We had a brilliant time in Year 2 yesterday celebrating our Caribbean carnival in school. In the morning we took part in four different sessions. We made our own Caribbean flags to take to the carnival, learnt an energetic dance to soca music (thanks to Theo’s mum!), sampled some different fruits and baked some plantain, and learnt some pieces of music from the Caribbean. In the afternoon we performed what we had learnt and got the chance to sample lots of delicious food at our buffet! Thank you so much to all the parents who contributed food or came along to join in with us. We had a wonderful day.
In Writing we have started to write about this fantastic experience by using a grid to plan our writing and starting to use technology to present our work. Next week at Parents’ Evening those grown-ups who weren’t able to make it yesterday will be able to find out all about our day by having a look at our writing!
In Maths we have continued with our unit on time. We are now getting pretty confident with using the minute hand and the hour hand to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes but this is always something we can practise at home. Remember when the minute hand has passed the 6 (half past) then we start to say ‘minutes to’ instead of ‘minutes past’. This is a great game to keep up our skills at home: http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/hickoryDickory/index.html
This week has been a bit different to our ordinary weeks at school as we have completed some special Year 2 quizzes to practise for later in the year. Miss McIntyre was really impressed at how we have been able to demonstrate our learning. Our fantastic progress will be shared next week at Parents’ Evening!
This week’s spellings are here: https://dunravenblogs8.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/spellings-homework-week-5.pdf
Maths homework is on MyMaths again. Only 16 of you have completed the task this week so make sure you are finishing all the pages and submitting your work at the end. Please let Miss McIntyre know if you are having any trouble accessing the homework or if you would like any extra tasks.
Have a lovely, restful weekend! Miss McIntyre and Sycamore class xx