Puffins have all been given a sheet of paper with lots of different tasks on. I have explained to the children that they are to complete ONE task of their choice each week. If they would like to do more than one then that is also fine, but at least one minimum per week please. It is to be handed in as normal on a Wednesday. If there are any problems then please get in touch or if you require any additional resources. Any photos can be emailed to the admin address to be printed off.
Welcome back after the half term. It sounds like you all had a lovely week off despite the awful weather.
We have begun our traditional tales topic this week. We began by doing a treasure hunt around the classroom. We had to look for pieces of a puzzle, then work together to reveal the first traditional tale! We used some good team work to complete the puzzle, which turned out to be Little Red Riding Hood. We then retold the story of Little Red Riding Hood to a partner. We also found out what 'traditional' tales are and made a list of the ones we knew. I wonder if you can tell your children the names of any traditional tales? Are they the same versions as the children know?
In Maths we looked at quarters. We used the fraction plates to share things in half, then half again. We have been quartering shapes and amounts. Year 2 also looked at the bar modelling method of half and half again and we used our big maths knowledge of halving to help us. We sang the doubles song a lot this week to help us too.
In RE we began to look at the Christian festival of Easter. We talked about what it might mean to Christians before moving on to look at the meaning of Lent. We talked about the sacrifices that Jesus made whilst in the desert and discussed how we would feel if we had to sacrifice something. We went along to Church on Wednesday for the Ash Wednesday service. Revd Alison explained to us about the meaning of Ash Wednesday and Lent before giving us an ash cross on our hand. We also had some reflection time before wiping the cross away with a wipe.
Don't forget about World Book Day on Wednesday 4th March. The theme is 'Traditional Tales'