Don't forget every Friday we would love parents, carers and siblings to come into school to read with the Year 2 children.
This week we have learnt a poem and we shall be performing it for you.
Afterwards you can come outside and join us for our mile run / walk / jog. It's just 6 laps of the school.
We started this week by investigating different ways in which we could arrange a number of counters.
The children decided it was easier to count and record a number of counters when they were arranged in rows and columns rather than scattered across the table / whiteboard.
We have worked in talk partners to arrange cubes in neat rows and columns . Together the children have described what they could see. We found out that when the counters are arranged in this way it is called an array.
Can you tell your family what you found out about arrays.
Is there more than one way to arrange 6 cubes?
We've been reading our new fable, which is all about an arrogant hare and a humble tortoise. We read the story everyday this week and we are able to retell it to other people. We have all enjoyed reading the fable and acting out different parts. During our task time we create our own puppets and setting. We then worked with our partner to retell the story . We tried to add exclamation sentences when we were retelling the story in our own words. ( Remember an exclamation sentence begins with How or What, has a verb and an exclamation sentence at the end)
We still have some puppet shows to hear tomorrow so I promise to add more photographs.
At home could you retell the fable of the Hare and the Tortoise? Can you explain to your family what the moral of the fable is?
Thank you to all the parents, carers and siblings that could make it to the Stay and Read this morning.
We had a great time locating all the places we have visited on the map. We also found out where some children in 2L were born and where their families come from.
Clever Miss McAdam has made an interactive map...click the links to see some videos that will tell you where some of our families are from.
During our Gymnastics session we have been looking at creating different buildings and landscapes.
This week we looked at our capital city London. We studied some pictures of the various skyscrapers and buildings and we looked at how people in London commute. We then thought about how we could make these shapes with our bodies using both balances and shape.
Next, we incorporated travel into our gymnastics sequence. We moved in different ways around our pretend city in a very 'London busy' manner.
Have a look at the pictures to see our great partner work too!
Next week, we will be looking at making a country landscape.
PS- Don't forget your PE kits children. :)
Today, tragedy struck Wilbraham as many houses were lost to the Great Fire that broke out at 3 o'clock. Observers could not believe how quickly the fire spread and demolished the models we had worked hard to produce.
However, we did find it very exciting. Much more enjoyable than the Great Fire of London in 1666!
In Maths this week we have been looking at a new way to represent partitioning.
We looked at the bar model and what it shows us. It took us a few days to understand what the model represented. We did lots of practical examples with the cubes and then moved onto recording .
We tried lots of tricky, challenging questions involving missing numbers in the bar model.
Ms Lindsay was very impressed with how well everyone persevered and tried their best.
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Bring PE kits in on a Monday please and leave in school until Friday.
We will change Reading Books at least once a week so please bring book bags in daily.
Don't forget you can borrow books from the lending library which is open every morning from 8:55am till 9:10am.
This is situated in the Year 2 entrance.
(old office area )