Year 2 children enjoying their Tric a Chlic reading.
We spent the afternoon outdoor learning. We went for a walk and in our groups we carefully picked a selection of interesting leaves. We used our classification sheet to identify the leaves.
When we came back inside, we created some beautiful pieces of artwork by painting our leaves and printing with them.
If you are unable to come to school due to COVID 19 please complete some of these activities and email work to your child’s class teacher.
- Can you write a similar story about a ‘very hungry’ animal? What happens to it?
- Retell the story from the point of view of the caterpillar. Why was it so hungry? How did it feel after eating so much?
- Can you use alliteration to describe some of the food that are eaten? (e.g. lovely lollipops, scrumptious strawberries).
- Read the story and try to retell it to a friend. Can you remember all of the food that was eaten, in the correct order?
- Use Venn / Carroll diagrams to sort the foods that the caterpillar eats.
- Count the total number of foods that were eaten by the caterpillar. How many of these were fruit / vegetable / contained meat etc?
- Sort the foods that the caterpillar eats, in different ways. Which ones are healthy / unhealthy? Which are processed / unprocessed?
- Think of a healthy / unhealthy meal for another hungry caterpillar.
- Find out about the life cycles of caterpillars / butterflies. Find out about the life cycles of other animals.
- Learn about metamorphosis. Find out about other animals who undergo metamorphosis.
- Create a collage of a big, fat caterpillar!
- Create another collage showing the beautiful butterfly.
- Look at photographs of butterflies and paint your own. You could try folding a piece of paper in half and painting one half of a butterfly on one side. Then fold the paper over, press it down and open it out to reveal the full butterfly.
- Welsh Language – Can you play the attached game? Activity 2(i) Dice game
The children enjoyed using their reading skills to follow instructions of how to make a symmetrical butterfly. They chose the shapes that they were going to use and cut them out carefully.
The children enjoyed a fantastic week of additional well-being activities with Miss Sally. They developed their cutting skills by creating beautiful caterpillars and collages of habitats; exercised by gardening, doing yoga, playing dodgeball and going on the bikes.
The children researched the lifecycle of a butterfly and in their groups created a dance to depict the life cycle.
We had a fantastic afternoon going on a mini-beast hunt. We thought carefully about the different mini beasts that we may be lucky to find on the school field and all of the micro-habitats that they may live in.
The children have enjoyed finding out about the festival of Ramadan and why it is so important in the Islamic faith.
This week we have been visited by Colin the Caterpillar. He was very sad as his friend had told him that he wasn’t always going to be a caterpillar.
As the children were familiar with the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ they were able to reassure Colin that he would become a beautiful butterfly.
Colin asked the children if they could create symmetrical portraits of what he may look like when he becomes a butterfly. Here are some of the butterfly paintings…..
This challenge acted as a fantastic stimulus to help the children mind map their ideas for what they want to learn in the Summer term for our topic ‘Amazing Animals’
Children in Year 1 and 2 have been busy finding out about recyclable materials and sorting them.