A Week at a Time...
4.10.21 - 8.10.21
This week we had our harvest performance and the children were absolutely fantastic. They performed so confidently and enjoyed every minute!
This week we started to build our boats with our massive collection of junk modelling (thank you for all of your contributions!). The boats are still a work in progress but are looking fabulous. The children have been thinking about what materials they need to use to make sure their boats float when we test them on water.
In RE we are learning thinking about how Muslims live their lives. The children have been amazing at sharing their ideas and opinions respectfully. We have been learning about the 5 pillars of Islam and the importance of them.
We have had a brilliant week in maths. We have been partitioning tens and ones and representing numbers up to 100 in different ways, keep an eye on Seesaw to see your child's uploads this week.
This week in maths we have been counting, reading and writing numbers up to 100. We have looked at the value of each of these numbers and used lots of materials to represent our numbers (take a look at Seesaw to check out these lessons). We still need a little more practise with writing numbers and lots of practise of this at home would help us in school lots!
In English we have continued to explore character description based around our focus book, Alice in Wonderland. We are learning to use a variety of adjectives in our descriptive writing.
In our outdoor lesson this week, we collected leaves to create a natural art. The children have created patterns using different leaves from the forest area. Next week we plan to use natural materials to decorate our designs.
This week we have been settling into a normal year 2 routine. RWI and English is in full swing, we are all working hard to learn our sounds in phonics and develop our writing styles. In maths we have been revisiting what was learnt in year 1 ready to move on to year 2 place value. Times table rock stars is already improving and we are all loving having a boogie whilst answering the questions!
On Monday we had our first outdoor learning lesson in year 2. We explored the forest area whilst playing games then moved on to creating rubbings of the area, including tree trunks, leaves, cones and twigs.
Check out our class art project! Inspired by our topic question, Is a tree a home? We have created an ecological mural of trees that can be homes to a variety of animals.
Our first week back!
We are having a brilliant time in year 2 this week. The children are all settling in well and embracing the new challenges in year 2. We are busy at work preparing all of our lovely new displays, we can't wait to show you when they are ready!
We have had our first go at Times Table Rock Stars this week and the children were amazing! We love listening to music whilst doing maths. Look out for the TTRS login details coming out in the reading logs next week, there are lots of challenges and games to play to help your child with their times tables at home.