Maths: This week we have been continuing our division unit. At this point, the children were feeling secure with grouping and sharing. They used this knowledge to help them divide by 2. The children represented division as an abstract number sentence using the division and equals symbol. For example: Mo and Tommy have 12 sweets between them. They share them equally. How many sweets does each child get?
We then moved onto building the children’s understanding of odd and even numbers from Year 1. They used concrete manipulatives to explore odd and even numbers and the structure of these.
Towards the end of the week, the children were dividing numbers by 5 and 10. During this step, the children focused on efficient strategies and whether they should use grouping or sharing depending on the context of the question. They used their knowledge of the five and ten times tables to help them divide by 5 and 10. They continued to see the = sign both before and after the calculation.
RE: This week we learnt about the importance of Lent and what it means to us. We reflected upon the signs and symbols used during Lent and the things Christians can do during Lent. We made Lenten promises to share with our friends and family.
Year 2 have thoroughly enjoyed reading and listening to the story of ‘Jack and the beanstalk’. This week the children have been watching short clips of the story and listening out for great vocabulary. The children then applied ‘wow words’ to their writing. During lessons year 2 have been thinking of stories that are similar or different to ‘Jack and the beanstalk’, this has inspired them to search in the library for exciting texts that are similar or different. Year 2 are looking forward to planting a variety of magic beans themselves next week during science week.