We have had another wonderful week in Year 2 this week! We have been reading ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ by Lynne Cherry in relation to our Conservation project, writing some persuasive letters and using rhetorical questions from the perspective of animals to persuade humans to not cut down trees in the rainforest.
In Maths, we have been continuing with using making ten strategies in order to solve addition and subtraction calculations, representing this in different ways such as using part-whole models, dienes and number lines.
In Science, we have been learning about the difference between weather and climate and understanding the different climate zones of the world.
In STEM, we have been designing our own bug hotels as well as using the skills we gained in writing to write letters to bugs to persuade them to stay at the hotels.
In Art, the children enjoyed learning about the Northern lights (aurora borealis) and creating some beautiful pieces of artwork using oil pastels.
English: we will be writing a narrative inspired by the book ‘The Great Kapok Tree’.
Maths: we will be looking at finding ten more and ten less from a given number and finding difference through subtraction.
Phonics: we will be revising the sounds we have learnt so far this half term.
Science: we will be exploring the impact of climate change on polar animals.
PE: we will be focusing on side stepping.
Geography: we will be exploring weather patterns and the seasons in different climate zones.
Art: exploring and annotating a painting of a chosen animal.
Well done to all of the children for another fantastic week of learning!
Very best wishes,
The Year 2 Team.