What a great week the Year 2 children have had. It is always so exciting to start a new term and to start new topics. This term has certainly started brilliantly!
The children were able to make the most of the sunshine when they had their first visit to the nature reserve on Tuesday. Looking for signs of spring, the children explored the reserve with a keen eye. Their visit was extra special as our new Science topics is plants. The children planted their own sunflower seeds in the hope that they will germinate and grow strong and tall. They have also started an investigation into what conditions are best for plants to grow. We shall be checking on the results next week. The sunshine added to the enjoyment of learning and developing their sending and retrieving skills in outdoor games. We are keeping our fingers crossed for sunshine at the swimming pool too!
Our reading book this half term is The Day the Crayons Quit. We have also started our new reading practice activities: V.I.P.E.R.S reading. This is where the children share a text and answer questions about Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Summarising. These reading skills will help the children with their overall comprehension of a text.
Vocabulary has been a key component of all our subjects this week. Why not question a year 2 child about the following words: e-book, mind-map, node, fraction, quarter, third, humiliate, desperate, deflated, emotions, families and finally, chronology. You will be so impressed with their knowledge!