1/2M Autumn 2 Week 4
Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 9:20pm
1/2M have been busy jet-setting this week. On Monday, we headed off to Greenland and were fortunate enough to take in the wonder of the Northern Lights as we came in to land. Once there, we learnt a little about Inuits and then got to work making our own igloos. We found it much easier to build them out of sugar cubes than ice and this led us to talk about the problem of melting ice and the effects of global warming. Some children wrote postcards home from Greenland and others created pictures of the Northern Lights. On Tuesday, we all wrote recounts of our trip away. On Thursday, we headed off again, this time to Kenya. On the way, we flew over the African savanna, seeing giraffes, elephants, hippos and hyenas amongst others. When we landed, we were introduced to the Maasai way of life. We made Maasai houses and necklaces, and we learnt how to draw pictures of giraffes and lions. After that, we took part in a very competitive Maasai jumping contest!
In maths, Y1 have been mastering addition and subtraction of numbers up to 10 and writing fact families, and Y2 have been learning the column method of addition and subtraction of 2 digit numbers, crossing 10. The children have worked so hard and really shown a good understanding this week.
Next week, we will be looking at Kenya and Greenland in a little more depth and learning more about the homes of other countries and cultures.
Have a great weekend and we will see you all on Monday,
Mrs McQuiston, Mrs Hoskin and Mrs Peart