Weekly News! w/b 26.4.21
What a wonderful week Year Two have had this week! Check out our learning!
In Guided Reading we have continued our learning around the book “Traction Man” by Mini Grey. We began the week by creating our own Japanese poems, called haikus, focussing on the key features of these types of poems. This linked really nicely to our new topic of Hokusai, as we will be learning lots about the country of Japan.
We then moved on to practice our comprehension skills, such as inferencing. On Friday, we ended the week by using Hot Seating to discuss thoughts and feelings of the characters in the book. Year Two were very good at this, and showcased their amazing acting skills as they became the characters in the book.
This week, we started our learning in English by focussing on imperative verbs, and we practiced using these with our learning partners. We then moved on to focus on time conjunctions, and found that our book of ‘Traction Man’ didn’t have many time conjunctions! We used what we had learnt to sequence the story using our own time conjunctions. On Friday, we combined our learning to write our own recipes to create our very own Traction Man.
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In Maths this week, we have looked at a new topic of Measure! At the beginning of the week, we focussed on length and height, and used metre sticks and rulers to measure things in the classroom and in Forest School. We learned that 100 cm is equal to 1 metre! We moved on our learning to begin to use this information to break down tricky measure problems with our learning partners.
On Thursday and Friday, we continued with our topic of Measure, but focussed on weight and mass. We looked at the equivalence of 1000 grams to 1 kilogram, and continued to practice our problem solving skills involving this.
On Tuesday, Year 2 started their very exciting new topic, which is based around an artist. We have been learning about a Japanese artist called Katsushika Hokusai, his artwork, and about Japan. We then looked at the difference between the life of a school-child in Japan and England. On Friday, we learned about Mount Fuji, as one of Hokusai’s most famous art work series is called “36 Views of Mount Fuji”. We then made beautiful posters to share our learning in this topic.
Love to Learn
This week we would love for you to measure items around your house or measure out some ingredients! You could bake some cakes, go outside and measure minibeasts or even compare lengths of your feet with your family. We would love for you to show your learning in your book, so we can share it in the class.
Please can we have the L2L books back on a Tuesday as they will need to be quarantined for 72 hours.
- PE is on a Monday. Please come into school in your PE kit.
- Please remember to bring in a water bottle into school. We have cups and water available J
- Number Day is on Friday 7th May – please dress up in number themed or as a Times Table Rock Star.
- Please can you carry on sending your amazing Blue Peter green badge pictures in, they are amazing!
Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Keam and Miss Davey