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Number Day in Year 2

12 February 2020
Number Day in Year 2

This week in Year 2 we have had another busy week celebrating Number Day on Thursday.

Everyone made a fabulous effort with their mathematical outfits and it was great to see lots of creativity. We focused on mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anticlockwise).

The children had a great time outside using this mathematical vocabulary to direct their friend to a certain place in the playground. They also used Beebot and Purple Mash to apply and check their understanding of mathematical vocabulary associated with position, direction and movement. In English we are continuing to read out class book ‘Manfish’ by Jennifer Berne and the children have been looking at the life of Jacques Cousteau.

We have been learning to add the suffix – ing to make new words and adding –ly to change an adjective into a adverb. We also used noun phrases to describe an under the sea picture from the book. Next week we will apply all the skills we have learnt to plan and write an under the sea setting description. We hope to see lots of noun phrases, adverbs and words with the suffix – ing included in their writing.

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