Year Two - Rowan and Maple
Autumn 1st Half
I can’t believe that we have had the first half term already!
In English, we have written stories based on ‘Frog and the Stranger’, written instructions based on the ‘Scaredy Squirrel’ series and written poems about Autumn.
In Maths, we have focused on number fluency to twenty, thinking about those pesky ‘ten and some more’ numbers, and realising that our number bonds to ten are so important when we ‘think ten’ in addition or subtraction.
In Science, we have thought about animals including humans and thought about the differences between our wants and our needs. Ask your children what the 4 basic needs of any animal are – and they will be able to answer that it is food, water, air and shelter.
All of the topics have been enjoyed but I think the children have enjoyed art most, with a focus on the exploration of colour, tone, shading and mixing.
Finally, we have had the cricket coach from Chance to Shine in and she has been impressed with the children’s throwing and catching skills in particular.
When the children come back from half term, we have a trip to the Barbican to listen to the London Symphony Orchestra and a Christmas production entitled ‘Don’t Be Afraid!’ to look forward to.