Congratulations to all of the children in year 2 who graduated from Key Stage One.
You have all worked so hard this year, have had lots of fun and learned so much. We are all very proud of you and wish you every success in year three.
Our new literacy unit is about poetry. So far we have learned about some famous poets, looked at the language in our model text and now we have starting looking at similes.
A simile is when you make a direct comparison with something. In groups we did some rainbow writing and compared pirate nouns, ready to use for when we write our own poem. One expert in each group chose the best simile from another group and had to explain the ‘story’ the simile represents.
2CR why not write an acrostic poem of your name using similes?
Captain Blackbeard sent 2CR a very special message but he disguised it using a secret code! He replaced the letters with numbers. We worked together to try and crack the code and eventually found his secret message- he told us there were gold coins hidden in the playground! We now understand that numbers can be represented in different ways.
In science we have been thinking about how boats float. Today we carried out an investigation and tested which 3d shapes float and which ones sink. In our cooperative threes we made 3d shapes with plastercine, made predictions about whether they would float or sink and then tested out our predictions. 2CR what conclusion did we come to? Can you test this out at home using another material?
Captain Blackbeard asked 2CR to make him some pirate grog. He sent us a recipe to follow to make his favourite drink! We had to measure different amounts of liquid and read the scales to make sure the grog was accurate. Our measuring jugs required us to also work out what each scale meant, using the different maths skill of finding rules.
In maths we have been learning to estimate, compare and measure length and height. We have had lots of challenges about length and height throughout the week and they all seemed to get tricker. On Friday we had to solve a problem about some stolen pirate gold and how heigh the tower of gold could be. We worked in pairs, and with lots of perseverance, we were able to solve the problem. Miss Rai was really proud of us!