Welcome to Year 2
This week we have been using our story Lost and Found to help write similes. We have created similes to describe different scenes from the story! In Maths we have been comparing numbers by using the more than and less than signs. We have found it tricky to reason our answers! During Science we sorted and describe things that are living, non living and dead as part of our Living Things and their Habitats unit.
This week we have started 'I Wonder...' books. We used these books in the areas to plan, do and review our independent learning. We love having the ownership of the book! Additionally, we have loved our new writing board in class!
This week was extra exciting because we had a special visitor. When we came into our room we saw icy footprints leading to our Antarctica reading area. There we found a penguin! We became investigators, looking all around school for clues to see if we could find out where the penguin had come from. We thought he might have come from our class book 'Lost and Found'. We didn't find any clues so we created a found poster! We had to include conjunctions we have used in our SPaG lesson. In Maths we have been counting in 1's, 2's and 10's. We used our counting to help us find missing numbers in sequences.
During daily handwriting we have been practising our diagonal joins to letter with no ascenders. We have been making sure we apply these skills in all our writing!
We have had a very exciting start to year 2! This week we have been learning about animals and their habitats. We found out what we knew already by creating a thought shower of pictures and words. We have been helping to personalise our room by creating self portraits with pastels. We sketched and then blended the pastels using our fingers. We used the school library to choose one of our books to send home next week! We have already read part of our books in school. In Maths we have been thinking about place value. We have used Numicon and Base 10 to make and describe two digit numbers. We focused on getting the right amount of tens and ones. To help with our fluency in Maths we have learnt a new game to support us with our number bonds to 20. In English we have been writing a recount about what we did in the holidays. We have been thinking about our new year writing targets!
We love our new classroom, especially our Antarctica reading area!