Ibn Zayd Autumn 1

Ibn Zayd Year 2

Hello everyone! We have had a very busy half term in Ibn Zayd! We have discovered a mummy in the school grounds, found evidence that Little Red Riding Hood may have been lost in our surroundings and had a tiger come to tea!


In literacy we had a strange character mess up our locker area! We found out it was a tiger! We looked at the story of The Tiger Who Came To Tea and we innovated the story changing the animal. Also we followed instructions to make a delicious greek salad and wrote our own instructions about how to make a cup of tea. We used imperative verbs, numbers, bullet points, adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions. Our favourite has been the Ancient Egyptians! We have explored the Ancient Egyptians in both literacy and topic so it has been very interesting.


In maths we have been learning how to use our column method to work out addition and subtraction questions with and without regrouping. We have used Diennes, drawings and some of us can even just use the numbers!


In topic we have learnt all about the Ancient Egyptians. We recently had Cleopatra visit our school and she was extremely vain and wanted to make us her servants! We have collected lots of information about the Ancient Egyptians, written a fact file and will soon be writing a report about them!


In computing we have learnt how to take a fantastic picture with an iPad and how to edit it to our own liking. We have now moved on to researching and have begun to research penguins.


In art we looked at the artist Claude Monet and recreated one of his pieces of art using water colour and pastels. We are now looking at Egyptians in are art lessons too! We have written our name in hieroglyphics on the iPads and we are going to make our own Rosetta Stone with clay and put our own names on them using different tools. We practiced using play dough first.


In RE we have studied natural disasters and found that Muslims and Christians can help people who have suffered natural disasters in different ways such as giving charity. We are now studying different places of worship and we even acted out being in a Gurdwara!

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