Affirmations, poetry and bee-bots!
A great start to the year!
A great start to the year!
The children have had a super start to the Spring Term. They were eager to tell us all about their Christmas Holidays and wrote superb recounts. In English, the children have explored some interesting poems and thoroughly enjoyed performing them. They then wrote their own shape poems and enjoyed reading Benjamin Zephaniah's poem 'People need People'. They wrote some brilliant poems about how people need people in their lives, using Benjamin Zephaniah's poem as their inspiration.
In maths, the children have been partitioning numbers into different combination of tens and ones. This term's science topic is 'Animals' and the children enjoyed finding out about the different animal groups and sorting animals into the correct categories.
In geography, the children used atlases and maps to locate continents and to explore the UK in greater detail. Well done to all the children for making such a positive start back to school. We look forward to all the fun and exciting things ahead!
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This week in Year 2 we have been finishing our own version of the story of Lost and Found. We are so proud of the wonderful stories that Year 2 have created this half term, they have been working so hard! In maths we have been looking at measurement and learning about millimetres, centimetres and mitres. We have had lots of fun measuring different things around the classroom. Finally, in science we finished off our topics of Everyday Materials by creating a collage made from recycled materials. Year 2 are very passionate about protecting the environment and fighting climate change.
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This week in English we have continued to look at the story of Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. We are now very good at re-telling the story using actions. This really helped Year 2 to create a story map using words and pictures to recount the tale. Year 2 also created a 'Lost' poster for the Penguin from the story. This included a description of what he looks like, his personality and what he likes to do for fun. We were very impressed with the students detailed descriptions and extravagant offers of rewards. We have also enjoyed looking at 'Why light is so important to Christians' in RE and using collage in art.
This week in English, we looked at the story of 'Up and Down' by Oliver Jeffers in which the penguin character goes to join a circus! We then thought about what acts we would have at our circus and came up with ideas like a human cannonball and a dancing unicorn! We then described our circus persuasively using description and show not tell like 'eyes pop' and 'heart sing'. In history, we decorated boxes to create houses from the Great Fire of London and in PE we started learning small steps to complete some traditional Welsh dancing. In maths, we practised using our number facts and this will help us next week with missing number problems. We also learnt about the significance of poppies on Remembrance Day.
What a wonderful week full of shapes and books!
This week, we have continued to celebrate Black History Month with some classes swapping and sharing their learning with others. Year 2 were very proud to share their posters about Marcus Rashford. We have also used the theme of 'proud to be' to think about what we are proud ourselves and this promoted lots of lovely discussion. We have been thinking about how amazing it is that everyone is different and thought about how boring it would be if everyone was the same. We created some AMAZING ME posters. In English, we planned our own version of the story of STUCK by Oliver Jeffers and wrote the beginning. In phonics, we have been continuing with our sounds using the Little Wandle way! We also finished our pieces of art about the Great Fire of London after building up our painting skills this term.