This week, Year 2 have been very busy indeed! In RE, we wrote a prayer of remembrance for Queen Elizabeth II and also started our first topic ‘Beginnings’ by writing about the seven days of creation.
In English, we are using the text ‘A River’ by Marc Martin to inspire our writing. Before reading the book, the children made predictions using images from the text. Following this, they moved on to writing a setting description of the jungle from the book. We also explored some unfamiliar vocabulary from the text such as ‘mangroves’, ‘patchwork’, ‘murmuring’ and ‘plumes’. The children then wrote some excellent sentences using these new words.
In Science, the children worked in groups to identify and classify healthy and unhealthy foods. They also learned what humans need to survive and explained why we need certain things such as food, water, shelter, oxygen and space. In Maths, the Year 2 pupils have continued to explore 2-digit numbers. They’ve learned how to use place value charts and part-whole models to partition numbers accurately!
In Geography, the children wrote diary entries pretending to be a farmer and explained what farmers do on a typical day. Finally, in a current affairs History lesson, the children organised key events from Queen Elizabeth II’s lifetime such as her birth, coronation, Platinum Jubilee and death onto a timeline.
Keep up the hard work and have a great weekend,
Mr. Drumm & Miss Stokes