This week we started our new topic Leeds with an alien called Eric crash landing in our playground. Eric thought he landed in Leodis so we used our atlases in Geography to help him locate Leeds.
We then looked at the course of the river Aire and worked as ‘Team Ant’ to map out our own using Google maps to locate the towns.
In maths this week I have been very impressed with how we have been partitioning numbers in different ways other than tens and ones. Well done Year 2! How many ways can you partition 75? Can you show your adult at home?
What a lovely first few days we have had! The whole class has settled incredibly well into Year 2 as we have jumped straight into our learning.
This week we have been looking at the story Gorilla by Anthony Browne. We acted out the different parts on a story trail in drama before creating a story map to help us write a retell. I was very impressed with the stories produced.
In guided reading we looked at some questions and compared some illustrations in the story Gorilla, commenting on the authors choice for these. This led to art where we used warm and cold colours to express how we feel when we are happy and sad.
I look forward to another exciting week next week in Year 2! Take a look at some photos from our story trail below.