2S have been very busy developing and improving their throwing and catching skills. Every week they play a new game to practise these skills.
The tunnel looks dark, damp and scary. Why else doesn't Rose want her brother to go though it?
In literacy we have been learning how to use the conjunction 'because' in our writing. We have carried on with our book 'The Tunnel' and tried to write in the role of either Jack or Rose. Have a careful look at our writing... can you see the conjunction 'because'?
In science we have been exploring materials. We have been looking at different types of materials and how they can be sorted into different groups. In our groups we came up with our own ideas for sorting the materials.
In maths we have carried on with our work on partitioning. We used the base 10 to support our understanding that a two digit number can be partitioned into lots of different ways. We recorded our findings in a cherry model. Look at all the ways we found of partitioning the number 67...
More work in the Forest School area today to find things to help us describe places from our story The Tunnel.' We had to choose adjectives to describe nouns from the Forest e.g. leaves, branches, and then go and find examples to show what we meant.
Could we find crispy, crackling leaves or creaking,snapping branches?
As part of our topic on heroes we discussed whether heroes are all fictional. We talked about what jobs people could have that make them heroes and what qualities you would need to be a hero. Lots of children thought that you need to be brave and strong but we also talked about being kind and helping other people.
On Tuesday we had a visit from some paramedics. It was very exciting! We got to go inside the ambulance and look at all the machines and equipment. Some children pretended to be patients and got to lie on the stretcher and be bandaged up!
School reading books need to be in school every day and are changed once a week.
In year 2 we expect children to be reading for 10 minutes most nights. We have a book exchange system in school that is open every morning from 8:50 - 9:05 located at the end of the ks1 corridor (where the old office used to be). There are lots of books available for you to take home and enjoy and return the next day.
Which books do you like reading? These are some of Ms Stapleton's favourites...
In numeracy we have been continuing to develop our understanding of place value. We have used lots of different types of equipment in class to help us.
This week the children will continue to work on partitioning numbers in different ways.
On Friday our Stay and Read session involved a visit to our Forest School area on the school field.
There we had to collect words to help us with our story. We are at the part where a young girl makes a decision to crawl into an unknown tunnel after her brother.
We were trying to imagine what it would be like for her.We found adjectives (words that describe nouns) to describe the girl and the tunnel.
After that we made our own tunnel in the corridor and tried the experience for ourselves!!
Loud, a bit scary but very exciting!!