Class 2 have got straight back into the swing of things
having a busy, hard working first few weeks. It was great to welcome the
children back and hear all about their adventures over the Summer holiday. They
all settled into new routines really quickly and begun to build friendships
with teachers and classmates.
Our English focus has been on Roald Dahl. The Year 1
children have been busy with George's Marvellous Medicine. We have been looking at all of the fantastic potions that the Year 1 children have made and seeing how they compare to George's. We have also been exploring George and his nasty Grandma and have started to think about ways to describe them.
In Year 2 the children shared the beautiful dream jars
they have made during the summer holiday as we launched our learning using 'The
BFG'. Over the past few weeks we have focused on amazing adjectives, acronyms,
synonyms of 'big', similes, neat handwriting and super sentences. We went for a
walk looking for giants and found some amazingly colossal trees. They gave us a real sense of what it would be like to peer up
at a giant. We will be using all of these ideas in our own giant descriptions next
Both Year 1 and 2 children have focused on Number and
Place Value in Maths. Year 1 have been looking at correctly forming our numbers and making sure they are all pointing in the right direction. We have also been comparing and ordering numbers and seeing where they fit on a number line.
Year 2 have been partitioning two digit numbers into tens
and ones in a variety of ways using lots of different resources. We have been
comparing numbers and solving problems using place value to help us. Some of us
have been learning how to work systematically to make sure we find all the
answers when solving a maths problem.
In topic, we have started to look at Queens, Kings and Castles. This week we looked at why some Castles were built on hills and thought about where we would build a Castle. This topic looks really fun and soon we will be building our very own Castle!
In science, we have started to explore materials and have been looking at the properties of materials. We started our learning off with making some slime potions and putty. Although these didn't turn out quite as we expected, we all enjoyed playing with the creations and exploring how the properties of the ingredients had changed.
In computing, we have started to look at how and why we keep safe on the internet. We all had lots of fantastic ideas on what information we shouldn't share with strangers and why we shouldn't share this information with people that we do not know.