Wow, what a busy few weeks back at school with lots of fun had by all. Thank you to so many parents for attending our first parents evening where you would have found out a little bit more about the plans we have for the forthcoming year. If you were unable to attend please feel free to catch a member of the Year 2 team and we will be more than happy to talk you through what we discussed.
On Monday, whilst we were walking back from assembly we smelt smoke in the woods. With the teachers’ supervision, we went to investigate and discovered a little, old lady cooking porridge on a magic porridge pot!
The little old lady handed Miss Miller a story Map.
The Magic Porridge Pot
Once, not twice but once upon a time there was a little girl called Poppy who lived with her poor old mother.
Early one morning she was walking in the woods when she helped an old lady carry her bags home. SO the kind old lady gave her a magic porridge pot.
“Say the words, ‘Cook, little pot, cook’ and it will give you hot porridge. But once you have eaten enough, say ‘Stop, little pot, stop’, or it will carry on cooking.”
Poppy ran home and showed her mother. “Cook, little pot, cook” said Poppy.
Soon the pot was full of hot, sweet porridge. “Stop little pot, stop,” said Poppy, and the porridge stopped cooking.
One day Poppy was visiting her grandma when her mother felt hungry. “Cook, little pot, cook.” Said her mother. Soon the pot was full of sweet porridge as hot as boiling soup. Unfortunately, she could not remember the words to make the pot stop!
Oh dear there was porridge, porridge everywhere. The porridge poured out of the pot. Onto the floor, up the stair and out of the door into the rooms and down the lane until there was porridge, porridge everywhere.
When poppy cam back she shouted out, “Stop little pot, stop!”
Luckily, the pot stopped.
In the end everyone had to eat porridge for a whole month and they lived happily ever after!
Throughout the week the children have learnt to verbally retell the story whilst looking at the text in greater detail and unpicking some of the features. They used adjectives to describe Poppy and some children even learnt how to write a ‘2A sentence’ (a sentence with 2 adjectives). For example, Poppy was a courageous, caring girl.
During the next few weeks we will be learning to create a class version of the story before the children are ready to write their very own version. We can not wait to hear their stories with you because we know they have some great ideas!
In Maths this week we have been learning to use our knowledge of place value to add and subtract a one digit number from a two digit number (28-6 or 32+5). Some children have also been learning to add or subtract 10 or 20 to a two digit number.