This has been a great half term in Year 2!
In English, we have written an amazing story based on ‘The Gruffalo’. We were looking at different books by the same author, Julia Donaldson, exploring their language and common features. We created our own terrifying monsters that we then used in our own version of The Gruffalo. In addition to this, we role-played key scenes to develop a greater understanding of the story and the use of speech.
In Maths this half term, Year 2 have been adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers. We have also explored using different strategies to solve multiplication and division calculations. Children used a range of different practical resources to support their learning. As they developed their strategies, children applied them to solve challenging word problems.
In History our theme was, “Who is the greatest explorer?” Having defined what an explorer is, we then found out many facts about each person’s amazing achievements through a variety of activities until the children had to choose who was the greatest of them all.
Science has been fun this half term with the children learning about a range of materials. We investigated the properties of different materials and tested the suitability of some for the jobs that they do.
In PSHE, children explored what makes a good friend and what they need to do to be one themselves. We also explored families and why they are important and how they are all different but they are all special.