This week Puma Class have worked extremely hard in Literacy lessons and I have been so proud of their final pieces of work produced. An email request from a teacher in my old school in Cairo had an urgent plea: please could the Puma class help our Year 2 children with some information about Chinese New Year for our current curriculum topic? Well, say no more. Puma class sprang into action! We looked at the format of a leaflet and how they are filled with factual information. With the help of the other Year 2 teachers, students completed a rotation of activities to cover 6 different areas of Chinese New Year. Everyone made notes about them and then back in our classrooms we worked at drafting our informative sentences in sections, completing a Chinese New Year leaflet in a decorative fan design. I have scanned some of them in and will be emailing them over to Cairo! Well done Pumas!!
Puma Class have been working hard to explore interesting words and phrases to describe minibeasts. We have looked at video clips to see how they move and close up pictures of what they look like. With our fantastic word banks we then looked at a series of mini beast poems for inspiring ideas before we wrote our own 4-lined verse poems. Great job Puma Class!! Following the journey of Captain Cook, Puma class looked a variety of images related to his voyages. With our partner we had to talk about what we could see in the picture and how it linked to Captain Cook or his voyage. Ships, instruments, people, places, animals and plants. We shared some interesting ideas about what they were or how they might have been used!
Term 2 began with the welcoming of 2 new students into Puma Class: Oliver and Nathan. They were given buddies to sit next to and find out more about the daily routines and work that we do in Puma Class. Oliver made a great impression with some fantastic comments about explorers following our exciting impact session assembly on Tuesday (see the Year 2 main weebly page) and Nathan made a great start demonstrating a conscientious and hard working attitude right from the first day!
Our Literacy sessions this week have been focussing on interesting words and phrases about mini beasts. We have explored some poetry and are building up our thoughts and vocabulary about how these small creatures move, sound like and look like. We are hoping to create our own poems using all this information next week.
Following a brief look at 6 famous explorers or adventurers this week (each of whom we will be looking at in more detail as the term continues) we made a list of questions we would like to find out about each of them. We took our large topic timelines and placed the birth date of Captain Cook.
Friday we enjoyed getting slimy with papier-mâché, covering balloonsas we took the first steps in creating our
Welcome to Puma Class
Mr. Tony Pickhaver
Puma Class Teacher
Year 2 Team Leader
Mrs. Vivi Bian
Puma Class Learning Assistant
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