Within the past two weeks, Year 2 have completed their Charlie and the Chocolate Factory newspaper reports and started their new Revolting Rhymes text. Our new text is Little Red Riding Hood, retold as a poem with major twists. We had a go at role playing the new version of the story, identifying rhyming couplets and discussing what we prefer about the new version in comparison to the old.
In science, we have continued our learning about Animals including Humans. We have explored the importance of fitness and good hygiene. While exploring the importance of fitness, we learnt a little bit about our heart and what happens to it during exercise. In teams, we selected five exercises that we would like to do. Each exercise was performed for a minute and then in our grids, we recorded how each exercise made us feel. The majority of us felt exhausted! We also learnt about our pulse and could identify where it is located in our neck under our jaws. We compared the difference of our pulse at the beginning of exercise, in comparison to how it felt after exercise. It was beating really fast!
This week, we travelled back in time to further explore the events of the Titanic. We remembered our previous learning about primary and secondary sources and reminded ourselves about why they are effective and how they help historians unearth the past. We looked at real photographs of people from the time and discussed what changes there have been over time. We also had fun building a chronological class timeline of the events that took place before the Titanic hit the iceberg.
This week, we also celebrated World Book Day. Everyone, including staff, dressed up as some of their favourite book characters. We enjoyed various book related activities, a workshop with Professor Pango Mango and a book talk with one of our very own Year 2 authors, who recently published ‘The Quest for Cake’.