Fabulous Year 2!
We have linked our English, Topic and Art to the Great Fire of London. A very popular topic!
In English this week we have continued with our Great Fire of London theme. This week has been a poetry week, where the children have reinvented the well known poem "London's Burning". They also created some acrostic poems choosing a word to work from.
In Maths this week we have been looking at estimation and how to group objects together to be able to count them more easily. The children took a handful of pasta and then had to make a sensible estimation. They then sorted the pasta into groups of 2s, 5s and 10s. We also looked at rounding to the nearest 10 using numbers, pounds, pence, grams and cm.
As always Abacus homework is posted every Wednesday. If you are having any problems logging in please do come in an see us.
We have had a thrilling afternoon with a visit from Luke Delahunty. He gave a very animated talk and certainly put the children through their paces with a timed workout.
Forest Rangers Day 2018
Monday 5th November 2018, Year 2 had our Forest Rangers Day with Chiltern Rangers. Unlike last year the weather was glorious and not a snow flake to be seen! The first class outside were Oak Class, who were split into groups to complete specific tasks set by the Chiltern Rangers. They used a number of different equipment from rakes, shears and loppers and a lot of brute strength! One group of children worked together to create fires which were later lit whilst the children had their lunch. Sycamore class joined Oak for lunch around the campfires. Once the fires had calmed down, the children were able to toast delicious yummy marshmallows. Sycamore then took over the duties for the afternoon continuing raking up the cut grass, lopping and sorting the hazel branches. A massive thank you to the parents who were able to come and lend a hand today. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we all did. A massive thank you to Paul and all at Chiltern Rangers for an incredibly fun and exhausting day.