Well done Beatrix and Shia for writing such thoughtful diary entries in role as an animal from the Royal Menagerie. Since the 1200s, kings and queens kept all sorts of wild animals in the Tower of London and were sometimes given creatures such as polar bears, lions and elephants as gifts from the kings of other countries. We imagined what it must have been like for those animals and described how they were treated in diary entries.
These people don’t treat me well. I’m captured and chained up. I don’t know what to do. They do let me swim in the River Thames but I’m still chained up. It is very bad water in the River Thames. I came from the Arctic. It is not that cold in England. It’s hot. I miss my family and friends.
From the polar bear.
People don’t treat me well. I want to go to my normal home! I am scared. I want more fish. I am so starving now! I came from the Arctic. I travelled for thousands of months!
From the polar bear.
During History Day, we made coats of arms and built castles out of different construction materials. We also learnt a song called ‘The King is in His Castle’ and made up some verses of our own.
What a historical day!
This week, Class 2 visited the Tower of London to research our history topic. The whole class showed the curiosity of real historians and returned to school brimming with new knowledge. We are now writing guides to the Tower of London for a class display.
Next week we will be… completing guides to the Tower of London, using headings to organise writing and adding detail and description with adjectives.
We have been practising adding and subtracting with 2-digit numbers this week. Kemena and Polina have made a great start to the term by applying themselves to the challenge and thinking carefully through each step. Well done!
Have a look at how we exchange ten ones for one ten when adding.
Here is how we exchange one ten for ten ones to help with subtracting.
Next week we will be learning… about division as sharing into equal groups.
Class 2 have been working hard this week creating Christmas gifts for their families, including pop-up cards, salt-dough decorations and these wonderful Christmassy acrostic poems! We hope you enjoy them!
This term in DT, Class 2 have been designing playgrounds and making their own models out of a variety of materials. Martha and Hazel both thought really carefully about how to construct their models to make them stable and included lots of creative ideas. Well done!
This term in geography, class 2 have been learning about the location and climates of the seven continents of the world. Joni and Alpha both did an excellent job of comparing the landscape and climate of Lesotho in Southern Africa to that of Iceland in Europe. They included lots of specific geographical vocabulary in their work.
At the CLC, Class 2 used Google Earth to discover landmarks around London, then learnt how to take a screenshot to include their favourite places in a Comic Life presentation.
Have a look at our wonderful work! polina
During Spanish Day, Class 2 learnt to count to ten and worked out some simple sums in Spanish. Then we learnt some basic greetings. After enjoying a Spanish-themed lunch, we created some art inspired by Joan Miro and learnt some Spanish songs.
Well done to Noella and Rory whose artwork was particularly detailed and thoughtful, including lots of the shapes and patterns that Miro enjoyed using.
Next week we will be learning: to use apostrophes for contraction in English, and to find totals of money in maths.