29 April 2019

What a busy Half Term we have had in Year 2!

We began the Half Term with a thought provoking Ash Wednesday prayer assembly led by the Junior Prayer leaders and Father Ged. The children then made their own Lenten promises, throughout Lent they have tried really hard to keep them. We have noticed lots of acts of kindness in the playground and the classroom. We are really proud of the children.

For the Hall displays this half term the children focused on Lent. Class 3 looked at Ash Wednesday and Class 4 looked at the Ascension. They produced beautiful work which as always brightens up the hall.

At the beginning of March the children participated in World Book Day. The whole school dressed up as characters from Lizzie and the Birds. We were really impressed with how much effort and hard work they put into their costumes! They all looked amazing. Throughout the week the children did lots of work related to the story. The children even got to meet the author and find out what inspired her to create the story.

The highlight of this Half term was Shakespeare week! The children dressed up as characters from his plays and enjoyed being part of the University challenge and watching the Year 6 performance.

English

In English the children read ‘The Story Machine’ they invented their own machine and then wrote an exciting adventure story based on it.

The children explored the story of a Midsummer’s Night dream. They wrote beautiful descriptions of the characters and settings, using a range of adjectives and punctuation marks. We cannot believe how much their writing has improved!

Mathematics

This half term the children have continued to look at the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

When learning about fractions they have used a variety of strategies and are now more confident solving questions relating to halves, quarters and thirds.

They children have also developed their arithmetic skills around all 4 operations.

RE

This half term the children have learnt about the Mass. They led a special Mass at St Ann’s church for St Joseph’s feast day. We were really proud of their respectful behaviour and beautiful singing.

Posted by Tracy Bradbury