The children are really enjoying their new topic- dragons! A few weeks ago everyone went outside and found ‘evidence’ that a dragon had been on the school grounds (do ask your children what they found- it was a lovely way to start our new topic!)
Our English focus has been on writing explanations and the children were fascinated by a clip from the BBC’s The Hunt, which we used as a basis to write an explanation of how tigers hunt. The children then designed their own dragon and wrote an explanation of how those hunt- there were some fantastically creative ideas!
In maths the focus has been on multiplication, division and problem solving. The children have loved using apparatus to solve both multiplication and division problems, including drawing pictures to represent the equipment they’ve used. The children will also be tackling some dragon-based problems soon!
In the wider curriculum we’ve seen some beautiful dragon artwork, where the children used water colours to produce their own dragon. We’re also starting to use the iPads to make a stop-motion animation this week, and of course the children are keeping physically active with gymnastics, throwing, catching, and swimming.
Thanks for all your continued support,
The Year 2 Team.