We have had another action-packed week in ARP 2. On Wednesday, we waved goodbye to Mr Owen, Damon and Jayvon who went on their Year 6 residential trip to Condover Hall. They had a fabulous time with their friends doing zip lining, climbing, fencing, swimming and making dens in the woods.
Last week, we went to the woods in search of an elephant hawk moth caterpillar. We had been talking about these colourful moths and were curious to find one. Surprisingly, this week, Miss Maeer found one in her garden and brought it into school to show us.
We were amazed at the size – they can grow as long as 9cm! We learned about its life cycle and how it transforms (through metamorphosis) from a caterpillar (larvae) to a pupa (cocoon, chrysalis) into a moth.
We learned that it has many features for defence – a camouflaged body, a horn on its rear and markings to make it look like it has a huge head with eyes like a snake. We closely examined the caterpillar and William was able to spot its mandibles!
We were responsible and returned the caterpillar to the wild and placed it carefully on some willowherb. We are hoping to spot the moth when we are outside!
This week in English, we have been learning about the legend of St George and the Dragon. We enjoyed reading the story, becoming familiar with the structure and features of a legend. We added actions to help us remember the story. We used Colourful Semantics to help us generate vocabulary to describe the dragon. Some of us concentrated on remembering to include capital letters and full stops in our sentences while others extended sentences with ‘and’. We planned our sentences, making edits before writing them in our best handwriting.
Our Maths focus has been number and Place Value. We have learned about the order of numbers, adding ones and tens to make them bigger. We have been chanting our 2s and 3s times tables, using different ways to remember the multiples. We enjoyed using Seesaw to independently complete different tasks to show how much we have learned.
We even did some Maths in our PE lesson!
We said Congratulations to Elliot who was our Star of the Week for being confident when trying new things.