Welcome to Crocodiles & Meerkats
The staff in this class are Mrs Needham and Mrs Richardson. Please feel free to see them if you have any questions or queries.
As part of the whole school Tinga Tinga project Crocodiles have been looking at the wildlife of Africa and some conservation projects that are taking place there. The children have researched a variety of animals, including elephants, rhinos, lions, crocodiles and giraffes. They particularly enjoyed creating fact-filled posters and reports to showcase the things that they have learned about these magnificent creatures. The Crocodiles have looked at the work of conservation groups and written letters to Prince Harry to voice their concerns about poaching and habitat destruction. On a lighter note, the children have enjoyed writing stories and letters based on the colourful characters from the successful CBeebies series, ‘Tinga Tinga Tales.’
Next term, Crocodiles will be basing work around their topic, ‘Home, Sweet Home.’ They will be looking at animal habitats and how plants and creatures have adapted to live in them. To kick start this fascinating topic, Year 2 took a trip to The Deep in Hull to look at how marine life has developed through the ages. It was an amazing day with lots of wonderful things to see and talk about. We were proud of the way the children conducted themselves and we received some great comments from the staff there about their wonderful manners and behaviour. In addition to our topic, the children will also be taking part in some exciting transition work with Rosehill Junior School, so watch this space!
Meerkats have been writing letters, instructions and reports as part of the whole school Tinga Tinga project. They have enjoyed learning about the food, culture and geography of Africa and looked at the similarities and differences between Kenya and The United Kingdom. They even received a tropical fruit package from Handa and wrote back to thank her for it. To help Handa with a geography project, Meerkats wrote some fabulous reports about the UK and Kenya. After reading Mama Panya’s pancakes, The Meerkats wrote some easy to follow instructions to make delicious pancakes of their own. It was a good job too as Mrs Richardson had found Mama Panya’s instructions too confusing to follow, so well done Meerkats – yours were much better!
Next term, Meerkats will be looking at Castles – how exciting is that!
Our Spelling Bee Challenge continues, so well done to those children who are working towards their next certificate. When children have a growing bank of words that they know and can spell, their writing skills go from strength to strength, so keep on practising!
Well done to our star writers of this half term too! They are:
Mrs Needham & Mrs Richardson