Oak Learning Blog – Summer 1 Week 1

By Debbie Barlow on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Year 2. No Comments

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to this term’s Oak learning blog! I hope you all had a good Easter, and have been enjoying the sunshine outside this weekend. The children have settled in well, and have managed to do lots of brand new learning in just the first week back! Read on to find out more…

We introduced our new topic, the Seaside, on Monday. We began the week by looking at a bucket of objects to give us clues to our new book. Most of the children guessed the character of Katie Morag, and were interested to find out what happens when she kicked her old teddy bear into the stormy Scottish sea… The stories will link well with our learning about places near the seaside and on the coast, as well as exploring and comapring different localities in the UK. Later in the week, the children wrote some super notes to Teddy, pretending to be Katie Morag, saying how sorry they were for treating him badly. We’ll find out what happens to him next week! I wonder what you think might be happening to Teddy?

In Maths this week, we recapped our learning on fractions, including using a bar model to find three quarters of a number. Can you show everyone at home how to find 3/4 of 16? We then ended the week by beginning our next maths topic on measuring length and height. We discussed the different units and apparatus for measuring, before applying it in practical contexts. We measured classroom objects, wool and even our own height!

In PE with Mr Coley this week we began to learn how to play rounders, and as we are well into springtime, we also began to do some Maypole dancing in the hall. In Geography, we looked at identifying the countries, capitals and seas around the UK, and started our focus topic on the Scottish island of Coll, which links to the story we have been reading as well! And in Science, we began our learning on living creatures, which also considered looking at things that are non-living and had never been alive.

What a busy week it’s been! Just a few notices for parents this week. Due to the very warm weather we’ve had at the end of this week (that might not last!) we would like to encourage the children to come to school with sunhats, suncream pre-applied before school (speak to us if your child has any additional needs) and water bottles to help them in the heat. Also, on Friday we sent home some information leaflets for parents about the End of Y2 assessments that will be carried out this half term. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to come and ask.

Thanks for reading and see you all on Monday!

love from Mrs Barlow xxx

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