Fractions, Africa topic and Tinga Tinga!
Friday 23rd February | 2 comments
We have been so impressed with how hard the children in Year 2 have worked this week. We have been really busy getting to grips with our new topics.
In maths this week we have been learning about fractions. We were really good at identifying halves and quarters of shapes. Some of us even managed to identify three quarters and thirds.
Fact of the week: 1/2 is the same as 2/4
Today we used cubes to find fractions of amounts. Here we are finding 1/2 and 1/4 of 8 and 12. Can you remember how to find 3/4?
Our new topic is Africa and in our geography lesson, we started thinking about how near and how far different places in the world are. We recapped the continents and learned the names of the world’s oceans. Next week, we will start to think more about the continent of Africa.
In English, this week we have enjoyed listening to some different Tinga Tinga Tales. We started the week by reviewing the story ‘How Elephant got his Trunk’. We then used the story ‘Why Monkeys Swing in the Trees’ to help us write some description. We enjoyed sequencing the story ‘Why Snake has no Legs’.
Today we have started to plan our own stories about African animals. We came up with some brilliant ideas but found it quite tricky to think about how the animal changes in the story. If you have time this weekend, please can you talk about your story plan and maybe find out more about your animal. You could also watch some episodes of Tinga Tinga Tales on cbeebies to get some further ideas.
Have a great weekend,
The Year 2 Team