Welcome to Cherry Class pages where we hope you will find out all about our Year 2 children and what they have been learning.
Cherry Class has 30 children and the class is taught by Mrs Martin/ Miss Truss and supported by Mrs Charles and Miss Deacon - like the other classes they also get up to all kinds of fun learning!
In English, we learned to write a traditional African myth based on the traditional African myth Why the Cheetah’s Cheeks are Stained. We also wrote a set of instructions about how to trap a hunter. We also learnt to write a new story based on Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson. Using this story to inspire us, we wrote free verse poems using onomatopoeia, similes, repetition and alliteration. Finally, we learnt about and wrote non-chronological reports about a range of animals.
In Maths, we have been learning about multiplication, division and fractions. We used our knowledge of 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables to help us solve division equations.
In Science, we have been learning about animals including humans we learnt about, our basic needs, keeping healthy through having a balance diet and exercise, keeping clean, growing and changing and adults and their babies. This term we have been learning about Animals Including Humans where we have focused on the life cycles of a variety of animals. To help us enrich our learning we have become carers of five beautiful caterpillars, which are now chrysalides.
In Design and Technology, we had a new visitor for the term 4, Chimp. He had come to visit us because he was a little lost and very hungry. Cherry class got straight to work and researched which fruits and vegetables monkeys like. After, we designed a variety of fruit platter and skewers and chose our favourite design. Then we brought our best designs to life with real fruits and vegetables. Finally, we evaluated our creations.
Cherry Class have had a very busy term and have continued to make Mrs Charles, Miss Hall and I very proud.
In English, we have learned to write character descriptions, setting descriptions, newspaper reports, diary entries and much more.
I was especially impressed with Cherry Classes list poems they were amazing and included onomatopoeia, similes, alliteration and repetition.
We have also been visited by the snowman in English so that we could ask him some questions – we had a wonderful morning speaking with him.
In maths, we have been learning about place value, addition, and subtraction.
In Art, we have used printing to make envelopes, learnt about artist Wassilyevich (Wassily) Kandinsky and used his technique of using shapes and colours to create moods and emotions.
In DT, we have made our own cars to help us with our map reading and made moving cards.
For our vehicle learning, we have learnt about the UK and its four countries, the seven continents and five oceans of the world. We have also compared Ecuador to the UK and we can identify the two poles and the equator.
In Science, we learnt about living things and their habitats and everyday materials.
The children have worked exceedingly hard these past 2 terms and deserve a relaxing break.
Merry Christmas Cherries
Year 2 Team