We have started our new topic, Rainforests, and have begun by reading a story about the Yanomami tribe in the Amazon called 'The Vanishing Rainforest'. It is a story about the importance of the forests, the destruction caused by deforestation and ideas about how we can help to save them. The children have written statements about what they have learnt and questions about other things they want to find out.
They also completed their monthly piece of independent writing on Tuesday and I was very impressed with all the children's work. Their handwriting, presentation, the content and use of descriptive words has all improved and it is lovely to see the progress they are making.
In maths this week Year 2 have been looking at reasoning questions whilst Year 1 have begun looking at multiplication as repeated addition.
We have spent time during geography finding rainforests on the world map and marking them on our own maps as well as finding out about the temperature and rainfall in Manaus, Brazil and comparing it to the temperature and rainfall at school. We also compared it to the temperatures in the Polar Regions!
Swimming continues on a Friday and we are also having our science and outdoor learning sessions on a Friday afternoon. Well done to all those who remembered everything.