Another great week in Year 2!
Friday 19th March | 1 comment
This week we have been learning all about fractions in maths. The children have learned about equal parts. We have then looked at the fractions one half, one quarter and one third. Here we are sorting some images into those groups:
Please can children learn their double and half facts up to 20 over the weekend? Maybe use the doubles and halves options on hit the button to practise? Extra dojos will be given!
In English this week we returned to our Tinga Tinga tales. Children enjoyed watching the story ‘How Giraffe got his long neck’. They really impressed us with their review of the story and today we have written some great character descriptions. We have been concentrating more on reading this week and the children have completed some reading assessments. They were so focussed and definitely showed us their best! We will discuss how they did at parents evening.
In art this week, we have been busy learning about Tingatinga Art. We have started to create our own Tingatinga paintings.
Tingatinga art was founded by an African artist called Eduardo S. Tingatinga. He was born in Mozambique, but during the 1960s he established an art form that became associated with his new homeland, Tanzania. Today, “Tingatinga” is the Tanzanian term for this form of art, known mostly in Tanzania, Kenya, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.
In topic this week, we discussed what it was like in Kenya. We sorted photographs of Kenya into urban and rural, discussing the human and physical features. We were quite surprised that there were cities in Kenya!
Can children explain what urban and rural mean?
We had great fun using bats and balls on Wednesday. We practised balancing the ball, bouncing it and taking it for a walk. We then learned how to strike the ball across the rope to our partners. Here we are in the sunshine!
Have a lovely weekend!