We had such a wonderful time on our trip this week. Thank you to the two parents who were able to help us out at the last minute! The children enjoyed seeing all of the animals and did so well walking round the distance of the park in the chilly air. We hope you have managed to see some of the photos we have taken and put up of our adventure outside of the classrooms.
The children were so well behaved, we are so proud of them all.
The children have had a busy week with our trip on Tuesday and the work we have been learning. We would kindly ask that the children play on Numbots if you find them looking for something to do! We have noticed that we have not had any certificates to give out recently of children passing levels and would like to catch up with year 2 who are handing out lots!
We will be sending home a maths activity and phonics worksheet to support our learning of i_e.
We continued with our grammar focus in English this week reminding ourselves about how and where to use adjectives and exclamation marks. We also looked at the meaning of the word vowel and consonant. We now know that A, E, I, O and U make up the vowels in our alphabet and all of the other letters are consonants. As the week progressed we looked at how useful adjectives can be to help describe something. You can try this out at home with us. If you shut your eyes, you could see if we use good adjectives to describe something in our home that you can picture in your head.
We started Maths this week with an assessment of our understanding of addition and subtraction. The teachers have established the areas we need to look at again and will revisit this after our next unit which is place value within 50. We began this unit making 50 by counting in 10s with different resources including counters and dienes. The children are quite confident at counting in 10s as we sing songs in class to support this learning. We looked for patterns when counting in 10s as a class.
In phonics this week we looked at the split digraph i_e. We used our magic wand to help us sound out and blend words with the ‘i’ making its sound and then its letter name. For example, in the word sit, the i makes its sound, but when we use a split digraph the word becomes site. We will be looking at these split digraph codes over the next few weeks.
In Art, we were introduced to the artist, Romero Britto. You might like to search for him together. He produces some very colourful art work and we have had a go at making some ourselves this week. We will continue this painting unit over the next few weeks,