Happy New Year!!

What are we going to be learning this half term?

In the first half term our topic is ‘Marvellous Medicine’ (with a focus on the human body and the senses).

Sense of Sight

During our English lessons this week we have been learning how to use a dictionary and alphabetical order to locate a word and then find its definition. We have also been learning about our sense of sight and how we see. We have carried out a variety of activities this week to deepen our understanding. We have completed a reading comprehension about the eye and created some wonderful collages of our eyes. In our extended writing session we wrote chronological reports. We even have an opticians in our role play area!!!

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Nativity Rehearsal

A King is born

This week we have been practicing our Nativity play. We have been working very hard to learn all of the songs and our lines. We are now putting the finishing touches to our play ready for our performances next week.

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Remembrance

In Year 2 this half term we have been learning about Remembrance Day and the significance of poppies. We all made our own poppy and created a class display. We also had a go at creating a piece of artwork on the computer. We used 2Paint a picture on Purple Mash and created poopy fields using the technique of pointillism.

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GIST Lorry Visits Class 2.

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Terry Lowell – Author

Today we had a visit from the author Terry Lowell. He had a tour around our school and even had the honour of judging our book reading corner! The winner of the competition was Class 5. Well done.

He then presented an assembly to the whole school. Thank you to Terry for visiting Tankersley. The children have been inspired!

 

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We’re all going to the Zoo!

This week in English we have been continuing to read the Anthony Browne book  ‘Zoo’.  The children wrote in the first person pretending to be a caged animal. The children wrote a brilliant descriptions of what an animal might feel like to be in captivity.

In SPAG this week we have been looking at adverbs. The children have been adding the suffix –ly to adjectives in order to make adverbs.
E.g.  quiet + ly = quietly                 quick + ly = quickly           slow + ly = slowly
We looked at the spelling rule: If a word ends in ‘y’ you replace the ‘y’ with an ‘i’ before adding the suffix –ly.
E.g.  happy + ly = happily               easy + ly = easily
 
In Maths this week we have been continuing with our topic based around addition and subtraction.  The children have been trying to use the column method.
In our topic work we have been learning about the life of the Horta family who live in Tocuaro. Dad is a craftsman and makes Mexican masks; we all had a go at designing a Mexican mask.
On Wednesday we all went to Twycross Zoo. We had a wonderful day and the children were brilliantly behaved. We saw lots of exotic animals and learnt about the conservation work that Twycross Zoo does. 
Well done Class 2.
 
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