Map reading in the forest
In our geography topic we are focusing on reading and following maps. So, in the forest school area we drew maps using symbols, for our partner to follow.
Whale protection team safety checks....
"Before we go on our first expedition in the submarine, we will need some training”
We watched a short video clip, which showed us how a team would help a whale which had been disentangled.
We discussed what data will we need to monitor on our trip (oxygen levels, food supply, depth of water, how many whales seen etc..)
What roles would be needed on the submarine?
The team showed what role they would take on as a still photograph.
Half of the room interviewed the others to find out more about the jobs that they were doing.
What equipment would we need before we get into the submarine? The team packed their bag of equipment.
The team then carried out a full safety check of the submarine and a full description of checks were written and put in the headquarters ready for our mission tomorrow.
Welcome to Daffodils class Woody and Sticky!
In science, our topic is animals. One of our investigation questions is 'How do animals live and grow?' So, to find out we have some stick insect eggs which will begin to hatch in the next few weeks. We have already got two insects which we need to look after very carefully. We are learning about what they like to eat and what they will need for shelter.
At the end of last half term we joined the rest of the school in celebrating the Queen's platinum jubilee. We went up onto the field to plant two fruit trees as part of the Queen's green canopy. After playing some games, we enjoyed an afternoon tea in the sunshine - we even had a ride in the Queen's carriage!
Creating the Whale protection team
On the floor was a roll of paper with some pens, held down by large shells objects found in the sea.
“What would happen if this was a submarine?”
“What would the submarine look like?” Some of the children drew the submarine.
“Which is the front and which is the back? How do we know?”
"We are going to need propellers"
"We will need a periscope"
"We will need to have a hatch to get in"
"We will need windows to look out into the sea"
We became a team of experts working to protect whales and will be going out in submarine to monitor the whales. As part of the team, we drew what the submarine would look like inside and created our headquarters.
As part of our role in the team, we were responsible for researching the types of whales we will be protecting and why they need to be protected.
This is the blog of Daffodils Class (Year 2 and 3)