Well this week Year 2 turned into amazing detectives, as a very cheeky rabbit had been eating all Mrs Conway’s vegetables in the poly tunnel. We set a trap and when we went back to check he had eaten more, left paw prints and a letter for us to find. As you can imagine, the children had fantastic ideas of what we could do but most of them said they wanted to write back to Peter Rabbit, so this will be the task next week.
In our Maths work, we have been using base ten to partition numbers in a variety of ways and using part part whole models to visually see how we can do this. This has really helped them build their confidence and be able to understand how it works rather than just using the written process.
They have been using their art skills to develop their sketching techniques, we practiced changing the weight of their sketching skills and then applied this to shapes and outlines, before we start to create their own portraits.
In guided reading reading this week, we have really tried to work on our retrieval skills (taking the answer directly from the text rather than guessing) when reading at home please try and ask the children questions from the book they are reading, which require them to look at the text and just say what has been said.
Please try and leave a comment in your child’s reading record once you have listened to them reading, as we are looking at setting a reading challenge to try and encourage the children to read more frequently.
Thanks for your continued support and any questions please ask. I am available on seesaw and do try to respond quite quickly to any questions raised.