Caterpillars – Week 5

We’ve had lots of fun this week and had a great time performing our class assembly for you all!

A big thank you from myself and Caterpillars class to all of those at home for coming into school to watch our class assembly. The children worked incredibly hard to put everything together in time. To take such a big chunk of our learning from this term and to condense it down into an assembly in roughly three afternoons is a huge feat so deserves a huge well done indeed Caterpillars!

In English this week, we have started looking at our new text ‘A Walk in London’ and have enjoyed discussing the text and learning about all of the facts the book contains. We are now looking forward to transforming the text type to fit a story/journey from the point of view of Captain Cook visiting Hawaii for the first time next week.

In Maths, we have started a new topic on Fractions but began our week with an investigation into perimeter. Earlier in the week, Rex the T-Rex arrived in class and the children were set the challenge of working out which shape’s perimeter would best suit the dimensions for Rex’s cage. It was wonderful to see the children getting hands on with their learning and both Year 2 and Year 3 achieving so much as a team. Rex had a great time too! With our fraction work we have been identifying different amounts in fraction form, comparing their sizes and representing them in a variety of different ways. Across Year 2 and 3, we have seen lots of great team work and discussions happening so well done again Caterpillars!

In Science this week, we have been learning about fossilisation and how dinosaur bones etc become fossils that we can see today. We’ve watched some exciting videos all about volcanoes and fossils and had lots of fun trying to remember how fossils are made. As part of our habitats work we’ve also had an exciting new class pet (or pets once they hatch!) arrive in the form of some frog spawn! Luckily, Spongebob and Sally are watching over our new arrivals until they hatch!

Next week we are looking forward to an afternoon with Chantelle learning more about rocks/habitats and how volcanoes are formed, writing our own recounts from the perspective of Captain Cook’s shipmate as he visited Hawaii, exploring fractions further and lots lots more!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Best wishes,

Joe Skinner and the Year 2/3 team.

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