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PaddoxPrimary School

The Land Before Time

Prehistoric Puns? Jurassic Joy? Oh it's all here in our 'The Land Before Time' topic!

Hello and welcome to the Year 2 blog for 2020-21.

It has been a busy start to our new academic year and adapting to the 'new normal' has been a challenge that your children met with a fantastic attitude and understanding. It has been lovely to see all of our Year 2 children back in school and here is what we have been up to!

In English we have written egg-citing recounts about discovering dinosaur fossils and a scaly blue egg! We spent a morning searching high and low for different dino clues. Eventually, we were led to our Forest school. Finding a real dinosaur egg on site was amazing but this did present a few problems. What would the egg hatch into? Would it be a happy herbivore or a cunning carnivore? Not knowing what would burst out of the egg, Miss Stock carefully put it back where we found it. A few days after, we were surprised to find the egg had gone! In it's place we found a crudely written letter from none other than the dinosaur's mother! She was very grateful that we had returned her egg and informed us that it had hatched and inside had been a healthy, but hungry Tyrannosaurus Rex baby (appropriately named Roary!)

We are currently planning our responses to our dinosaur's letter and plan to complete these next week. We will be thinking about time words, information, questions and places of interest that we might need to include in our letters.

In Maths, we have been spending some time working on our understanding of numbers to 100 and using base ten to represent the numbers we have been talking about. This has proven challenging but your children are working hard to develop their understanding of this using their concrete materials. 

In Science, we have been looking at animal habitats and what a habitat needs to provide for an animal, our chosen creature was the humble bumblebee. We discussed at length how we could try to make Paddox and more 'bee-friendly' place. Have you got anything at home that makes your habitat particularly bee friendly? 

In History, we have been learning all about Mary Anning. She is the star of the story 'Stone Girl Bone Girl' which tells the reader all about her amazing life as a fun, fossil finding young girl from Lyme Regis. Definitely a story worth sharing at home, they say lightning doesn't strike twice, but with this book, it just might!

That's about it for now but we are looking forward to continuing on with our topic and learning more fun fossilised facts!

As always, please feel free to email your class teacher any questions you may have and we  will do our best to answer them as soon as possible.