The children have continued to enjoy our new topic and have been focusing in a bit more detail on Antarctica. They learned that Antarctica is a continent and as a result, has no flag! The children then designed their own flags based on what they know about this polar region. They also thought about what they would need if they were going to visit Antarctica, like many scientists do, for research. We had some super suggestions including cameras and laptops to help with research projects, as well as thermal items to help keep them warm in the harsh conditions. We have also started to look at which animals are found in each polar region.
This week’s Explore of the Week is James, for trying particularly hard this week. Well done!
In English, we have continued to work with the book, Could a Penguin Ride a Bike? They have been using the book to help them to explore and consolidate their knowledge of nouns and verbs. In spelling, the children have been looking at the ‘wr’ spelling pattern, at the front of words and exploring some Y2 Common Exception words.
In Maths we have continued with our money work. The children have been using ‘counting up’ to find the difference between two different amounts and then using this strategy to help them find change. This will help them with next week’s learning on solving word problems involving money.