Year 2 began the year with a visit from a feathered friend, Coco the chicken. The children enjoyed learning about chickens and the many ways in which they are useful to us. In our writing we have learnt by heart and re-told the story of 'The Little Red Hen' and 'Rosie's walk' using colourful semantics sentence building blocks. As well as this, the children have been discovering what it is like to live and work on a farm, which included an exciting visit to Middle Farm.
After the half term break, the children returned to a classroom full of poppies and images of animals who served along the Western Front during the First World War. The children have learnt the meaning behind the poppy symbol and the importance of Rememberence Sunday, as well as writing detailed descriptions of the effect of war on the habitat of a rabbit living on the Somme. The children have been fascinated to discover the many ways that animals were used during the war and we are currently writing further descriptive pieces on 'Flo of the Somme', the story of a dog who worked with the Medical Corp on the Western Front. At the same time we have been working hard on our nativity play and learning about the Christmas Truce that took place across the Western Front battlefields in 1914.
In maths, the children have recently learnt new strategies for addition and subtraction, with a focus on improving fluency with number bonds and using this to solve number sentences quickly and efficiently.
Well done Year 2
Mrs Lutrario, Mrs Spurgin & Miss Homewood