Welcome back! It was wonderful to see the children on Monday after a restful, Easter break and hear their holiday news.
We recounted our events and began our new topic "We are on a Journey". The children practised their geographical skills and used an aerial photograph of our school grounds to locate clues for our first topic book. We collected an odd collection of soap, socks, hooks and rubber ducks along with the words "nip, bite, peck, toy with". This all led us to Nibbles the Book Monster who loves to nibble all of the above, but, most of all, he loves to nibble books! The children predicted what Nibbles might do on his nibbling adventures and we began reading. His first nibble was "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" so the children spent the week planning and retelling the new version of the classic tale!
In Maths we had a whirlwind stop of key areas of revision ready for us to begin the SATs tests next week. This included partitioning numbers into different combinations of tens and ones, recalling x and ÷ facts, finding fractions of numbers and subtracting numbers where we must rename.
In Science we began thinking about life cycles of living things, beginning by looking in detail and researching the human life cycle which the children were very enthusiastic about! In Computing the children began to create an e-book all about the seven continents and five oceans.In Art
In RE Year 2 began our unit on "Who created the world?" We created artwork to represent the seven days of creation detailed in the book of Genesis from the Bible. The children thought of words to describe God the creator such as "powerful, omnipotent, mighty, intelligent, omniscient, creative."
It was great to see lots of children continuing to read, access Spelling Shed and complete some of the optional homework over the holidays, Spelling Shed lists have been updated with our new topic words and homework set up.
Next week the children will complete their first two SATs papers- Maths Paper 1 and Reading Paper 2. Enjoy the longer weekend Year 2 and see you on Tuesday.