Year 2 News: 20th March 2021

20th March 2021
Star of the Week:  Lexie
Mathematician of the Week:  Jack
Writer of the Week:  Harrison
Rocking Reader:  Deniro
Values Champion:  Freddie
We've been using Oliver Jeffers' book "What We'll Build" to think about the difference between 'house' and 'home'.  We came up with lots of ideas and decided that a house is the bricks, glass and doors, whilst a home is somewhere you feel safe, where you can trust others, with friends or family and where you feel cosy.
We realised that you can feel like this in many different places and drew where they are.  It was lovely to see that some of Year 2 feel at home when they are at school, while others drew their Grandparents home, the park and even the co-op!
In maths we've been revising addition and subtraction of 1 and 2 digit numbers by exchanging ten ones for a whole ten and vice versa.  We all understood the method and worked hard at putting it into practice.  Some of us can use the method mentally now too - Miss Bishop was very impressed!
Oli is back, teaching us how to play football.  We played lots of fun games trying to avoid defenders by turning with the football close to our feet.
We've put a list of questions we want to find answers to in RE this term as we started to find out about Judaism.  We watched a video of a Jewish girl called Sara who showed us some some very special objects that are important to Jewish people and are very precious to her.  We are particularly keen to find out more about the Hebrew language as we found out that it's written from right to left.
We spent some time thinking about what things are precious to us.  We realised that often, the most precious things don't cost very much but mean a great deal.
Our Heartsmart lesson was all about "Too Much Selfie Isn't Healthy!".  It helped us to understand that we are important, but that doesn't mean everything should always be about us.  Others are just as important too, so listening is as important as speaking.
This idea carried on with our lessons about Sunday's Census.  We found out why we have a census and how the information is collected.  We also learned about a very important job of the United Nations which is to protect the rights of children.  All over the world, children have a right to a home, education and a family.  We talked about how we can make our voices heard and stand up for those who don't have a voice.
We researched a special person who helped those in need a long time ago - Mary Seacole.  She wanted to be a doctor but because she was a black woman, she wasn't allowed.  This didn't stop her and we think what she did was amazing.  We hope that when we are older and going to work, nobody cares what colour your skin is or whether you are a man or a woman.
We ended the week with Comic Relief - lots of corny jokes were told, along with a special quiz!