Welcome to Year 2 Maple Class
This half term our learning journey is Roald Dahl. In English we have been exploring many of Roald Dahl books and have used them as a base to create our own chapter to one of his stories. We have also thought about the thoughts and feeling behind a character and have retold and written as one of his famous characters. We have also explored creating non-fiction texts with the base of George Marvellous medicine. We looked at the features of a recipe and created our own recipe for a marvellous medicine.
In Maths, We have been exploring Multiplication and division. We can count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and have become more confident in counting in 3’s. We have learnt how to tell the time to quarter to and quarter past and have enjoyed collecting house points for correctly telling the time. We found fractions of numbers and objects and developed our understanding of statistics through pictograms and tally charts.
In Science, we have been learning about plants. We have been exploring the different conditions that plants can grow in and have planted our owns seeds to see what happens! We have been learning the different parts of a plant and what the plants ned to survive.
In History we have been exploring Roald Dahl. This links into our English topic, where we have been reading some of his books to support us in our writing. We have learnt about Roald Dahl’s life and found out that he lived in our local area. We have considered what our local area would have been like when Roald Dahl lived here and compared it to what we can see now.
In RE our topic is special stories. We have explored stories that are special to us and explained why. We have looked Christianity and Jewish stories, understanding why they are important. We have acted out some of the stories and drawn some pictures to match the special stories.
In DT we have been looking at different food groups and the healthy choices that we can make. We have explored how this may impact our health. We tried many different types of pizzas and considered if it was healthy and if we liked them. We then planned and made our own pizzas to try, using the knowledge of healthy eating.