Our new book for Literacy is ‘Claude in the City’. Claude is a small dog who visits the city with his best friend, Sir Bobblysock. We are going going to be making our own puppet friends this half term! We started by evaluating some puppets and developing success criteria for our own puppet designs, so they are going to be brightly coloured, have soft material and be well-made. (We also had a lot of fun with some improvised puppet shows..!)
This week we were lucky enough to be visited by Liam from Team Rubicon, a scooter and skateboarding instructor.
Year 2 were taught about the different safety equipment we should wear when scooter-ing and how to ride scooters responsibly.
It was a great opportunity for novices to build confidence and the more experienced among us learn and practice some new tricks.
Now we must remember to walk our scooters across the road!
We have been working hard to retell the story in our own words, using some fantastic description: “Laszlo crept down the old, creaky stairs…”. We have also been busy writing some brilliant complex sentences using When or If: “Laszlo went to sleep when he got back into his cosy bed.”
In Maths we are learning all about money, we have made a great start counting coins and notes.
Why not have a go at this game to keep practicing at home?
We have been basing our Literacy work on the book “Ten Things To Help My World” and as part of our learning about reusing and recycling, we made our own recycled paper! Sally from Recycle Devon came in to show us how to turn old paper into pulp and use it to make a new piece of paper. We all made our own piece to take home (when it was finally dry)! Have a look at these videos and activities to find out more about recycling in Devon.
In maths we are focusing on learning how to add and subtract different numbers. We will need to keep practicing our number bonds to 10 and 20 as these help us when solving trickier calculations.
We are also becoming really familiar with the countries and capital cities of the UK, we have played lots of games to help us remember them. You can try this one at home: Toporopa
Our new Year 2s have made a great start to the new school year. We are working hard in Maths increasing our understanding of place value. We will also soon be starting to learn our times tables! Try playing Hit the Button to practise number bonds and times tables facts.
In Literacy, we have been reading the book “Tell Me a Dragon”, and creating some great writing about our own dragons as well as working on a non-chronological report about our favourite dragon from the book, the Ice Dragon!