Year 2 - Limpets

Welcome to Year 2 -  Limpet Class

Welcome to Limpet Class where Mrs Sian Grant is the Class Teacher and Miss Jessica Jose  is the Teaching Assistant. The children follow the expectation of the National Curriculum and the learning is carefully planned to ensure that all children are motivated and excited to learn.
 
Mrs Sian Grant

Teacher

Miss Jessica Jose

Teaching Assistant and Lunchtime Supervisor

Our topic this term is "How would I survive on a desert island?"
 

For our motivator day we dressed as castaways! Mrs Grant found a letter in a bottle on a beach. It was from a man called Fred who was stranded on a desert island. We used the co-ordinates from Fred’s letter to find the deserted island that Fred is stranded on.

We learnt about human and physical features. We sorted the objects into those that we would find on a deserted island and those that we wouldn’t find on a deserted island.

We found out that some materials were originally physical features but are now human features such as a shelter and a hammock made from vines. 

 

We have learnt how to use a key! We had to match the different treasure maps to the correct key.

We then had to follow the instructions and use the key to place everyone in Limpet class on different parts of the island.

It was lots of fun! 

 

Literacy
 
In literacy we have been using our senses to describe and explain what it would be like to be stranded on a desert island like the characters in our class book. We turned the classroom into a desert island and used our senses to describe what we could hear, see, taste, smell and touch. The seaweed was particularly smelly but it helped us to write fantastic descriptions!  


Geography
 
We have been learning to follow compass and directional language and use a key to identify different features on a map. Today we went on our very own treasure hunt around school! We had to follow the instructions to find the secret map... The secret map, which was hidden in a tiny treasure chest, contained an aerial map of the school which showed where to find the treasure. The children then had to use their map skills to find the hidden treasure. We had SO much fun! 
Our topic this term is "Why are Florence Nightingale and Rosa Parks remembered today?" 
 
This term we are learning all about Florence Nightingale and Rosa Parks. We will be finding out why they are both remembered today and what differences they have made to the world we live in. 
Maths 
 
In maths we have been learning all about symmetry. We discovered that if an object is symmetrical it means it needs to be the same on both sides. We were able to identify symmetrical and asymmetrical objects. 
 
We created our own symmetrical patterns using cubes! We used the grid to help us count the squares from the line of symmetry in order to make sure that each side was the same. 
History 
 
In history we have been learning about Florence Nightingale and Rosa Parks and in particular, how they both changed the world. 
 
Today we took it in turns to interview each other in the role of Florence Nightingale. We explained the different ways Florence changed the world of nursing. 
Science
 
In science we have been learning about the 5 basic needs of survival. 
We created our own settlements on the ipads and the children used their past learning about 'keys' in geography as a way of labelling their symbols.
 
Each settlement had to include different things that would allow you them survive. The children were extremely creative and had some wonderful ideas! 
 
Scan the QR to listen to them explain what they have included and why. 
D.T
 
In D.T this term we researched, designed and made our own bread that Florence Nightingale could have given to the wounded soldiers in the Crimean War. 
 
Music
 
We have been learning all about jazz music! We have been looking at the different instruments that form a jazz band. We have looked at American jazz bands from the roaring 20s as it is likely that Rosa Parks may have listened to some of these pieces! We then compared different jazz performances.
 
Our topic this term is "What makes Falmouth fabulous?" 
 
This term we will learning about Falmouth! We will looking at Falmouth and it's surrounding area in geography, making a soundscape of the sounds you would hear at the beach and using water colour paints to paint a seascape of Falmouth.
Geography
 
For our motivator day we dressed in black and white to represent the colours of the Cornish flag.
We identified human and psychical features around the school grounds and used digital media to record our findings.
 
Later in the day we looked at aerial maps and located Falmouth on the map. We then used geographical vocabulary to describe different features in Falmouth.
Religion and Worldviews
 
This term we are learning all about why Christians celebrate Easter. We visited our local church and learnt all about the Easter story and completed lots of different activities. 
Art
 
This term in art we were working towards using watercolour paints to paint a seascape. To help inspire our seascape paintings, we went to our local park where we sketched the view. We then learnt all about mixing different colours and how to create different tones. 
 
Our topic this terms is "What was it like to be a tin miner?"
 
For our motivator day we all dressed as 19th century Cornish tin miners! We learnt why tin mining was so popular in Cornwall during the 19th century and why the tin mines eventually closed down. We learnt all about the harsh conditions working down a tin mine!