We’re all going to the Zoo!

This week in English we have been continuing to read the Anthony Browne book  ‘Zoo’.  The children wrote in the first person pretending to be a caged animal. The children wrote a brilliant descriptions of what an animal might feel like to be in captivity.

In SPAG this week we have been looking at adverbs. The children have been adding the suffix –ly to adjectives in order to make adverbs.
E.g.  quiet + ly = quietly                 quick + ly = quickly           slow + ly = slowly
We looked at the spelling rule: If a word ends in ‘y’ you replace the ‘y’ with an ‘i’ before adding the suffix –ly.
E.g.  happy + ly = happily               easy + ly = easily
 
In Maths this week we have been continuing with our topic based around addition and subtraction.  The children have been trying to use the column method.
In our topic work we have been learning about the life of the Horta family who live in Tocuaro. Dad is a craftsman and makes Mexican masks; we all had a go at designing a Mexican mask.
On Wednesday we all went to Twycross Zoo. We had a wonderful day and the children were brilliantly behaved. We saw lots of exotic animals and learnt about the conservation work that Twycross Zoo does. 
Well done Class 2.
 
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Rumble in the Jungle

Well done to all the children in Class 2. You have made a brilliant start to the new academic year!

In English this week we enjoyed listening and reciting poems about jungle animals. The children loved picking out the rhyming words and identifying the verbs and adjectives in the poems. In May when the children are tested they will have to know what a verb and adjective are.

E.g. High light the verb in the sentence.

The monkey was jumping  from tree to tree.

On Thursday the children had a go at writing their own poems about a lion, monkey or elephant. We will be displaying these poems on large cut outs of monkeys which are going to hang from the ceiling in our classroom. So look out for the cheeky monkeys in Class 2 next week!!

Thank you to all the children who have completed some brilliant homework.

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This week, we went to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park!

Despite the rain, we had a fun packed day and saw lots of animals. Some children even held some creatures!

 

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Animals!

This half term we are learning about animals. In preparation for our visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park we have learnt about where animals live and the different types. 

See what you can remember:

Here is some of the work we have done this week!

Can you tell a grown up at home about Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s journey to the Antarctic? 

 

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Conisbrough Castle!

On Thursday 18th May we went to Conisbrough Castle as part of our history topic on castles.
We had lots of fun walking around the castle and learning about when the castle was built.
Did you know…?
Conisbrough Castle is 850 years old.
The Lord was called Lord Hamlin and the Lady was Lady Isobel.
There was no moat around Conisbrough Castle.
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Castles!

As part of our topic this half term, the children have been learning to name the different parts of a castle. They know now where the portcullis is and the purpose of the battlement among others.

We have also made some castles out of clay. The children had a few famous castles as examples and then they recreated them using clay. Some children had great ideas when designing their own castle, which they then made out of wooden blocks.

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