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Autumn Half Term 2 Update

Well here we are - already at the start of December!  The term is racing by and year 2 have been doing some wonderfully exciting things thus far.


We kicked off the half term with a Thames Frost Fair, pictures of which can be found in the gallery in this section.  We kept toasty in our winter clothes and enjoyed warm drinks while learning about how the Thames used to freeze over in the cold.  Classes took turns at running stalls, enjoying the 'ice-skating' rink and using fake money to pay custom at said stalls.  Since then, our Winter Wonderland topic has taken us through the Christmas Truces in World War 1, watercolour frosty sunsets, programming our own interactive greetings cards, and inuit culture.

In Maths we have been working on measurement and statistics.  If you are interested in supporting your child further at home, we recommend using a ruler to measure in cm and m, using scales to find the mass of objects in g and kg, or using a measuring jug to find out capacity in ml and l. 
We are now starting our unit on multiplication and division, which will take us right to the end of the half term.

In English we have been reading "The Storm Whale" by Benji Davies.  We made predictions on Noi's fascinating story, wrote stormy Haikus and eventually created a non-fiction class book all about how to look after Whales!  We have just started looking at the story "Stick Man" by Julia Donaldson, which have used to start creating our own rhyming verses.

As the Winter weather draws in it's vital that children come to school in appropriately warm clothing and remember to take it home with them at the end of the day!  Hats might be of particular use on a Tuesday, when year 2 have swimming; wet hair is a rather unfortunate thing in the cold!

We hope to see you all at the Christmas Fair next Wednesday where we will be selling a variety of goodies, including the edible kind!


Kind Regards,

The Year 2 Team

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