Year 2 - Measuring mass… | Independent Primary School Buckinghamshire

Year 2 - Measuring mass and supporting friends

This week, the Year 2 children have been demonstrating just how much they love reading and books. Recently, the library has reopened and the children have thoroughly enjoyed being able to get back to choosing new books to read from the extensive selection in the shelves. Back in the classroom, we have had lots of fun reading the story of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. The children were amazed and delighted to receive a letter from the lighthouse keeper, Mr Grinling, and have worked hard to develop their letter writing skills by sending letters back to Mr Grinling and to another lighthouse keeper. They discovered how important it is to include an address at the top of their letters so that people can send a reply! We then spent some time exploring the whole series of the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch and finding the similarities and differences in the stories.

In Maths, the focus has been on measuring the mass of objects. Year 2 were excited to estimate and measure different objects in grams and kilograms using real scales to help! They enthusiastically compared the difference between objects in the classroom, predicting first which would be heavier or lighter and then weighing them with kitchen scales to see if they were correct.

The highlight of the week was, of course, Sports Day! The children did brilliantly, demonstrating what kind and supportive friends they are. It was lovely to see their faces wreathed in smiles, even if they were not in the winning house. The favourite event of the morning was the fancy dress run and the children looked very cool in their baseball caps and sunglasses!

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