What a busy first term we have had in Year 2! Our learning has centered around the story of “The Jolly Postman” by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.
In our maths learning we have built on the skills learned in Year 1, counting objects to 100 in words and representing these numbers in numerals. The children have used a ranged of concrete materials to show how the number is made up e.g. 42 is 4 tens and 2 ones but also 3 tens and 12 ones. The children have compared a variety of objects using the vocabulary more than, less than and equal to, and the symbols <, >, =. The children have been counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s from multiples of these numbers.
Our grammar has focused on learning different word classes e.g. nouns, verbs and adjectives. In spelling sessions we have been revisiting phase 5 alternative graphemes for ai, ee, igh, ow, ew. In English the children have written their own innovated fairy tale based on the story Jack and the beanstalk. They have used adjectives and powerful verbs to make their writing interesting to the reader.
In PE the children have linked movements to create a dance based on a quest. In Design and technology they have designed and made fairy tale puppets by perform practical tasks such as cutting, shaping, joining and finishing. After listening to a range of fairy tales the children have used their imagination to present fairy tale characters in a range of media.
Our Science this half term has been around materials. The children have identified and compared the uses of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard. They have performed simple tests to compare how things move on different surfaces.