Dear parents and carers,
What a lovely week we've had in year 2! In English we have been working on writing from the baby injured swift's point of view, based on what we've learned from our reading of Perfect. I have been amazed with the children's empathy and their fantastic use of word choice to explain how the swift might have felt. Next week we will be thinking about how the book has affected our thoughts and feelings about the issues explored within it.
In maths we have continued with our work on time, continuing to work on reading the time to the nearest 5 minutes, and also starting some work on duration. Some of the children are finding this quite tricky, so please do continue to practise this at home! Next week we'll be moving on to some work on measurement, including weighing in kg and g.
We are really enjoying our #30dayswild adventure this week. We have watched clouds, done yoga outside, and drawn our own wild landscapes. We'll be continuing with this next week- hopefully with better weather!
I was lucky enough to attend a concert at half term by a group of musicians who have put together a suite of songs based around The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, called Spell Songs. I have been in contact with the organisers as I fell in love with a song called The Lost Words Blessing, and I would like to teach and perform it with the class. They have been kind enough to send me the chords (which are pretty tricky on a ukulele!) and the children have already done a great job of starting to learn the tune and the words. I have asked that, for homework, the children spend some time listening to the song and continuing with learning the words/tune. You can listen to the song on YouTube here.
Big congratulations to Fergus, who went to Southampton today to see his engineering project design on display. There were hundreds of entries, so it was wonderful to hear that Fergus' design was chosen as one in the exhibition. Well done Fergus!
Three things to ask your child this week: