In Maths this past week, 2nd Class explored multi-digit addition and subtraction, trading (regrouping or borrowing). This requires a good understanding of place value. I was delighted to see the children embrace this with a sense of challenge and enthusiasm. Addition proved interesting and all managed it well, after some practice. Our next challenge was mastering this process, with subtraction. Any interested students might like to watch this video to help master this skill.
The children have been decorating their own ‘Free Writing’ book. There is much excitement about this. Some children have planned their topic to write about and can discuss the purpose and audience they will write for. I will not mark this book and allow the children some scope to develop their skills without concern about punctuation and spelling. We have a ‘Free Writing Area’ with resources and topic/sentence starters for those who need a help to get started. Next week I will report on how this is proceeding.
Pictured is part of our Science Learning Display – plants and animals, collaborative work and questions which the children have asked during lessons.