In music this week we listened to different styles of music from Leeds. These included rock, opera, pop, jazz, blues and steel pans. We learnt how diverse the Leeds music scene is. We said which music we preferred and gave reasons for it.
In maths this week we have been using different methods to solve subtraction problems. We have used 100 squares to count back; used 100 squares to subtract multiples of 10; used column subtraction and also subtracted using tens and ones. We have really grasped these different methods of subtracting!
In art this week, we have been imitating the works of John Atkinson- Grimshaw, a Leeds born artist from the 1800’s. We imitated his painting of Boar Lane, Leeds by lamplight.
This week 2C have been authors. Firstly we hooked with the book ‘Little Beauty’ written by Anthony Browne. We thought about the main theme running through the story which was one of animal friendship. We then planned our own stories with a theme of animal friendship. We used a story hand to plan our stories thinking about the characters, setting, where & how the story starts, the problem and how the problem is solved and finally where are characters are at the end of the story.
We then shared our story plans with a friend, telling our story orally. Following on from this we wrote our very own stories. These were fantastic, we definitely have some future authors among us!
In maths the rest of the week we have been focusing on numbers to 100. This has included counting forwards and backwards; comparing whether numbers are greater or smaller by looking at the tens and ones; finding more or less and ordering numbers. I have been so impressed with all the children and how hard they are working!
On Wednesday we focused on 2D shapes. We learnt that 2D shapes are flat and we learnt about the number & type of sides and corners of different shapes. We then went on a shape hunt around school. Hexagons & pentagons were the trickiest shapes to find!
Also this week, we have also been focusing on place value in maths partitioning numbers to 100 into tens and ones; In English we have been hooking with the book ‘Willy & Hugh’ written by Anthony Browne; in science we sorted things into living/ not living /never been alive and in RE we have been thinking about different ways people pray. A very busy week in 2C but we’ve had lots of fun along the way!
As part of our new topic ‘Leodis to Leeds’, this week we learnt that the River Aire flows through Leeds. We learnt that the source of the River is in Malham and the mouth is where the River meets the River Ouse. We learnt that the River starts at Malham Tarn then travels underground to the spring at Airehead. We learn that the River gets wider as it gets closer to the mouth. We learnt the new word ‘meanders’. The children worked with a partner to map out the source and the mouth of the river and showed how the river width changes and meanders. Perhaps you could visit Malham with your families one sunny weekend…
This week in forest schools the children were set the challenge of making their name using leaves. It was a rather windy day so we gathered our leaves from around the school grounds and then came inside to create our master pieces. As I am sure you will agree, they did an amazing job of this! 🍁 🌲 🍃