Welcome back to the Summer term Class 2! Pull up a deckchair and put on your sunglasses because we’re heading to the Great Dalby seaside (aka the outside classroom)!!!
This half term we will all become beachcombers: exploring rockpools, looking at shells, learning about sea creatures and microhabitats. The science-based topic means we’ll be using microscopes, making predictions, recording observations and grouping and sorting. we’ll also make our own hybrid sea creatures using the elements the children feel work well in real life…maybe we’ll use crab claws, with a sting ray’s tail mixed with a shark’s fin…who knows what amazing creatures we will create! Watch this space!
In our writing, we will write labels, lists and captions detailing the creatures we learn about as well as write information booklets and narratives based on fictional sea characters.
Importantly, we’ll also focus on the impact of plastics on our marine wildlife and what we can do to help this situation by cutting down on single use plastics and going on beach clean-ups!
I can’t wait to share this exciting summer term’s learning with the children and look forward to the coming weeks with them all,
Happy New Year Class 2!
Our new topic is Muck, Mess and Mixtures. I ‘m so excited about this term’s learning as there’s lots of exciting things coming our way! We kick start the topic in the first week back with a Messy Mixtures Day. The children will get to explore clay, jelly, cornflour, oil, shaving foam, paint and hand cream with their hands and feet so let’s get messy! They will play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods. We will pour, mix, stir and splat! How will it feel to get our hands covered in goo?… Make a wobbly jelly?…or draw with wibbly clay?
Our class books are George’s Marvellous Medicine and Revolting Recipes by Roald Dahl. We will write recipes, instructions, riddles and poems.
We will become scientists, making predictions and observations about what happens when we dilute substances in water. we’ll record and measure which household items make the most bubbles plus investigate melting!
Through our topic, we will make recipes and perform taste tests, make ice cube art, bubble art, explore dangerous liquids and how to stay safe, make oil/water craft and much much more!
Thursday 7th January is our Messy Mixtures Day so please send your child in to school wearing old clothes. No tights please – trousers/leggins are preferred as socks can be slipped off in order to explore the mixtures more easily. Please also pack a small, oldish towel in a named plastic bag.
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