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White Waltham CofE Academy

Ashley Hill MAT

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Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Year 2


Welcome to Year 2!

Our learning last week (29th January-2nd February):



In English, our story focus for this half term is 'The Last Wolf' by Mini Grey. We have begun thinking about creating a recipe for The Last Bear in the story. We investigated ingredients a bear might like in a recipe and used new vocabulary in an example recipe sent to us by Little Red from the story.



We have started our new unit of multiplication and division. The children have been looking at splitting amounts into equal groups to identify the total. We were also able to take part in Times Table Rockstar day on Friday by spending 45 minutes improving our scores and to try and climb the national leaderboard.



In science this week, we have been thinking about animals habitats, particularly Arctic animals. We looked closely at Polar Bears and how they have had to adapt to survive. We labelled a diagram of a polar bear and were able to describe why each part was vital in ensuring their survival. 



In DT this week we have completed our snow rescue vehicle. We designed and made our vehicle using our snow plow prototypes from last week. We will be testing our vehicles Monday in some fake snow to see if we met the design specification. The designs look good and the children have worked hard. 



We have started learning about Judaism. We discussed our learning over the course of the term and that Jewish people believe there is one God and that Abraham was the first Jew. We recapped some key vocabulary such as the Shema Prayer and a Mezuzah where this is stored.



We will be engaging in Netball and Dance this half term. This week we continued our dance to the track 'On My Way' from the film 'Brother Bear'. The children have worked hard and we only have a little more to choreograph. The dance is coming along nicely and children have performed brilliantly.