Weekly News! w/b 10.5.21
What an amazing week year two have had!
This week, we have begun to look at our new book “Clown”. This book is a little bit different, as it doesn’t have any words, but year two have rose to the challenge magnificently. We have spent time making predictions about our new book, using just the front cover, and later moving on to answer questions on the text. Year Two also demonstrated incredible questioning skills when coming up with their own questions for the Clown, which allowed them to channel their drama skills to become the Clown and answer their partner’s questions.
In English, we have been continuing with our learning on “Clown”. We have had some great discussions about the book, and it has been a fabulous opportunity for us to come up with some incredible adjectives, such as “courageous” and “magical” to describe the clown’s personality and appearance. We have practiced using these in different ways by making wanted posters, job advertisements and playing eye spy to describe settings! At the end of the week, we applied our learning of adjectives to write diary entries from the clown’s perspective.
Spellings this week…
We have moved on to a new topic of ‘Multiplication and Division’ in Maths this week, and Year Two have been incredible at this! We started by exploring a range of different representations and written methods, including grouping and sharing for division, and arrays for multiplication. Year Two then moved on to using their knowledge of 2s, 5s and 10s to calculate answers to problems mentally. Some of us even challenged ourselves with our 3 times tables!
Throughout the week, we have continued with our artist topic “Katsushika Hokusai”. We have been looking at his painting titled “Self-Portrait as a Fisherman”, and discussed what a self-portrait is and why Hokusai may have painted himself in this way. We have practiced our sketching skills to create our own self-portraits, evaluating our work to improve it in the next lesson. On Friday, we used painting and sketching to create a self-portrait of how we see ourselves in the future.
Love to Learn
Go on a nature hunt and display your findings! You may wish to look for insects, birds, plants, rock pools, shells etc and create a way of showing what you found. This could be by creating a tally chart, pictogram, block chart or any other way that you wish. We can’t wait to see what you found :)
Home learning due: Wednesday 19th May
Wednesday 19th May – Team Teal
On Wednesday, unfortunately it will be Miss Hayzelden’s last day with Team Teal before she is back to university to finish her teaching degree. To say a farewell and a big thank you, we will be having a pyjama party in the afternoon. Please can we ask that you bring in pyjamas in a bag for the children to get changed into on Wednesday afternoon. We will be having a pyjama party which will include watching the short film of our English book ‘Clown’ by Quentin Blake, and we will have a little snack of some popcorn!
- PE is on a Monday and Tuesday. Please come into school in your PE kit.
- Please remember to bring in a water bottle into school. We have cups and water available
Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Keam and Miss Davey