Welcome to Year 2/3!
Teacher: Mrs Raja
Teacher: Miss Squires
LSA: Miss Ellerton
LSA: Mrs Griffin
What a busy start Year 2/3 had to the summer term! In English, we began the term by using our knowledge from last term and extending it into an information report about plants. We then wrote wonderful poems based around 'The Little Boy who Couldn't See', and we used 'Ten Things Found in a Wizard's Pocket' to write our own Platinum Jubilee inspired poems about the Queen's handbag.
Both Year 2 and Year 3 had a geography inspired topic this half term; year 2 were learning about the seasides around the UK, whilst Year 3 learnt about our 'Extreme Earth'.
In art, Year 2 created wonderful appliques from under the sea. They worked hard on creating an under water scene on fabric, before adding a sea creature for detail. The final pieces were beautiful, and the children were all very proud of their work.
The Year 2 children really enjoyed our Chinese food tasting this term as part of our 'Let's Go
To China' topic. We tried, prawn crackers with chilli and hoisin sauces, vegetable spring rolls, chicken wontons and sesame prawn toast!
Year 3 enjoyed using torches in Science to investigate which materials are the most reflective. Year 3 produced some great work in Science! They used all their knowledge from this term on ‘light’ and created a double page spread!
This term we have spent time exploring the theme 'One Kind Word' as part of anti-bullying week. The children came up with a long list of 'kind' words and we made these words into some large posters for our classroom. The children also made their own individual posters, thinking about acts of kindness like helping each other.
In Science, year 3 enjoyed learning about the human skeleton. We focused on the femur and investigated if the person with the longest femur could jump the furthest! The children measured their femurs and their jumps. Year 2 children have been learning about recycling as part the topic of 'Materials and Their Uses.' We had a good discussion about what objects can be recycled and completed a task to sort objects into the correct recycling groups.
Year 2/3 have been focusing on the story ‘The Huge Bag of Worries’ by Virginia Ironside. This term they had a special video call from the author where they asked her various questions about the book! The children have had a special visit from a Roman soldier this term! They had fun learning all about what a Roman soldier wore and why they wore it.
We've had a great start to our time in year 2/3. We've really enjoyed our start to the new year. Here are some of our amazing self-portraits.