This week, children have been writing newspaper reports about a shocking art gallery robbery that happened in our class text, Claude in the City. They were such dramatic reporters and included so many details! Thankfully, Claude, a small dog who wears a red beret, saved the day and stopped the thief! Children have been measuring in standard and non-standard units in Maths and learning to estimate length. They have been using rulers to draw lines of different lengths.
In Science, children have been making pots from plastic bottles and then planting sunflowers. They will be keeping a diary of their growth. This week in Music, children have been learning to play different notes on a glockenspiel to create a call and response pattern. In Cookery, the children became sushi chefs! We were so impressed with their careful chopping of cucumber and the care they took with rolling up the seaweed. Next week, we are off to Canada in our tour of food from around the world and will be making a delicious sweet treat.
Year 2 have had a great first week back in school. The children have settled back so well after a nice break. A new term comes lots of new, exciting things! In English we have started reading our new book 'Claude in the City'. In Maths, we have started measure. Our new topics are really great too. On Tuesday, we made margarita pizzas which originate from Italy. Every week, we will be cooking foods from around the world. Next week, we are going to Japan. I wonder if you can think about what we might be making!
Spelling tests are starting again this week. The children have been working hard to learn the 'l' sound at the end of words. We are starting to read at the end of the day, please could you make sure you are bringing in reading books every day.
We've had some great tomato plants returned that the children have looked after over Easter. If you have any that have survived, please bring them in next week.
Year 2 have had a lovely week this week. Fearless Fireflies returned to school and have loved being with each other again. On Tuesday we spent the afternoon gardening, planting tomato seeds and building bug hotels. The children have put in so much hard work preparing our planters ready for planting seeds and plants after Easter! We have enjoyed some Easter activities too!
In English, we have been developing our letter writing skills. I wonder if you could write a letter to a loved one over the Easter holidays!
In Maths, we have been transferring the skill of finding a fraction of a shape to finding a fraction of a number. If you have pizza in the holidays, could you work out what fraction of the pizza you are eating?
We hope you have a lovely, restful Easter break. A big thank you to parents for all your support this term. It's been a memorable one! We can't wait to have all the children back after the holidays!
Year 2 have had a busy week! Eager Earthworms have been finishing their Tudor houses in Art and the Fearless Fireflies (and a few Eager Earthworms) have been doing an absolutely brilliant job of learning online! We can’t wait until they are back in school next week!
In Maths, children have been exploring fractions and learning to find half and a quarter of shapes and amounts.
In English, children have been reading a book called Grace and Family and learning about life in Banjul, Gambia, where Grace goes for the Easter holidays to visit her dad. They have been writing brilliant descriptive diaries and letters about the Gambian landscape and the Royal Albert Market.
In Geography, children have been learning about physical features of Africa such as the River Nile, Mount Kilimanjaro and the Sahara Desert.