Another busy, pirate filled week this week in Year 2!
Both classes have enjoyed building their very own treasure islands in forest school and took part in a pirate themed obstacle course which was a lot of fun. The children are thoroughly enjoying the grounds and enjoying being outdoors – even as the weather changes and it is getting colder, they are noticing lots of seasonal changes such as the colour of the leaves and how some are falling from the trees, and that the days getting darker earlier. Can we take this opportunity to please remind the children that they need to make sure they bring their wellies, waterproof trousers and waterproof coats into school and leave them on their pegs – we may decide to take our learning outdoors and need to be prepared for all types of weather. The sun finally came out on Friday and we got to enjoy a dry playtime!
In the classroom, we introduced our new pirate story, ‘A New Home for a Pirate’. Before reading, listening to the story or even seeing the book cover, the children had to try and predict what it might be about just by using their inference skills. We gave them a selection of pictures which they used to help them with their predictions, it was a lot of fun as they were very confused why there was a farmer and a pirate in the same story! The children have been working really hard with their phonics and have been thoroughly enjoying reading their Read Write Inc. focus books to Fred the frog. In maths, the children have moved on to a new topic of addition and subtraction, recapping their knowledge of number bonds and practising how to write an addition sum as a subtraction sum and vice versa. We have enclosed maths links that the children can do at home to practise their number bonds and times table knowledge. There has also been some work set on My Maths (please find information through your google account). More pirate artwork was crafted in art this week, split pin pirates have been added to our fantastic display in the Year 2 corridors.
On Thursday the children took to the ‘Copthill Polling Station’ to vote for who they wanted to represent their class in the school council. Each of the candidates provided detailed manifestos and presented them well to the class ahead of the vote. Well done to those who put themselves forward and a big congratulations to Clemmie (2G) and Harrison (2U) who won the votes.
Can’t wait to see more of your pirate ships. A date for the diary – Tuesday 12th October – we will be having a pirate party at school where the children can come in dressed as a pirate! They will still need their games kit for the afternoon. We have sent home the log books for the Copthill Challenge Scheme today, they are in book bags.