Caterpillars – Week 2

We’ve had a great week in Caterpillars class!

Firstly, we would like to say a big thank you to all of those from home who came to see our last class assembly for this academic year! With only a week or so to work on it, the children succeeded in creating an excellent collection of drama, stories and artwork to share what we have learnt about trust and obeying our trusted grown-ups. A huge well done to you all Caterpillars!

In English, we began the week by making our own ‘squishies/stress balls’ and used this experiment as the basis for writing our own instructions on the process. The children thoroughly enjoyed getting messy and sharing each step in their own ‘How to’ guides! Next week we are looking forward to thinking of our own subject/item to create and writing instructions about how to do it.

In Maths, we have begun a new topic on statistics and data handling by beginning with some of the most important questions such as: ‘Is there the same amount of each colour in a Smarties box?’ Using Smarties and tally charts, the children donned their thinking caps and carried out their own predictions and investigation before eating the results! We have also had lots of fun creating surveys on our favourite things as well. Next week we are hoping to move our data handling skills towards a traffic survey offsite and more!

In PE, we have been practicing for Sports day once more by having lots of fun practicing high jump! Using the banana run and scissor kick method, each child gave it their all in running up and leaping as far as they could across the bar. A great effort from all Caterpillars! We have also had the pleasure of Andy returning to teach us some more cricket skills in some very funny games. Andy also didn’t expect to lose a lot of tennis balls in the new school building site. Turns out we have a lot of eager cricketers who know how to use a cricket bat! (Don’t worry the builders kindly returned the balls!)

Finally, next week we are looking forward to exploring the Ancient Greeks in greater detail, getting hands on with some coding and exploring how musical instruments create sounds in different ways.

Have a great Friday and weekend everyone!

Best wishes,

Joe Skinner and the Year 2/3 team.