Autumn Term 2020 - Literacy
We enjoyed two key texts in Literacy this term - 'The Last Wolf' by Mini Grey and 'The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters' by Janet & Allan Ahlberg.
We absolutely LOVED 'The Last Wolf' - we spent lots of time appreciating and discussing all of the wonderful illustrations and discovering something new each time we read it. We noticed straight away how the story was loosely linked to the traditional story 'Little Red Riding Hood.' One of the key themes in the story is endangered animals and habitats. We produced some very informative non-chronological reports about black rhinos (another endangered animal) as well as some excellent persuasive writing.
'The Jolly Postman' also enabled us to consider and think about some other traditional tales that we know well. Again, we appreciated the lovely illustrations and variety of different text types through the different types of post that he was delivering. Of course, we wrote some letters of our own in reply to some of the post delivered. We also enjoyed retelling a classic tale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
We have had a busy half term in Year 2 !
We have focused on place value. We have learnt how to use the greater than and less than signs to compare numbers. We used part , part whole models and bar models to help us with addition and subtraction.
We learnt how to make a repeating pattern. We then made rubbings of interesting textures. This is called ‘frottage.’ We learnt that the artist Max Ernst created pictures using the frottage. We made our own images of imaginary animals.
We learnt about living things and their habitats. We used MRS GREN as a checklist to find out if something was living. We went outside and identified microhabitats under leaves and stones.
In Geography we learnt about the differences between a map view and an aerial view. We identified physical and human features in Guernsey.
We have enjoyed learning about The Great Fire of London. We learnt about when and where the fire started. We learnt about how the people of London tried to stop the fire from spreading . We were very excited to visit the Fire Station! The firefighters told us all about how they put fires out today. It is much easier than it was in 1666!