Another half-term has flown by in Year 2. I have really enjoyed our first half term learning about space. I hope you have too.
This week, we have finished our learning about our key astronauts of this term. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the three astronauts from the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. We also learnt all about Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman who went into space and we have written some fantastic pieces of non fiction writing which are on display in our classroom and will be forming a study work page. I hope you enjoyed sharing these at parents evening too.
In maths, we have continued with our multiplication unit looking at arrays. We have used counters and pictures to solve problems and thought about equal groups. We will continue with this unit after half term.
In geography we have been using Google maps to look at the whole world! We learnt new words for our word wall...continents and equator. We found out the names of the continents and worked out the weather there depending on how close they are to the equator. Children, what was the hottest continent we found? What was the coldest continent? We then used your boxes from home to think about 'our place in the world' please see our pictures to see how we worked out just how small Wybunbury is compared to our world!
In computing, we have continued our coding lessons and also we had our about E Safety lesson. We talked about being safe when playing games online and what you can do if something comes on your device that you don't like or doesn't make you feel safe. You gave some great answers. We will see PC Nick after half term too for our next esafety lesson.
On Wednesday we loved our Star Lab morning with Mr Tibbetts. You were all beautifully behaved, listened so well and asked some great questions. We saw star constellations in the sky, we learnt about the international space station and all about who is out there right now! We saw different planets and learnt lots of facts about our solar system. We were shocked to see how small our solar system is in space!
In music this week, our song of the week was Johnny B Goode by Chuck Berry. We listened to the song and lyrics. We discussed the different instruments used in the song and which instruments has a fast tempo. We put a fact file together about Chuck Berry, starting from when he was born. We warmed up our voices following a rhythm beat and finished our lesson by singing our term song . I Wanna Be In A Band also adding the actions .
It was lovely to see you all at parents evening. Thank you for your book forms you filled in about your child's learning. If you haven't filled one in please come and get a form from me.
There is no homework set for half term. Please ensure your child reads their book and reading is recorded in reading diaries.
Have a lovely half term break.