Blog March 2018

Week 5th-9th March 2018
We have worked hard this week on completing our comic strips for the DASP writing competition. We had to think carefully about the words and the pictures we used so that they had maximum impact on the reader. The results are fabulous!

In Maths we have been learning how to use our subtraction and addition skills to answer missing number problems and how to talk about our maths to each other. We have also looked at telling the time again and would welcome any help from home with this please. It is expected that most children in Yr 2 can tell the time to the nearest 15 minutes with the more confident children telling it to the nearest 5 minutes.  

In RE our Lenten journey continues with discussions about feelings and forgiveness. This tied in really well with the focus on “Feelings” in the life education bus on Tuesday.   All the children listened well and enjoyed seeing Harold again.

We are starting to learn about Mary Anning this week and how important she was in her discoveries. We have talked about some of her characteristics which helped her success such as determination and resilience and how we can all aim to strengthen these important qualities.  

Thank you for your patience with our celebration of World Book Day and we look forward to seeing the costumes on Thursday 15th.

Week 12th-16th March 2018
Mrs Joy continues to start the week off with great singing lessons. The children all had a chance to play a variety of hand held instruments this week and learned their names and musical family groups.
We were very fortunate to have such a great response to the home learning this week on fossils. Each child had the opportunity to share their knowledge and those  who brought in fossils had a chance to show them.
In RE we talked about forgiveness and are preparing for the start of the Easter unit next week. We will be discussing why and how Christians celebrate Easter.
In maths we are exploring fractions; showing 1/3, 1/4, 2/4, and 3/4 in different ways. This is something that would be helpful to reinforce at home.
In Literacy we have been writing about Mary Anning and finding out more about her and her discoveries.
On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day and the children looked fantastic in their costumes. During the day they took part in drama activities, a PE based session, art work, music and comic strip design.
Thank you for all your support.  
Week 19th-23rd March 2018
We have been having fun with our fossil topic and are very much looking forward to seeing Dippy the dinosaur next Tuesday 27th. We will be walking there and back - thank you to the volunteers.
In Maths we are talking about how to "grapple" with questions that need thinking about with estimation and trialling being key skills. Any activity you can do with your child to build up their resilience is appreciated.
We are still learning to tell the time and this is an area of maths that many children find difficult. Any help at home will benefit your child in this aspect of mathematics.  The home learning handed in this week was great so thank you for your support with this.  
In Re we have been looking at holy week and the significance of key events. This will lead into the Easter activities and discussions.
We have had a busy half term and the children are continuing to work hard with some great progress being seen. Thank you again for all that you do to support us and your child.