Our Topic This Half Term is Green Fingers
Addition and Subtraction in Maths
This week we have been revising the addition and subtraction methods used in year 2 to help us solve a range of problems.
The children are now becoming more confident at moving away from using the base 10 equipment to the partition method.
Have a look at the images below taken from our calculation policy which shows the progression in methods used in Year 2
Well done Melissa for making it on to our VIP table for being the very best you can be at lunchtime
In English, we have been writing our own reports and becoming experts about tigers. Before we started, we looked at the layout if reports. Mrs Losada chopped it up and we had to decide how to put it back together. However, we found out that non-chronological reports can be in any order as long as the title and introduction comes first! We did find the following:
- Technical words- camouflage, diet, habitat
- paragraphs full of factual information
- Wow facts
- Generalisers- most, many, all
- Great sentence openers- Did you know....? Interestingly.... Suprisingly.... It is a little known fact..... You may not know but....
Have a look at the Professor Know It All openers below and practise being a report writing expert using different openers
Learning a Report About Tigers
This week we have been using the text map to learn a report about tigers. We will then change the animal to our choice and keep the language patterns.
Mrs Losada is very impressed with how we perform the text!
Writing Our Own Reports
Today we started planning our own reports using a box it up template.
This helps us to organise our facts in a pictorial way. We have chosen a range of different animals like toucans, lions, pandas, parrots, foxes and Zebras.
Mrs Losada cannot wait to read them!
Seed Dispersal in Science
Plant seeds can be dispersed in a number of different ways. Some seeds are transported by wind, and have seeds designed to float, glide or spin through the air. Plants growing near a river may use the flowing water to transport their seeds. Some seed pods are designed to explode and project the seeds a good distance from the parent plant.
Many plants also use animals to carry seeds around. These seeds may have handy hooks which attach to an animal’s fur. Alternatively, the plants might make tasty fruit to enclose the seeds, which attract animals to eat them.
Today we made a paper helicopter shaped just like a maple or sycamore seed.
Look at the seeds. How do they move away from the plants and trees.
Music Sessions with Mrs Swan
Welcome Mrs Losada
This week was Mrs Losada's first week and she has had such a fantastic time with her new class. In her assembly she told us a little bit about herself, but asked us lots of questions about her new school:
- The school council came out and told her about their role
- All the children told her about the super learners in school
- The children, Mrs Elliot and Mrs Plant had a competition to see which team could remember the most children's rights. Then, she looked at the different ones and the children explained what they mean.
Mrs Losada speaks Spanish so remember to say "Hola!" when you see her and make her feel welcome