For Remembrance Day, the children spoke about why we commemorate and remember those in the armed forces who lost their lives in the line of duty during the war. They read a story called ‘Where the Poppies Now Grow’ and marked their respects by holding a 2 minute silence at 11 am. The teachers were all so proud of how grown up and respectful the children were. They then made their own poppies from egg boxes and learnt and performed a Remembrance Day poem which you can watch below.
This week in Maths, the children are learning how to add together two sets of numbers to find a total. To begin their learning , the children were given a number card and were asked to work together as a group to find the 5 numbers that come before, and the 5 numbers that come after their number when counting in ones. To make the task even more fun, Miss O’Donovan let the children write on the tables, but shhh! Don’t tell Ms Thomas!
After warming up their brains, the children then worked independently to add together 2 sets of numbers using the dienes to help them. First, they partitioned their numbers, then they added together the tens, and then the ones and finally they added the tens and the ones together to find their answer. What a busy day we all had!
In their RE topic, the children have been looking at different Religious celebrations. Over the past 2 weeks, they have been learning all about the Hindu celebration of Diwali. During this celebration, people often gift each other sweets to celebrate the safe return of Rama and Sita. This week, the children attempted to make their own coconut barfi. Doesn’t it look delicious!
On Tuesday 29th October, some of the Year 2 children were selected to go to Stopsley Baptist Church along with lots of other school children from Luton, to take part in a marvellous mini singing event. The children sang many of the songs that they had learnt over the course of the half term from ‘Swim Little Fishy Swim’, to ‘Creepy Castle’ and sang spectacularly. Well done to all who took part.
In Maths, the children have been learning all about doubling numbers. Doubling means that we have 2 lots of something. When we double a number we multiply (times x) it by 2. For example, double 4 is 8 this is the same as 2 x 4 = 8. Take a look at the pictures below that show the different ways the children were able to double numbers.
As part of their homework during the Half Term, the children were asked to complete lots of exciting challenges such as watching a movie with a cup of hot chocolate, baking a cake, reading books on Bug Club and going on an Autumn walk with their grown ups. Some children decided they wanted to go above and beyond what they were asked to do, and documented their holiday fun in their Homework books. We hope that you enjoyed your challenges as much as we have enjoyed hearing about them!
A huge congratulations to all of the children who reached 30 Star Powers before half term. They were each rewarded with a certificate and a special prize. Keep up the fantastic work. I wonder who will be the first child to reach 60 Star Powers will be!?