This week in Year 2 we have been reading and writing some poetry based on our seaside topic.
We were fascinated when we started by watching a film of birds flying and seagulls stealing sandwiches from people picnicking on the beach. We loved the bird’s eye view as the seagulls flew over cliffs and would then dive down towards the unsuspecting people below. After watching the film, we worked in groups using the thesaurus to find synonyms for the verb fly to use in our poetry. We worked in groups to write a shared poem and had some fantastic ideas; “If I had wings I would touch the fluffy, white clouds as soft as candy floss.”
Today we released our beautiful butterflies, we were all sad to see them leave and fly to their new homes. However, a couple were very happy to stay with Mrs Helliwell, one in particular sat happily on her hand. In science we have been studying their life cycle and have been amazed to find out that there are many different changes that happen before a caterpillar metamorphoses into a butterfly.
At home, you might like to challenge the children to think of synonyms for any activity they are doing. They have really enjoyed adding new words to their vocabulary!