This week we have continued to look at our enquiry question ‘Why can humans choose where to live and animals can’t?’ Our investigations have led us down a geography route to explore different areas of the United Kingdom and the animals which have habitats in these areas.
In English we have been reviewing grammatical knowledge and giving examples and writing definitions. We wrote out a passage from our class read and practised editing our spellings and punctuation. We are recounting the events of the story in the form of a diary entry. We planned how to structure the diary entry and included key phrases which we wanted to remember for our writing. We also used our word banks to choose different language for our recounts.
In phonics we have been looking at ‘ar’ making the ‘or’ sound as in ‘war’. We also looked at ‘gn’ making the ‘n’ sound as in ‘gnome’.
In PE we have started a dance unit. We are looking at the movements of animals: this links in well with our Science focus. We also continued with learning skills for invasion games. We looked at throwing and catching this week, particularly underarm throws. We then played games of piggy in the middle to practise the skills we had learnt.
In Maths we started a new unit on mass, capacity and temperature. We have been reviewing our learning from Year One and exploring mass and weight. We used the balancing scales and investigated the different weights of the objects. We then compared the objects and ordered them from lightest to heaviest.
In Music we started our last unit for the year! It is called Reflect, Rewind and Replay. We listened to this unit's song and practised singing it.
In Science we looked at the food chain and how the animals are dependent on each other and the effects that they have on their environments.