What a fantastic start to Year 2 we have had! Everyone has settled very well into our new year group and we are enjoying getting to know the new classroom.
We have been very busy with our topic which is called Friends Near and Far. Hutton is twinned with Dabaso in Africa, and this is the focus for Term 1 and 2’s topic. In geography we have enjoyed learning the names of the 7 continents and the names of the 5 oceans. We have been learning songs to help us remember – ask us to sing them to you at home!
We have been continuing our learning about non chronological reports and this term began by thinking about wolves! We thought about what we know about wolves and whether this information is fact or fiction. We then researched about wolves and enjoyed putting all our information into a non chronological report. Next term we are going to choose an African animal and write our own non chronological reports about them!
In our maths work this term we have been continuing our learning about Place Value, and addition and subtraction. We have been recognising related facts and using these to help us with our maths work. We now know how important it is to know our number bonds to 10 – once we know these really well, it makes it much easier for us to work with larger numbers.
We were lucky enough to have Ms Rees from Churchill Academy come to teach us an African dance, which we absolutely loved learning. We plan to continue developing our dance next term and to then film it and share with the rest of the school so they can enjoy watching it.
In RE we have been thinking about The Creation Story. We have thought about the wonderful world that God made and have written prayers to thank him. We enjoyed studying art by Kate Neale, and then creating our own paintings to show the story of Creation. We think you will agree we did a very good job!