This week in Maths we have been learning to add on the blank numberline.
To help us secure this skill and improve our mental calculation skills we need to be able to quickly add and subtract numbers to 20.
This week practice adding these numbers. Can your number bonds help you? Are there any other strategies you have.
If you know 10 + 7 = 17 Can you use a different combination of numbers to make the same answer?
e.g 10 + 5 + 2 = 17 5 + 5 + 5 + 2 = 17 11 + 2 = 17
Today Year 2 not only saw a fantastic production about The Great Fire of London but also acted in it too!!!
We went to the hall filled with excitement and anticipation and was met by Samuel Pepys himself!!!
We watched a little bit of the performance and then it was our chance to take part. The children acting skills were amazing and really brought the event to life.
Can you use the photos below to tell someone at home about the production? What part did you play? Can you remember who all the characters were?
This week we have been learning about the events of the Great Fire of London.
Can you remember where the fire started? What date did the fire start?
Next week we will be writing our recounts. Use the recount map below to practice telling the recount to someone at home.
This week, we have been identifying and comparing different everyday materials such as wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, cardboard and paper.
Take a look around your house. What materials can you find and what are their uses? Which material are used the most in your house?
Wooden table Plastic cup Wooden spoon Metal key
You can make a list, draw and label pictures or draw a table to show your findings!
Next term our new topic is….
FIRE FIRE!! We will be taking a trip back in History to look at the events leading up to and during ‘The Great Fire of London’.
Over the holidays you can begin finding out about the events. You could do some research on the internet, visit your local library or visit the monument in Pudding Lane.
The cold weather outside is also the perfect time to wrap up and enjoy a good story. Let us know what you have enjoyed reading and any recommendations you have for the class.
We have had a very busy term! Make sure you find some time to relax and recharge the batteries, ready for another fantastic term in January!!
Following feedback from parents and carers, we are planning to improve the format of our end-of-year reports about the children. We would really appreciate your input. Would you be interested in taking part in a small working party in the new year to discuss ideas?
Please leave your name; your child’s name and class; and your contact details with Reception .
I look forward to hearing from you.
Ms Kate Chambers
In preparation for making clay teddy bears, 2T began investigating and exploring with clay.
First we discussed where clay comes from, what the different states of clay are and how it can be fired in a kiln. Then the children explored the clay and what shapes they could make with it.
After this the children had a go at stretching, twisting, pinching, smoothing, rolling and twisting the clay.
Then using different tools and materials the children experimented making patterns and textures. Thinking carefully about what they could use or do that will look like the fur on a teddy bear.
This week we have continued to learn about money. Look at the stationary price list below.
Pretend you have a £1 coin. Look at the list and decide on an item you would like to buy. Then work out how much change you will need to be given back. Then try buying other items and work out the change you would get from £1 again.
E.g. 100p-30p (rubber) = 70p
If you feel like challenging yourself, have a look at the price list below.
Now imagine you have £4. Choose an item to buy and work out how much change you will get.