Caterpillars Blog – Week 5

We’ve had a rather quiet week in Caterpillars class but still had lots of fun regardless!

On Monday we had a great time sharing our fantastic Harvest artwork and prayers. A huge well done to all of the children and a big thank you to the parents who came along as well!

In Maths, we have been tackling addition using a number line for Year 2 and column addition for Year 3’s. It’s been tricky at first but we seem to have got the hang of it now as we expand onto adding 3-digit numbers together and bridging the tens for Year 2’s.

In English, we have finished writing our very own stories about a character who loses something with lots of great description along the way! It’s been lovely seeing all of the children’s hard work becoming a reality and something they can all be proud of. Next week we’re hoping to have a go at some revolting poetry!

In Science/Art, we have been busy learning all about the functions of the different bones and organs in our bodies. We have learnt lots about how we ‘work’ and a particular ‘lightbulb’ moment that stands out is viewing our brains as the ‘drivers’ of the body and the heart/organs as the ‘car/engine!’

In Art, we then started creating our own X-Ray machines by organising the organs we have learnt about into their places on the ‘X-Ray board’. More will be revealed as the weeks go on.

In PE, we had another great session with Mark on passing and receiving the ball. The children have learnt lots about how to send and receive the ball and all the different parts of the foot we can use to do this effectively.

Finally, in preparation for our assembly next Thursday 12th October at 3pm, we have been learning about having a ‘Growth Mindset’ when we learn in all areas of life. As part of our PHSE/Circle time lessons, we have been discussing what it means to be a good learner and how mistakes can help us to improve and challenge ourselves. We have also been learning about a Giraffe that couldn’t dance but we will save that information for our class assembly!

Next week we are looking forward to having a go at some poetry, tackling subtraction in fun and engaging ways and building props, practising and then finally performing our class assembly.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Best wishes,

Joe Skinner and the Year 2/3 team.