Little Red Riding Hood

This week, Year 2 were introduced to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The big bad wolf left us a letter and some clues in the outdoor retreat for us to find and work out what traditional tale he came from. We read the story of Little Red Riding Hood in the retreat and discussed the meaning behind the characters’ actions. Some of the children also made a prediction about what might happen next…

Our learning this half term

Below are a collection of photos from the past four weeks since the children returned to school on March 8th.

They have all worked incredibly hard and we look forward to seeing how they progress further in the summer term.

Making Easter cards using water colours in Art
World Book Day in school
Designing and making a microhabitat in Science and D+T

Map drawing

As part of Geography home learning this week, Year 2 were learning all about maps – how to follow a map, what they are used for, what the different symbols on maps mean and what the different compass points are.

I set them a challenge to draw a map of their garden or an outdoor area near their house.

Thank you key workers!

Before half term, Year 2 were learning about significant nurses in History.

The end of this unit of work focused on looking at how nurses and key workers on the front line during the Covid-19 pandemic have been just as important as nurses from the past.

I asked them to make a thank you poster for all of the key workers who have kept society going whilst there have been lockdowns and restrictions across the UK.

They had the last week of the half term and over the half term holiday to complete their posters.

Elliott H
Elliott L
Rebeca
Thomas

Litter picking

Over February half term, Madeline and her younger sister Edith went litter picking in their local park.

They saw someone with one and asked if they could have one.

Madeline said she wanted to keep the planet clean and was sad how much rubbish people leave on the ground amd they should put it in a bin or take it home.

Edith said it is naughty and they need to put it in a bin.

Well done to both of you! This was such a good opportunity to highlight this terms value of responsibility.

Letters to Goldilocks’ mum

Some of Year 2 were asked to write a short letter to Goldilocks’ mum to explain where she had been and what happened to her red shoes.

I was so impressed with the detail in each of their letters. They all showed a clear understanding of the story and I was very pleased to hear from parents at home that they had worked hard on their own to write their letters and include all of the correct information.

As well as full stops, Year 2 were challenged to use some commas in their letters too. I am very proud of the children for remembering how to use commas in a list correctly from our literacy lessons last term.

I hope you enjoy reading them!

Goldilocks character profiles

This week, some of the year 2 children will be writing a character description about Goldilocks. They read the version written by Lauren Child, which is slightly different to the traditional tale of Goldilocks that they have read already.

Before writing this, they were asked to create a character profile plan using lots of different adjectives from a previous online lesson.

I was very impressed with their full sentences, beautiful handwriting and use of commas to separate their listed adjectives.

I’m really looking forward to reading your character descriptions at the end of this week children!

Elliott L
Felicity
Poppie
Rebeca
Zach
Madeline

Wanted posters

Some children in Year 2 have read the story of Goldilocks by Lauren Child this week.

This is a slightly different version to the traditional Goldilocks tale.

I asked the children to create their own Wanted poster about this version of Goldilocks.

I was overwhelmed with how accurately some of the children used commas in their posters to separate the adjectives they chose to describe Goldilocks.

As you can see, Elliott L and Oliver J wrote so neatly on their paper at home. There were lots of different adjectives to describe Goldilocks’ physical appearance and personality.

Excellent work boys!

Artists at home

It has been fantastic to receive lots of pictures from the children of their drawings that they have been working on at home.

We definitely have some future artists!

Some of these drawings have been made from following on online art tutorial. You have been so creative Year 2!

Elliott’s car
Felicity’s sausage dog
Felicity’s scientist
Harjot’s scientist and Poppie’s sausage dog