This morning, we were looking at a range of poems and discussing the differences between poems and stories. The children particularly liked the Brian Moses poem: Aliens Stole My Underpants. They decided that they wanted to share it with you! We discussed how to (and how not to) read a poem and other ways to make it interesting for you at home. The children split into teams and had 20 minutes to work together to learn their section off by heart, add actions and expression. We hope you like the result!
The day after our trip to pizza express, we were learning about how to structure a letter in our English lesson. The children all wrote a letter to the staff at Pizza Express to say thank you and we nipped across the road to post them in the post box! It’s always interesting to discuss with the children what happens to letters after we post them.
Year 2 have been learning about habitats of animals around the world and have focused on birds in our local area this week. We have learned the names and songs of some of the birds that live in our school area and gardens and done a spot of bird watching. We did some research on oviparous animals in the computer room and printed some pictures of the birds that we saw and heard on our school grounds. The children were amazed that all the birds had different songs and we had great fun trying to copy the different sounds that the birds make. Year 2 managed to identify the blackbird (male and female), common gull, wood pigeon, collared dove, chaffinch, house sparrow, crow, starling, robin, blue tit and magpie!
In English this week, we have learned how to use a thesaurus and the children have composed a class poem If I were a Bird. The children spend some time imagining they were a bird and dreaming of the things that they would do. I was very impressed with their beautiful descriptions and fantastic ideas. All the children chose their favourite line from their work and copied it onto a piece of paper, which they stuck to our display to create our poem. The children also illustrated their work with a drawing of the bird they became whilst they were meditating.