This week, Year 2 discovered a crate in the Nursery Forest School! Inside was another note from our famous explorer friend Steve Backshall, together with books about Orangutans. It wasn’t long before we noticed an actual orangutan hanging on some branches! When we returned to the classroom, we scanned the new QR code that Steve had sent us and watched a short video about orangutans which contained lots of interesting facts about these wonderful apes. We then recorded some of these facts on our Seesaw collecting sheets, thinking about what we had just discovered.
In Maths, we have begun our Geometry unit. The children have begun to identify, name and describe the properties of different 2D and 3D shapes. They played a range of hands-on shape games which enabled them to practise using their geometrical vocabulary and embed their new learning.
In Science, we compared orangutans to humans and thought about the similarities and differences between us. We used mathematical diagrams to show our comparisons.
In Geography, we examined aerial photographs of the Amazon rainforest as well as the United Kingdom and learned the difference between physical and human geographical features of landmarks. The children labelled the different landmark features they could see and identified whether they were physical or human.
This week, Year 2 also experienced their very first lunchtime at Belmont! What a treat it was!