Week 17

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 12:28pm

This week we have enjoyed learning the story of "No Dinner" by Jessica Souhami, using a story map to help us retell it with actions. It is a traditional Indian tale about how a clever old woman avoids being dinner for the wild animals of the forest by hiding inside a pumpkin shell. We have been identifying the key features that make it a traditional tale, things like - story language, repeated phrases, heroes, villians and happy endings.

Next week we will look closely at the physical and human geographical features of the Kumaon region of India and compare it to our local area. Physical features are things that occur naturally, such as mountains and streams. Human features are things that people have put in the landscape such as roads and buildings. What similarities and differences can we see between the Kumaon region and Cheadle Hulme?

Next week we will also be enjoying our visit to Cheadle Mosque on Tuesday or Thursday. The children will learn about the features of a mosque, the role of the Imam, why and how Muslims wash for prayer and have a go at some Arabic writing.

Homework this week is a set of arithmetic questions. Please refer to the strategy sheet handed out at the beginning of the year if your child needs support with any of the questions. We will also be having a written 2x table test on the 31st January, so please keep practising with your child for that.

With best wishes and thanks for your ongoing support

The Year Two Team