In English, we have read an alternative version of the Gingerbread Man, called The Runaway Chapati! We have made our own runaway stories into a zigzag book which we have used to help us tell our own story. We told stories about runaway cookies, pancakes, hotdogs and muffins!
In Maths we have been learning how to add three numbers by first looking for doubles or pairs of numbers that make 10 to help us. We have also been learning how to add and subtract using a number line.
In Science, we have looked at amphibians and what makes them special. We also looked at the special features of fish by examining some dead fish!! We saw their scales, fins and gills and we identified that not all fish look the same. It was very exciting to touch the fish but a little bit smelly!
In Topic, we have continued our Celebrations topic by looking at how Chinese New Year is celebrated and making our own Chinese fans. We have also looked at New Year and how we celebrate it. We have made some fireworks calendars for the New Year.
Finally, in ICT we have used all the skills we have been learning with the Paint application to make Christmas trees.
It has been assessment week for Year 2 and the results have been extremely positive. It just goes to show that hard work really does pay off and progress will be achieved!
This week, as part of our ‘Celebrations’ theme in Topic; we have been looking at the birth of Jesus and how it’s related to Christmas day. We also sequenced the events, from the vision of the angel Gabriel to Mary and joseph fleeing to Egypt.
In addition to our English assessments, we learnt and practiced some more ‘tricky’ words. We also wrote about our weekends and had some focused handwriting practice. Some of us became teachers and highlighted spelling mistakes in red ink and corrected them.
In Maths, after we completed our assessments we revisited symmetry and completed challenging reflection grids. Some of us also completed 4‘s and 8’s multiplication wheels for an extra challenge.
In Science, we studied the relationships between predator and prey. Whether on land, in the ocean or in the air, the relationships exhibit many similarities. The children understand that the interaction is, and has to be, well-balanced.
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” John Dewey
It was amazing in music lessons this week. The pupils from primary school were practicing their Christmas songs. Dress rehearsal encouraged Year 1 and Year 2 to be involved so much and the students have shown great expression and confidence. We have been practicing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on the piano.
In Russian, Year 2 focused on voiceless and voiced consonants and symbolic representation of them. Children also practiced the new phonic rule and made sound schemes on the white board. Also Y2 students recited wonderful poem about winter by heart. Well done!