Year 2 News

“London’s burning, London’s burning, Fetch the engines, Fetch the engines. Fire Fire…..”,

No, St. Joseph’s wasn’t burning this week but in Year 2 we were engulfed in the tragic event of The Great Fire of London (1666).  Believe it or not, we even tried to quench the fire but to no avail. Not only was topic work very exciting this week but to top it all we had the author of Traction Man & friends, Mini Grey visit our school and class. She was very generous in sharing her time and book ideas.

In English this week we also completed our story maps of “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch”.  Next week we will continue with writing our own super ingenious plan to stop the three scavenging seagulls from eating the lunch. Best of all in Maths this week was when we had the opportunity to us use our reasoning skills to solve sudoku puzzles.  Next week in Maths we will be revisiting partitioning two digit and three digit numbers into hundreds, tens & ones.  We will be using this knowledge to solve addition word problems. Thank you to Father Jeff who presided over Early Years/KS1 Mass on Friday. He reminded us how special our mothers are and how we remember them in particular on this Mothering Sunday.