This week in Year 2 we have been learning about nouns and adjectives to create a description for King Arthur's legendary castle of Camelot. In Food Technology, we looked at recreating our own medieval fruit tart for the Lord and Lady of the castle. For Science, we have been learning about how materials can be used by understanding their properties. In Maths, we have been representing numbers to 100 in different ways in order to help us understand the place value of a digit in a number (tens and ones).
This week in our writing we have been looking at the importance of instructions. Initially we looked at what they were before moving onto the features that they needed. We then used our new found knowledge to create a set of instructions to show people how they could make their very own model castle. When looking at our enquiry question of "is a castle sustainable" this week we used our knowledge from last week regarding materials in Science to create a bridge over a moat that would be able to hold weight. We experimented with how this could then be strengthened by corrigating and manipulating a single peice of card to make it stronger.
This week for English we have been looking at different types of poetry including riddles, rhyming and calligrams. We explored the features of each genre and have produced our own castle calligram poem. In Mathematics, we have begun our next unit by understanding related facts for addition and subtraction. In Science, we created our medieval carts in order to investigate how many blocks could be transported. We then looked at how to make these stronger as a way for us to comprehend the skill of manipulating a material to ensure it becomes more stable.