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Year 2 Bumblebee Class Blog Term 3

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This term our English focus has been ‘bright lights, big city’, allowing us to learn all about life in London from authors such as Michael Bond, Miroslav Sasek and James Mayhew.  We have enjoyed writing about different methods of transport in the capital, reading about famous landmarks, and planning and writing our own London-based adventure narratives.  In term 4 we will focus on the Great Fire of London, which started in a bakery on Pudding Lane (allowing us the opportunity to write effective instructions for baking bread!); we will also write postcards from London Zoo.  In class we are reading the unabridged version of Michael Bond’s A Bear Called Paddington, to develop our reading comprehension skills.

In maths we have learnt a range of calculation methods to allow us to tackle increasingly complex addition and subtraction calculations.  We are currently revising the properties of geometric shapes, including identifying lines of symmetry and patterns, and we will move on to revising money, before consolidating our knowledge of the 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables.  Related activities will continue to be set on MyMaths on a weekly basis (log-in details were sent out in term 1).

‘Our wonderful world’ is our geography focus this term – we are learning about the human and physical features of a landscape, as well as honing our map-reading skills.  We have identified the seven continents and five oceans of the world on a map, and will now focus on the United Kingdom, including identification of the four nations and their capital cities.  In art we have produced some beautiful collagraph prints, and in design and technology we have learnt all about axles, wheels and chassis, culminating in the construction of our own trains for Rail Safety Day.

Our RE focus this term is humanism, linking nicely to our PSHE topic of ‘goals and dreams’, where we are exploring how we can set stretching but achievable goals, and take pride in our achievements.  In computing we are exploring algorithms and basic programming (using BeeBots), and the children continue with their Team Theme PE and dance sessions on Wednesday afternoons.  In addition to learning a song for our class assembly at the end of term 3, we will be exploring the genre of rap in music.

Thank you for your continued support, especially reading on a daily basis with your child/children.  We look forward to welcoming many of you to our class assembly and wonder learning walk , when the children can showcase everything they have learnt this term!