This week we have started our new topic looking at the continents and oceans of the world. We have located these in the atlases and looked at the large world map. The children have also labelled their own maps. We are reading stories from each continent and have started with The Three Billy Goats Gruff which originates from Norway. The children have written a detailed character description about the troll.
We've had a busy week in Year 2! We've been continuing our work on the Great Fire of London and exploring the question of "Why did the Great Fire of London spread so quickly?" as well as the question "How did they try to put out the Great Fire of London?" We have been looking at fire hooks, leather buckets and water squirters to help put out the fire. The children have been doing some fantastic pieces of writing. We have also had great fun writing our own version of the nursery rhyme London's burning. The children performed these to each other and have written these up for display.
We've had a super exciting week this week in Year 2! We have really enjoyed getting our teeth into our STEM problem for the week. We learnt what an engineer was and then designed solutions to problems in different countries. We looked at the problem of flooding in Bangladesh and thought about how we could help the people in Bangladesh to continue growing crops even during flooding. The children designed and tested floating gardens. We are going to use our gardens to grow cress in in the next few weeks.
This week we have started our topic about The Great Fire Of London and the children are very excited to find out more!
Our English work has included generating noun phrases about London and how it may have looked in 1666.
We tried to watch a video clip that shows the streets of London but unfortunately our system needs updating in order to watch it properly. Please click the following link if your child would like to watch it at home...
Happy New Year to you all and welcome back!
The children have settled back into the routine well and have been working hard all week.
For our English lessons, we are temporarily grouping the children across the year group with the aim of ensuring that all children are making the progress that we expect. Miss Moss and I will continue to plan together and deliver the same curriculum to all children but grouping this way enables us to extend and support as necessary.