This week we have been reading ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers.
We have predicted what might happen in the story and then after reading the book, we have sequenced pictures. In our topic lesson we made some stick puppets and had a go at acting out the story. Later in the week we are going to retell the story in our own words.
You might like to watch these children from 2SG and 2CL telling the story with their puppets.
When we return on 4th January our new topic will be called Wish you Were Here.
Challenge: Write about a place you have visited.
Well done Year 2, you have all worked so hard this term. I hope you have a lovely Christmas holiday.
If you are bored in the Christmas holidays, why not have a go at these activities. Don’t forget to leave a comment if you enjoy these games.
Odd and Even Games
Noun Explorer Game
This week we have started finding out about information texts. We began by looking atÂ them and made a list of the features we could see. On our second day we cut up some reports and sorted the features into different boxes.
Challenge: What do these words mean?
In Maths we have focussed on using and applying all the skills we have learnt in Year 2.
We have had a go at
- partitioning numbers,
- take away,
- word problems,
- ordering numbers
- using more than and less than.
Challenge: Can you write some maths questions using your new skills?
This week in English we haveÂ retold the story of George, the Dragon and the Princess.
Challenge: Â Who is the story about? Where is the story set? What happens?
Your teachers have been very busy getting things ready for after half term… We are booking a trip and you might find the roleplay area in your classroom will soon be changing.
Challenge: What do you think our new topic could be?
Every Friday we will be having a mental arithmetic lesson. This means we will be answering maths questions, but not using anything to help us. No tens and units, no hundred square, not even any counters… just your brain!
At first you might not get all the questions right, but it is important to practise every week and even at home to improve your mental maths skills. When we first started learning our times tables they are very tricky, but now I know lots of you can do your 2x, Â 5x , 10x Â and even some children know their 3 times tables as well.
Here are some games that you can play to practise your skills.
Hit the Button
In Maths we have moved onto word problems. You need to use your reading and maths skills to answer these.
Read the question carefully! Write a number sentence and work out the answer.
- There are 24 ducks in the castle moat, if 30 more ducks swims along, how many ducks are there altogether?
- A baby dragon has 135 sharp teeth, he grows 24 more. How many teeth does he have altogether?
- The King has 171 shiny crowns, the Queen gives him 25 more, how many does he have altogether?
Challenge: Can you write your own word problem? Can any anyone work out the answer?
In Geography we have been learning to locate castles. We used co-ordinates to help us find the right place on the map.
You might like to play theÂ Billy Bug GameÂ to practice using co-ordinates.
Challenge: Find out one fact about Skipton Castle.Â