It has been
a very busy term in Class 2 with all sorts of exciting activities and lots of
learning going on!
We have got
really good at being very independent in the mornings and sorting our things
out quickly so that we can get straight on with our day. We start most days
practising our letter formation before one of the class is picked as our
‘Prayer Person’ for the day. This person then leads us for our morning
blessing, Grace at lunchtime and then our end of day prayer. These are short
times of reflection, thought and prayer.
past few weeks in English, we have been exploring the traditional tale of ‘Goldilocks
and the Three Bear‘ in detail. We have role played the different characters to
retell the story. We have explored the different types of sentences within the
story, reviewed what we think of it and then we have created story boards in
groups to create a sequel to the story which we then wrote! The sequels were so
imaginative and encouraged lots of team work – well done!
This week in
English we have begun to think about ‘Instructions’. We have a Bear family that
live on our windowsill and ‘Little Bear’ needed some help with how to make
sandwiches. So we had a go and then wrote him some instructions on how to do
it. We have looked at important features such as how instructions are laid out,
getting them in the right order and using imperative or ‘bossy’ verbs to tell
our reader what to do!
In Maths we
have continued our work on place value and are now thinking about Addition and
Subtraction. We have used counters and number lines to solve problems but have
been encouraging the children with their mental maths. The children have been trying to get quicker
at recalling their number bonds to 10 and then the Year 2 children have used
this to help them work out bonds to 20 and 100. We have also used our knowledge
of place value to add larger numbers. The class have enjoyed playing games,
solving problems and using the computers to reinforce their addition and
subtraction skills. We have been really impressed with their efforts –
In the afternoons, we have been learning all about the Great Fire of London. In topic we have started to make our very own book all about the Great Fire of London. This week, we have created pages that explain where and how the fire started. We are looking forward to finishing our books.
In Art and DT, we have continued looking at London buildings. In particular, we have looked at turning recycled materials into model buildings. Over the next few weeks we will develop skills and continue to add to our models until we have our very own London Skyline.
In Science, we have been exploring properties of materials. We looked at a range of different materials and explored which material would be the best to build a house from. Class 2 decided that Lego would be a good material as it was strong. We have also been investigating which materials are waterproof.
In PSHE, we have been thinking all about our emotions and how we show them. To help us learn about our emotions we have been using role play to act out different dilemmas. In Computing, we have been exploring how to keep safe on computers. In particular, we have been learning about all of the different ways in which we use the internet and how important it to be safe.