After reading ‘Cinnamon’ by Neil Gaiman, we talked about Cinnamon being blind and thought it would be a clever idea to create a sensory book for her. All the Year 2 children chose a topic that interested them and split into separate groups with the Year 2 staff. They could choose from Indian food, environment, transport, clothing, celebrations, and landmarks. We went into our groups in different classrooms to start sorting fact statements into definitely true, could be true and definitely not true. Once we had sorted out our statements, we discussed how we could change statements into questions. We wrote some on strips and included questions marks at the end.
Concluding this we collated all our research and created a sensory non-fiction page for Cinnamon so she could learn more about her country, India. The children worked hard to include the following: title; headings and subheadings; photographs and illustrations/drawings; and captions and labels.
Year 2 have also been busy rehearsing in The Large for the Nativity performance. They have been practicing their songs and reading their lines. Please remember to keep practising, and to bring in costumes. Thank you.
In maths and phonics this week, we have been performing assessments and the children displayed excellent focus and resilience. Well done Year 2!
The week concluded with a fun Friday. In the morning we went to Belmont to watch the Year 3 Christmas play. It was an excellent performance and the children behaved impeccably. That same afternoon, we all had lots of fun at the Christmas party – a well-deserved treat after working so hard this term.