Oak Learning Blog – Spring 2 Week 3

By Debbie Barlow on Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Year 2. No Comments

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another OakLearning Blog! It’s been another very busy week, so read on to find out what we have been up to…

In Maths this week, we have been looking at 2D and 3D shape. We looked at comparing and exploring the differences between them, as well as describing their properties and using our learning to solve problems. See if you can investigate how many different “2D and 3D shapes you can find at home over the weekend, and what you can remember about their faces, edges and vertices. Don’t forget to make sure you are using the correct language – remember 2D shapes have sides and vertices/corners.

In English, we have begun our learning on the Great Fire of London, and started off by assuming the role of fire investigators. The children had a charred piece of tea towel and some witness statements and had to work out how the fire started and who’s fault it was. The children really got into their imaginary role and wrote some super narratives about what happened and gave some sensible advice to the characters involved. Ask them all about Tara and Helen Fryer!

In Art this week, we have started to created the backgrounds for our ‘Scream’ inspired Edvard Munch portraits. The children used different media, such as thickened paint, wax crayons, pencil, collage and pastels to create different styles of backgrounds, before we will add a truly horrifying screaming picture – a photograph of the children’s faces! We can’t wait to show you when they are finished. In Music we created a composition to accompany our book The dark and in RE we looked at forgiveness.

We also did our assembly this week, and I was so proud of the children for their confidence and their hard work at learning their words. We only had one rehearsal and the children sang and spoke so well. Thank for the costumes and it was lovely to see so many of you there watching and clapping.

Just a couple of notes for parents. A reminder that on Monday and Tuesday next week, we will be taking part in Sport Relief, so the children can come to school both days in their own sporty clothes. And there have been a few more coughs and sniffles around school this week (letters have been sent home to explain in more detail), so we will be encouraging the children to be washing their hands extra carefully to reinforce the importance of hygiene.

Thanks for reading this week – and stay safe in the snow!

Love Mrs Barlow xxx


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