The children are really enjoying our topic learning based around the diary of Samuel Pepys. They have so far produced some excellent writing, firstly in the form of a diary and currently the children are imagining what it might have been like to have lived through the fire. They will then use this to write descriptions using the senses. The children have also learnt about the differences between formal and informal writing and have started to write a formal letter to Thomas Farrinor, the owner of the bakery where the Great Fire of London started. This was done on MS Word to improve the children’s typing and writing skills. Oak and Holly class have also produced some fabulous art work, including some Tudor houses made from cereal boxes and some sketches of the London skyline.
In maths, year 2 learning has been based around addition and subtraction (using plenty of resources, as seen in the picture) and this week we are looking at problem solving using these skills.
Keep up the great work year 2!