Weekly News w/b 9th November
Term 2 Week 2
This week we have continued our learning on the story Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin. We started the week off my answering comprehension questions about the book. We answered questions like...
- What would happen if Rapunzel left the tower?
- How was the tower described in the book?
- What was your favourite part of the story and why?
The children were so confident at answering the questions in full sentences and using the book to help them find the evidence they needed. On Tuesday, we thought about questions that we could ask Bethan Woollvin about the story using question words such as who, what, where, when, why and how. The children never fail to amaze me with their creativity! We had questions like why was there no prince? How old was Rapunzel? What happened to Rapunzel's parents? On Wednesday, we looked at the illustrations and noticed that the pictures didn't have close ups of the characters faces. We had a go at using our own faces to represent how the characters might be feeling at that moment in the story. Take a look at the photo sheet to see! We finished the week by summarising the story. We thought about who was in the story, what happened, when did it happen, where did it take place and why. We then challenged ourselves to summarise the story using only 5 words!
In English this week, we continued with our learning on adjectives however we focused on adjectives to describe settings. We looked at using adventurous adjectives that were exciting. As a class we came up with a variety of adjectives to describe settings from the book. Some of us even challenged ourselves and used commas in a list to list adjectives!
We then used this learning to create our very own Rapunzel story with a twist. We had to come up with a different setting to Bethan Woollvin's. We had Rapunzel locked in an igloo in Antartica, locked in an underwater cave. in a treetop house in a jungle and many more!
In Maths this week we learnt how to add multiples of 10 to a 2 or 3 digit number on an empty number line. The children have become so confident with their place value which helped them to count accurately when doing the jumps. We then moved our learning on to adding a 2 digit number to a 2 or 3 digit number. We started off by doing this on a hundred or two hundred square and next week we will transfer this learning onto an empty numberline. Take a look at us in action using empty numberlines to help us play strike it out!
In PSHE this week we have had some fantastic grown up talks about bullying and mistakes. We learnt the definition of bullying and spoke about what we think we should do if we felt like that was happening to us or to somebody else. Later in the week we looked at a book called 'I am Human, A book of Empathy'. We discussed the fact that we all make mistakes sometimes, even when we try to do the right thing! We spoke about how those mistakes can make us feel and how they can also make others feel. We finished of our learning with the most important part of the lesson, how we can resolve it and make it better for everyone involved. We have some very grown up children in Year 2 and it was so heart warming to hear their lovely ideas such as help somebody to make something, make them smile, tell them a joke, give them a hug and so on.
We also learnt in the week about Remembrance Day. As we couldn't buy any poppies this year at school, we created our own to wear when we had the 2 minutes silence on Wednesday. Take a look at us proudly wearing them :)
Love to Learn
This week we would like you to create your very own autumn art! This can take place in any form! It could be leaf art, a painting of autumn trees, creating an autumn style wreath… it is completely up to you. We would love to see the autumn colour palette celebrated!
Home learning due back in on Wednesday 18th November ready for it to be shared on either Thursday or Friday.
To end on some wonderful news... Team Teal got class of the week! :) Myself and Miss Watling could not be prouder of Team Teal. Their politeness, helpfulness and overall wonderfulness has shone bright this week. We are so lucky to have such an amazing team!
- Please may the Circus props be brought into school before Wednesday 18th November.
- Please bring in old shoes that you do not mind the children getting muddy at play and lunch time on the field.
- On Monday, please bring the children to school in their PE kits.
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