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Y2 Blog 2023-24

Y2 trip to Whipsnade 26/09/23

Year 2 had a fantastic trip to Whipsnade Zoo this week! We had a talk about habitats from one of the zoo's Educators, learning about which animals live in different habitats - like the savannah, the rainforest, the tundra - and why! We then explored the zoo and saw lots of different animals including bears, penguins, giraffes, chimpanzees, rhinos, hippos, a cheetah and a pair of sleeping aardvarks! 

15th September 2023


In Maths this week our topic has been Place Value. The children started by making 2-digit numbers using Dienes and a place value grid. They were then exploring how to partition a number into tens and ones using a part-whole model. The children have done some brilliant work in their books and are beginning to explain how they know their answers are correct.

In English, we have started learning our text map for The Enchanted Forest. The children used their imaginations to draw a picture of what the forest looks like and came up with some great expanded noun phrases to describe what they could see. We spent some time learning what a simile is and were able to come up with some great examples as a class.