This term Year 2 have been looking at a range of traditional tales, along with their alternative versions. The children have written some fantastic stories based on The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig, along with some fantastic persuasive letters to the Ugly Stepsisters begging for them to return Prince Charming, after kidnapping him. Also linking with their ‘Twisted Tales’ topic, in Science the children have looked at materials, their properties and have conducted some experiments to see which materials would be best to build a strong, waterproof house for the Three Little Pigs. From this, the children used their results in DT to create their own strong, waterproof house. In Maths we have focused on applying their taught calculation skills (addition and subtraction) to word problems whilst also looking at 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. For the lead up to Christmas, Year 2 have been working really hard on our Christmas production; learning their lines, dances and songs. Not only have they put on a load of fabulous performances but they have begun to use their understanding of the Christmas story from their nativity and apply this in their RE lessons, thinking about why God really sent Jesus to our earth.
A reminder – Home learning is sent out on a Friday, to be returned the following Friday. Please continue to read with your children as much as possible, practise their cracking numbers, spellings and times table rock stars (usernames and passwords are stuck in at the back of their blue home learning books).
Next term – Year 2 will continue to have PE throughout the week, either a Tuesday or Wednesday and every Friday. Please bring in a named PE kit on a Monday morning and leave at school for the following week.