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Week 6- 24th- 28th May 2021 

 

This week in Maths we have been recognising identifying a third and unit and non-unit fractions. The children have really been enjoying learning fractions, through practical activities. In English this week we have rewrote the story of Paddington. We story mapped it then we wrote the beginning and had time to edit our work and then carried on to finish the story. This week I have also introduced a word of the day. This is to help children that struggle to spell the red/tricky words. This week I have seen an improvement in the children's writing of these words within their work. As a treat on Friday we watched Paddington. The children loved seeing the book they had been reading come to life!

 

This week we have planted our sunflowers. We discussed the steps to planting flowers and then the children had a go at planting their own sunflower. In RE we looked at a Buddhist temple, we discussed why they are shaped like they are, discussing the 5 elements. We spent some time meditating, the children really enjoyed this and many of them mentioned that they felt very relaxed afterwards. 

 

Circle of fitness- This week we tied with Year 1. Miss Cowling had to work out to the thousandth and it was still a tie. Well done to the whole of KS1. 

 

I hope you all have a lovely half term! 

 

 

Week 5- 17th-24th May

 

This week in Maths we have started our fractions unit. We have looked at equal parts, as well as recognising and finding a half and quarters. In English this week we have being reading the book Paddington by Michael Bond. We have discussed Paddington's character and wrote a character description. On Wednesday we opened our bagel box and hiding inside was a letter from Paddington himself! In the letter Paddington asked us to help him make his famous marmalade sandwiches and write him a recipe. We had lots of fun making marmalade sandwiches and we even tried them. Miss Edgar then sent them off to Paddington so that he could try them. 

 

In topic this week we have learnt how to use atlas, to find countries. We have been using geographical language to describe where Africa and the UK are in the world. In RE we have been looking at a Gurdwara we wrote a thank you letter to Hardeep who showed us around a Gurdwara. In science this week we looked at the human life cycle, we then compared this to the life cycle of a butterfly. 

 

Week 4 - 10th- 14th May

 

On Monday we had our 2nd Forest school morning. We all had a great time, especially when we completed Miss Cowlings obstacle course. First we painted the scenery using mud. The children were asked to look out past the yard and draw what they could see. Next, we made flowers out of natural materials, that we found in the garden. Then we went round to the fire pit where we made smores. Finally, WE GOT COVERED IN MUD! The children had to climb up the muddy bank, crawl under the net, run down the bank through the tires and then through another net. 

 

In English this week we have read The rescue party by Nick Butterworth. We have spent time looking at the structure of a story using a story mountain, we then planned our own rewrite and then on Thursday we wrote it. In Maths this week we have been learning how to divide by 5 and 10. 

 

In Geography, we have compared the UK to Africa. We discussed what is the same and what is different. We also looked at some famous landmarks in Africa. In Science this week we discussed what happens to our bodies as we grow. To do this we looked at our foot size. We completed a tally chart and then have completed a bar chart so that we can compare our foot sizes to children in Mrs Samples class (5/6). 

Week 3- 4th-7th May 

 

In English this week we have edited our setting description from the previous week. We looked at how we can improve our description by using an expanded noun phrase or even changing the conjunction or adjective to a better one. We then started reading the Rescue part by Nick Butterworth. We wrote a list of what Percy could do on his day off. As well as writing questions that we would like to ask Percy. In Maths this week we have been learning to divide by grouping and have been dividing by 2. We have also been practicing how to double and halve numbers, we have even made up a rhyme to help us. 

 

In topic this week we have looked at the features of a Mosque and why it is a special place. We looked at the rules that they have when entering the Mosque (taking off footwear). We discussed why they used mats to pray on. In Science this week we have looked at carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We had a special visitor Pablo the tortoise, who is the pet of a child in Year 5/6. The children were able to touch Pablo's shell and skin. The children were able to tell that he was a herbivore and belonged to the reptile family. 

 

In Music this week the children learnt some sea shanties. They learnt why they are called sea shanties and what they are used for. In PE the children have been learning racket and ball skills, preparing them to learn to play tennis. 

 

Circle of fitness- Last week as a class we ran 145 laps in 2 minutes. Our average was 4.5. This week we ran 149 laps as a class and our average was 4.65. We won the trophy for the second time! Well done Year 2 for your fantastic running!

Week 2- 26th April-30th April

 

This week in English we created a story map for After the storm by Nick Butterworth. We then wrote the story in our words. We have also looked at a picture of the big oak tree house at the end of the story and wrote a description. We aimed to use expanded noun phrases in our writing. We have had some fantastic writing this week, please see below some writing in the pictures. 

 

In Maths this week we have been practicing our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We have also began to divide by sharing.  In Geography this week we looked at Africa and famous landmarks and people. We wrote an African fact file, a lot of us were shocked that there are 54 countries in Africa! In science this week we have compared animals and put them in their groups (reptile, amphibian, fish, bird or mammal). In computing this week we starting our coding unit the children were learning how to move a character by inputting the correct instructions. Using north, east, south, west, pick up and repeat. 

 

This week we started our circle of fitness. This is a whole school activity where we run 16 laps during the week and then on a Friday as many as we can during 2 minutes. The children have been great this week and we were the WINNERS of the lower school!! We managed as a class to run 145 laps in 2 minutes! FANTASTIC RUNNING!! The children never gave up and have tried their best all 3 runs we have had this week. 

Week 1 - 19th-23rd April 2021 

 

What a first week we have had! During forest school on Monday we read a poem called the Green man and then made our very own green man using the natural materials in the bushes. We then made popcorn and toasted marshmallows over the fire. 

 

We have started multiplication and division in Maths. We have been using addition sentence and turning them into multiplication sentences. On Fridays we are having a practical fun Maths lesson based on another unit of Maths this weeks was on lines of symmetry. In class we used mirrors to find the lines of symmetry. We then went out onto the yard and with chalk drew shapes and their lines of symmetry. 

 

In English we have been reading After the storm by Nick Butterworth. We predicted what we thought the story might be about using the clues on the front cover. We have also written a description of the storm using our senses. 

 

We looked at Africa and located this on a world map. We discussed how many countries were in Africa and what it was like to live there. In RE we drew and wrote sentences about our special places. In Science we labelled parts of the human body and compared them to the parts of an elephant. In DT we looked at what healthy meals, we drew a healthy balanced meal. 

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