Caterpillars – Week 1

We’ve had an excellent first week back in Caterpillars class!

This week we have been enjoying our new story in English which is called ‘How to Babysit a Grandma.’ The children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the story and laughing along at all of the great commands and instructions on how to best look after a Grandma. We’ve also been writing our own commands and using ‘bossy’ verbs effectively.

In Maths, we’ve been really working hard with subtraction and using column subtraction (Year 3) and number lines/pictures to help us (Year 2). It’s been great seeing the different methods of subtraction being used across the classroom.

In Science, we have been looking closely at plants and identifying all the different parts and how they help the plant to live and grow. Next week we are going to be running an experiment to see what plants need to grow healthy and strong in different environments!

In Computing, we had lots of fun writing our very own ‘algorithms’ in the form of instructions on how to draw a monster. We enjoyed trying to follow each other’s instructions and ‘debugging’ the ‘code’ when the final drawing was very different to how we’d imagined it!

In PE, we have started a dance topic based around toys and different types of movement. This week we have been putting together a sequence involving stretching and rolling movements as if we were ‘Stretch Armstrong’ or a ball of Playdoh! We’ve also been putting these sequences to music and getting into the rhythm of the music to time our movements. Great teamwork from all involved!

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Next week, we are looking forward to exploring more dance in PE, improving our algorithms, learning more about the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world and exploring ‘How to Babysit a Grandma’ further.

Mr Skinner is also looking forward to parents evening as a chance to share your child’s successes and next steps so please book your slots with the office for Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th after school next week!

Have a great weekend, stay safe on Bonfire night and have fun!

Best wishes,

 

Joe Skinner and the Year 2/3 team.