This week the children have enjoyed creating Passports to Year 3, which will be shared with their new teachers for next year. They have learned about different drawing techniques for line and tone and ways in which to hold a pencil to achieve darker and lighter shades. They have been putting these skills to the test by creating portraits of famous people such as Marie Curie and Amy Johnson.
In Maths this week the children have enjoyed consolidating their learning about fractions and have been using various manipulatives to solve fraction problems.
The children are looking forward to their party on Monday. Please be sure to sign up to the food contributions lists for these. The children will be celebrating their learning next week and will be enjoying various assemblies and shows from their peers as well.
The children will need to be picked up at the normal time on the last day of term, which is Tuesday.
Finally, The Year 2 Team would like to thank all parents for their support in their child’s learning this year and wish you all a healthy and happy Summer break.
This week the children have learnt about Fire Safety in their homes and at school. They have planned their escape routes if ever there was a fire and they have compared the fire safety procedures we have in the 21st Century to the fire safety regulations in 1666 for the Great Fire of London.
The children have reviewed their learning of their times tables and have completed investigations into the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Next week the focus will be on transition and changes. We will be conducting lots of circle time and thinking about ways we can deal with nerves or anxiety. The children will be completing passports to Year 3 in which they will be able to tell their new teachers all about themselves and include their goals and aspirations for the future.
In Maths the children will be reviewing their learning about fractions.
This week the children have been thinking about what it may have been like living in 1666 and seeing the Great Fire of London. Having researched Samuel Pepys and his diary entries the children have been using features of diary writing to help hem write their own account of what it might have been like if they witnessed the fire.
They have loved looking at different art techniques to try to represent the movement of fire and have looked at various artistic impressions of London during the Great Fire also.
In Maths the children have enjoyed using manipulatives like the bead strings to help them to add 2 digit numbers to other 2 digit numbers.