Welcome to Otter Class!
It is great to have the children back in school and settling in to Year 2. We have been getting to know each other and the new routines.
We have had a mysterious creature hiding in our cupboard and been using our imaginations to think about what it might look like and why it is here. On Thursday we came into school to discover it had left! We found out it must have been a Wild Thing from Maurice Sendak’s book, Where the Wild Things Are. Our class has been set a task to design and build a shelter for Max to stay in whilst he is on the Wild Thing island. We will be studying the story and using it to create character descriptions.
In maths we are focusing on place value. We are looking at the value of different numbers and how many tens and ones two digit numbers have. We are investigating which number are greater/less than, sequencing and looking at number patterns.
In science our question that we will be investigating is ‘Which materials are best combined to make a shelter?’ We will be carrying out various investigations focusing on whether a material is waterproof, opaque or translucent and appropriate to make a shelter. We will use our findings to design, make and then evaluate our shelter.
We hope to finish the term with a wild rumpus led by Max!