Taking flight in Year 2!

This week in Year 2, we have been learning more about the history of flight! We have been thinking about the meaning of the word chronology all term and put this into practice in our topic sessions by placing the hot air balloon, the Wright Brother’s plane, the first passenger plane and the first space rocket in order along a timeline. Amazing to think that the flight of the first passenger plane is probably just within living memory of our grandparents… and certainly our great grandparents. How much has changed in recent years! In our English sessions, we have been learning about non-fiction texts. We had a go at being ‘detectives’ and were able to spot sub-headings (often written as questions), labelled diagrams and fascinating facts. We are now in the middle of writing our own non-fiction texts about the Wright Brothers. Did you know that their father asked them never to fly together so they tossed a coin each time to decide who would fly? Orville won the toss on the day of the first actual flight so it was he, not his brother Wilbur, that was actually inside the plane! In Maths we have started looking at addition and subtraction and have been finding fact families from part part wholes and bar models. In Science, we used our socks to explore the meaning of the words stretch, twist, bend and squash…..phew we wondered what the smell was! We also squashed, stretched, twisted and bent our own individual tubs of playdoh into different shapes. In D&T we have been exploring different sorts of kites! Next week we will be designing and making our own diamond kites.  It has been lovely to receive such a wealth of home learning via email and to hear that the children are enjoying using their SPARX log-ins at home! Keep up the good work!