Autumn part 1
We have had a busy start to our year in Chestnut class !
The children have all settled, and have been renewing and creating many friendships.
Our Topic this half term has been 'Islands and Seas'. We have been learning the differences between Human and Physical Geography, what makes an island and what humans and animals need to survive. The children have even designed and labelled their own island and worked together to create a Year 2 papier mache giant island !
In Maths, we have been working on place value, partitioning and working with 2 digit numbers. We have begun counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s and will continue working on this through the year. We have just begun looking at adding 2 digit numbers and will keep looking at this into the next half term.
In English, we have been having daily phonics sessions as well as using the 'Talk for Writing' approach to really get to know the story of 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. The finale of this was when the children wrote their own incredible versions of the story. Afterwards they felt 'jubilant' ! In the last week of half term we have looked at using adjectives and similes within poetry, and have written our own acrostic Harvest poems. They were fabulous ! Please come in and see them if you have chance !
In P.E. we have been working on jumping, spinning and turning in Gymnastics, and have absolutely loved our Sports Coach session on a Friday, where we've been learning the skills needed to play Tag Rugby !
A very, busy half term