Jewish Studies – 7th Tishrei – 25th September
What a busy week we’ve had in Jewish Studies! The children loved learning the story of Yonah and the Big Fish and enjoyed making their own big fish with Yonah in its belly. They know that Yom Kippur is a serious day when grown-ups don’t eat or drink and that we should all be on our very best behaviour. We learnt how to write the script lettersג - gimmel and ד- dalet and played Hebrew reading bingo. Today we learnt about this week’s Parashah and we have brought home a Parashah sheet to read with our families over Shabbat. It also includes some questions for discussion.
I wish you all an easy and meaningful fast and a beautiful, relaxing Shabbat!
Friday 25th September
The children have been working very hard in Literacy. Have you seen Mr. Wolf? The children created wonderful posters in search for him. They have also described Little Red Riding Hood and other characters from the story.
In Numeracy, the children have been working hard on learning and applying Fact Families, these are bonds to 10 and 20. Children were able to use their knowledge to work in pairs to solve problems with these.
In Science we used our imaginations to pretend we were stranded on a desert island. We discussed what things we actually need to survive. By the end of the lesson we all agreed that we need air, water, food and shelter and things like TV, iPads and sushi were not essential for survival! Well done Chloe who initiated an interesting discussion on the need for air vs oxygen!
We look forward to another productive week next week.
Wishing all our families, Shabbat Shalom and Gamar ve Chatima Tova! Well over the fast,
The Year 2 Team.
Friday 18th September
Shana Tova to you and your families!
We have been very busy in Year 2 working on our place value of a number, comparing objects and counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. The children will be moving onto addition and subtraction next week.
In Literacy, the children enjoyed listening to The True Story of The Three Little Pigs and completed a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting it to the original story.
In Topic, the children continued to learn about The Great Fire of London and explored how London has evolved in transport, housing and people.
In Art, they started to make their very own 'London's Burning' picture using different materials like card and tissue paper.
In Science this week we looked at various animals and their young. The children were able to match adults to their babies. We discussed how mammals look like their parents and grow bigger, but some animals or insects look different from their parents and go through metamorphosis.
Wishing you all Shabbat Shalom & Chag Sameach! 🍎🍯🍏
Friday 11th September
What a wonderful week in Year 2!
In Numeracy, the children have looked at place value of a number and how to represent a number using tens and ones. We have also started to partition two digit numbers and draw part whole models to match. In Literacy, the children have listened and examined the story of the Three Little Pigs. They have sequenced the story using pictures and have begun to write sentences using connectives like first, then, next and after.
In Topic, we have started to learn about the Great Fire of London and how it was a significant event in history and we will move forward next week looking at how London has changed from past to present. In Art, the children sketched their first picture of apples in a bowl. They focused on how to shade and spot the details in pictures. In Science we started our new topic on animals and ourselves. We looked at and discussed the life cycle of various animals and plants and children created their own life cycle for a chicken.
We look forward to another exciting week, wishing you all a Shabbat Shalom!
Jewish Studies - 11th September 2020 - 22nd Elul 5780
After just one week back, it feels like we have never been away. It's good to have lockdown behind us, and here's praying that this school year and new Jewish year are meaningful, positive and filled with 'togetherness' and good health.
In Year Two this week we have been learning all about Rosh HaShanah. We have learnt lots about the Shofar - that there are 4 sound and 100 blasts, the Brachah that we say when hearing it and that it usually comes from a ram. We looked at lots of animals that have horns (even a rhino, though his horn can't be used as a Shofar) and 'went shopping' for lots of different items that we need for Rosh HaShanah - including the head of a fish.
Mrs Shannon heard all the children read this week and we hope to give them all an Aleph Champ Hebrew reading book within the next week. In keeping with Covid restrictions, please could reading books come in to school on Tuesdays and we will send them home on Fridays. If you still have a book at home from before lockdown, please could you send it back to school with your child asap as we are still missing a large number of them.
Your child will bring home their Parashah folder today (and every Friday). Please do try to read through it with your child and discuss the questions which are on the sheet.
Wishing you all a Shabbat Shalom and enjoy the sunshine over the weekend!
Wishing you all a Shabbat Shalom and a lovely weekend - enjoy the sunshine .