Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

We have had a great start back in year 2 and it’s been filled with lots of learning as usual! The children are excited as we have art...

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We have had a great start back in year 2 and it’s been filled with lots of learning as usual!

The children are excited as we have art with Mrs Smith again this half term. They are exploring the patterns on different bugs that live in Kenya and will be choosing an artist’s style they would like to recreate.

In our geography lessons, we are going to be comparing the Fenlands and the Kenyan grasslands. This week we reviewed the continents of the world, located the equator, northern and southern hemispheres as well as locating where the UK and Kenya are.

In English, we have started our new book: ‘Ossiri and the Bala Mengro’. We learnt what it was like to be storytellers by sharing stories orally with children in Reception. Later in the week, we wrote descriptions about the ogre in the story using possessive apostrophes. Please see a video here to learn more about possessive apostrophes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sueh1OKXp78 –

In maths, we have started our unit on multiplication and division. We began by recognising equal groups and repeated addition before introducing the multiplication symbol. Please find the maths sheets here: Maths Sheets Week 1

Please find here a link to some Spanish learning: Blog Sp2 Wk 1
Key messages:
Plastic bottle plea! 
As part of our geography unit of work on the Fenlands we will be creating our own drainage systems! We will need large (1.5 / 2l) plastic bottles so, if you have any, please drop them off next week.
Reading books: Please make sure these are returned on Friday 15th March ready to be changed.
Please make sure you return books on the day. You will incur a £5 fine if this isn’t returned. Your child will be given their new phonics book once the old one is returned.
PE: Please make sure the PE kits have returned to school ready for the Spring term. Ensure that children wear appropriate clothing for the weather.
Robins – Monday and Wednesday
Skylarks – Monday and Wednesday
Swifts – Monday and Wednesday