We had a brilliant start to the week on Tuesday with a morning of African drumming and dancing! The children loved playing the djun djuns, djembes, talking drums and shakers. We are a musical lot!
In English we began reading a new book "Wanted: The Perfect Pet". We read and focussed on Chapter 1 about "Henry" who wants a dog even though he has 27 different frogs! The children thought about the perfect African animal they would want for a pet. They described the pet and then created an advert for it!
In Maths we have been returning to our Singapore Maths workbooks and focussing on fractions. The children have been ordering and comparing fractions aswell as counting wholes and parts.
In Science the children have devised their own investigations based on plants. First we named and sorted alot of garden and wild plants then deciduous and evergreen trees. We sketched different leaves and explored what nature we have around us in our beautiful school surroundings! After discussing what a plant needs to survive, the children planted their own beans but decided to change one thing (variable). We have planted beans in the dark, in sand, in cotton wool and some replaced water with fizzy drinks, juice and oil. We are keeping bean diaries to observe and record.
In Computing we went outside and took photographs. We edited to make the photos more effective!
In RE we began to explore the Jewish celebration of Channukah (Hannukah).
Next week some parents will be receiving an invitation to our Read-a-thon in school on Wednesday 27th June at 9am. This is an opportunity to thank you for completing the Read-a-thon (reading 6 times a week) with your child and a chance to see some of the children's work about the books we have been focussing on in school! The children's progress in their reading because of this has been fantastic.
Have a super weekend Year 2!