In our English lessons this week we wrote our newspaper reports about the Fire of London. We recapped the features of newspaper reports, discussing how to use our headlines to draw readers in, how to make our report sound formal and how to ensure we were giving all the information in a clear, logical order. When we wrote, we used a column layout and also included a picture and caption.
As part of our early multiplication work in maths this week, we have been learning about ‘equal groups’. We have sorted objects into equal groups, described and then compared equal groups. Ask us to explain what is meant by ‘equal groups’. Later in the week we moved on to adding equal groups (repeated addition) and to recording our equal groups in a number sentence using the x symbol.
In our topic work we have continued to discuss the changes that were brought about by the Great Fire of London, particularly in terms of what lessons were learned and how things were improved for the future. Ask us what the new rules were for building houses and how London was redesigned to be safer from fire.
We have continued to practise the songs for our Christmas play and have also started rehearsing on the stage. This week you should have received information about your child’s part in the play and what they need to bring in for their costume. Please let us know if you have any difficulties with this. We have also sent home copies of the script for those children who have speaking parts – we would appreciate it if you could support your child in learning their words at home.
Have a great weekend,
The Class 2 team.