Remembrance and Friendship in Year 2
Friday 13th November | 2 comments
This week we have been learning about why we wear a poppy on remembrance day. Children were able to talk about why it is important to remember those who have fought and died in wars and other conflicts.
In our PSHE lessons, we have been thinking about what it means to be a good friend. Last week we talked about the qualities we look for in a good friend. This week, we linked this to ‘Children in Need’. We looked at some of the resources on the Children in Need website; they are promoting their five to thrive campaign in order to support physical and mental wellbeing. We focused on ‘connecting’. This stresses the importance of building relationships, being kind and talking about our feelings. The children enjoyed using conversation starters to connect with their friends.
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We have started to think about how animals prepare for autumn and winter. We read the story ‘Follow the Swallow’ by Julia Donaldson, which tells the tale of two friends, Chack the Blackbird and Apollo the Swallow. They learn about how each of the birds finds a different way to survive in the winter. The children wrote book reviews, a letter from one character to another and a non-fiction paragraph about swallow migration.
Next week, we will be learning more about how animals prepare for winter; your learning log homework will help you prepare for this!
New Learning Log this week:
Year 2 Learning Log Homework – 13th November 2020
We would like you to find out how animals get ready for winter. You can choose to focus on one animal or a few.
To be handed in on Wednesday 25th November
We look forward to seeing your work!
In maths this week, we have been learning strategies for adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers.
We have used base 10 (tens and ones) to partition each number into tens and ones then recombine to find the total.
We now understand how to partition each number into tens and ones and have some strategies for recording our methods. We haven’t introduced any formal methods for addition and subtraction yet such as column addition or subtraction; this is because we want to ensure that children have a secure understanding of place value and partitioning first.