Year 2 News Spring 1 – Week 3

Week commencing 23.01.23

This week the children have been learning the features of a non-chronological report, focusing on a text about Komodo Dragons. The children enjoyed learning facts about Komodo Dragons and have compared these to mythical dragons. They then worked independently to create their own dragon to write a non-chronological report about next week. This has linked in with their artwork as the children sketched and coloured in close ups of a dragon eye. They explored high and low contrast colours and how different colours compliment each other.

In music, the children have continued to learn how to play the recorder. They learned about beats and rests and what these look like in musical notation. This has be further explored through cross-curricular links in computing; the children used computer software to explore rhythm and pulse by choosing instruments and deciding when they should be played.

Maths has been focused on the relationship between addition and subtraction and how to show the inverse (10-7=3 so 3+7=10). They have also been proving that addition is commutative (numbers can be added in any order to find the total). Have a look at the game below to support the children with their understanding of fact families between addition and subtraction.

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