Welcome back to year 2 class pages!
The children last month have worked very hard, and they continue to do so now. The children were rehearsing for their parent’s assembly "The Great Fire of London" topic, but due to the sad circumstances in recent events, it was cancelled out of respect; but the children whilst learning their lines gave it 100%! There are many budding actors developing in year 2!
The children enjoyed this topic, they learnt how bread is made following simple instructions, also writing non-chronological reports about the events which took place. The children found out more about the history of how the fire started and in Geography, the location on a map where the fire started in Pudding Lane. We then began writing our story George and the Dragon after the half term break. The children especially enjoyed learning how to write this story with exciting vocabulary with Mr Allen, Mrs Taylor and myself (Mr Grabianski). They were excited to perform the script from the story during their parent assembly. During this time, the children worked well together discussing and learning how to use new vocabulary expressively. The children then went on to learn about Cheetahs, researching them and creating a report about them.
Last week we started our topic Indian Spice. The children began by researching and collecting information from books, holiday brochures and the internet. The areas of interests are beaches, festivals, wildlife, food and the Taj Mahal. The children will use their research and planning to create a persuasive holiday brochure to convince me to go on holiday to India. In Maths, the children have been learning about symmetry and how Rangoli patterns use 2-D symmetrical shapes to create wonderful patterns. The children have designed some of their own patterns using coloured chalk outside on the playground. The children have also begun to learn about the Indian culture, in particular the celebration of light (Diwali). Next week, the children will design their own nature Rangoli patterns so look out for the photos.