This week we have started our Topic on India. In our English work we’ve begun by looking at a picture of an Indian street market and then describing it. We’ve thought carefully about how we can organise our ideas, how we can start our sentences in different ways and how we can use adjectives to create a picture in the readers’ mind.
In Geography we found India on the world map and looked at the oceans and other countries near it. On a map of India we found the village of Chembakolli; Bangalore, the nearest city; The Himalayas, the closest mountain range and the nearest desert area.
In maths, we have been revising strategies to efficiently subtract. We have done this with concrete apparatus, drawing pictures and using a number line. We have compared different strategies and discussed which is the most effective for different types of calculations.
In science we continued to learn about animals, we talked about what we thought a life cycle was. We then looked at the life cycle of a frog and had a go at working in our trios to draw the life cycle of a chicken.
On Thursday it was world book day. It was great to see so many wonderful fruit and vegetable characters. We really enjoyed looking at, and talking about, the characters that we had made. We also took part in the World Book Day Bumper Quiz, answering lots of questions about different story books. We all did really well!
In art we have started to look at Indian art. This week we looked at henna designs and had a go at creating our own design by drawing it on the outline of a hand.
Have a great weekend,
From the Class Two Team