Caterpillars – Week 6

What a fantastic week we’ve had in Caterpillar class!

Firstly, as a class we would like to say a huge thank you to all of the parents, carers, grandparents, uncles, cousins, brothers/sisters and pets (just kidding!) that came to watch our class assembly! The children were really pleased to see you all there and thoroughly enjoyed sharing what they have learnt with you all. It has been wonderful as a teacher seeing the children learning from their mistakes, both in the classroom and on the playground, and really taking on board that it’s ok to get things wrong so long as we work harder to make things right again. Most of all though I certainly enjoyed watching their groovy dance moves as well!

Sadly our class camera is currently not working so there were no photos taken of our performance. We will make sure we have photos for next week’s blog however so stay tuned for pictures next week!

In English this week, we have been having a go at some Autumnal poetry and learning about how to use Similes and Metaphors in our writing. Caterpillar class are the kings and queens of description and it has been lovely reading such funny and exciting poems/descriptions!

In Maths we have been tackling bigger and better numbers with our column addition and number line skills! Lots of great team work and support for one another and it’s been lovely to hear the children saying, ‘I don’t get this yet, can you help me please?’ to a friend! Thankfully we all have a much better understanding of using our addition skills now and can tackle some money based problems next week.

In Science, we have been working once more on our ‘X-Ray machines’ and mounting the organs onto cardboard (sounds a bit gruesome doesn’t it!?) before identifying each organ and colouring it accordingly. Once more, lots of helpful children giving each other encouragement and kind words as they work.

In PE, we had a lovely session with Mark working on defending and following the ball. We particularly enjoyed the ‘Magic Mirror’ game where one player had to mimic the other with the ball. Great to see such focus and determination coming through from all involved!

Next week we are looking forward to writing our own poems about a topic of our choice, tackling some money based problems with our addition skills, bringing our ‘Our Bodies’ topic to a close and lots more!

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Best wishes,

Joe Skinner and the Year 2/3 team.