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Buttercup Yr 2

Welcome to Buttercup Class!

 

What a lovely start to Year 2 we have had in Buttercup Class! The children have showed me what hard workers they are when they put their minds to it. At the beginning of the year we created our own class rules that we will follow throughout the year to ensure that everyone feels happy and safe in our classroom:

- Always listen to the teacher.
- Be honest and truthful.
- Have kind hands and feet.
- Tidy up after yourself.
- Don't shout out. 

 

We started of the year by looking at our learning skills crew and what we need to do to work like them. Our favourite activity was focused on the 'collaborator', we had to show teamwork and listening skills in order to listen to everyone's opinions to be able to complete our task. As we are looking at 'the big dig' in History this term we had to create our own dinosaur land.

In Maths this term, we are focusing on Place Value. We have explored the many different aspects of Place Value through using dennes, numericon, place value arrows, beads and counters. We have also looked at how we can partition a number using the part part whole model and a place value chart. We have found recognising the value of the tens number tricky but we have worked really hard on our understanding of this. We will move on to counting in 2s, 5s, 3s and 10s until the end of term. 

In English this term, we have been looking at Little Red Riding Hood and in particular focusing on our hi-five sentences (capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, clever spelling, makes sense). We had loads of fun innovating the story of Little Red Riding Hood by changing the wolf to a dinosaur! Miss Skipp was particularly impressed with the adjectives we came up with to describe our new character. We will move on to look at the book 'Dear Dinosaur' and explore the different ways of communicating. By the end of the unit we will write a letter to our favourite dinosaur!

For History this term, we are looking at 'The Big Dig' and exploring how significant Mary Anning was to finding out about the dinosaurs. We have really enjoyed looking at the different dinosaurs and what they looked like as well as what their fossils look like.

The homework that has come already for our topic is looking amazing, we have had many yummy dinosaur footprint biscuits to eat! 

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