Looking ahead to 2020, Year 2's goal is to go outside more often and use our outdoor space as inspiration. This week, we walked through our wooded grounds as we followed the Russian story of Babba Yagga and her three geese. We also enjoyed the afternoon sunshine on Friday and collected a variety of objects that the children could do rubbings of. Expect more stories of our outdoor adventures as the year continues!
In English, we have been learning about Babba Yagga and how she eats a child everyday for breakfast! This is linked to our World Kitchen topic as we are learning about tales from other parts of the world. Babba Yagga is a traditional tale from Russia and has striking similarities to Hansel & Gretel. We will continue to use these stories to help us to write our our narrative.
In maths, we are finishing off our unit of work on money and it is fantastic to see that all the children are now fully aware of the money available in the UK - we've had no mention of £3 coins this week! We will round of this topic by investigating worded problems involving money (totaling and finding the change) where we use the skills from our addition and subtraction units in Autumn.
Our topic work has seen us start of our World Kitchen journey at home. We have learned the difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain, and found the capital cities of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We then selected Scotland for some more in depth learning and in music we recounted the song "Donald, Where's Your Troosers"!
I will be hosting a SATs information meeting on Tuesday 28th January at 3.30pm. This will give you more information about how we conduct the Key Stage 1 assessments and to answer any questions that you might have. If you would like to attend, please e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org so I can make sure there is a space reserved for you.
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Our PE days will be on a Monday and Tuesday.
I will be teaching most of the week, except for Tuesday morning, when Mrs Fenner and Mrs Foster will take the class, and for 1 hour on a Monday afternoon, when Mr Boardman will take the class for PE.
Our library day is on Tuesday, but please make sure that children bring their reading book and reading record to school each day.