Chestnut Class

Chestnut Class
Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful half term and had some much needed family time and rest. 
This term our Topic is 'Up in Smoke' where we will be looking at The Gunpowder Plot and The Great Fire of London. We have so many exciting learning opportunities planned for this term, stay tuned for pictures and updates of what we get up to! 
Miss Grimsey
Recommended Book List
Here is a list of books I recommend for Year 2 to listen to and enjoy at home. I would love to hear about any of the books you have read. 
Happy reading! 
Science Day 2020
We had lots of fun on Science Day.
First we identified the different materials around the school.
Thewe ordered different objects from our classroom depending on the material they were made from and discussed the properties of each material.
After reading “The Three Little Pigs” we tried making our own little houses out of straw, sticks and bricks. We agreed that the straw house was the easiest to blow down.
Remember, Remember the 5th of November!
We watched a fireworks display on the board to help us prepare for writing our own poem based on Bonfire Night. As you can hear, we were very excited!
5th November 2020 - We created our own Bonfire Night poems in English. Check them out!
Maths Week 2020
In Maths week we learnt all about measuring. This included: 
  • Comparing and ordering length 
  • Measuring length in cm 
  • Measuring the capacity of containers in ml
  • Checking the temperature and comparing it to a different season
  • Measuring weight in grams (while baking cakes!)
Followed by a fantastic TTRS themed day to end off the term. We all looked like true rockstars!
We really enjoyed making our fruit salad kebabs. 
In Science our topic is "Plants" 
We've been identifying the different parts of a plant and their function.
In Maths we have learned what the term "estimate" means. We had to estimate how many skittles there were in Miss Grimsey's basket. We then decided it would be easier to group them into groups of 10 (We had 179!) Then we had the opportunity to do some estimating on our table independently