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This Week’s Learning

This week, we have been doing lots of activities to remember our time in Year 2 and get ourselves ready for Year 3. We thought about our best memories and made a year book to remember our year. In addition, we created an ‘All About Me’ booklet for our new teachers to get to know us. As well as this, we had lots of fun doing a team challenge and watching the teachers vs Year 6 netball and football matches.

This Week’s Learning

Topic

This week in topic we continued learning about the pond habitat. We recapped the different plants and animals that would live in a pond and why. After this, we planned our own leaflet using the vocabulary we gathered last week. Next we wrote our leaflets to inform people about the pond habitat and the animals that live there. This week we also explained the process of a food chain, discussing the role of producers and consumers. Finally we created our own simple food chain and labelled each part.

Maths

This week in maths we have been recapping our 2, 5 and 10 times tables and multiplication using arrays. We started the week by focusing on using arrays to solve multiplication number sentences. We then moved on to looking at our times tables and using our known number facts to help us solve multiplication problems.

This Weeks Learning

Topic

This week in topic we started to learn about the pond habitat. We discussed the different plants and animals that would live in a pond and why. After this, we designed our own pond habitat and labelled it with all of the things that we would be able to find at a pond. We then completed a comprehension activity that helped us to learn lots of facts about the pond and its features. We then recapped the features of a leaflet and used some example leaflets to gather lots of vocabulary. This will be very helpful when we write our own leaflets about the pond next week!


Maths

This week in maths we have been recapping how to tell the time. We started the week by focusing on o’clock and half past the hour by looking at where the minute hand would need to be. We then moved on to looking at telling the time to 15 minute intervals (e.g. quarter past, quarter to) and what this would look like on a clock. We finished the week by learning how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes (e.g. 10 past 12) and what each interval on the clock means.

This Week’s Learning

Topic

This week in topic we have been learning about a Woodland habitat. We started by learning about the different layers of a woodland and which animals live there such as hedgehogs, badgers or foxes. Next we read some non-chronological reports that were about woodlands and gathered some vocabulary ready for our own writing. Then we planned our non-chronological report and finally we wrote it. We made sure we included lots of facts and did you know questions.

Maths

In maths this week we have been recapping all of our knowledge about shape. We started by thinking about 2D shapes and their properties. We got to make a picture out of different shapes. Next we learnt about 3D shapes and thought carefully about their different properties. Finally, to finish the week we practise our mental arithmetic skills.

This Week’s Learning


Topic

This week in topic we planned our story for the Very Greedy Bee. We drew pictures and selected language from the words we collected from the story last week. Then we wrote it over a few lessons. Our stories had different insects to the original Very Greedy Bee. Our teachers were so proud of our writing! After that we did some science and started thinking about habitats. We learnt what a habitat is and addressed some of our misconceptions. Then we looked at the sand desert , woodland and marine habitats. We thought about what made each of the habitats unique and then sorted animals and plant life that were best suited to living there!

Maths

This week in Maths we have focussed on addition. We recapped our number bonds to ten (addition number sentences that always equal ten) and practised our number bonds within ten (addition number sentences where the number you add are lower than ten). After that we used this knowledge to support us with column method which we applied to some trickier, two step word problems. Then we looked at commutative nature of addition and explored how this rule did not apply to addition. Commutative means that the adding numbers can be moved around without changing the answer but in subtraction if you swap the numbers around the take away sign you will change the answer! Finally we did some mental arithmetic practise.