We started our new topic by revising hygiene rules for handling and preparing food. We learnt how to wash our hands properly.
During the session, we learnt about a variety of different dips from around the world. We used our knowledge of the seven continents and five oceans to help us locate their countries of origin on a world map.
While we were tasting the dips, we generated a range of adjectives to describe them. We also gave each dip a numerical score out of ten.
At the end of the afternoon, we talked about our preferences and collected the data in a simple table.
Mrs Donohue, Mrs Clarkson and I hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas break!
It’s been super to see that lots of Year 2s have continued to read over the holidays and that you have been logging on to complete games on Times Table Rock Stars!
The children have returned to school full of enthusiasm, looking smart and ready to learn!
This half term, our learning in Maths will begin with a unit about money. We will be using our knowledge of counting in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s to help us count coins.
This week we will begin to read a new fiction text, ‘Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar’ by Emily MacKenzie.
On Monday, we sent home some information regarding changes to your child’s reading schedule. This term, your child will complete at least three Guided Reading sessions each week and all children will receive two new home reading books on a Monday. Reading Records will continue to be checked on Thursdays.
Our new topic is called ‘Dips and Dippers’ and the subject driver is Design Technology. We will be tasting and evaluating a range of dips and dippers and learning about their countries of origin. Later in the term, we will have the opportunity to use what we have learnt to help us design and make dips. This topic links closely to our English work where we will be learning about command sentences, imperative verbs and instruction writing.
PE sessions will be on Mondays and Tuesdays – please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school everyday.
Thank you for your continued support. As you know, we have an open door policy so please feel free to drop in to speak to one of us if you have any queries or concerns.
We’re just about to discover the resolution to Jan Fearnley’s Mr Wolf and the Enormous Turnip, which means that we’re nearly ready to begin a new story.
This time our author is David Walliams and the illustrator is Tony Ross. Do you know any other stories by David Walliams? Have you seen any illustrations or cartoons by Tony Ross? Did you know that Tony Ross created Little Princess and that he based the character on his daughter?
In this book, we’re going to find out just how annoying it can be when you ‘adopt’ an elephant!