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Autumn 1 2019

Autumn 1, Week 1

 

Welcome to Seahorse class year 2! What a busy first week we had!

 

In maths, we have been working on place value and using maths equipment to show what we understand about 2-digit numbers! We’ve also been ordering numbers from the smallest to the largest and explaining how we know that we’re correct, using our knowledge of place value. Next week, we will be counting ten more and ten less and solving problems involving this process. 

 

In writing, we have already completed lots of learning surrounding our new book, ‘Dougal’s deep sea diary’. We have read the book several times, ordered the events of the story, created a bank of powerful adjectives and written sentences using expanded noun phrases. Next week, we will be learning how to write exclamatory sentences. What fun we are going to have! We will also think about the features of a postcard (as that will be our final written outcome for this learning journey) and we will be planning our postcards. 

 

In art, we will be drawing sea creatures using pencil and creating detail using patterns. I know you’re amazing little artists and that you’re going to love this! 

 

In R.E, we will start thinking about what we already understand about the Christian creation story and then start to dig deeper.

 

We have also started our new topic - Plastic Planet. The children have looked at lots of photographs of some of the world’s seas and beaches which are covered with single-use plastic. The children thought very carefully about how these sights made them feel and what this pollution means for the animals that populate our seas and oceans. They also did some learning about the 7continents of the world and the 5 oceans.  They learnt two very catchy new songs about them too. Below, you will see photographs of the children putting a puzzle of the world together which names the continents and oceans.

 

Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend the ‘Meet the teacher’ meeting last Wednesday, it was lovely to meet you all. Thank you also for all of the plastic you’ve helped collect! I’m very grateful! 

 

Mrs Weight 😃

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