Another exciting but hard working week in Year 2!
In maths we have been using different ways to solve fractions of amounts. We have found 1/2, 1/3. 1/4 and 3/4 of numbers up to 100. The children have used two main methods of doing this: by sharing the amount between groups and by repeated subtraction on a number line.
In geography we have continued with the atlas work to find continents, seas, countries and are now beginning to use it to find out about the climate of the world’s regions.
In writing the children were allowed to be bossy by using bossy verbs to write a command sentence. This followed a planting of seeds session for science and they then wrote instructions on how to plant a seed. We hope the seeds will have grown enough to sell at the May fair in a couple of weeks.
As well as the planting of seeds in science, the children continued to think and learn about what animals including humans need for survival. The five main things needed are: clean water, clean air, shelter which included clothing for humans, food and sleep. This provoked much discussion about pollution of air and how lucky we are to have easy access to clean water.
In circle time and PSHE we have begun thinking about how to keep ourselves healthy. We have thought about our emotions and how to control them. We linked this to art and mixed paint by making a chosen colour shades lighter and darker. We then moved on to think about healthy eating and how we should be eating a balanced meal.
We have put a couple of 2dos on purple mash and sent home a sheet on statements and exclamation sentences. Exclamatory sentences tend to start with how and what and end in exclamation marks.
Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Fernandes, Mrs Hostein and Miss Spencer.