Half term is in sight but the children have still been working really hard on their work in class. In our English lessons we have been imagining what London would have been like in the 17th century. We watched a video simulation to help us picture it more clearly. You can see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPY-hr-8-M0 It was hard for some of the children to imagine life without all the modern luxuries that we now take for granted! We talked about the different sights, smells and sounds that we might have experienced if we’d visited London all that time ago and thought about how different it is in London today. Later in the week we wrote setting descriptions of 17th century London, using adjectives to help us describe things effectively, trying really hard to join our ideas using different conjunctions (e.g. but, so, or, because) and writing more than one sentence about an idea.
In maths, we have been practising our number bonds to 10 and thinking about how this can help us learn number bonds to 100, e.g. 2+8=10 so 20 +80=100, 7=10-3 so 70=100-30. It would be great if the children could keep practising their number bonds to 10 at home, making sure they can say them quickly. If they are confident with this then they can practise learning their pairs to 20 by heart. The following game is a fun way to practise:
In ICT we have been programming the probot cars to draw a square by giving it sequences of commands and using the language ‘forward’, ‘right turn’ and ‘left turn’. Ask us to explain how we did this.
From the Class Two Team