monday before creating a word bank of ideas for our poetry. We then practiced rhyming words together and then produced some short poems in our books. Wonderful description and efforts with rhyming from all!

In Maths, we have brought our addition work to a close with some coin work and problem solving. It is great to see how confident the children are now with using pictures/column addition to help them solve addition number sentences.

On Thursday, we finished our last session with Mark for this term with some attacking/defending/shooting practice before exploring how our bodies move on the tablet computers. Big thank you to Mark for teaching us lots of skills!

Finally, on Friday we have been completing our X-Ray machines in DT and getting them ready to bring home soon. The children have thought carefully about how to place their organs in the right places and how to visualise this when demonstrating to a friend. Well done to all involved here!

We hope you have a brilliant half term and enjoy a well deserved rest (Parents too!) We will be starting our new term with a new topic of Food!

Have a brilliant half term everyone!

Best wishes,

Joe Skinner and the Year 2/3 team.

 

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