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DARWIN (Yr2)

Welcome to Year 2!

 

Welcome to Darwin Class. In our class this year you will find Miss Lynsdale, Mr Anderson and Mr Kenny. We are really excited to start all the fantastic learning we have lined up for the children, including a trip to Tropical World, learning about the Great Fire of London and discovering lots of fascinating things about Science!

Lights, Camel, Action!

 

 

 

The dates for the production are:

Tuesday 12th December - 9:30 am

Wednesday 13th December - 2:00 pm

Thursday 14th December - 9:30 am

Tickets will be available to purchase soon!

New Learning Alert!

 

This week has been very busy in Darwin class. On Monday we had a theme day to start our new topic of 'The Great Fire of London'. We played several games that were popular at the time and we looked at Samuel Pepys' diary to see how the fire affected London. We then baked scones as these would have been tasty snacks that people in 1666 could have made using simple ingredients. A big thanks to everyone who bought some scones and came to hear us sing. Later in the week we found out lots of facts about the fire and made a timeline of events, then we acted these out.

 

In Maths we have been looking at addition and using hundreds squares and number lines to solve addition problems. In English we have looked at the story of Cinderella and have started our learning by answering comprehension questions and hot seating characters. We then began to look at how to describe Cinderella before and after she met the prince. 

New Learning Alert!

 

This week we have been learning our new text Cinderella, which is an example of a Rags to Riches tale. We have been doing this through lots of drama, including role play, freeze frames and hot seating a character.

In Maths we have been recapping 2D shapes from Yr 1 so that we are ready to look at shapes in more detail later in the year. We have done lots of different activities to hep us find out the properties of 2D shapes.

In topic we have started to look at The Great Fire of London and will be taking part in a theme day on Monday to find out more about life in 1666!

 

Remember that next week is parent consultations - taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you are unsure of your time or need to book an appointment please see a member of staff in Darwin class.

 

 

New Learning Alert!

 

This week Darwin have been working really hard in English on the Year 2 non-negotiables (handwriting, spelling and punctuation). We have had huge improvements in our work in English, writing lots of fantastic sentences about Jack and the Beanstalk. Next week we will be focusing on writing our own journey story - have a read of some at home!

 

In Maths we have been focusing on number basics so we are ready for written methods next half term. We have looked at 2-digit numbers and how to make them and order them in different ways. We have also had a real focus of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s - forwards and backwards. We have been improving each day. 

 

As part of our attendance reward for reaching the class target of 95% we visited the garden and had a look for signs of Autumn. We did lots of identifying of trees and animals we found. 

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New Learning Alert!

 

This week Darwin class have kick started their Science learning about plants by visiting Tropical World and taking part in a nature workshop. We all had an amazing time! We then also looked at parts of flowers and identified these in lilies back in class. In Maths we have been looking at 2-digit numbers and partitioning them into tens and ones. 

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New Learning Alert!

 

This week we have been learning our new text, Jack and the Beanstalk! We have completed freeze frames from parts of the story and have learnt actions to our text map. We have started looking at our comprehension skills by answering questions on the text. See if you can practise the text map at home!

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