Today 2S went on an educational visit. We went to the seaside town of Whitstable to make comparisons between the coastal area and urban area that we live in.
We walked through the harbour and in to the market. Whitstable is famous for oysters and some of us even got to see one being opened.
Then we carried on our walk to look at the types of houses. We also noticed that the roads and paths were narrow and that there wasn’t even a pavement on one side of the road.
Next we found a nice spot on the beach to have our lunch.
After we had our lunch, we explored the beach habitat. We were looking for minibeasts and creatures that like to live on the beach. The sand was wet and squelchy between our toes!
What was your favourite part of the day? What creatures did we find on the beach? How was Whitstable similar to Catford? How was it different?
Next week in Maths we will be looking at data collection and analysis.
Can you create your own tally chart at home?
You could count the cars that go past your street and take a tally of the colours. Perhaps you could ask your friends and family their favourite chocolate bar and make a tally of that?
You could think about the minibeast walks we have been on this week. Go on a minibeast walk and create another tally. Is it similar/different to the results we collected?
You might want to choose your own categories.
Can you practise our dance for carnival?
Today we went on a minibeast hunt to the local park.
We looked under logs, in trees, in the bushes and noticed what was around us. We saw lots of minibeasts!
Can you tell someone at home what you saw? Why do they live in certain habitats?
We carefully collected some in bug pots to take a closer look. We made sure we released them before we left their habitat.
“We caught worms and they were wiggly” – Gustavo
“I found 147 ants” – Dominic
“We found a mother spider and I can’t wait until her eggs hatch” – Izzy
“I saw 3 worms” – Ivy
“On the way to the park we saw flies and bees” – Caleb
“I found 5 ladybirds” – Obi
Next week in English we will be learning about riddles.
See if you can find what a riddle is at home. Can you find a book that has some riddles in or maybe you could find some riddles on the internet. Why not write your own riddle and bring it in and show us.
In our English and Science lessons we have been learning all about different types of minibeasts.
For your homework this week pick an activity from the list below, don’t forget to bring it in and show your teacher what you have done.
Draw and label a picture of a minibeasts habitat. Go on a bug hunt in the park or garden and see what minibeasts you can find. Draw and label a life cycle picture of a butterfly, ladybird or beetle.
We were really impressed with all the home learning we saw last week, so are looking forward to what we might see next week!
This week we have begun looking at and describing different habitats.
On Wednesday we learnt about 4 different types of habitat:
Urban habitat Woodland habitat Coastal habitat Pond habitat
Can you describe the habitats that we looked at? What animals/plants live their and why?
Today we explored our local habitat. We went to Ladywell fields to identify trees and flowers as well as name some geographical features.
As it was such a lovely day and to celebrate all the hard work we have done so far this term we had a treat on our trip to the park!
Next half term we will be exploring minibeasts and their habitats.
Over the half term can you find out interesting facts about a minibeast of your choice?
You could visit the library to research in a book, use the internet for research or ask someone at home what they know.
You could find out what they eat, where they live, what they look like and any other interesting facts.
You can choose how to present your information. Here are some ideas:
Make an information poster Write an information book Draw and label a picture of your minibeast
This afternoon 2S went on a local walk around Catford. We were looking for things we would see in a town. We have been reading ‘Town Mouse and Country Mouse’ and comparing the country to towns.
On our walk we saw; the Catford cat, the Broadway Theatre, Laurence House and the library as well as the post office, a church, the train station, some street art and the Council Building.
2S walked sensibly on the walk and noticed how busy Catford was in the daytime as well as the traffic and buses.
“We saw the roads were very busy, there was lots of traffic and lots of people walking around so we stayed together” – Caleb
“There was lots of people so we had to look carefully to stay safe.” – Taiwo
“I liked seeing Laurence House” – Aaron
“I liked seeing the Broadway Theatre” – Eva
“Keep away from the kerb when walking” – Gustavo
“I liked the street art” – Hayyan
“I liked the church because it reminded me of where I used to live” – Izzy
“I think the country mouse would like to see the park” – Samson
“I think country mouse would be scared in Catford because there are lots of people and cars and tall buildings” – Sapphire