Tawny Owl - Year 2
This week we have been busy learning an Autumn poem and song as well as composing a class prayer for Harvest festival. All the children took part in our special Harvest Assembly and I was very proud of their performance.
We are learning about what it was like to live in a Victorian house and comparing kitchens, clothes and household objects with the things we use today. Most of us prefer life with electricity!
We continue to enjoy hearing the story of Oliver Twist and have been working in small groups to enact different parts of the story. Tawny Owls certainly have some budding actors and actresses! This has really helped us with our writing as we are learning about different sentence types. This week we are working on addition and subtraction in mathematics. Next week is Harvest Festival and together with the other Year 2 classes we are busy learning songs and poems to perform in our Harvest Assembly.
We have started to read Oliver Twist and are all absolutely gripped by the story and can't wait to find out what happens next! We have been using ideas from the story to help us learn about adjectives and exclamation sentences with great success.
In mathematics we have been practising counting in 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's and revising how to use the < > and = signs.
Our Science this week has involved looking at the structure of bulbs and we hope to be planting some bulbs for next Spring when the weather improves!
What a busy week! We have elected our new School Council members. Congratulations to Nihal and Sofia and thank you to all the children who took part in our election.
We have been learning about Queen Victoria's early life this week and have drawn some super royal portraits. In English we have been reading the story of The elves and the Shoemaker and have enjoyed dramatising the story with our Learning Partners. In mathematics we are continuing to work on partitioning numbers and place value.
Our new Tawny Owls are settling in very well and have quickly got used to new routines and expectations for Year 2. We even had a gold award given out on the first day of term!
The children are already excited to be learning about life in Victorian homes and have been sketching household artefacts and listening to stories set in Victorian times. In mathematics we have been learning about place value, partitioning numbers and using number lines.
Welcome to Year 2 and to our new Tawny Owls! I hope that you and your families have enjoyed the summer holidays and I am looking forward to meeting you all again on Wednesday ready for the start of an exciting term. We are going to be learning about life in Victorian times so get ready to find out what it was like to be a Victorian schoolchild!