Friday 23rd March 2018
What a busy week we have had in Year 2. In Literacy this week we have continued to read the story of Wendell’s Workshop. The children have enjoyed reading this story which is all about an inventor who creates robots. The children have used adjectives to describe a character and setting. We have also looked at how to add a drop in clause into a sentence to add more detail.
In Numeracy, the children have started to learn about number sequences. We have looked at how numbers can be related to each other and how to extend a number sequence.
During Topic the children have continued to learn about robots and also about how to help our planet to be greener. We looked at different ways to recycle and how we could reuse things instead of throwing them away.
During Guided Reading the children have continued to make great progress and they completed some excellent independent activities to complement their books.
Have a great week end!
The Year 2 Team
This week Year 2 have enjoyed an amazing Book Week. The children explored the text ‘Iggy Peck Architect’ by Andrea Beaty and used this story creatively to develop their learning in all subjects.
In Literacy the children acted out the story and worked on their role play skills. They developed their own characters and wrote short stories in the style of Iggy Peck.
In Numeracy the children have continued to work on money and explored ways of making amounts using different coins.
They have also been engaged in a range of Art and Design activities related to the book. They built structures and bridges using various materials thinking carefully about their properties.
We were very lucky to receive a visit from the well known children’s author David Bedford who read to the children and explained how to become a good writer.
The children looked wonderful in their book character costumes and enjoyed the character parade.
After ready the book Iggy Peck Architect, our class constructed bridges from materials found in the classroom, in order to save the trapped class from the book.
Here are some of our bridges:
Welcome back to what promises to be another action-packed half term!
This week has been particularly fun for us in Year 2 as each class visited the Robotics Learning Centre. The children had a great deal of fun building and programming their own robots and their behaviour was exceptional – we were very proud of them! The highlight of the day for the Shrewsbury teachers was teaching the children how to eat a whole apple that had not been pre-cut!!
Our learning in Literacy this week has been based around non-chronological reports where the children have looked at a model text about the Stone Age and then created their own report about Shrewsbury Riverside. They remembered to include all of the necessary features for this text-type and enjoyed relaying facts about our school.
In Numeracy, we have started our unit on money. The children described Thai coins and notes to their friends, who then tried to guess which one they were describing – the children came up with some really inventive clues using their mathematics skills. They then had a go at making different amounts using coins and notes. This work will be continued over the coming weeks; any practise at home (at the shops) will support this learning.
Our Robot is topic now is underway and the children are getting excited about building their robots. Thank you to all parents who have sent junk in to classes!
Have a great weekend!
Friday 9th March – Book Week dress up (no theme!)
Friday 16th March – celebration assembly