This week in Year 2 we have been focusing on developing our storytelling writing. We have looked at a range of traditional tales over the last few weeks and have spotted many of the recurring features used. This week, we have practised using this lovely storytelling language in our own versions of Little Red Riding Hood. Some children based their stories on the traditional version with an exciting twist and others included new characters and adventurous settings. It was a great opportunity for Year 2 to carefully consider what exclamations sounded exciting in their writing as well as including some intriguing questions.
In science this week, we have been investigating how our bodies grow during childhood. Children worked together in small teams to measure the circumference of their head, the span of their hand and the length of their foot. We then compared these measurements to those of some helpful volunteers from Reception class, Year 4 and Year 6. Generally, we were able to spot that as children got older, their measurements also got bigger. However, we also noted that this wasn’t always the case as everyone is unique and therefore grow and change at different stages in their lives.
In maths, we have continued our work on division and linked this with our understanding of multiplication. We have also worked on understanding, reading and making our own graphs and pictograms. As the Easter holidays are just around the corner, children were also delighted to find out that the Easter bunny had paid them a little visit during forest school time on Thursday.