This week was book week. In Year Two, we chose to use a brand new book (published in Sept 2021) called We're Going to Find a Monster to base our learning on. The children absolutely loved the story and cheered when we read it for the 4th time in 3 days! They thoroughly enjoyed joining in with the repetitive phrases as I read. We spent the first session in the playground acting out the story to help us really get to know it in preparation for the rest of the week's learning. The writing carried out during the week culminated in the children writing their own page of the book. They came up with some great ideas and illustrations.
In maths, we have been focusing on column addition and subtraction. Most children are able to write out a simple column addition or subtraction problem accurately and solve it with little assistance. Some children were introduced to simple carrying 10 in column addition and exchanging 10 in column subtraction. This was definitely challenging and really tested the children's addition and subtraction knowledge.
This week we have introduced different bodies of water in geography. The children learnt about marshes, swamps, rivers, streams, lochs and lakes. We talked about similarities and differences between the bodies of water and about the wildlife that can be found in each. We discussed new vocabulary such as, source, mouth, floodplain, bed. The interest shown by the children was great and the discussions we had provoked lots of questions. They particularly enjoyed learning about the Pink Lake in Australia.
As always, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to talk to us.
We are looking forward to another week of great learning next week before our half term break.
We hope you all have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Oldale Miss Grove Mrs Ellis
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